Four Year Plan
Gaining admission to the college as a dual enrollment student is dependent on individual student’s grade point average (GPA) and qualifying scores on the PERT (admission test). Earning an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is not automatic and may or may not be congruent with a student’s individual academic goals. The stated goal of the program is to provide students the opportunity to earn significant college credits before graduation from high school. A target of 60 credit hours earned at an average of 15 credits for each of four semesters is necessary to complete the A.A. degree.
Exceptionally motivated and prepared students may take a dual enrollment class during the second semester of the sophomore year. Interested sophomore students that have a GPA of 3.5 and above are eligible to take the PERT in the fall semester of the sophomore year. With qualifying scores they may enroll for one dual enrollment course in the spring semester of their sophomore year.
Earning the A.A. degree is determined by the completion of specified course requirements as set by Florida SouthWestern State College. Many elective credits in the A.A. program may be consumed by students meeting high school graduation requirements.
Students with math PERT scores above 135 may be eligible for high level math courses. A flow chart of math courses and departmental recommendations are available from your guidance counselor. All science courses require a minimum PERT math score of 113.
AA Graduation Requirements (60 Credit Hours)
- Communications – Nine (9) Credit Hours
- Humanities – Six (6) Credit Hours
- Social Sciences – Nine (9) Credit Hours
- Mathematics – Six (6) Credit Hours – Mathematics Course Flowchart
- Natural Sciences – Six (6) Credit Hours
- Computing Skills – All degree seeking students must demonstrate their competence in the basic use of computers by completing ENC 1101 with a grade of or better.
- Total Elective Hours – Twenty Four (24) Credit Hours