What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment is an acceleration mechanism that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual postsecondary interests. Each year, more than 50,000 students participate in Florida’s dual enrollment program, and the number is continuing to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Education, college credit earned prior to high school graduation reduces the average time-to-degree and increases the likelihood of graduation for the students who participate in these programs. There is also evidence that dual enrollment increases academic performance and educational attainment. 

Dual enrollment is one of a number of acceleration options available that enable students to pursue a rigorous curriculum for high school graduation, as well as earn credit toward a degree or industry certification.

Lake Sumter State College Dual Enrollment
The Lake Sumter State College (LSSC) Dual Enrollment program allows for the enrollment of an eligible secondary student in postsecondary coursework creditable toward high school diploma requirements and an associate or baccalaureate degree. The program provides eligible Lake County Schools (LCS) secondary students the opportunity to take courses while concurrently enrolled in high school.

Early Admissions is a form of dual enrollment through which eligible LCS secondary students enroll at LSSC on a full-time basis in courses that are creditable toward the high school diploma and the associate degree.

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