6A-14.064 College Credit Dual Enrollment.
(1) To be eligible to receive college credit through dual enrollment:
(a) Students must meet the grade point average (GPA) requirements, as specified in Section 1007.271, F.S., for the degree or certificate program selected. Procedures for determining exceptions to the GPA requirements on an individual student basis must be noted in the District Interinstitutional Articulation Agreement as required by Section 1007.235, F.S.
(b) Students must satisfy the college preparatory testing requirements of Section 1008.30(4)(a), F.S. and Rule 6A-10.0315, F.A.C., which is hereby incorporated by reference. Students who have been identified as deficient in basic competencies in one of the areas of reading, writing or mathematics, as determined by scores on a postsecondary readiness assessment identified in Rule 6A-10.0315, F.A.C., shall not be permitted to enroll in college credit courses in curriculum areas precluded by the deficiency. Students may enroll in college credit courses that are not precluded by the deficiency; however, students may not earn more than twelve (12) college credit hours prior to the correction of all deficiencies. Exceptions to the twelve (12) college credit hour limitation may be granted by the postsecondary institution provided that the dual enrollment student is concurrently enrolled in a secondary course(s) in the basic competency area(s) for which they have been deemed deficient by the postsecondary readiness assessment. In addition, the secondary student that has accumulated twelve (12) college credit hours and has not yet demonstrated proficiency in the basic competency areas of reading, writing and mathematics must be advised in writing by the school district of the requirements for associate degree completion and state university admission, including information about future financial aid eligibility and the potential costs of accumulating excessive college credit, as outlined in Section 1009.286, F.S.
(c) For joint dual enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as authorized in Section 1007.272, F.S., students must comply with the add/drop policies and deadlines of the postsecondary institution. A student who elects to enroll in an AP course that is jointly offered with a dual enrollment course may not earn postsecondary credit for that course through dual enrollment.
(d) In order to remain eligible for college credit coursework, students must maintain the high school grade point average required for initial eligibility unless otherwise noted in the District Interinstitutional Articulation Agreement.
(e) Participation of exceptional student education (ESE) students must be in accordance with statutory eligibility requirements and with the procedural guidelines and district-college responsibilities delineated in the District Interinstitutional Articulation Agreement.
(f) Districts and colleges may agree to extend dual enrollment participation in Student Life Skills (designated as SLS course prefix in the Statewide Course Numbering System) courses to students who do not meet the statutory eligibility requirements, if alternate eligibility requirements are delineated in the District Interinstitutional Articulation Agreement.
(g) In order to be considered a full-time dual enrollment early admission student, the student must enroll in a minimum of twelve (12) college credit hours but may not be required to enroll in more than fifteen (15) college credit hours.
(2) The following requirements shall apply to faculty providing instruction in college credit dual enrollment courses:
(a) All full-time or adjunct faculty teaching dual enrollment courses must meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, 2010 Edition, section 3.7.1, for postsecondary instructors in the course and discipline, which is hereby incorporated by reference. The document may be accessed at http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/2010principlesofacreditation.pdf. These criteria apply to all faculty teaching postsecondary courses regardless of the physical location of the course being taught. The postsecondary institution awarding credit shall ensure faculty teaching dual enrollment courses meet these qualifications.
(b) Postsecondary transcripts of all full-time or adjunct faculty teaching dual enrollment courses must be filed with the postsecondary institution, regardless of who employs or pays the faculty member’s salary. For dual enrollment courses taught on high school campuses, the faculty transcripts must be submitted to the postsecondary institution for filing.
(c) The postsecondary institution shall provide all full-time and adjunct faculty teaching dual enrollment courses with a copy of the current faculty or adjunct faculty handbook. Faculty shall adhere to the professional guidelines, rules, and expectations therein. Any exceptions to such requirements must be noted in the District Interinstitutional Articulation Agreement.
(d) The postsecondary institution shall provide all full-time and adjunct faculty teaching dual enrollment courses with a current student handbook detailing information that includes, but is not limited to, add/drop and withdrawal policies, student code of conduct, grading policies, and critical dates. Faculty shall adhere to the guidelines, rules, and expectations therein that apply to faculty. Any exceptions to such requirements must be noted in the District Interinstitutional Articulation Agreement.
(e) The postsecondary institution shall provide all adjunct faculty teaching dual enrollment courses with a full-time faculty contact or liaison in the same discipline.