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DSC at DHS!

We offer two great courses on the DHS campus to begin earning college credits. We offer:

SLS 1122 Dynamics of Student Succes, a  a 5.0 weighted college level course that helps students make wise choices in college.  This class is designed to increase student success through the development of academic and life skills. Topics include: study techniques, test anxiety, memory techniques and personal development.  This course will help satisfy the graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts degree. Criteria: 2.5 unweighted GPA and PERT scores of at least an 84 in Reading and a 90 in Writing.

SLS 2301 Career Development, a 5.0 weighted college level course that provides an overview of career interests, values, aptitude, career and academic program exploration and employability skills including job search planning.

Daytona State College Dual Enrollment

Requirements for Admissions

  1. The student must be enrolled in the School District of Volusia County.
  2. Students in grades 6 and higher are eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program.
  3. The student must be recommended by their high school counselor and principal (or designee). School representatives  reserve the option to deny a request based on academic behavior and attendance records which indicate that the student would not be best served by this program. Readiness will be based on, but not be limited to, the following factors: 

a. Appropriate GPA: 3.0 for A.A. degree courses / 2.0 for vocational certificate courses.

b. Passing scores on either the SAT, ACT, PERT, FCAT or TABE Test:

ENC 1101

ACT: 19 or higher in Reading, 17 or higher in English

SAT: 440 or higher in Critical Reading

PERT: 106 or higher in Reading and 103 or higher in Writing

FCAT 2.0: 262 or higher

MAT 1033

ACT: 19 or greater in Math

SAT: 440 or greater in Math

PERT: 114-122 in Math

MAC 1105

ACT: 21 or greater in Math

SAT: 500 or greater in Math

PERT: 123-134 in Math

MAC1140, MAC1114, STA2023

PERT: 135-144 in Math 

MAC 2233, MAC 2311

PERT: 145-150 in Math

c. Positive high school attendance patterns

d. Lack of discipline problems

FULL-TIME STUDENT ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS (High School and College Courses)

  • The following chart gives the minimum and maximum combined high school course/college hours for Volusia County Schools students. In order to be considered a full-time student, the student would need to meet the minimum hours listed. Students cannot enroll for more than 15 credit hous at DSC.
  • DSC offers 7-8 week "minimesters" during the school year. Students must enroll in these courses at the beginning of the semester, regardless of the "minimester" selected. 
  • This chart is for all courses that are semester hours for DSC, regardless of whether they are A.A. or A.S. degree courses.
Minimum Hours Maximum Hours
HS Courses HS Credits Earned
through college courses
HS Courses HS Credits Earned
through college courses
1 15 1 15
2 12 2 15
3 9 3 9
4 6 4 9
5 3 5 6
6 3 6 6
7 0 7 3

PERT Testing Information

Students who want to dual enroll must take the P.E.R.T. test for Dual Enrollment purposes.  Students are cautioned not to take the test unless they are sure they are ready (successful completion of Algebra 2 is highly recommened).  Student can practice at: http://www.daytonastate.edu/assessment/PERT.html.

Students can use an ACT, SAT or FCAT score to place into college courses.  Stuents will need a score of 262 on the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading for ENC 1101.

Per State Rule 6A-10.0315 students are eligible for two more attempts for college admission after graduation.