Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
Students apply for admission to St. Thomas University’s Dual Enrollment Program via their high school’s Dual Enrollment liaison. Once accepted, the student registers for Dual Enrollment courses.
Where are the Dual Enrollment classes taught?
Students take Dual Enrollment courses at their high school location. However, during the summer, students have the great opportunity to experience our campus with courses at St. Thomas University.
What is the cost and how can I pay for courses?
The price is $55 per credit or $165 per student per 3 credit course.
Acceptable forms of payment are as follows:
Personal check made payable to St. Thomas University
Money order or cashier’s check
Florida Prepaid College Program
Students attending any of our participating Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) are not assessed tuition fees. MDCPS waives the tuition since they would have a contract with St. Thomas University.
When are courses offered?
Courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. Summer sessions are arranged on a case-by-case basis with the school-based Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
Are Dual Enrollment course credits transferable?
All course credits received in the Dual Enrollment program are accepted by St. Thomas University and are generally transferable to other colleges and universities.
What courses does the Dual Enrollment Program offer?
Each participating high school offers distinct courses. Dual Enrollment courses offered at participating high schools are the equivalent of St. Thomas University undergraduate courses, as listed in its undergraduate catalog.
Who teaches the Dual Enrollment courses?
Dual Enrollment courses are taught by St. Thomas University professors and/or high school teachers (who meet St. Thomas University’s criteria for adjunct professors). St. Thomas University, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), abides by its standards for the selection of adjunct faculty. The criteria are as follows:
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Documentation of a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate-level course work in the field of study to be taught.
What are the benefits of enrolling in St. Thomas University’s Dual Enrollment Program?
Students who enroll in St. Thomas University’s Dual Enrollment program are given automatic admission to St. Thomas University (upon completion of undergraduate admission forms.).
Full access to St. Thomas University’s resources, such as:
- University library services
- SOCRATES Tutoring Center
- University e-mail account