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LRHS math teacher Meghan Sugalski said dual enrolled classes offer students solid opportunities

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As Mustangs register for next year’s classes, they should remember LRHS offers many avenues for Mustangs to take dual enrollment classes both on and off campus.

Dual enrollment allows Mustangs to take college courses that will give them both high school and college credit.

The colleges that offer dual enrollment classes for Mustangs are the University of South Florida (USF), the State College of Florida (SCF), and the Manatee Technical College (MTC). 

Dual enrollment courses are offered to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

SCF also offers accelerated dual enrollment and early admission to juniors and seniors where they can enroll on a full-time basis at their campuses.

The dual enrollment comparison chart with information on requirements, scores, and deadlines can be found here.

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Senior Reva Gandhi said, “I enjoyed dual enrollment because it allowed me to get a feel for the college classes while still getting the full high school experience.”

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a test that Mustangs must take that is used by the colleges to determine what level of college courses are able to take based on their skills.

The PERT registration is currently full at LRHS, but Mustangs can register to take it at SCF by following these steps:

  1. Apply to SCF at scf.edu, choosing the “Dual Enrollment Admission” option
  2. Wait to receive a notification or email from SCF which includes your SCF ID #, 
    often referred to as a “G  #” or a “G00  #
  3. Go to scf.edu:  Student Services> Assessment & Testing>Bradenton Testing Center> Schedule an Appointment
  4. Exam type = “Dual Enrollment/High School/Collegiate School Placement Testing” & complete remainder of the form
  5. Give copy of your scores to your counselor 

LRHS dual enrollment math teacher Meghan Sugalski said, “When a student takes a dual enrollment class, the first thing they must realize is that they are bound by the college’s rules and calendar. The pace will be faster, but unlike with AP, you will be judged on the body of your work, not just on one test in May.”

Mustangs with more questions about dual enrollment to reach out their respective school counselors.