Frequently Asked Questions

How do students qualify for admission to the Dual Enrollment Program? What is the admissions process?

Note: Given the restrictions of COVID-19, college prep testing requirements for dual enrollment program admittance will be suspended for the Fall 2020 semester. Students still need to have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA and be a junior or senior. Also, to qualify for a pre-calculus course for the Fall 2020 semester, you must have at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA and an A in your previous Algebra II course. Please contact your guidance counselor to apply.

Students qualify for admission to the Dual Enrollment program when they are identified by the High School Liaison as students with a junior or senior standing and have a 3.0 or better unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students must attend one of the partner high schools for the dual enrollment program. Eligible students must also have a minimum writing/language/sentence skills test score on the PERT, SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer Classic test. Additional minimum Mathematics test scores will be required for dual enrollment Mathematics and Science courses.

New Dual Enrollment students need to fill out the online Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Form, Authorization Form, and FERPA Form. All forms should be submitted to their high school Guidance Counselor who will share all materials with the Office of Dual Enrollment at Barry.

Once students have submitted their application form, authorization form, and FERPA form, to the High School Liaison and have been properly vetted, the High School Liaison will submit all forms to the Office of Dual Enrollment. The Office of Dual Enrollment will then work with the University Registrar to register students and provides the High School Liaison with a roster for each dual enrollment course. High School Liaisons will review and verify the accuracy of course rosters.

Below: Minimal scores for baseline student dual enrollment participation. Students must have taken at least one of these tests with these minimal scores to qualify as a dual enrollment student.

Test ReadingWriting/Language Sentence SkillsEnglishMath
Accuplacer Classic838372

Below: Students hoping to get into the higher level math courses must have these minimal scores in Math, specifically, and must have a minimal score in the other subjects as listed above.

SubjectTest and Math Score Required
SATACTPERTBarry Math Placement
College Algebra26.521123

Where are the Dual Enrollment classes taught?

The dual enrollment program benefits high school students by enabling them to take college-level courses at designated high school sites or on the Barry University campus. The site will depend on the agreement between Barry and the partner high school. For a full list of Dual Enrollment courses being offered by each partner high school, click here.

What is the cost and how can I pay for courses?

The tuition for Dual Enrollment students is $65.00 per credit hour. Most courses are three credits; therefore one course costs a total of $195.00. Students are not required to pay the Dual Enrollment tuition. Tuition shall be paid directly to Barry University by the school.

Are Dual Enrollment course credits transferable?

All courses taught as dual enrollment courses are guaranteed to transfer to institutions offering the same course in the State of Florida.

Who teaches the Dual Enrollment courses?

Dual Enrollment courses are taught by Barry University professors and/or high school teachers (who meet Barry University’s criteria for adjunct professors). Barry University, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), abides by its standards for the selection of adjunct faculty.

What are the benefits of enrolling in Barry University’s Dual Enrollment Program?

Dual enrollment students receive experience, firsthand, of what college courses are like. In addition, students are able to explore degree majors by taking courses in their area of academic interest.

Further, as a dual enrollment student, the students will have full access to Barry University’s benefits and resources, such as tutoring, library services, career services, counseling services, and others.

Financial aid eligible students who enroll in a Barry University undergraduate program will receive a tuition discount of $1000 per year.

How can I request my Barry University transcript?

Students should login to the Web Advisor portal at and make sure all of their grades are posted PRIOR to requesting their official transcripts. Official transcripts may be ordered via Web Advisor by clicking on the Order Transcripts or Check Status link or via

Where can I review the Student Handbook?

Click here to access the Student Handbook. Please note some policies/procedures listed may not be applicable to Dual Enrollment students.

What is FERPA?

Click here to find out more information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and to access the required FERPA form for the dual enrollment program.

Where can I get more information on Disability Accommodations?

Accommodations approved at the high school must be approved for students enrolled in dual enrollment courses. To request accommodations in the high school, please contact the school counselor or to obtain more information about Barry University disability accommodations, the student should contact the Barry University Office of Accessibility Services at (305) 899-3056.

Who can a student/parent contact with additional questions?

Students and parents can contact the Program Manager, Dr. Whitney Watkins, with any questions. She can be contacted at or 305-899-7861.