Dual enrollment is a type of Early College Program that allows secondary students to take postsecondary coursework and simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma, a career certificate, an industry certification, or an associate or baccalaureate degree at a Florida public or eligible private institution.

There are several types of Dual Enrollment programs offered at Lake-Sumter State College.

Dual Enrollment- An acceleration program where students can take college courses on a part time basis while still in secondary school. Credits earned in the program count for both high school and college credit.

Early Admission– A form of dual enrollment that allows eligible students to complete their first full year of college an entire year early, allowing students to gain the full Lakehawk experience and participate in college programs like any other student. Early Admission students take a full-time college course load between 12-18 credit hours.

Early College Academy– Structured Dual Enrollment programs that provide students an opportunity to acquire their associate’s degree through a cohort class model. Students join the program with a group of students and take a predetermined sequence of courses that will eventually lead to an associate’s degree. LSSC’s current Early College Academies include the Health Sciences Collegiate Academy in Lake County and The Villages Early College Academy at The Villages High School.

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