Eligibility Requirements

How to Apply for Dual Enrollment

  • Current registration with the Lake or Sumter County School District
  • Students must be classified as 6th-12th grade.
  • College credit: 3.0 unweighted high school GPA or Career certificate: 2.0 unweighted GPA.
  • Qualifying Test Scores: In accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315, students must successfully complete all sections of a common placement test, through scores on a single test or combination of tests, and meet all college ready cut score requirements as a prerequisite to Dual Enrollment eligibility and participation. LSSC accepts the highest test scores on any of the tests or combination of tests identified in the table below.

Steps to Enrollment

1. Submit Admissions Paperwork

In order to apply for Dual Enrollment, Home Education students must submit the following paperwork:

  1. Dual Enrollment Online application
  2. Home Education Verification Form
    1. Lake County Students will submit a copy of their Skyward Home Education Verification
    2. Sumter County Students will submit the Sumter County Home Education Form
  3. A copy of your qualifying test scores
  4. LSSC 2022-2023 Lake and Sumter County Home Education Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement

 2. After You’ve Been Accepted

Activate your Lakehawk email account
Your student email account is how LSSC will communicate with you regarding important updates and information related to being a student.
Activate your student email account here

Attend New Student Orientation
Complete the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) new student orientation program.
Register for orientation

Students with a 504 or IEP
If you have a 504 or IEP, please contact Student Accessibility Services. At Lake-Sumter State College, we are committed to working with students with disabilities to provide academic accommodations in making Lake-Sumter State College equal access, equal opportunity institution.

3. What’s Next?

Have classes approved
Submit the Homeschool Course Approval Form to your academic advisor before the first payment deadline.

Textbook approval process
Once your Dual Enrollment classes have been approved by your High School Counselor and the LSSC staff you will receive an email directing you to pick up your textbooks.

Changes to your schedule
If you decide to make a change to your schedule, you are required to do so via your myLSSC account and repeat the process by visiting your HS counselor and getting your courses approved electronically by the posted fee payment deadline. Once your new class is approved by your HS counselor and LSSC, you will receive a new email notifying you that your textbooks are ready to be picked up.

Get your Books

LSSC will provide instructional materials for Lake and Sumter County Dual Enrollment home education students at the Leesburg Bookstore. Students will receive information regarding instructional material pick-up in the weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. Please watch your Lakehawk email for further instructions.

Additional Information for Students and Parents

  • Once a student is admitted to the College, they are protected under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) protects the privacy of students’ educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. LSSC requires written permission from the student to release any information from their educational record no matter what their age.  Students who wish to make their academic record available to anyone must complete a LSSC FERPA Release Form with the Admissions and Records Office. 
  • Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by all posted College deadlines. 
  • LSSC course content is presented on an adult level and classroom discussions require a mature understanding of divergent viewpoints and the ability to think analytically. Courses will not be modified to accommodate variations in student age and/or maturity. 
  • It is important to note that LSSC only advises students on college degree requirements. It is the responsibility of the home education official/parent/guardian to advise students on high school graduation requirements as outlined in the annual dual enrollment articulation agreements.  
  • Home education parents/ guardians serve as the student’s Counselor and are encouraged to review the Florida Department of Education website for home education information and for the FLDOE Articulation Coordinating Committee Statewide Agreement for Dual Enrollment Courses – High School Equivalency List.