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Dual Enrollment

Forest Trail Academy (FTA) is proud to unveil our latest services—the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program. This innovative program allows students in grades 9th-12th to earn high school and college credits simultaneously while enrolled full time at Forest Trail Academy.

What Is Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit Program?

Dual enrollment, also referred to as dual credit or concurrent enrollment, is a program that empowers high school students to take courses at both their high school and a college or university. By participating in this program, students have the opportunity to earn credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their future college degree.

Forest Trail Academy’s Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit Program

We believe that our Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program offers numerous benefits for ambitious students who are eager to excel academically and get a head start on their college education. By joining this program, students can:

Earn College Credits While Completing High School

Our program enables students to embark on their college journey early by earning credits that are recognized by both Forest Trail Academy and our partner universities.

Transition To Higher Education

By participating in college-level coursework, students gain valuable experience and develop the necessary skills to thrive in a university setting. This program helps facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college.

Expand Academic Opportunities

Our program opens doors to a wider range of academic subjects and disciplines that may not be available at the high school level. Students can explore their passions and delve deeper into subjects of interest in college.

Enrollment As Full-Time Students

Students must be enrolled as full-time students at Forest Trail Academy to participate in the Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit Program.

Grade Level:

The program is open to students in grades 9th-12th, allowing them to begin their college journey early.

There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee for the program  (excluding Palm Beach State University (PBSC) and University of South Florida (USF), which are  free for Palm Beach county and Florida state residents).

Are Supported With Academic Coaches

Students will have access to an academic coach and a professor who will guide and support them in their educational journey. The academic coach will assist students in setting goals, managing their coursework, and staying on track for success. They will provide expert instruction and resources to ensure students have a thorough understanding of the course material.

Save Time And Money

By taking advantage of dual enrollment, students can complete college courses before graduating from high school. This not only saves time but also reduces the overall cost of a college education. Under Forest Trail Academy’s program, students can be admitted for FREE or at a minimal charge of $200 per course to any of  our partner universities.

How To Join: General Eligibility And Requirements

To qualify for Forest Trail Academy’s Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit Program, students must meet the following criteria:

How The Program Works

Forest Trail Academy’s Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit Program allows students to be simultaneously enrolled at FTA and their chosen partner university. The program is designed in a self-paced, asynchronous format, giving students the flexibility to complete their coursework within a 16-week period.

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or Higher:

Students should maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to be eligible for the program.

List of Partner Universities (as of February 2024)

Forest Trail Academy has established partnerships with esteemed universities, offering our students a variety of options for earning college credits. Our university partners include:

Associate Degrees for Domestic and International Students

  • Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Florida International University in Miami Florida

Classes For Domestic And International Students

  • Dallas International University in Dallas Texas
  • Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Allen University, in Columbia, South Carolina
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent in Bronx, NY 
  • Hannibal-LaGrange in Hannibal, Missouri
  • University of Saint Katherine in San Marcos, California
  • Southeastern University in Columbus Ohio
  • Southeastern University in Florida
  • Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • McMurry University in Abilene, Texas
  • Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Associate Degree Open And Free Only To Residents In Palm Beach County, Florida)

  • Palm Beach State University (PBSC) in West Palm Beach, Florida

College Credits Open And Free Only To Residents In Florida

  • University of South Florida in Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Due to the self-paced and asynchronous nature of our partnership with our accredited universities, students are able to take as many college courses as they want while enrolled at FTA as a full-time student.

Yes, both domestic and international students are eligible to apply for the program at applicable universities.

Accredited college credits earned through Forest Trail Academy’s Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit Program are generally transferable, but it ultimately depends on the policies of the receiving institution. We advise that you contact your desired university before joining the program.

Yes, students have the flexibility to choose individual courses offered by our partner universities if they are not interested in pursuing an associate degree.

To apply for the program, students must contact Forest Trail Academy at registrar@foresttrailacademy.com for detailed instructions and application requirements.

Yes, students are self paced and asynchronous within the time frame of the course. Students have 16 weeks to complete all assigned college credit courses from the initial date of registration.