Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State University

Optima Academy Online is now offering the opportunity for Florida students to hack the cost of college. Eligible students in grades 10-12 can dual enroll at Florida SouthWestern State College for free, earning up to 96 college credits while completing their high school degree.  

Florida SouthWestern State College has more than 3,500 dual enrollment students each year. Students can choose to take FSW courses online or on an FSW campus. Florida SouthernWestern State College offers 25 associate degrees, 6 bachelor’s degrees and 29 career-oriented certificate programs. FSW has a focus on healthcare, business and technology, and it’s accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  

In the 2020-2021 academic year alone, around $11,229,548 was saved through the completion of 55,063 dual enrollment courses at Florida SouthWestern State College. FSW’s dual enrollment students went on to attend 160 different college and universities around the US and world. Credits from FSW will transfer to any four-year university in the state of Florida and most outside of the state. 

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Rising 10th grade students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and at least 5 completed high school credit hours.
  • Rising 11th grade students must have at least a 2.0 GPA. 
  • Students must be enrolled in six courses through Optima Academy Online’s charter school. 
  • Students must choose courses at FSW by mid-July and cannot drop courses past the second week of school. 
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