Admissions

In alignment with its mission, Doral College offers students the opportunity to participate in its innovative dual enrollment program, including the option of earning a full Associate in Arts degree while attending high school. Currently, the College enrolls high school students who attend local charter high schools with whom the College holds an Educational Services Agreement. Within these guidelines, the College admits qualified applicants of any race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, physical handicap, or any other class protected by law.

To apply for admission, interested students must submit an online application for admission through the College’s SIS. Applications for admission are processed on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee meets throughout the year to process applications and accept new students. Once an application has been processed, the student will be informed of the committee’s decision in writing. A member of the Office of Admissions & Student Services will contact accepted students regarding academic advising and registration.

When a student is enrolled at Doral College and taking classes, all records and transcripts will be kept on file indefinitely. Should a student be accepted and does not register, or a student be denied admission, the student file will be kept for a minimum of one year.

Doral College offers a rigorous academic program designed to provide the high school student a chance to accelerate his/her collegiate studies. The following requirements apply:

Degree seeking students

  1. Attend a high school with which the College holds an Educational Services Agreement.
  2. Hold an unweighted GPA* of 3.0 or above;
  3. Be recommended for the program by his or her high school principal/counselor; and
  4. Provide evidence of college readiness in all areas, as noted in the “College Readiness Tests and Scores” section below.

*Incoming 9th graders who do not yet have a GPA on file may be considered for admission if they have completed at least two high school level courses in middle school with a “B” average. Courses taken must include, at a minimum, Algebra I. These students must still meet all other requirements as specified.

College Readiness Tests and Scores

The following chart indicates all eligible tests which may be used to provide evidence of college readiness and the scores required for each:

TEST READING/VERBAL ENGLISH/WRITING MATH
PSAT—prior to 2015 44+ 44+ 44+
PSAT—2015 and thereon 430+ Included in Reading score 480+
SAT—prior to March 2016 440+ 440+ 440+
SAT—March 2016 and thereon 24+ 25+ 24+
ACT 19+ 17+ 19+
PERT 106+ 103+ 114+
ACCUPLACER 83+ 83+ 72+

Should a student have taken more than one of the eligible tests listed, the College will consider all scores when making the student’s admissions decision. For example, if a student submits qualifying scores from the ACT for Reading and Writing and a qualifying score from the PERT for Mathematics, the student would be admitted to the College, assuming all other requirements have been met.

Additional Details

Students will still be required to apply for admission online and an Enrollment Agreement in order to enroll. Official transcripts and qualifying test scores may be submitted on behalf of a student by his or her affiliated school.

Non-degree seeking students

The same requirements apply to both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students with one exception. Applicants who can provide evidence of college readiness in reading and writing, but not mathematics, will be accepted, but will not be permitted to enroll in mathematics or sciences courses.

Should an applicant apply as degree seeking and meet all requirements except college readiness in mathematics, he/she will be accepted as a non-degree restricted enrollment student and will remain in that status until evidence of college readiness in mathematics is provided.

The College has recently enacted a new provision which allows students who do not qualify for regular admission to enroll in SLS 1101: College Success.

Students who wish to utilize this option must:
1. Hold an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or above; and
2. Have sat for/attempted at least one of the college readiness tests accepted by the College for admission (passing scores not required).

Students admitted to the College under the SLS ONLY option will not be permitted to enroll in any other courses.

Doral College administers the ACCUPLACER** to interested students who do not otherwise hold qualifying scores.

Students should expect to take the following sections of the ACCUPLACER test:

  • Elementary Algebra
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Skills

ACCUPLACER testing will be available by appointment on the Doral College campus. Additionally, the College may provide a proctor to administer ACCUPLACER at affiliate schools wishing to test student groups of 10 or more.

For more information regarding ACCUPLACER testing, or to schedule students to test, please contact the student affairs help desk.

The cost per credit is paid by the affiliated school upon execution of an Educational Services Agreement with Doral College. Students must have all course selections approved Office of Admissions & Student Services personnel.

It is the aim of the College to provide students at affiliated high schools the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts degree concurrently with high school attendance. However, in the case where a student graduates from high school before completing the degree, he/she will be afforded the opportunity to enroll for the summer term following high school graduation in order to complete outstanding requirements. Enrollment for courses selected will be covered under the Educational Services Agreement held between the College and the student’s affiliated high school.

 

 

 

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