In partnership with AIS, an innovative dual diploma program serving thousands of students abroad, Doral College offers international high school students the opportunity to enroll in its online courses.
International Dual Enrollment
The practice of qualified high school students enrolling in college courses is known in the United States as Dual Enrollment. It is often not available in students’ home countries and affords a number of benefits, including:
- the opportunity to study with an accredited college in the US;
- virtual access to the American college experience;
- a pathway to academic advancement beyond the secondary level;
- the ability to earn college credit in courses approved through the state common course numbering system, which facilitates transfer to any state college or university in the state of Florida*.
*Beginning Fall 2018. Separately, enrollment with Doral College does not in any way guarantee acceptance to any state college or university.
Course Offerings & The Learning Environment
International students enroll in virtual courses from the College’s Liberal Studies Associate in Arts degree program, which is already offered largely online to domestic students. The AA program is designed to provide students with a foundation in the general education areas through an interdisciplinary approach, as a basis for continued postsecondary study.
Common courses for international students include:
SLS 1101 College Success (3 cr.)
This course is designed to help the student transition into a college environment. It helps the student to develop successful academic and personal strategies in order to succeed both in and out of the classroom.
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3 cr.)
This expository writing course emphasizes effective communication and critical thinking skills. Students will practice writing that reflects logical topic development in addition to appropriate style and grammar. Writing topics are based on selected readings and student experiences. Through their writing and their reading students will learn how the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, subjects, genre conventions, and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.
CGS 1079 Introduction to Computer Programming Principles I (3 cr.)
In this course students will develop computational thinking skills to find, analyze, and study data and work with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. Students will analyze the impact technological solutions have on their community, society, and the world.
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business (3 cr.)
This course is a study of business organization, management, and ownership. Wholesaling, retailing, advertising, international trade, employee training, compensation and labor relations, financing, risk and security markets, accounting and controls, business regulations, and taxes are included in this course.
Virtual offerings in the program deliver these skills via an engaging digital environment, taught by qualified instructors with experience in online learning. International students benefit from the same online tools as domestic students, including:
- Schoology—the learning management system, which provides students with an intuitive platform for accessing courses
- Smarthinking—an online tutoring program available 24/7
- Online Library—the College’s extensive database of scholarly articles and journals.
- MyDoral—single sign on platform which provides students centralized access to all sites.
- Help Desks— dedicated assistance for technical support, student affairs and library services available via email.
International dual enrollment students must meet similar requirements to those expected of their domestic counterparts, including:
- Holding a 3.0 unweighted GPA (or its equivalent, on the home country’s designated scale);
- Providing evidence of college readiness as indicated by a passing score on an approved admissions test.
In addition, students not enrolled in an American high school, must provide evidence of English proficiency.