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:
EDF 2005 Introduction to Education (3 cr.)
This course provides an introduction to teaching as a profession and to some of the concepts, practices, and procedures of contemporary American education. It offers a variety of perspectives on education in a diverse society and an examination of some of the philosophical and historical foundations of American education. It also includes background knowledge in the organizational structure of schools. When applicable, a practicum component consisting of a specified number of hours of classroom observation will be included.
EVR 1001 Environmental Science (3 cr.)
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach through the study of the unifying constructs that define and provide the foundation for environmental science. The goal of this class is to expose the student to the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand these interrelationships. The course will explore solutions for preventing or resolving natural or human-made environmental problems.
MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)
An overview of basic modern marketing principles, theory, and functions of marketing in the 21st century. Students will acquire a fundamental knowledge in the traditional and modern ways of marketing with the foundation necessary to further study in business or marketing. Students will learn how marketers deliver value by satisfying customer needs and wants, determine which target markets to serve, and decide which goods and services serve the needs of these markets.
SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
A survey course to introduce students to the science of human behavior. Includes basic concepts and theories, as well as an examination of major social institutions, the dynamics and processes of social interaction, and the structure and organization of social groups.
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.