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What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment is a program that allows eligible high school students currently attending accredited Muscogee County public or private high schools, or home school to simultaneously enroll in a college course. The credits that students earn must be used toward both a high school graduation and are acceptable toward a college Associate or Baccalaureate degree, or Technical Certificate.

What are some of the benefits of Dual Enrollment?

  • Enriches the course opportunities for outstanding high school students
  • Shortens the time to attain a college degree
  •  Saves students and parents money, as dual enrollment students are exempt from paying application, registration, tuition, laboratory, and special fees if the class(es) taken are being used toward high school graduation
  • Provides students with college credit that is transferable to a college or university
  • Grades earned through dual enrollment will become part of the students' permanent high school and college transcripts

Georgia Programs Available:


Most Georgia colleges offer three options for dual enrollment to high school students who have completed at least the 10th grade and seek to challenge themselves by participating at the college level.

Dual Enrollment students are high school students taking college courses in order to satisfy high school diploma requirements, as well as earning college credit applicable toward a college degree.  Dual Enrollment students are potentially eligible for funding through the ACCEL program to cover most of their tuition and fees and a book allowance for approved courses for fall and spring semester.  ACCEL funding does not apply to summer enrollment.

Joint Enrollment students are high school students taking college courses for college credit only.  In other words, the college credit is not being used for high school credit towards the diploma.  Joint Enrollment students are not eligible for ACCEL funds.

Move On When Ready (MOWR) is designed as another option for 11th and 12th grade students seeking dual enrollment.  This program allows a student to take full-time course work at the college level.  To qualify, a student must have spent the past 2 consecutive years enrolled in a Georgia high school and be approved by his/her high school counselor.  Funding options are available through the Georgia Department of Education for qualified students.  Georgia College, along with other University System of Georgia.

Admission Requirements for Move On When Ready

Move On When Ready applicants must have a 3.5 academic grade point calculated only on college preparatory curriculum courses, must be on track to complete a College Preparatory diploma, and must have a combined SAT score of 1200 (Critical Reading + Math) or a 26  ACT composite score.  Space is limited to only six MOWR participants per year.  Students admitted into this program are required to be full-time residential students.  The deadline to apply for consideration for the MOWR program is April 1st.

To be considered for admission for Dual/Joint/MOWR, you must submit:

  • Completion of the 10th grade and on track to complete a College Preparatory Diploma
  • Application for admission
  • Non-refundable application fee ($40 paper, $35 online)
  • Official High School transcript
  • Written approval from the high school principal or designated official
  • Written approval from the legal parent or guardian, if under age 18
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores sent directly to Georgia College from the testing agency.

institutions, has set specific minimum criteria for MOWR candidates.  

When and where may dual enrollment courses be taken?

The courses may be taken before school, after school, and during the summer. Students may only enroll in courses during regular high school hours when there is a written agreement between the high school and the participating University to offer the course to dually enrolled students. Courses may be offered at the high school, on the college campus, or other approved locations. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the college campus.

To be considered for admission for Dual/Joint/MOWR, you must submit:

  • Completion of the 10th grade and on track to complete a College Preparatory Diploma
  • Application for admission
  • Non-refundable application fee ($40 paper, $35 online)
  • Official High School transcript
  • Written approval from the high school principal or designated official
  • Written approval from the legal parent or guardian, if under age 18
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores sent directly to Georgia College from the testing agency.