Georgia’s dual enrollment program allows students to attend a post-secondary institution full-time most likely during their junior and/or senior years of high school and receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus (full-time) or pursuing those courses while still on a high school campus (part time). In 2015, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law that streamlined the existing dual-enrollment programs. As a result, Accel, Dual HOPE Grant, and the original Move On When Ready have been combined into one program in which high school students may earn high school course credits while taking college courses. Georgia’s dual-credit program is available to any Georgia student in grades 9-12 enrolled in a public school, private school, or home-study program operated pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 in Georgia.
Dual Enrollment Facts
Quick Points to Remember
- Eligible students may participate part-time or full-time at multiple post-secondary institutions, but applications for Dual Enrollment must be completed every term (semester or quarter).
- Dual Enrollment program summer eligibility began in the summer of 2016.
- College courses must be selected from the approved Dual Enrollment Course Directory.
- Once all high school graduation or home-study requirements are met, students are no longer eligible to participate in the dual-credit program.
Below are a few points of interest to help students and parents understand the new dual-credit program.
- The eligible student and parent/guardian should schedule the required Dual Enrollment advisement session with the school counselor to discuss the dual-credit program options.
- Completion of the Dual Enrollment Student Finance Commission application on GAfutures is required each semester or quarter.
- The student must apply and be accepted to a participating eligible post-secondary institution (University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia or private institutions).
- The student and parent/guardian must sign a Muscogee County School District Student Participation Agreement during a follow-up advisement session with the high school counselor.
- College courses taken must count toward local and/or state high school graduation requirements.
- The Georgia Student Finance Commission will manage funding and payments to the post-secondary institutions provided by annual state appropriations.
- The Dual Enrollment program is not available for coursework exempted or given credit by examination, testing, training, or prior experience.
- Dropping a course or not following program rules and regulations may result in students being removed from dual enrollment; thus, affecting their high school graduation requirements.
- Students must make annual progress towards graduation and completion of their Individual Graduation Plan to participate in the Dual Enrollment program.
More details about the Dual Enrollment program may be found at www.gafutures.org
Documents and Resources
Dual Enrollment 2019
MOWR Brochure from GADoE
MOWR Comparison Chart
MOWR Post Secondary Institutions
MOWR Schools FAQs
GAFutures Information on MOWR for Parents and Students
MOWR Course Directory
Program Regulations for MOWR
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Dual Enrollment students participate in extracurricular activities at the high school level?
Eligible students may participate in high school competitive and other extracurricular events.
Do Dual Enrollment courses count against HOPE scholarship hours?
Courses do not count against any maximum hourly caps for the HOPE scholarships or grants.
Are online courses available for Dual Enrollment students?
Yes, Dual Enrollment students can enroll in online courses if the course is on the approved course list. Students should carefully consider whether an online course is a good fit for them before enrolling.
Will students have to take an End of Course (EOC) assessment for a class they complete through Dual Enrollment?
Yes, public school students participating in Dual Enrollment are required to take all appropriate EOCs. Students who are home schooled or attend a private school are not required to take EOCs. Check with your high school counselor for EOC requirements.
What is the cost of Dual Enrollment for the student?
- The Dual Enrollment program provides assistance for post-secondary tuition, mandatory fees, and books.
- In some cases, students may be charged or be expected to purchase course-related fees, supplies, or equipment.
- The Dual Enrollment program will pay a maximum of 15 semester hours or 12 quarter hours per student and per post-secondary institution.