Dual Enrollment

FOR eligible high school students

Dual Enrollment is Georgia's program that allows eligible high school students to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. The new law streamlines the existing dual enrollment options (Move On When Ready, Accel, and HOPE Grant) into one program with one funding source. By consolidating the existing programs into a single program, it will be easier for students and parents to navigate and take advantage of the available options to enroll in college courses while still in high school. Students
 MUST complete the 10th grade and be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum.  

Admission File Deadlines

Admission files should be complete for the following terms by the indicated deadlines:

July 1

Fall Semester Application Due

Nov 1

Spring Semester Application Due

May 1

Summer (June & July) Application Due

A Note from the GC Admissions Team

We know this is a challenging time for everyone. Please know that our Admissions Office is still here for you and available to answer any questions you may have. If you have any questions moving forward, please do not hesitate to call us. Our office remains open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m  – 5:00 p.m. (EST). We are constantly monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and will remain in touch with you. At this time, our campus remains closed, but our Admissions Counselors are available to speak with you via phone, email, and/or a virtual WebEx meeting. We will do everything to keep you informed.

Please reach out to us to let us know how we can best serve you during this unique time of “social distancing.”  Email us at admissions@gcsu.edu or call us at 478-445-2774. We look forward to hearing from you.

We invite prospective students to meet virtually with an admissions counselor to discuss the admissions process and answer any questions you have.

Schedule a call or meeting


The GC Admissions Team


Application Status Check

A complete application consists of the following:

1. Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a Dual Enrollment student. Please submit ONLY ONE application and use ONLY that application all the way through to submission. Submitting more than one application will most certainly delay your admission decision. 

Students who applied more than one year ago, but did not enroll, must submit a new application and all supporting documents. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 478-445-2774.



Application Fee: The application fee is automatically waived for Dual Enrollment students. Please select the “Fee Waiver” option before completing your application to secure this waiver.

Note: Essays are NOT required however, they are recommended. 

2. Transcripts

Transcripts must be sent directly from each and every high school attended to the GC Office of the Admissions, Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061.

Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes. Courses from one institution that are listed on another transcript will not substitute for an official transcript. Prior educational experience may not be omitted from an application package.

3. Standardized Test Scores

Official score reports are those sent directly to GC from the testing agency. Scores must be received prior to the appropriate application deadline. We cannot request scores on your behalf. The following are the Institutional Codes for GC:

• SAT/ AP/CLEP: 5252         • ACT: 0828

4. Dual Enrollment Student Participation Agreement

Dual Enrollment Student Participation Agreement: Click here to download

This form must be completed and signed by the student, parent/guardian, and high school counselor and emailed, faxed (478-445-3653), or mailed to the Office of Admission. Please retain a copy for your records.

5. Admissions Criteria

 MUST complete the 10th grade and be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum.

Students MUST meet one of the following set of criteria:

CRITERIA A -  Have a minimum 560 Math & 29 Reading on the SAT OR  23 English & 22 Math on the ACT, AND a High School academic GPA of 3.0 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions)

CRITERIA B - Have a minimum 1050 (EBRW+Math, with a minimum of 480 EBRW and a minimum of 440 Math) on the SAT OR 20 ACT Composite (with a minimum of 17 on the English and Math sections), AND a High School academic GPA of 3.5 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions)

CRITERIA C - Some dual enrollment applicants may not yet have SAT or ACT scores due to COVID-19’s recent impact on test administrations.  In these cases, GC Admissions will temporarily utilize the Accuplacer test for dual enrollment admission consideration.  Students unable to take the SAT or ACT during spring and summer 2020, who would like to register for the Accuplacer test, should contact the GC Testing Center director, Kerry Chapman at kerry.chapman@gcsu.edu/ (478) 445-5016.

  • Minimum 3.5 academic GPA, as calculated by the GC Office of Admissions
  • Accuplacer Reading score >= 237 AND WritePlacer score >=4
  • Math (QAS) score >=258 (will need to be >=266 if the student plans to take MATH1111 or higher-level mathematics).

*All applicants must meet University System of Georgia test score minimums. Visit our SAT/ACT information page to learn how we use test scores.

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Additional INFormation

Financial Aid Process

Dual Enrollment Program Information and Applications for Georgia Student Finance Commission can be found here.  

The Dual Enrollment Application has three parts:

  • Part A: Student Section – should include parent and student information.
  • Part B: High School or Home Study Program Section – should include student information and advisement of dual enrollment and high school requirements.
  • Part C: Post-secondary Institution Section – should include student information and advisement of dual enrollment, as well as post-secondary course requirements.

The Dual Enrollment application is required each term the student plans to participate in the dual enrollment program and would like to receive funding from Dual Enrollment. The Dual Enrollment application requires the dual enrollment courses to be listed and approved by the high school/home study program and post-secondary institution. The courses must be from the Dual Enrollment Approved Course Directory located on GAfutures.org.

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Additional Information

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Required textbooks will be available for rent at no cost to the student from the Georgia College Barnes & Noble Bookstore only.

Funding for eligible students enrolled through Dual Enrollment is available through the Georgia College Office of Financial Aid.  Once awarded funding through this office, tuition and mandatory fees may be covered, but course specific fees will be the responsibility of the student.