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:
Fall Semester Application Due
Spring Semester Application Due
Summer (June & July) Application Due
DUAL ENROLLMENT Requirements
A complete application consists of the following:
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.
Transcripts must be sent directly from each and every high school attended to the GC Office of Admissions, Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061.
Students who have completed dual enrollment college credit at other colleges should also have an official transcript from the previous college(s) sent to the GC Office of Admissions, Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061
Official formats for receiving transcripts include:
Mailed transcripts should be sent in an unopened envelope that was sealed by the school.
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 high school and/or college 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
Students must complete the Student Participation Agreement/Funding Application through their account at GAfutures.org.
This online form must also be digitally approved by the student's parent/guardian. The high school counselor will enter the courses the student plans to pursue at Georgia College. Once the student is admitted and registered, the high school counselor will approve the courses online in this form as well.
Specific details about this process may be obtained here.
5. Admissions Criteria
Students 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 580 Evidence-based Reading/Writing and 560 Math 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). Visit our SAT/ACT information page to learn how we use test scores.
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). Visit our SAT/ACT information page to learn how we use test scores.
CRITERIA C - Test Optional Dual Enrollment Admissions students may submit one required essay prompt (200-300 words) in lieu of test scores and a High School academic GPA of 3.2 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions)
Please note that acceptance to Dual Enrollment via Criteria C at Georgia College & State University DOES NOT guarantee acceptance to GCSU for Freshman Undergraduate Admission.
*Immunization records are required as well as verification of lawful presence before a student is allowed to attend classes.
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.
Due to class availability constraints, enrollment in the Dual Enrollment program will be limited.
Standards of Academic Progress for DE Students:
Dual Enrollment students are academically talented students who wish to challenge themselves to a higher level. Therefore, it is expected that these students are up to the rigor of college coursework and will typically perform in the upper percentile of their college courses, earning no lower than a “B”. Dual Enrollment students at GC must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Students who earn a 2.0 to 2.49 overall GPA will have one semester to raise their overall GPA to a 2.5. Failure to earn an overall GPA of 2.5 will result in a recommendation from the GC dual enrollment advisor that the student return to high school-level courses. Each case will be reviewed individually and discussed with the HS counselor.
Dual Enrollment students must also meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. DE students must complete 67% of all attempted classes (can include credit from other institutions as well). Therefore, decisions to drop classes after the initial drop/add period at the beginning of the semester should be thoroughly deliberated and used only as an absolute last resort. Please note that the state’s DE funding program will not pay for a repeat of a course for which a “W” was previously issued, and in addition, all state funding for DE courses will be terminated after a DE student’s second withdrawal (“W”).
Violations of the GC Student Code of Conduct and/or Honor Code (i.e. plagiarism, cheating, etc.) will be grounds for Dual Enrollment Program dismissal.
Post secondary institutions are under no obligation to offer courses that will insure a student participating in Dual Enrollment will complete high school graduation requirements on time. Academic advising and course planning will be coordinated through the Georgia College Academic Advising Department.
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.