Get an early start on college. Experience college life. Take college classes part-time even as you earn your high school diploma!
For talented high school students who show the ability for acceleration of their formal academic programs, the USG has developed three programs:
Dual Enrollment – a program where the student, while still in high school, can enroll in a course (or courses) that will count for both high school and college credit.
Joint Enrollment – a program where the student, while still in high school at the junior or senior level, can enroll in courses for college credit
Early Admissions – a program where the student can enroll as a full-time college student after completing their junior year in high school
The Move on When Ready Act (MOWR) allows 11th and 12th grade students to earn high school and college credit that will apply towards high school graduation and college. MOWR is intended as another option (not a replacement) for the 11th and 12th grades, in addition to other regular dual enrollment programs, residential programs, early college, career academics and charter schools.
Apply online. When asked for the diploma type select “Dual Enrollment.” You may also complete the application at the GGC Office of Admissions in Building D.
Don't forget - you'll need to submit a copy of your high school transcripts and the Dual Enrollment Parental Consent Form (PDF). Take a look at the GGC classes offered, then meet with your high school counselor and the Dual Enrollment Coordinator to plan your class schedule.
Learn more with Dual Enrollment Fast Facts (PDF).
Students wishing to complete RHSC or high school graduation requirements by enrolling in college courses must meet the requirements. Also, please note the deadlines for submitting paperwork.
Financial aid is available to dual enrollment students through the Accel Scholarship (tuition, approved fees and book stipend). Visit GAcollege411 for information on the Accel Program for high school juniors and seniors.