GGC offering college classes to high school students through Joint Enrollment

High school students may now take college courses at Georgia Gwinnett College while earning their high school diploma – through GGC’s Joint Enrollment program.

High school students may now take college courses at Georgia Gwinnett College while earning their high school diploma – through GGC’s Joint Enrollment program.

“As a high school student, you can get an early start on college,” GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman says. “It’s a way to experience college life while you’re still in high school.”

Joint Enrollment allows students to take University System of Georgia General Education curriculum courses such as mathematics, English, history and biology courses. Students with a minimum 480 verbal and 460 math score on the SAT-1 and a combined SAT score of 970 or a minimum of 21 English and 19 mathematics score on the ACT and a composite score of 20, and a high school grade point average of 3.0 in College Preparatory Curriculum classes may qualify for the Joint Enrollment program. Students also must have a plan to complete the University System of Georgia’s College Preparatory Curriculum on schedule and must secure their parents’ or guardian’s permission.

Tuition at GGC for the 2009-10 academic year is $100 per credit hour up to $1,500 per semester. Financial Aid is available through the ACCEL Scholarship which pays for tuition, approved fees and a book stipend. For more information on ACCEL, visit: www.GAcollege411.org.

Students wishing to apply for Joint Enrollment program must submit an official high school transcript, meet with a high school counselor and GGC mentor to plan a class schedule www.ggc.usg.edu/courseschedule and must apply online at www.ggc.usg.edu/jointenrollment.

Georgia Gwinnett College has more than 30 concentrations in 10 majors, including teacher education tracks and pre-health courses. Classes are small and evening and weekend classes are available.

For more information on Joint Enrollment contact the GGC Office of Admissions at 678.407.5603 or e-mail the GGC Office of Joint Enrollment.

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