Dual Enrollment provides funding for students who are dually enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. These students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and postsecondary degree, diploma, or certificate requirements. The program is offered during all terms of the school year: fall, spring and summer semester or fall, winter, spring and summer quarter.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Introduces students to college-level coursework.
Earning college credits while still in high school may enable students to graduate early and/or possibly even earn an associatedegree, diploma or certificate.
Participating in a dual enrollment program demonstrates a student’s ability to handle more difficult coursework which is something college admissions officers may look upon favorably during admissions and recruiting.
Students maybe able to take classes that are not offered at their high school, especially in subject areas they are interested in for a potential career.
Students who participate in a dual enrollment program are more likely to go to college and get a college degree.
Who is eligible to participate in Dual Enrollment?
All high school students, enrolled in 9th – 12th grade (9th grade begins with Fall term) attending a public or private high school in Georgia or home study program operated in accordance with O.C.G.A. 20 -2-690(c) can participate in Dual Enrollment .
Students should begin receiving program information and materials in 8th grade in preparation for high school. Public high schools are required to provide Dual Enrollment program information and materials to each 8th grade student when the student is developing his or her individual graduation plan.
How do students participate in Dual Enrollment?
To participate in Dual Enrollment , students sign a student participation form with their high school or home study program, meet the admissions requirements at the post secondary institution of their choice , and make satisfactory academic progress. Interested students should see their high school counselor and visit GAfutures.org for program information and the Dual Enrollment funding application.