Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment allows high school students (grades 9-12) to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. The Dual Enrollment program covers tuition, mandatory fees and required textbooks. The goal of the program is to increase college access and completion, and prepare students to enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed.

Dual Enrollment Facts

  • The new Dual Enrollment dual-credit program provides assistance for postsecondary tuition, mandatory fees and books.
  • In some cases, students may be charged or be expected to purchase course-related fees, supplies or equipment.
  • Eligible students may participate part-time or full-time at multiple postsecondary institutions, but applications for Dual
  • Enrollment must be completed every term (semester or quarter).
  • College courses must be selected from the approved Dual Enrollment Course Directory located of GAfutures.org.
  • The Dual Enrollment dual-credit program will pay a maximum of 15 semester hours per semester or 12 quarter hours per quarter per student and per postsecondary institution.
  • Once all high school graduation or home-study requirements are met, students are no longer eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment dual-credit program.

Quick Points to Remember

Below are a few points of interest to help students and parents understand the new Dual Enrollment dual-credit program.

  • The eligible student and parent/guardian should schedule the required Dual Enrollment advisement session with the school counselor to discuss the dual-credit program options.
  • Completion of the Dual Enrollment Georgia Student Finance Commission application is required each semester or quarter.
  • The student must apply and be accepted to a participating eligible postsecondary institution (University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia or private institutions).
  • The student and parent/guardian must sign a Student Participation Agreement during/after an advisement session with the high school counselor.
  • Eligible students may participate in high school competitive and other extracurricular events.
  • Courses do not count against any maximum hourly caps for the HOPE scholarships or grants.
  • College courses taken must count toward local and/or state high school graduation requirements.
  • The Georgia Student Finance Commission will manage funding and payments to the postsecondary institutions provided by
    annual state appropriations.
  • The Dual Enrollment dual-credit program is not available for coursework exempted or given credit by examination, testing, training, or prior experience.
  • Dropping a course or not following program rules and regulations may result in students losing credit, receiving a failing grade and/or being removed from Dual Enrollment; thus, affecting their high school graduation requirements.
  • Students must make annual progress towards graduation and completion of their Individual Graduation Plan to
    participate in the Dual Enrollment dual-credit program.

Contact Us

Celeste Cannon
Director - 6-12/CTAE Curriculum
meredith.cannon@walton.k12.ga.us

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