Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment Program

High school students may enroll in an eligible participating post-secondary institution during 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and earn dual-credits (high school and college).  Dual Enrollment provides students the opportunity to complete an Associate Degree, Technical Diploma, or two Technical Certificate Programs while in high school.  Students can enroll in fall, spring, and summer sessions. 

Eligible High School Students Eligible students include:

All students attending public or private high schools in Georgia or a home study program operated in accordance with O.C.G.A. 20-2- 690(c):

  • Must be approved and classified as eligible by the high school attending
    9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades 
  • No residency or citizenship requirement 
  • Meet admissions requirements at post-secondary institution
  • Enrolled in high school
  • Enrolled in courses listed in the approved Dual Enrollment Course Directory
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the post-secondary institution

Effective 2019:

  • Students are eligible to earn up  to 15 semester or 12 quarter hours per term in the Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Full-Time Enrollment is not requirement.
  • Students may enroll in two or more eligible Post-secondary Institutions during a single term.
  • Students cannot receive Dual Enrollment funding for hours, which exceed the 15 semester or 12-quarter hours per term limit, regardless of the number of eligible Post-secondary Institutions in which the student is enrolled.

Required High School Courses and State Required Tests (GMAS)

High school students participating in Dual Enrollment are required to take all appropriate GMAS Test. GMAS courses include:

  • Ninth Grade Literature/Composition and American Literature/Composition
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • United States History
  • Economics

Application Procedure for the Dual Enrollment Program

Post-secondary Admissions Application

Students must apply for admission to the post-secondary institution before completing the Dual Enrollment application.  The Dual Enrollment application is only for student financial aid Dual Enrollment funding.

Dual Enrollment Application

Students attending an eligible public or private high school must complete the Dual Enrollment online application. Students attending a home study program, or those students that do not have a Social Security number, must complete the Dual Enrollment paper application.

The application consists of three parts:

  1. Student & Parent/Guardian
  2. High School/Home Study
  3. Postsecondary Institution

All three sections of the application must be completed and submitted to GSFC. 

GSFC must receive the complete Dual Enrollment application no later than the last day of the post-secondary term, semester or quarter or the student's withdrawal date whichever occurs first. High school and post-secondary institutions may set earlier institutional deadlines for participation.