What is the Move On When Ready program?
Move On When Ready (MOWR) is Georgia’s new dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. The new law streamlines the existing dual enrollment options (Move On When Ready, Accel and HOPE Grant) into one program with one funding source. By consolidating the existing programs into a single program, it will be easier for students and parents to navigate and take advantage of the available options to enroll in college courses while still in high school. The new MOWR program includes provisions to help remove some of the financial barriers that may prevent students from participating in a dual enrollment program.
High schools are to provide MOWR program information to each 8th grade public school student at the time the student is developing his or her individual graduation plan as required by O.C.G.A. 20-2-327.
The new MOWR program is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).
References available on gafutures.org: FY 2016 Move On When Ready Program Regulations, Move On When Ready Web page, MOWR FAQs for Students/Parents, and Dual Enrollment Comparison Chart.
Why was the new Move On When Ready program created?
The new Move On When Ready program is easier for students, parents and schools to understand – it is streamlined with one funding source and one set of eligibility requirements and regulations.
In addition, Move On When Ready aims to expand dual enrollment opportunities by increasing the number of courses students can take for college credit and removing financial barriers to student participation.
The goal of Move On When Ready is to increase college access and completion, and prepare students to enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed.
What are the benefits for a student participating in the Move On When Ready dual enrollment program?
There are several benefits for students who participate in Move On When Ready.
- 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 associate degree, diploma or certificate.
- Helps students adjust to certain aspects of the college experience (e.g., classes, coursework, instruction, being on a college campus) so the transition from high school to college may be easier.
- Students who participate in a dual enrollment program are more likely to go to college and get a college degree.
- Students may be able to take classes that are not offered at their high school, especially in subject areas they are interested in for a potential career.
- 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.
- Taking college-level classes while still in high school may build confidence and encourage those students who may not be thinking about college to reconsider.
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How Do I Get More Information?
To read more about the MOWR program, click on the files under "More Information" in the right column of this page.
To speak to someone about the MOWR program, parents and students may call the school at 706-554-6691 and make an appointment to speak with a counselor.
An email can also be sent requesting an appointment. Access to email links for all counselors are found under "Staff" menu on the Guidance Homepage.
Students may also stop by the Guidance suite to set up an appointment before or after school, or during their lunch break.
GATRACS.org : this website is used to explore transfer credit between Georgia institutions.
Click HERE for MOWR Post-secondary admissions requirements for state institutions.