What is the Dual Enrollment program?
Formerly known as Move on When Ready (MOWR)
Georgia’s dual enrollment program allows high school students to earn college or technical college credit while working on their high school diploma.
Schools are to provide DE program information to each 8th grade 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 DE program is managed by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).
Why was the Dual Enrollment program created?
DE aims to expand opportunities by increasing the number of courses students can take for college or technical college credit and removing financial barriers to student participation.
The goal of Dual Enrollment is to not only increase college and technical college access and completion, but to also prepare students to enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed.
What are the benefits for a student participating in the Dual Enrollment program?
There are several benefits for students who participate in 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 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 speak to someone about the DE 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 Counseling Department Homepage.
Students may also stop by the Counseling Department 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 DE Post-secondary admissions requirements for state institutions.