What is the Dual Enrollment (DE) program?
Dual Enrollment is Georgia’s new dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. Dual Enrollment replaces Accel, HOPE Grant for dual enrollment and the previous Move On When Ready programs. The new Dual Enrollment program now covers tuition, mandatory fees and required textbooks.
How do eligible high schools and post-secondary institutions participate in Dual Enrollment?
Each eligible high school (public, private or home study program) must complete a Dual Enrollment Participation Agreement as provided by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) in order to participate in the program.
Which students are eligible to participate in Dual Enrollment?
To be eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program, students must be in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at a participating, eligible high school or in a home study program operated in pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-690.
Students must meet the Dual Enrollment admissions requirements set by the participating post-secondary institution they wish to attend. Those requirements include an academic GPA requirement and qualifying scores.
Students must also meet the post-secondary institution’s satisfactory academic progress policies.
What do students have to do to participate in Dual Enrollment?
To participate in the Dual Enrollment program, students must sign an advisement 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 https://www.gafutures.org/ for program information and the financial application.
Which Dual Enrollment scholarship application should a student complete?
Students attending an eligible public or private high school in Georgia should complete the Dual Enrollment scholarship application that can be found on https://www.gafutures.org/.
Home study students must complete the paper application that can be printed from https://www.gafutures.org/.
How is tuition paid?
Student must complete the Dual Enrollment financial application on https://www.gafutures.org/ and have their counselor submit it. Once this has been done, the classes will be paid for through the Dual Enrollment funding. This applies only to Dual Enrollment approved courses.
What expenses does the Dual Enrollment program cover for eligible participants?
Students who meet all eligibility requirements will receive a student-specific award amount to be applied to tuition, mandatory fees and books. The post-secondary institution cannot charge the student any additional tuition or mandatory fee costs for approved Dual Enrollment courses. The post-secondary institution must provide the required textbooks for the approved Dual Enrollment courses. How the books are provided to the Dual Enrollment student is determined by the post-secondary institution.
The aid is paid to the post-secondary institution. The award chart for Dual Enrollment can be found on https://www.gafutures.org/.
What expenses are not covered by the Dual Enrollment program?
Students may incur expenses for course related fees and supplies required for a particular course or optional fee charged by the post-secondary institution. If the post-secondary institution provided the textbooks through a lending program, the student may be charged a lost or damaged book fee if the book is not returned in the required condition.
The student is responsible for tuition and fees for any courses taken that are not on the Dual Enrollment Approved Course Directory and the student’s Dual Enrollment application.
What classes/courses will be available to students?
Approved courses are listed on the Dual Enrollment Approved Course Directory. Approved classes may include degree level or non-degree level courses in the five main academic areas (English, Math, Science, Social studies and Foreign Language), as well as electives, career, technical and agricultural offerings.
The courses a student chooses each term must be listed on his or her Dual Enrollment application and must be approved by his or her high school and post-secondary institution he or she will be attending.
Are online courses available to students participating in Dual Enrollment?
Yes, Dual Enrollment students can enroll in online courses if the course is on the approved course list. Students should carefully consider whether an online course is a good fit for them before enrolling.
Will dual enrollment count toward my HOPE scholarship hours?
Courses do NOT count towards the hours covered by the HOPE scholarship.
When will Dual Enrollment be offered?
Beginning Fall term 2015, students may participate in the Dual Enrollment for all terms.
Is there a residence requirement to participate in Dual Enrollment?
There is no residence or citizenship requirement to participate in the Dual Enrollment program.
A student must be enrolled at an eligible participating high school located in Georgia or home study program operated pursuant to Code Section 20-2-690 located in Georgia, and meet the post-secondary admissions requirements and enroll in a participating post-secondary institution.
Are students who participate in the new Dual Enrollment program eligible to continue to participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and athletics at their high school?
Yes, Dual Enrollment students may continue to participate in activities, clubs and athletics at their high school.