Dual Enrollment

GHC’s Dual Enrollment program is specifically designed to provide high school students with access to a number of opportunities for enhancing their high school curriculum and earn course credit for both high school and college at the same time, with no or little cost for approved courses. Applicants meeting the admission requirements can take classes during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters. Course tuition/fees for approved courses are paid for by the Georgia Student Finance Commission Dual Enrollment Scholarship. Students are responsible for any course related fees, such as science lab fees. Required course materials (text books, access codes, etc.) for approved courses are provided/loaned by GHC to students.

Qualifications Required

  • Must be a GA high school student attending a public or private high school (or a homeschool program)
    • High school/homeschool students attending a program that is not accredited through one of the recognized USG accrediting bodies are required to submit a Homeschool Portfolio and Course Evaluation
  • Be in or going into the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade for the term applying for
    • 9th grade students are not eligible to participate
  • Be age 15 or older by the first day of the semester applying for
  • Must have a high school GPA of 3.0 in core curriculum classes
  • Be on track to complete Required High School Curriculum requirements as set forth by the USG
  • Meet ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer testing minimum requirements on all testing sections (see below)

Test Score Requirements*

10th Grade Requirements
Requirements
SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480
Math 510
Total (in a single national test administration) 1200
Act English or Reading 20
Math 20
Composite (in a single national test administration) 26
High School GPA 3.0
Age/Grade Level Students must be age 15 or older by the first day of the semester of enrollment.
11th & 12th Grade Requirements
Requirements
SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480
Math 510
Total (in a single national test administration) 1050
Act English or Reading 20
Math 20
Composite (in a single national test administration) 20
Accuplacer Reading 237
WritePlacer 4
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics 258
High School GPA 3.0
Age/Grade Level Students must be age 15 or older by the first day of the semester of enrollment.

* For the 2022/2023 academic school year, PSAT & Pre-ACT scores, meeting same minimum requirements as listed for SAT or ACT, have been approved for applicants that will be in the 11th or 12th grade for the term they are applying for.

Application Process

  1. Meet with your high school counselor/homeschool representative to discuss your participation/eligibility in the program
  2. Create a GAFutures account (if you do not have one)
  3. Complete the GHC Admissions online application
  4. Student and parent/guardian - complete the online Georgia Student Finance Dual Enrollment Funding Application
  5. Submit test scores (see required test scores in chart above)
    • Only applicants who will be in the 11th/12th grade for the term they are applying are eligible to take the Accuplacer.
    • 10th grade applicants must submit ACT or SAT scores.
    • Note: The deadline does not apply to testing and/or test score submission.
  6. Submit official high school transcript or homeschool requirements
  7. Submit AP score report(s)
  8. Submit college transcripts (if attended dual enrollment classes at another institution)
  9. Submit Certificate of Immunization
  10. Monitor Check Admissions Status for outstanding requirements, holds, and current admissions status.
    • Note: The Joint Enrollment hold will always be on your account while in the program - there is nothing you need to do for that hold.

 

Continued Eligibility

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA every semester to continue participation in the program.

 

Contact

Questions? Contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at dualenroll@highlands.edu

 

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