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, as well as tuition/fees for any unfunded classes. Required course materials (textbooks, access codes, etc.) for approved courses are provided/loaned by GHC to students.

Please note that gaining admission into the Dual Enrollment Program does not guarantee funding or class eligibility.

Qualifications Required

  • Must be a high school student attending a public or private high school or homeschool program.
  • 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 for meeting high school graduation requirements and completing the 17 units of the Required High School Curriculum as set forth by the USG.

Program Steps

  1. Meet with your high school/homeschool DE 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 Application.
  4. Student and parent/guardian complete the online Georgia Student Finance Commission DE Funding application.
  5. Submit official high school transcript or homeschool requirements.
  6. Submit college transcripts (if attended dual enrollment classes at another institution).
  7. Submit Lawful Presence.
  8. Have any AP score reports sent to GHC.
  9. Submit your GHC Certificate of Immunization or GRITS Form.
  10. Complete the FERPA release if you would like GHC to be able to speak with your parent/ guardian.
  11. Monitor your Check Admissions Status page 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 it.

 After Program Acceptance


  • Students attending a GA public, private, or home school are eligible for funding through GSFC.
    • Funding does not cover institutional fees, such as the $50 lab fee for science classes.
  • 10th grade students must meet GSFC requirements to be eligible for funding (ACT Composite of 26, SAT Total of 1200).
  • Self-Pay: Students not meeting funding requirements, want to take unapproved courses, and/or classes over the 30 credit hour limit, may do so by self-paying.

Class Registration

  • Dual Enrollment students do not register or make schedule changes on their own.
  • Students are registered by GHC's Dual Enrollment Coordinator, not by the high school.
  • After acceptance and registration opens, students will be emailed directions on how to submit their class registration requests for the upcoming semester.
  • A confirmation email will be sent upon being registered.
  • View the Dual Enrollment Course Directory for a list of the courses approved/eligible for Dual Enrollment Funding through GSFC.

Continued Eligibility

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


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