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 (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, 11th, & 12th Grade Requirements
PSAT*/SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480
Math 440
Total (in a single national test administration) 1050
Preact*/Act English or Reading 17
Math 17
Composite (in a single national test administration) 20
Accuplacer Reading 237
WritePlacer 4
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics 258
High School GPA 3.0 (calculated by GHC using core curriculum)
Age/Grade Level Students must be age 15 or older by the first day of the semester of enrollment.
All applicants must be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum as set forth by the USG.
*Currently approved for 2022/2023 & 2023/2024 academic years.

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).
    • 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.

Class Placement/Registration

  • Students will work with their high school counselor and GHC's Dual Enrollment Coordinator on class placement and registration each semester.
  • View the Dual Enrollment Course Directory for a list of the approved courses for the program.


  • Complete the online Georgia Student Finance Dual Enrollment Funding Application.
  • 10 grade students must meet Georgia Student Finance Commission requirements to be eligible for funding (ACT Composite of 26, SAT Total of 1200).
  • Self-Pay: some students may be responsible for paying tuition/fees based on their grade level, meeting admissions requirements, taking unapproved courses, and/or exceeding the 30 credit hour limit.

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