Move on When Ready (MOWR)
Information for Students
Dual enrollment provides students with the opportunity to take college courses while still in high school. Typically, dual enrollment students take a college course (or courses) on the campus of a college or university located in or near their community. In some instances, students may be able to take online college courses and/or college courses offered on their high school campus. Dual enrollment students may be able to attend college part-time or full-time.
Georgia’s Move on When Ready (MOWR) program is a Dual Enrollment program that provides eligible Georgia high school students with the opportunity to take approved college courses for credit towards both their high school graduation and college degree requirements at little or no cost to the student.
All of the colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia participate in the Move on When Ready program. Click here to view an interactive map of the USG and to learn more about each of the USG colleges and universities.
The University System of Georgia colleges and universities have established admission requirements and deadlines for Dual Enrollment/MOWR participation. Click here to view the requirements and deadlines for the college or university you are interested in attending.
The MOWR program provides funding directly to the college or university to be applied to the student’s tuition, mandatory fees and required textbooks. MOWR students may have some expenses for course-related fees and supplies (such as course lab or material fees) as well as optional fees charged by the college or university (such as parking, housing, and meal plan expenses). The MOWR program covers courses approved and published in the MOWR Course Directory for the institution and term the student attends only. Students opting to take a course that is not published in the MOWR Course Directory are responsible for any expenses resulting from enrollment in that course. Students may be charged a lost or damaged book fee for any textbook not returned in the condition or by the deadline required by their college or university. Students are encouraged to discuss possible out-of-pocket expenses with their Dual Enrollment/MOWR Coordinator before making a final decision to participate in the program.
Additional information on MOWR funding can be found on the Award Amounts for the Move on When Ready Program page on the GAfutures website.
The MOWR Course Directory provides the approved courses for each college and university participating in the MOWR program. Only those courses listed in the Directory are funded through the program. Students must have permission from both their high school and the college or university for each course they wish to take. Students who take a course for which they did not receive appropriate permission or who take a course that is not published in the MOWR Course Directory are responsible for any expenses resulting from enrollment in that course.
Only students enrolling as a full-time college student (taking 12 or more semester hours in a term) are eligible to take a college PE course and to have it funded through the MOWR program.
In order to participate in the MOWR program, you must complete the following:
Review the Dual Enrollment/MOWR admission requirements and deadlines page. Any questions regarding the requirements and deadlines should be directed to the Dual Enrollment/MOWR Coordinator for the college or university you are interested in attending.
Meet with your parent/guardian and high school counselor to discuss your options. If it is determined that MOWR is a good option for you, the high school courses that you can satisfy through college course work must be identified and approved by your high school counselor. The MOWR Course Directory should be consulted for the high school and corresponding college courses that are approved for the college or university you are interested in attending. A Student Participation Agreement form must be completed by you, your parent/guardian, and high school counselor. It must indicate the high school courses you are approved to satisfy through dual enrollment/MOWR. A blank Student Participation Agreement form can be found on the Georgia Department of Education’s MOWR/Dual Enrollment page. The completed form must be submitted to the admission office for the college or university you wish to attend as it is one of the items required for admission.
Complete an admission application for the college or university you wish to attend. The admission application, along with all other required admission documentation, must be submitted to the college or university by their published Dual Enrollment/MOWR deadline. The college or university will let you know exactly what items must be submitted to complete your admissions application. Any questions regarding the college or university’s application procedure, deadlines, or documentation requirements should be directed to the Dual Enrollment/MOWR Coordinator. The following are typically required:
- A completed application for admission (MOWR applicants are not required to pay an admission application fee);
- An official high school transcript sent directly from your high school to the college or university;
- Official SAT/ACT scores (or alternate test scores accepted by the college or university) sent directly from the appropriate testing agency to the college or university;
- A completed Student Participation Agreement form; and,
- Any other documentation required by the college or university (such as proof of immunization, proof of U.S. lawful presence, etc.).
Once admitted to the college or university, you should consult with the Dual Enrollment/MOWR Coordinator to discuss your course schedule and to register. Some colleges and universities may require their dual enrollment/MOWR students to attend new student orientation in order to register. While the MOWR Course Directory provides many course options, actual course selection will include consideration of the following:
- Mandatory course prerequisites and co-requisites;
- Course placement evaluation (which may require you to take a placement test);
- College course scheduling and seat availability;
- Your anticipated college major and academic interests; and,
- Your high school course schedule.
You and your high school counselor must complete and submit a MOWR program application in order to receive MOWR funding. The MOWR program application is typically completed on GAfutures.org and is separate from the MOWR Student Participation Agreement form and the college or university admission application. Students without a completed MOWR program application will be responsible for all tuition and fees resulting from their dual enrollment participation as well as for the full cost of their textbooks. Additional information on the MOWR program application can be found on the Application Procedure for the Move on When Ready Program page on the GAfutures website.
Each USG college and university has a coordinator to help interested students navigate the admissions and enrollment process and to answer all of your questions about taking college courses. Click here to view the list of Dual Enrollment/MOWR coordinators.