College Credit Opportunities for High School Students
Information for High School Counselors
There are a number of opportunities for high school students to earn college credit prior to their high school graduation, including AP, IB, and dual enrollment. These opportunities can bring additional rigor to their high school curriculum and can save them time (and money) when they complete college degree requirements while still in high school.
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. Depending on their high school schedule and remaining requirements, some dual enrollment students are able to attend college full-time. Eligible high school students attending an eligible Georgia high school may be eligible to take certain college courses at little or no cost.
Each University System of Georgia (USG) college and university has established requirements and deadlines for students to participate in their dual enrollment program. Interested students should speak with their high school counselor and the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at their USG college or university of interest to discuss their options. Students are encouraged to have these conversations as early as possible as there are important deadlines that must be met.
- USG Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements and Deadlines
- USG Dual Enrollment Contacts
- Interactive Map of the USG Colleges and Universities
- Dual Enrollment Information on GAfutures
- Dual Enrollment Course Directory on GAfutures
- Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering, and Sciences (GAMES) at Middle Georgia State University - a residential dual enrollment opportunity
- Georgia Early Colleges
- How is participation in AP, IB, and dual enrollment considered by Admission Officers?
In recognition of the fact that a strong predictor of college success is a rigorous high school curriculum, the USG colleges and universities award academic credit to students who score well on one or more of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
Look up the credit granted for AP exam scores by the colleges and universities in Georgia.
In recognition of the fact that a strong predictor of college success is a rigorous high school curriculum, the USG colleges and universities award academic credit to students who score well on one or more of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
Look up the credit granted for IB exam scores by the colleges and universities in Georgia.