Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Academic Affairs Division

Dual Enrollment

Information for High School Counselors

Dual Enrollment provides high school students with the opportunity to take college courses for both college and high school credit. Most Dual Enrollment students attend college part-time while continuing to take high school courses but full-time Dual Enrollment is also available. Typically, Dual Enrollment students attend classes on the campus of the college or university located in or near their community. In some instances, college courses may be available on the high school campus. Online courses are also available and may be a good option for those not living near a campus or without access to transportation.

Students interested in Dual Enrollment are encouraged to talk with their high school counselor as early as possible as there are deadlines that must be met. Students, parents, and counselors should together carefully assess whether Dual Enrollment is a good fit for the student. Students should be aware that college courses are typically more rigorous than high school courses and move at a faster pace. Also, Dual Enrollment courses result in real college credit and the grades become a part of the student’s permanent college record. Grades earned through Dual Enrollment could impact future eligibility for college admission and scholarships. A student’s performance in a Dual Enrollment course could also impact eligibility for high school graduation.

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment funding program, administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, allows eligible high school students to take approved college courses at little or no cost. The approved courses are provided on the Dual Enrollment Course Directory on the GAfutures website. Additional information on funding eligibility requirements, award amounts, funding application process and other aspects of the program can be accessed from the Dual Enrollment page on GAfutures.

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Course Selection and Advisement

Funding Application and Self-Pay Course Approval Form