An applicant who is a high school junior or senior may take courses while still in high school and earn both high school and college credit. To participate in the Dual Enrollment program, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited public or private secondary high school. Dual Enrollment/Accel students can take their courses at both the Swainsboro and Statesboro locations.
Homeschooled students may be considered for joint enrollment if they are enrolled in Non-traditional Educational Centers that are recognized by GAPSAC or by state departments of education. Students attending non-accredited home school programs or non-accredited high schools may also be eligible to participate in joint enrollment opportunities if they meet all general admission requirements for dual enrollment and have validated their on-track Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units according to the policy of the institution to which they are applying. Institutions are encouraged to include information about joint enrollment requirements for students from non-accredited home school programs or non-accredited high schools in their catalog and on their web sites.(BOR Handbook Section 3.2.6)
To be eligible for the Accel program (or other Dual Enrolled programs) you must meet the following:
Minimum SAT composite score of 970 (minimum 430 Critical Reading/400 Math) OR a minimum ACT composite of 20 (minimum 17 English/17 Math).
(SAT Writing and ACT Reading do NOT factor into combined score).
Information for requesting official scores can be found at www.collegeboard.org or www.actstudent.org.
- Approval from High School guidance counselor and parents/guardians.
- High School academic GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, excluding electives and weighted grades.
Be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum, as defined by the University System of Georgia:
- 4 English Credits
- 4 Math Credits
- 4 Science credits
- 3 Social Sciences credits
- 2 Foreign Language credits (same language)
Any student wanting to participate in Accel or another Dual Enrollment program (like Move On When Ready) program should speak with their high school guidance counselor before starting the application process as listed below.
- EGSC Application for Admission (The $20 application fee is waived)
- Completed ACCEL application via GaCollege411 OR Completed MOWR paperwork (contact HS Counselor)
- EGSC Certificate of Immunization Must have all required immunizations - MMR1 & 2, Chickenpox/Varicella, Hepatitis B series, and a Tetanus shot taken in 2003 or later
Special Note: All grades issued to Dual Enrollment students will be recorded as letter grades based on the College’s grading system. College instructors will not issue numerical grades.