What is Dual Enrollment?
The Dual Enrollment program (formerly known as Move On When Ready/ACCEL) is a state-funded program for high school (public, private, and approved home-study) students that provides dual enrollment tuition assistance in Georgia. The program offers the opportunity to earn dual credit, satisfying high school and college Required High School Curriculum. provides opportunities for eligible high school students to enroll at East Georgia State College* and earn both high school and college credit via part-time or full-time enrollment. When satisfactorily completed, such courses will count both toward high school graduation and college credit. Student must remain in good academic standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher to remain eligible for the program. Students can enroll only in courses approved by the high school counselor and those listed in the Course Directory published by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. There is no residency or citizenship requirement to participate in the Dual Enrollment program.
Interested in Dual Enrollment?
Attend a Dual Enrollment day! Potential Dual Enrollment students will have the opportunity to visit campus and get started on the Admissions process for becoming a Dual Enrollment student. They will be able to complete the admissions application, submit transcripts and other paperwork, as well as test with the Accuplacer if required. The student will leave the day understanding if they are eligible for the program and what the next steps are to become an EGSC Dual Enrollment student.
The Dual Enrollment program covers 100% of tuition for approved courses, all mandatory, non-course related fees, and textbooks for approved courses. Students may incur expenses for course-related fees and supplies required for a particular course, or optional fees.
Please be aware that the program does not cover course related fees or outside reading texts. Students taking a science with a lab will be responsible for a science lab fee.
Optional, supplemental or suggested textbooks are not covered by the Dual Enrollment program and are the responsibility of the student.
The admissions requirements for Dual Enrollment include:
- Attend a Dual Enrollment participating school public or private secondary educational institution within the State of Georgia. Ask your guidance counselor to be sure your school is approved to participate.
- Minimum 3.0 overall high school GPA, as calculated by EGSC, in courses used to satisfy the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) requirements in English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science and Foreign Language
Test scores - The following minimum scores are required:
o ACT : 17 English and 17 Math, with combined composite score of 20 OR
o old SAT : 430 Critical Reading and 400 Math, with combined score of 970 OR
o new SAT* : 24 Reading and 22 Math OR
o Accuplacer : 63** Reading Comprehension and 4 WritePlacer and 67 Elementary Algebra OR
o Next-Gen Accuplacer : 237 Reading Comprehension and 4 WritePlacer and 258 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
- Lawful Presence documentation
- Completed participation agreement signed by the student, parent/guardian, and high school counselor. Please retain a copy for your records
- Completed funding application submitted by student and approved by counselor. Failure to do so will result in classes being dropped for non-payment!
* Using the College Board concordance tables, the new SAT scores will be converted to the old SAT equivalents to determine the combined Critical Reading + Math score required for admission. The combined, converted Critical Reading and Math score must total 970 in addition to meeting the individual score requirements. You can reference the new concordance tables online.
** Students must have a 63 or higher Reading score or 237 or higher NextGen Reading score and a Writeplacer score of 4 or higher to eligible for College English; a score of 79 or higher in Elementary Algebra or a score of 266 or higher in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics to be eligible for College Algebra.
Test Requirements for Placement
Effective Summer 2018, USG placement guidelines have changed. Please see chart below to review your scoring placement.
|SCORE REQUIRED FOR PLACEMENT||COURSE PLACEMENT|
ACT English>=17 OR
SAT (old)-Critical Reading>=430 OR
SAT (new)-Reading Test>=24 OR
Accuplacer Reading Comprehension>=63 and WritePlacer>=4
Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading Comprehension>=237 and WritePlacer>=4
ACT Math between 17-19 OR
SAT (old)-Math between 400-460 OR
SAT (new)-Math Test between 22-25 OR
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra between 67-78 OR
NextGen Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics between 258-265
|MATH 1001, not eligible for MATH 1111|
ACT Math>=20 OR
SAT (old)-Math>=470 OR
SAT (new)-Math Test>=25.5 OR
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra>=79 OR
NextGen Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics >=266
**We can only make a decision based on the highest scores that we receive. Please make sure that scores are up-to-date. If you submit scores and then take the test again, then you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will reassess your file based on the updated scores.
- Dual Enrollment Counselor Informational Card
- Dual Enrollment Parent/Guardian Flyer
- Dual Enrollment Checklist
Application Deadlines (Priority)
Fall - May 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - April 1
Step 1 : Discuss your plan to apply for Dual Enrollment with your parents and high school counselor. Work with your high school counselor to ensure you meet the Dual Enrollment requirements (i.e. HOPE, GPA, test scores, etc.) Your high school counselor will assist you in selecting your high school classes and the Dual Enrollment coordinator will assist you in selecting your college classes.
Step 2 : Submit an application for admission to East Georgia State College ($20 application fee is waived) via GAfutures. Your high counselor will be able to assist you with setting up your GAfutures account. If you wish to speak to an EGSC counselor to get more information before applying, please feel free to stop by any of our office locations (Swainsboro, Statesboro or Augusta), call us at (478) 289-2017 or email us.
Step 4 : Complete the GAfutures Dual Enrollment Program Funding Application. Your high counselor will be able to assist you with setting up your GAfutures account. Students attending a home study program or do not have a Social Security number must complete the paper Dual Enrollment program funding application. As a part of your Dual Enrollment application process, your parents must give permission for you to participate in the Dual Enrollment program. After completing the Dual Enrollment application, you need to meet with your high school counselor to discuss approved courses and submit the Dual Enrollment agreement form, which must be completed and submitted prior to the first day of classes at East Georgia State College. Please note this application goes directly to the Georgia Student Finance Commission and NOT East Georgia State College.
Step 5 : Submit a completed Dual Enrollment Student Participation Agreement. Please print this form and complete it fully with your guidance counselor and parent/guardian after discussing the courses to enroll in. It should be returned to Student Affairs by the student or guidance counselor in order for an admission decision to be made. The form can be submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or faxed to 478-289-2353.
- See Dual Enrollment Course Directory for available course options
I'm Accepted, What's Next?
Step 1 : Make an appointment with the Dual Enrollment Coordinator. Please note that some college courses may have pre-requisites and you may not be eligible for those courses. Sign up for your registration appointment by clicking on the campus you will be attending.
IMPORTANT: If you make any changes to your course schedule after your Dual Enrollment application has been approved, you must complete a new Dual Enrollment agreement form and have the new course(s) approved by both your high school counselor and the Dual Enrollment coordinator. Students are also not permitted to withdraw from a currently enrolled course without prior approval from their high school counselor verifying if the course will affect their high school graduation requirements.
Step 2 : Log-in and activate your myEGSC account. Click here for instructions on how to obtain your login and password information. Prior to attending Orientation, you must submit a photo for your student ID online here.
Step 3 : Take a copy of your official college schedule to your high school counselor prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure that your high school class schedule is appropriately adjusted. This can be printed from your myEGSC account.
Step 4 : Attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation. All first-time EGSC Dual Enrollment students are required to attend Orientation as it provides students and their families with a more informed understanding of resources, policies, and new student expectations. Key elements of the program include a sequence of informational sessions for students and parents, training on myEGSC and its applications. Since students have the ability to take their Dual Enrollment classes at their high school or at either the Swainsboro or Statesboro campus, we strongly encourage students to attend the Orientation session most convenient for them. Orientation registration is required and the registration link will be emailed to students that will include the date, time, and location. Parents are also highly encouraged to attend. Both students and parents will be given information about the Dual Enrollment program and East Georgia State College.
I'm a Returning Dual Enrollment student, what's next?
Dual Enrollment students who wish to continue in the program from one semester to the next must first meet with their high school counselor to discuss what courses they need in order to fulfill high school graduation requirements. During the meeting the students must receive a completed Student Participation Agreement from their counselor to guide their advisement appointment at East Georgia. Students must bring the Student Participation Agreement with them to their advisement appointment for registration. Sign up for your registration appointment by clicking on the campus you will be attending
Every term of enrollment as an Dual Enrollment student, you must:
- Complete an online Dual Enrollment application. This is required prior to each term you want to take classes, not just prior to your first term.
- See your high school counselor
- See the Dual Enrollment Coordinator