• What is Dual Enrollment ?

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    Dual Enrollment (formerly MOWR) is Georgia's dual enrollment program for high school students which is also called High School Graduation Opportunity. This program allows students to take college-level and technical college-level courses and earn credit toward both a high school diploma and a college degree while still in high school.

     

    Regular Dual Enrollment OR Option A 

     An eligible high school student shall meet the following requirements, pursuant to O.C.G. A. & 20-2-161.3, in order to be awarded a high school diploma:

     (i) Receives a score of admission acceptable on the readiness assessment required by the eligible postsecondary institution.

    (ii) Earns two secondary credits in State Board identified high school courses that culminate in a state administered end-of-course assessment in each of the following subject areas: English/language arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Eligible high school students must participate in the appropriate end-of-course assessment.

    (I)However, State Board of Education Rule 160-3-1-.07 TESTING PROGRAMS – STUDENT ASSESSMENT (2)(j)1 establishes certain exemptions from end-of-course assessments.

    (iii) Earns one secondary credit in health and physical education.

    (iv) Completes approved postsecondary courses that satisfy high school graduation requirements.

    (v) Earns the requisite credits required by State Board of Education Rule 160-4-2- .48 High School Graduation Requirements for Students Enrolling in the Ninth Grade for the First Time in the 2008-09 School Year and Subsequent Years.

     Regular DE or Option A Summary

    • Available to all 9-12 grade students who have been admitted to a post-secondary institution
    • Once approved, may enroll full or part-time in approved credit-bearing college courses
      • Full time status is 12-15 semester hours, or 15-18 quarter hours. However, students can only enroll for up to 15 semester hours or 12 semester hours.
    •  Courses may be taken before, during or after regular school hours on the college campus, online, or at the Academy for Advanced Studies
      • Courses can be taken in more than one location in any combination or classes
    • Courses may be taken in the fall, spring, and/or summer terms at post-secondary institutions

    SB2 or Option B:

    An eligible high school student shall meet the following requirements, pursuant to O.C.G.A § 20-2-149.2, in order to be awarded a high school diploma:

    (i) Receives a score of admission acceptable on the readiness assessment required by the eligible postsecondary institution.

    (ii) Earns two secondary credits in state required ninth and tenth grade level high school courses or their equivalent: two English courses, two mathematics courses, two science courses, and two social studies courses; and any state required tests associated with any such course.

    (I)At a minimum, students pursuing a high school diploma according to the provisions of (2)(g) of this rule must successfully complete and pass the following courses and participate in the specified end-of-course assessments: Algebra I or Coordinate Algebra, and Geometry or Analytic Geometry, and Biology, and Ninth Grade Literature.

    (iii) Earns one secondary credit in health and physical education.

    (iv) Completes one of the following postsecondary requirements:

    (I)An associate degree program; or

    (II)A technical college diploma program and all postsecondary academic education and technical education and training prerequisites for any state, national, or industry occupational certifications or licenses required to work in the field; or

    (III)At least two technical college certificate of credit programs in one specific career pathway and all postsecondary academic education and technical education and training prerequisites for any state, national, or industry occupational certifications or licenses required to work in the field as determined by the Technical College System of Georgia.

    (v) A student who meets the requirements of sections (2)(g) 1. (i) through (iv) shall be deemed to have met all graduation requirements of the State Board of Education and shall not be subject to any courses or assessments otherwise required for purposes of graduation.

    SB2 or Option B Summary

    • Under SB 2, students who have completed 2 credits in English/Language Arts, 2 credits in Science, 2 credits in Math, 2 credits in Social Studies, and 1 credit in Health/PE may enroll full time in a post-secondary institution to complete an associates degree or a series of technical certificate programs while earning their high school diploma at the same time. For more information regarding Option B or SB 2,  click here OR SB2 Flyer for the flyer.

     What do I need to do first?

    Explore Dual Enrollment (MOWR) information early! If you are interested in Dual Enrollment, you will need time to ensure that you meet local school and college entry requirements, including taking the SAT/ACT, or other placement/admission assessments required. 

     

    • Take the “Are You Ready for "Dual Enrollment/MOWR” quiz. Click here for the quiz.

    • The law requires that you conference with your high school counselor before being approved for Dual Enrollment. The Dual Enrollment Participation Agreement and the  Dual Enrollment Checklist will be completed during the conference with your school counselor.