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Dual Enrollment

High school students who are excelling academically may enroll in identified courses or programs which normally require a high school diploma. The credits earned by completing the college course(s) must be applied to both the high school academic record/transcript and college academic record/transcript. A Dual Credit Agreement, or an Accel Program Application or Move on When Ready Participant Form must be completed by the student, parent, high school official, and college official. The Dual Credit Agreement, Accel Program Application or Move on When Ready Participant Form must identify the specific college courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Certificate & Diploma Dual Enrollment Programs

Program availability is based on individual program agreements between local high schools and WGTC. Each agreement specifies the program of study and the course alignment between the college course(s) and the high school course(s). The credits earned by completing the college course(s) must be applied to the high school academic record/transcript and college academic record/transcript. Please check with an admissions counselor for program availability for specific area high schools.

Georgia high school students dually enrolled in a certificate or diploma program may receive the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Grant if they complete the HOPE Grant application process and meet all HOPE Grant eligibility requirements. Credit hours paid by the HOPE Grant for the student will not count towards the limit of postsecondary hours paid for by the HOPE Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for dual enrollment certificate or diploma programs, the student:
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Must meet the minimum placement test scores required by the college.
  • Must be in good academic standing in his or her high school program.
  • Must complete the West Georgia Student Application process.
  • Must submit a Dual Credit Agreement signed by student, parent and high school official.
  • Must, if applying for the HOPE Grant, complete the HOPE Grant application process and meet all HOPE Grant eligibility requirements.

Degree Level Core Course Dual Enrollment (Accel Program)

The High School Accel Program allows Georgia high school students who are excelling academically to enroll in identified degree level core courses while still enrolled in high school.  The high school certifying official must identify the high school course(s) to be substituted by the postsecondary course(s). The college official must identify the postsecondary course(s) to be completed as identified in the Course Directory for High School Courses and College Equivalents for the ACCEL Program. The credits earned by completing the college course(s) must be applied to both the high school academic record/transcript and college academic record/transcript.

The program is funded by Georgia state revenues, and the credit hours paid by the Accel Program for the student will not count towards the limit of postsecondary hours paid for by the HOPE Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for the Accel program, the student:
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Must meet the minimum placement test scores required by the college.
  • Must be in good academic standing in his or her high school program.
  • Must complete the WGTC Student Application process.
  • Student and parent must complete Part I of the Accel Program Application online at www.georgiacollege411.org. The application must be completed at least four weeks prior to registration for each semester.
  • High School Counselor must identify the high school courses to be satisfied by the college courses prior to registration each semester through the STARS database.

Move on When Ready

The Move on When Ready (MOWR) program provides Georgia public high school students the opportunity to attend college full-time during their junior and senior years. Once admitted, the participating student will take all coursework with West Georgia Technical College. The student’s tuition and fees are paid through the local school system.  Courses completed through the MOWR program do not count against the HOPE Scholarship or Grant hours.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Must meet the minimum placement test scores required by the college.
  • Must be in good academic standing in his or her high school program.
  • Must have attended a Georgia public high school full-time the prior year (full year).
  • Must be able to meet high school graduation requirements by completing only the college courses.
  • Must attend the college full-time.
  • Student, parent and high school official must complete the MOWR Participant Permission Form. The high school official must identify the high school courses to be satisfied by the college courses.

For More Information Contact:

Your high school counselor or CTAE/Vocational Director
OR
If you attend high school in Douglas, Haralson or Carroll County, please contact:

Loretta Person, High School Coordinator
West Georgia Technical College
4600 Timber Ridge Drive
Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone: 770.947.7272
Fax: 770.947.3896
Email:loretta.person@westgatech.edu

If you attend high school in Coweta, Heard, Troup or Meriwether County, please contact:

Leigh Cunningham, High School Coordinator
West Georgia Technical College
160 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Newnan, Georgia  30263
Phone:  770.755.7409
Fax: 770.755.7680
Email: leigh.cunningham@westgatech.edu

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