Dual Enrollment at Georgia Southern
Dual Enrollment courses are primarily available for eligible 11th or 12th grade (in some limited cases 9th-10th grade) high school students who are sixteen years or older. Students may enroll full-time or part-time in approved credit-bearing college-level courses. The Dual Enrollment program is available to 11th and 12th grade students at public and private high schools in the state of Georgia, or students who attend an eligible home study program. There is no residency or citizenship requirement to participate in the Dual Enrollment program.
Approved courses for dual enrollment are listed in the Approved Course Directory. Approved classes may include degree level or non-degree level courses in the five main academic areas (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language), as well as electives.
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 such as parking, housing, and dining. Dual Enrollment is available during fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Students must apply by submitting an application for admission to Georgia Southern (no application fee required), high school transcript, student participation agreement, and SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER scores. The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has produced and provided to the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) a directory of eligible public high school courses that can be substituted with college level coursework and applied toward high school graduation requirements for dual credit students. Georgia Student Finance Commission contact information - (770) 724-9000 or http://www.gsfc.org/.
Questions regarding this program should be directed to the student's high school counselor or the Office of Admissions. Students should confer with their high school counselor to determine which courses are necessary for satisfying high school graduation requirements. Placement in these courses cannot be guaranteed.
Dual Enrollment 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.
Note: All Dual Enrollment state policies are subject to change at any time per the State of Georgia Legislature and Georgia Student Finance Commission.
Admission Requirements for Dual Enrollment
To be admitted to the Dual Enrollment Program at Georgia Southern University, the student must satisfy the following1:
- Earn an academic grade point average of at least a 3.0 (85 on numeric scale) as recalculated by the Office of Admissions;
- Submit SAT scores of at least 1050 total (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing + Math on redesigned exam) or ACT scores of at least 20 Composite or ACCUPLACER2 scores of at least 237 Reading, 258 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics and 4 WritePlacer;
- Gain permission from their high school guidance counselor and parents by completing the student participation agreement;
- Meet all other regular (non-provisional) admission requirements.
Students who participate in Dual Enrollment during high school with a college or university other than Georgia Southern University must meet the University System of Georgia's dual enrollment requirements before credit will be awarded in transfer to Georgia Southern.
Dual Enrollment students will only receive letter grades from Georgia Southern University. Numeric grades are not provided to the high schools.
Admission requirements are subject to change.
ACCUPLACER scores cannot be used for freshmen admission.