Simply put, Dual Enrollment is the express lane to a great future! Dual Enrollment allows Georgia high school students to be dually-enrolled in their high school and college level classes at the same time.
Classes may be offered at a student’s home high school or at our college campus. Dual Enrollment courses must meet both high school and college curriculum standards. Since Dual Enrollment classes generally cover more material than high school courses, they are most often taught by a college instructor.
Who is eligible?
Eligible students in grades 11-12 seeking a high school diploma from an eligible Georgia high school, home school, or home study program. For 10th-graders interested in the program, see program requirements for details.
How many hours can a student take?
Students may enroll part-time or full-time — up to 15 credit hours.
How much does it cost?
The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) foots the bill for the first 30 credit hours of dual enrollment – this includes the same number of hours’ worth of HOPE funds. GSFC covers all standard tuition, mandatory fees, and required book expenses. Students may be responsible for certain course-related fees or supplies.
When does Columbus Tech offer dual enrollment classes?
Columbus Tech offers dual enrollment classes in all three terms – fall, spring, and summer.
Dual Enrollment Application Process
- Apply for Dual Enrollment at Columbus Tech
- Complete the GAfutures Dual Enrollment Funding Application HERE!
- Email qualifying scores to Columbus Tech: email@example.com
Another option is called High School Graduation Option B. This law (formerly known as Senate Bill or SB2) offers an alternate path to high school graduation. Students may choose to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and a post-secondary credential like two (2) Technical Certificates of Credit in a specific career pathway, a diploma, or an associate degree. Qualified students may take some of the high school required classes under the Dual Enrollment program. To answer any Dual Enrollment questions you may have, download this flyer, contact your high school counselor or call 706-649-1800.
How to Look Up Qualifying Scores
HOPE GPA – can only be looked up on the GAfutures.org website. Your HOPE GPA is NOT listed on your high school transcript. If you have at least a 2.6 HOPE GPA after the completion of 10th grade, no other test scores are required. If it does not automatically calculate then please update your GAfutures Profile to include your social security number and birthday. The best way to capture the required information is by selecting/highlighting the two boxes (start with “student information” and end at “standardized test score reports received”). Right click the selected/highlighted boxes to print as a PDF so it can be emailed as an attachment.
PSAT – scores can be looked up on the collegeboard.org website. Depending on your school district, most high school students take the PSAT in 8th grade and/or 10th grade. The PSAT is a test administered during the regular school day. The scores can be saved as a PDF to be sent as an email attachment. Choose View Scores then download the report.
SAT and ACT – scores can be looked up on the collegeboard.org website for SAT and on the act.org website for ACT. The SAT and ACT are not administered during the regular school day. They require pre-registration, a fee, and usually scheduled on a Saturday morning. You do not need to pay to send your scores to our college. The scores can be saved as a PDF to be sent as an email attachment. Choose View Scores then download the report.
ELA Milestones – scores can be looked up on Infinite Campus under SLDS Portal if you are a Muscogee County student. If not, please ask your high school counselor for your scores. An ELA Milestones score of at least a 525 will qualify you for most degree level classes except Math, Economics, or Science courses.
To apply online for Dual Enrollment click HERE!
For Faxed forms – Forms need to be faxed to the attention of Dual Enrollment at (706) 321-5744.
For Scanned forms – Send scanned forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Mailed forms – Send to:
Columbus Technical College
Attn: Dual Enrollment
928 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31904
Need more info? Call 706-641-5660 or Email: email@example.com