Move On When Ready

Move On When Ready

What is Move On When Ready (MOWR)?

Simply put, Move On When Ready (MOWR) is the express lane to a great future! MOWR allows Georgia high school students to be dually-enrolled in their high school and college level classes at the same time. By doing so, these students can earn literally years' worth of college credit and/or a technical degree, diploma or certification. MOWR students enjoy FREE tuition, FREE use of books and any college resource. Once enrolled, these students become part of the Columbus Technical College family.

Classes may be offered at a student's home high school or at our college campus. MOWR courses must meet both high school and college curriculum standards. Since MOWR classes generally covers more material than high school courses, they are most often taught by a college instructor.

Who can enroll?

  • 9th - 12th graders
  • Must be currently enrolled at any participating Georgia public, private or home school
  • Students must meet minimum placement score requirements

Need more info? Download our brochure here, call our MOWR office at 706-641-5660, or email us at

Is Financial Aid available?

MOWR is funded through a special grant and does not affect a student's future use of Georgia's HOPE Scholarship or Grant. For more information on the HOPE program, view the Technical College System of Georgia HOPE Information or contact your school counselor.

*Students below the junior level who are currently in a high school career and technical education course may be eligible to participate in Move On When Ready programs.

Get on the fast track to a Technical Certificate of Credit!

If you're a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior that's interested in getting a big head start on a rewarding, hands-on, technically-savvy career and you go to school in Chattahoochee, Harris, Muscogee, Quitman, Stewart or Talbot county, then this MOWR option is for you. Earn a complete technical certification while still in high school! Students must successfully meet Columbus Technical College admissions requirements and have permission from their parents. Here is a list of the participating programs: 

Automotive Technology

Certified Nurse Aide


Certified Life & Health Insurance Specialist

Certified Manufacturing Specialist

Customer Service Specialist


Criminal Justice Certificate

Childhood Development Specialist

Emergency Medical Responder

General Education Core Classes (English, College Algebra, etc.)


Another option is Georgia's Alternate Diploma Path. This law offers an alternate path to high school graduation for students who have completed certain requirements at their high school. In order to participate, students must have finished the 10th grade and successfully completed certain courses and all required tests associated with them. To answer any MOWR questions you may have, download this flyer, contact your high school counselor or call our MOWR Coordinator at 706-641-5660.