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1 Interested in earning college credit while you are still in high school? College Credit Now might be the choice for you.

2 The Georgia Department of Education has several opportunities for students to investigate to find the best fit. They are under a program called College Credit Now, otherwise known as Dual Enrollment.

3 Why consider Dual Enrollment? Provides opportunities for students to obtain high school and college credit simultaneously. Dual enrolled courses eases the transition from high school to college. Provides students an early start on their college careers. Saves students and parents money.

4 Why NOT Dual Enrollment? There are many advantages for dual enrollment. However, it is not the right fit for everyone. It best fits the student who is TRULY ready to be a college student. Being enrolled in college and high school at the same time can make it difficult to be active on the high school campus and other high school activities. You are not in school with friends on a daily basis. Colleges admissions prefer AP courses over Dual Enrollment courses.

5 College Credit Now Programs Accel Gateway to College Articulated Credit Residential Programs Move On When Ready Early College Hope Grant

6 Accel and Move On When Ready are the most common programs BHS students choose. Accel Move On When Ready

7 A Comparison Accel Can be part-time of full- time Academic courses only Hours count against HOPE cap Georgia Lottery funds Move On When Ready Must be full-time at college- 12 semester hours Academic, Electives and CTAE courses Doesn’t count against HOPE cap FTE (local high school) based funding

8 If you are interested in a College Credit Now Program, please visit or

9 Setting Goals It is important that you set goals for your future. To begin, – you need to consider career choices. – You need to consider high school course choices. A great tool to use is GAcollege411 – – Use it for career inventories – Creating a 5 year plan – Previewing colleges and admissions – Prepare for the GHSGT

10 Questions ? Visit the Guidance Office for more information


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