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HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT Information And Procedures * Subject to change based on legislative action
WHAT IS THE HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM? The Dual Enrollment Program is an opportunity for qualified high school students to earn college credits. The student is “jointly” enrolled in high school and in college. The student can be a full time or part time college student. The student earns college credits as well as high school credits needed for graduation.
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT ACCEL (Part/Full Time) (Full Time) * Funded by State of Georgia * Funded by GCPS MOVE ON WHEN READY (MOWR)
WHERE CAN I ATTEND? A student may apply to attend any public college, private college, or technical college.
WHAT ABOUT TRANSFER CREDIT? It is the student’s responsibility to talk with colleges regarding their policies on Dual Enrollment credit. Generally, public colleges in the state of Georgia will honor any credit earned at any other Georgia public college when a grade of “C” or better is earned. Private colleges and out of state colleges vary on their acceptance of Dual Enrollment credit.
HOW DOES GRADING WORK? If colleges provide the high school with letter grades, the high school will transcribe the letter grade to the midpoint of the grading scale. A = 95 B = 85 C = 77 D = 72 F = 55 If an End of Course Test (EOCT) is required for a course taken at college (ie. Economics), the student must return to the high school and complete that test. The EOCT counts 20% of the student's final H.S. grade. If the student fails a class, it could jeopardize graduation! No points are added to the final grade (exception – 10 pts. are added to Georgia Tech –Calculus II)..50 rigor weight awarded for HOPE scholarship All Dual Enrollment classes are included on the high school transcript.
WHICH IS BETTER FOR ME? A student may choose to attend a college full time or part time. ACCELMOWR Part/Full Time Full Time FULL TIME OR PART TIME? Full time or part time college students. Maximum 15 college hours per semester. Four or five classes equaling 12 credit hours exactly per semester
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES? ACCEL Part/Full time college – up to 15 hrs. Academic classes only Tuition paid by State of Georgia Can drop/add classes Electronic Application MOWR Full time college – 12 hrs. Academic & approved elective classes Local school system pays tuition Cannot drop/add classes or switch to ACCEL Paper Application * Note: ACCEL and MOWR students will only be permitted to return to full time High School classes at the beginning of a semester.
GRADE CONVERSON ► 1 - 2 semester hour college classes =.5 HS credit. ► 3 - 5 semester hour college classes = 1.0 HS credit. Be aware – If students complete High School graduation requirements early, they will no longer be able to participate in Dual Enrollment or attend High School.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS? PROS Students get a head start on college. Students can ease into the college environment by taking less than a full schedule Flexible class schedule Save $$$ CONS Students must keep up with important Junior/Senior High School information. Many colleges prefer a different curriculum path (i.e. AP classes). Colleges will not communicate with parents of Dual Enrollment students.
BE AWARE!!! A student must meet the entrance requirements of the college. It is the student’s responsibility to register for the correct classes. The student is responsible for ALL interaction with the college. The college will not speak with a parent or the High School Coordinator regarding the student. Students must have all schedule changes approved by the High School Coordinator. Holidays such as Spring Break will be different from the Gwinnett County holidays. A student must be registered for the equivalent of at least 2.5 high school credits (2, 3-5 hr. college classes + 1, 1-2 hr. college class) of course work to participate in high school extracurricular activities.
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE The student must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident Alien. The student must meet the federal selective service registration requirements. The student must apply to the college of choice and meet the entrance requirements. The student must obtain written permission from the high school Dual Enrollment coordinator to participate in the program (to be mailed to the college with the transcript.) The student and parent must attend an advisement session. After being accepted to a college, the student must complete the ACCEL (electronic) or MOWR (paper) application. MOWR students must have been enrolled in their current high school during October and March of the previous year.
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT Requirements for GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE ► Submit Application and all supporting information to Georgia Gwinnett College. ► GPA Requirement – 3.0 Core GPA ► SAT Minimum – Math 460/Critical Reading 480 Composite 970 (CR+M) ► ACT Minimum – Math 19, English 21, Composite 20 ► Application Deadline – May 1, 2014
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT Requirements for GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY ► Submit Application and all supporting information to Georgia State. ► GPA Requirement – 3.0 Core GPA, 3.3 for MOWR ► SAT Minimum – Math 530/Critical Reading 530 Composite 970 (CR+M) ► ACT Minimum – Math 23, English 23, Composite 23 ► Application Deadline – May 1, 2014
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT Requirements for GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE ► Submit Application and all supporting information to Georgia Perimeter College. ► GPA Requirement – 3.0 Core GPA ► SAT Minimum – Math 440/Critical Reading 480 Minimum 970 (CR+M) ► ACT Minimum – Math 18, English 20, Composite 20 ► Application Deadline – July 1, 2014
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT Requirements for GWINNETT TECHNICAL COLLEGE ► Submit Application and all supporting information to Gwinnett Tech. ► GPA Requirement – NA ► SAT Minimum – Math 440/Critical Reading 480 Minimum 970 (CR+M) ► ACT Minimum – Math 19, English 20, Composite 20; Compass test also accepted ► Application Deadline – June 1, 2014
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT Policies and Procedures The following steps should be followed if you are planning to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program: ____ 1. Attend a Parent/Student Information Meeting. ____2. Complete the DHS application on the DHS website. ____3. Register for the SAT/ACT at www.collegeboard.com or www.actstudent.org www.collegeboard.comwww.actstudent.org ____4. Apply to and be accepted by the college/ university of your choice. Know the deadlines!
____5. After receiving your acceptance from the college/university, contact your High School’s Coordinator. ____6. Contact the college’s Dual Enrollment Coordinator to schedule your advisement meeting. You will select your college classes during this meeting. ____7. Bring copy of college schedule to DHS in early fall/spring. At this time, you DHS fall/spring schedule will be changed. ____8. Complete ACCEL or MOWR application. PROCEDURES CONT.
____9. Verify if an EOCT is required for any college course you are taking and report to the high school at the designated time to take the exam(s). ____10. At the end of the semester, provide a copy of your college/university grades and an official transcript to your High School Coordinator in a timely manner. ____11. Repeat steps 6 – 10 for second semester.