What is Dual Enrollment?
The Dual Enrollment program (formerly known as Move On When Ready) 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. provides opportunities for eligible high school students to enroll at East Georgia State College* and earn both high school and college credit via part-time or full-time enrollment. When satisfactorily completed, such courses will count both toward high school graduation and college credit. Student must remain in good academic standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher to remain eligible for the program. Students can enroll only in courses approved by the high school counselor and those listed in the Course Directory published by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. There is no residency or citizenship requirement to participate in the Dual Enrollment program. The program is offered during all terms of the school year: fall, spring and summer semester and is currently only available at the Swainsboro and Statesboro campus locations.
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.
Please be aware that the program does not cover course related fees or outside reading texts. Students taking a science with a lab will be responsible for a science lab fee.
Optional, supplemental or suggested textbooks are not covered by the Dual Enrollment program and are the responsibility of the student.
What are the Requirements?
Attend a Dual Enrollment participating school public or private secondary educational institution within the State of Georgia. Ask your guidance counselor to be sure your school is approved to participate.
o Students attending a participating home school program operated pursuant to §O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 that has been approved by the Georgia Student Finance Commission must meet the required SAT/ACT testing requirement. See USG Policy 184.108.40.206.
Eligible SAT, ACT, Compass or Accuplacer test scores
o SAT: Minimum combined score of at least 1050 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing + Math on redesigned exam) with at least a minimum score of 24 Reading and 22 Math
Minimum combined score of at least 970 with at least a minimum score of 430 Critical Reading and 400 Math (for SATs taken prior to March 2016)
o ACT: Minimum English 17/Math 17, composite of 20
o AccuPlacer: Minimum Reading 61/WritePlacer 4/Elementary Algebra 67. If Reading score is 75 or higher, WritePlacer is not required. To be eligible for College Algebra, students must have a score of 79 or higher in Elementary Algebra.
- Have a High School academic GPA of 3.0 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions).
- Obtain approval from high school guidance counselor and parents/guardians
- Be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), as defined by the University System of Georgia.
**We can only make a decision based on the highest scores that we receive. Please make sure that scores are up-to-date. If you submit scores and then take the test again, then you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will simply reassess your file and make another decision based on the updated scores.
- Dual Enrollment Counselor Informational Card
- Dual Enrollment Parent/Guardian Flyer
- Dual Enrollment Checklist
Application Deadlines (Priority)
Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: April 1
I'm Eligible, How Can I Become a Dual Enrollment Student?
Step 1 : Discuss your plan to apply for Dual Enrollment with your parents and high school counselor. Work with your high school counselor to ensure you meet the Dual Enrollment requirements (i.e. HOPE, GPA, test scores, etc.) Your high school counselor will assist you in selecting your high school classes and the Dual Enrollment coordinator will assist you in selecting your college classes.
Step 2 : Submit an application for admission to East Georgia State College ($20 application fee is waived). Your high counselor will be able to assist you with setting up your GAfutures account. If you wish to speak to an EGSC counselor to get more information before applying, please feel free to stop by any of our office locations (Swainsboro, Statesboro or Augusta), call us at (478) 289-2169 or email us.
Step 3 : Complete the GAfutures Dual Enrollment Program Funding Application. Your high counselor will be able to assist you with setting up your GAfutures account. Students attending a home study program or do not have a Social Security number must complete the paper Dual Enrollment program funding application. As a part of your Dual Enrollment application process, your parents must give permission for you to participate in the Dual Enrollment program. After completing the Dual Enrollment application, you need to meet with your high school counselor to discuss approved courses and submit the Dual Enrollment agreement form, which must be completed and submitted prior to the first day of classes at East Georgia State College. Please note this application goes directly to the Georgia Student Finance Commission and NOT East Georgia.
Step 4 : Submit a completed Dual Enrollment Student Participation Agreement. Please print this form and complete it fully with your guidance counselor and parent/guardian after discussing the courses to enroll in. It should be returned to Student Affairs by the student or guidance counselor in order for an admission decision to be made. The form can be submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or faxed to 478-289-2353.
- See Dual Enrollment Course Directory for available course options
Step 5 : Check your admissions status here to see when/if you have been accepted to EGSC. Once acceptance has been determined, you will receive an official acceptance letter within 2-4 weeks from decision date.
I'm Accepted, What's Next?
Step 1 : Make an appointment with the Dual Enrollment Coordinator. Please note that some college courses may have pre-requisites and you may not be eligible for those courses. Sign up for your registration appointment at the link below.
IMPORTANT: If you make any changes to your course schedule after your Dual Enrollment application has been approved, you must complete a new Dual Enrollment agreement form and have the new course(s) approved by both your high school counselor and the Dual Enrollment coordinator. Students are also not permitted to withdraw from a currently enrolled course without prior approval from their high school counselor verifying if the course will affect their high school graduation requirements.
Step 2 : Log-in and activate your myEGSC account. Click here for instructions on how to obtain your login and password information. Prior to attending Orientation, you must submit a photo for your student ID online here.
Step 3 : Take a copy of your official college schedule to your high school counselor prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure that your high school class schedule is appropriately adjusted. This can be printed from your myEGSC account.
Step 4 : Attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation. All first-time EGSC Dual Enrollment students are required to attend Orientation as it provides students and their families with a more informed understanding of resources, policies, and new student expectations. Key elements of the program include a sequence of informational sessions for students and parents, training on myEGSC and its applications. Since students have the ability to take their Dual Enrollment classes at their high school or at either the Swainsboro or Statesboro campus, we strongly encourage students to attend the Orientation session most convenient for them. Orientation registration is required and the registration link will be emailed to students that will include the date, time, and location. Parents are also highly encouraged to attend. Both students and parents will be given information about the Dual Enrollment program and East Georgia State College.
I'm a Returning Dual Enrollment student, what's next?
Dual Enrollment students who wish to continue in the program from one semester to the next must first meet with their high school counselor to discuss what courses they need in order to fulfill high school graduation requirements. During the meeting the students must receive a completed Student Participation Agreement from their counselor to guide their advisement appointment at East Georgia. Students must bring the Student Participation Agreement with them to their advisement appointment for registration. Sign up for your registration appointment at the link below.
Swainsboro Returning Dual Enrollment Group Advisement/Registration
Statesboro Returning Dual Enrollment Group Advisement/Registration
Every term of enrollment as an Dual Enrollment student, you must:
- Complete an online Dual Enrollment application. This is required prior to each term you want to take classes, not just prior to your first term.
- See your high school counselor
- See the Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Dual Enrollment students contact:
Brandy Murphy, Dual Enrollment coordinator