“Go Back. Move Ahead.” is a part of the Complete College Georgia initiative, specifically aimed at assisting Georgia residents who did not finish college to return and earn a one-year certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
“Go Back. Move Ahead.” offers:
- a simpler enrollment process
- more flexible ways to transfer earned college credits
- additional course schedule options
- a personal academic advisor
Options for returning to college include:
- enrolling on campus
- taking classes at a satellite location
- using the online options available
“Go Back. Move Ahead.” is a part of Gov. Deal’s “Complete College Georgia” initiative, which launched in 2011. It is projected that by 2020, more than 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require a college certificate or degree. Presently, however, only 42 percent of the state’s young adults have earned a college credential — creating a need for an additional 250,000 graduates.
The University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia serve more than 300,000 students each year and are a major component of Georgia’s economy. Gov. Deal and higher education administrators recognize that the state must do more to make it easier for Georgia adults to return to school and complete their degrees. This group includes approximately 1.1 million working-age adults, or 22 percent of the state’s population, who attended college for some time but did not finish.