East Georgia State College has accepted 95 new students into their Move on When Ready program for the Fall semester. Sixteen of these students are in Glascock/Warren County, 12 at Metter High, and the remainder are from 16 various schools in EGSC’s service area, including two homeschooled students.
“The changes made to dual enrollment have truly increased the interest from our area schools,” said Brandy Murphy, Student Affairs Counselor at EGSC.
The Move on When Ready program is a grant that provides for students who are enrolled in both public/private high school or a homeschool program as well as an eligible college or technical school in Georgia. Students take college coursework for credit towards both high school graduation/home study completion and college requirements. To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in the tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade of a private or public high school in Georgia or a properly-operating home study program in Georgia; be admitted to an eligible, participating USG, TCSG or private postsecondary institution as a dual credit enrollment student; be enrolled in courses listed in the approved MOWR Course Directory; and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the eligible postsecondary institution.
Students participating in the MOWR Program receive free college tuition and books, and all fees are waived. They are able to take courses in 22 programs of study at East Georgia State College, and the credits are transferable to any college in the University System of Georgia, plus many others. Another benefit to participating in the program is that college credits do count towards new high school graduation rigor requirements and HOPE Scholarship rigor requirements. Even better, college credits taken while in high school do not count against HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours after you graduate from high school.
The MOWR program is funded through state appropriations and administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Students interested in this program can contact EGSC MOWR Advisor Brandy Murphy at 478-289-2922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.