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High School Programs


mowrgirlCoastal Pines Technical College offers Move On When Ready (MOWR) programs that provide exceptional opportunities for high school students to earn college credit while completing their high school diploma. It’s the fast lane to a college education!

Dual credit (MOWR) programs expose high school students to college courses earlier. This helps facilitate a smooth transition to college upon graduating from high school. Since state funds will pay the college tuition, MOWR courses will jump start a college education and open pathways to exciting careers at virtually no expense to the student and his or her parents. High School students enrolled at Coastal Pines Technical College are offered the same opportunities as any other student, including eligibility for academic honors and participation in student activities.

Classes are offered at your high school or at one of our college locations. For more information on CPTC programs for high school students, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below!

Move On When Ready (MOWR)

Move On When Ready program allows qualified high school students to enroll in any academic or technical course from the MOWR Course directory or enroll in a program (Associate Degree, Diploma or Technical Certificate of Credit).  Students are required to meet college admission requirements and obtain permission from the high school guidance counselor and parent or guardian.  Students completing approved courses will earn high school credit and college credit at the same time. 

Participants are provided all books and consumable supplies for MOWR program courses. Additionally, any regular college fees are waived for program participants. Hours attempted as part of the MOWR program and paid for by the HOPE Grant will not be counted in the HOPE Grant or HOPE Scholarship credit hour cap.

CPTC offers several degree level core classes that are now guaranteed to transfer to any Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) or University System of Georgia (USG) institution. A list of these approved courses can be accessed at

Joint Enrollment

High school students may enroll in diploma or technical certificate programs at CPTC if college admission requirements are met and permission from the high school guidance counselor and parent or guardian is obtained. Joint enrolled students receive college credit only. Students attend classes at a CPTC location after the high school day has ended.

Hours attempted as part of the Joint Enrollment program and paid for by the HOPE Grant will be counted in the HOPE Grant credit hour cap. 

Articulation of High School Courses

Articulated credit may be awarded for coursework completed under formal statewide articulation agreements when established competencies have been achieved. Testing will be required to document attainment of required competencies. A grade of “AC” (A, B, or C) will be awarded. Articulated credit will not be included in the calculation of the student’s institutional grade point average (except for consideration of program admission into competitive admissions programs).

High School Programs Questions

Questions & Answers

What program should I enroll in?

For information and statistics about jobs close to home, check out the Georgia Career Information Center (GCIS). GCIS is an internet-based system that has several components which provide current and accurate occupational and educational information to help young people make informed career choices. GCIS has research capabilities for programs of study, occupations (all aspects including growth and salaries), schools, job search, job retention, skills assessment, interest assessment and featured careers of the month. It also has the ability to generate letters for information from schools, and you can use GCIS to research financial aid and grant opportunities.

Click here for instructions on how to log on.

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I am ready to enroll! How do I get started?

High School students must complete the following steps to enroll: 

  • Complete Application for High School Students
  • Complete the Accuplacer (or equivalent) entrance exam
  • Complete the MOWR application for GSFC
  • Submit proof of lawful presence and residency (joint enrolled students only)

To complete the admissions process, each high school student will need to contact an CPTC Recruiter/High School Coordinator.

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How will I pay for my college classes?

All tuition, standard fees, and books are provided at no cost to MOWR students. To apply for financial aid, click on the appropriate form listed below.

Joint enrolled students must set up a profile on and complete the GSFAPPS financial aid application. MOWR students must set up a profile on and complete the MOWR financial aid application.

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What expenses will I be responsible for?

Each high school student will need to come to class equip with the standard items needed in a classroom setting. Each high school student is also responsible for purchasing any consumable items needed for college classes. Some examples include welding gloves/goggles, CPR certification cards, and scrubs.

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Will I be required to complete an entrance test to enroll in classes?

Each applicant must complete the Accuplacer placement exam or accepted placement tool. Accuplacer may be taken on site at the high school. The Accuplacer is a computer-based examination that measures basic writing, reading, numeric and algebraic skills. Minimum test score requirements are determined by program area. To sign up to take a placement test, please contact the high school guidance counselor or an CPTC High School Coordinator.

Click here for Accuplacer test review questions.

If a high school student has already completed the SAT or ACT exam, these scores may be used in place of the standard placement test.

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Will I get out of high school early?

The high school counselor determines if a student is able to miss part of her/her high school day. If a student will be receiving dual credit for the classes taken at CPTC, sometimes the student will be dismissed from high school early.

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What if I would like to withdraw from my college class after the semester begins?

The first three days of each semester are reserved as a Drop/Add period. During this time, each student can add, remove, or change his/her class schedule without any negative repercussions. This is an opportunity for a new student to test drive college classes.

Should a student withdraw from a course after the end of the third business day of the term, a grade of ‘W’, ‘WP’, or ‘WF’ will be recorded on the student’s transcript.

Withdrawing from a college class may impact a student’s high school graduation or continuation as a dual credit student.

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What happens if I withdraw from my college class after the Drop/Add period, or receive a failing grade in the college class?

Each student is required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to continue receiving financial aid awards. SAP is comprised of the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA), the student's completion rate, and maximum time frame. If a student fails to maintain SAP, he/she may become ineligible to receive future financial aid awards.

Should a student fail to make Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of each semester, he/she will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. The student will receive notification and financial aid will continue for the next semester of attendance at CPTC.

If at the end of the Financial Aid Warning period the student is still NOT making Satisfactory Academic Progress, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.

Failing or withdrawing from a college class may also impact a student’s high school graduation or continuation as a dual credit student.

For more information contact:

Tashina Jackson
Coastal Pines Technical College
4404 Glynco Parkway
Brunswick, Georgia 31525
(912) 280-4000 Ext. 4206 Office
(912) 424-3688 Work Cell
Serving Glynn and McIntosh Counties

Carley McDonald
Coastal Pines Technical College
1777 West Cherry Street
Jesup, Georgia 31545
(912) 588-2581 Office
(912) 288-7787 Work Cell
Serving Pierce, Long, and Wayne Counties

Kate Bussey
Coastal Pines Technical College
101 West 17th Street
Alma, Georgia 31510
(912) 632-2355 Office
(912) 387-1973 Work Cell
Serving Bacon, Appling, and Jeff Davis Counties

Eryn Parsons
Coastal Pines Technical College
1701 Carswell Avenue
Waycross, Georgia 31503
(912) 284-2509 Office
(912) 387-1887 Work Cell
Serving Brantley, Charlton, Clinch and Ware Counties

Rana Zauner
Coastal Pines Technical College
1701 Carswell Avenue
Waycross, Georgia 31503
(912) 287-6569 Office
(912) 288-4320 Work Cell
Serving Camden County

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Learn about the Dual Enrollment program

Please click here to learn more about the Dual Enrollment program.

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Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
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  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800


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