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For Parents

picture of a middle aged woman celebrating cheeringWouldn't it be great to have your child's first year, or even two years of college paid for?

It is possible under Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program. In fact, last year over 17,000 students earned college credit at one of Georgia’s 22 technical colleges and saved time and money on the cost of college.

We encourage you to talk with your child’s high school counselor about the Dual Enrollment program and appropriate course options, as well as requirements for high school graduation.

You may have a lot of questions about the Dual Enrollment program, please feel free to contact any of the technical colleges or email mowr@coastalpines.edu for more information.

Who is eligible?
Students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade attending a participating Georgia high school or an approved home study program may be eligible to participate. Students must provide copies of their ACT or SAT scores or take the Accuplacer assessment. Click here for a list of test score requirements. Georgia’s technical colleges have no minimum high school GPA performance requirements.

What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?
• Dual enrollment reduces the cost of college and saves time
• Courses enhance critical thinking skills and increase confidence
• Students are better prepared for college
• Class sizes are smaller
• Students can 'test the waters' of their career choice
• Students obtain job skills for quicker entry into the workforce

National studies show students who enroll in dual enrollment programs participate in college at a higher rate than students who did not dual enroll (NACEP); and persist through at least two years at the college level (Community College Research Center at Columbia University).

Who pays for the tuition, fees and books?
The state of Georgia has set aside funds to cover the tuition and non-course related fees for all qualified students. Under the Dual Enrollment program, the college supplies you with the textbooks. Students may be required to pay for course related supplies or fees.

What coursesare available under Dual Enrollment?
There are hundreds of TCSG courses available through the Dual Enrollment program. Many of the courses are directly aligned with secondary courses, while others may be considered electives. Click here for a list of available TCSG courses.

Where are classes held?
Classes may be held on the college campus, the high school campus or taken online. Classes may be taken in the fall, spring or summer terms.

What is the difference between Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) classes?

After you successfully complete a college course, you are awarded college credit and a grade, both of which will appear on you college transcript. With an Advanced Placement course, you must pay for and pass a standardized exam with a 3 or higher (most colleges prefer a 4 or 5) to possibly receive college credit for the course taken.

In fact, there are AP courses approved to be taken under Dual Enrollment. Click here for the current list of AP/Dual Enrollment courses.

Will my TCSG college credits transfer?
There are 27 general education courses taught by TCSG colleges that are guaranteed to transfer to any of the University System of Georgia’s colleges and universities. TCSG has transfer agreements with many of Georgia’s private colleges as well. Generally, most academic courses with a “C” or higher will transfer but students should check with the college of their choice regarding transferability.

Will Dual Enrollment count against the HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant credit hours cap?
No, participating in the Dual Enrollment program will not count against the HOPE credit hour cap. In fact, the general education or core classes taken under Dual Enrollment count for the HOPE scholarship rigor requirement. AS of July 1, 2013, Dual Enrollment courses now have the same GPA calculation .5 weight as AP or IB courses.

More questions? No problem.
Getting answers to your questions is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  • Click here for a list of CPTC Dual Enrollment staff members
  • Feel free to send your questions to dualenrollment@coastalpines.edu
  • Click here for Student and Parent FAQ from Georgia Student Finance Commission

Locations

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
877.332.8682    
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
     
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800

 

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