Move On When Ready

Move On When Ready

Opening the Door to Opportunity

Do you want to get a head start on college and your career? Georgia’s Move On When Ready (MOWR) dual enrollment program may be the answer for you. MOWR provides students an early start on their college careers by earning college credits while still in high school, and offers challenging academic experiences to qualified students. Opportunities for students include taking one or more courses or even completing an associate’s degree in conjunction with their high school diploma. Courses are available fall, spring, and summer at most post-secondary institutions.

This fall approximately 600 Cobb students are enrolled in college courses through the MOWR program. Students are taking courses on college campuses, online, and on their own high school campus. The ALP department has created a short MOWR informational video. This video is a great way for schools to share information about MOWR with students, parents, and faculty. Watch the video now.


To be eligible for the MOWR program, a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade of a private or public high school in Georgia or a home study program within the State of Georgia operated in accordance with O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c);
  • 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;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the eligible postsecondary institution.


Students who meet all eligibility requirements will receive a student-specific award amount to be applied to tuition, mandatory fees and books for up to full time status. Students may attend full (up to 12-15 hours) or part time. The postsecondary institution cannot charge the student any additional tuition or mandatory fee costs for approved MOWR courses. The postsecondary institution must provide the required textbooks for the approved MOWR courses. How the books are provided to the MOWR student is determined by the postsecondary institution. The aid is paid to the postsecondary institution. The award chart for Move On When Ready can be found on the website.

End Of Course Assessments

According to state rule, high school students participating in Move On When Ready are required to take all appropriate EOCs. EOC scores will be calculated into the final grade posted on the high school transcript. EOC courses include Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, American Literature and Composition, Algebra, Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, United States History, and Economics/Business/Free Enterprise.

Colleges Located in Cobb County

Online Opportunities

Links for More Information

Bottom Menu