Dual Enrollment (DE) is a program that allows high school students in the state of Georgia to take college courses that can count for credit towards both high school graduation requirements and some college requirements.
What Is Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment (DE) is a Georgia funded program that allows high school students to take college courses that can simultaneously count toward high school and college requirements.
Eligible students must:
• Attend eligible public, private, or home school high schools in Georgia
• Be enrolled in 10th, 11th or 12th grade
• Be a Georgia resident (no additional citizenship required)
• Meet college admissions requirements for their DE program
• Meet high school participation requirements specific to Cobb County:
• Must not have already received a high school diploma
Funding and Cost:
• Eligible students receive 100% funding, up to 30 semester hours/45 quarter hours program Funding Cap, for:
• The funding is paid directly to the college. The award chart for Dual Enrollment can be found on GAFutures.
Impact on HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships and Grants Eligibility
• Core credits earned and posted on the high school transcript are calculated into the student’s initial HOPE GPA, as described on GAFutures.
• Credit Hours paid for by DE are not counted toward the Attempted Hours or Combined Attempted Hours limit for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship at the college level.
Am I A Good Fit For Dual Enrollment?
When considering Dual Enrollment (DE), students and parents should understand the characteristics of students who are successful in college classes. Students who are considering the DE program need to be:
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Dual Enrollment?
DE Courses vs. AP/IB Courses
• DE courses and AP/IB courses are viewed differently by each college and university. Some colleges have no preference. Some may prefer one over the other. Most competitive colleges determine rigor by evaluating what options are available to the student within the high school; therefore, for some high schools, DE may be a strong choice but for others, it may not be if students have many options available to them at the high school.
• It is the student/parent responsibility to verify college preferences/admissions/degree requirements for their schools of interest before deciding to participate in the DE program.
• As it is with AP/IB courses, DE courses may or may not be accepted by every college or meet requirements for certain degree programs.
What Are The Deadlines For Dual Enrollment?
Cobb County Deadlines
Cobb County School District has set countywide deadlines for all students who are applying for Dual Enrollment programs. This is to help ensure that students have the best chance at selecting the college schedule that they most prefer.
It is important to note that college deadlines often differ from the deadlines set below, and may be earlier. Students are encouraged to apply earlier than any posted deadline and where a college deadline might fall later, they will adhere to CCSD deadlines.
Fall – May 1
Spring – November 1
Summer – May 1
How Do I Apply For Dual Enrollment?
|1. Attend your local high school’s mandatory DE Information Session.|
2. Review admissions requirements for the desired college.
3. Apply to the college.
4. Request that an official transcript to be sent from the high school (if required).
5. Submit SAT/ACT/PSAT/ACCUPLACER scores directly to the college.
6. Meet with high school counselor to complete required paperwork.
Students in Cobb County most frequently attend the colleges below for DE. Click on the links below to view their DE webpages (Disclaimer: CCSD deadlines vary from each college. You must follow the CCSD deadlines unless the college deadline is earlier.)
What Forms Do I Need To Apply For Dual Enrollment?
Completed College Application (on college website)
Additional forms may be required by the specific college. It is the student’s responsibility to provide these forms to the high school counselor, if needed.
Individual high schools may have additional requirements.
I’ve Applied...Now What?
• Check your email frequently for information from the college about your admission status.
• Sign up for the earliest possible orientation where you will learn about course registration and other important information.
• Register for classes that you and your counselor agreed upon (refer to your Dual Enrollment Advisement Form*).
• Send your Detailed Schedule to your high school counselor. PDF is much preferred over screen shots and images. To save a webpage as a PDF:
*If you wish to make any changes to the courses that were agreed upon with your counselor, it is mandatory that you obtain permission from your counselor prior to registering for the course. You are required to resubmit a new schedule reflecting the change in order to receive funding for your class(es).
GAFutures Dual Enrollment – DE Course Directory, DE funding application, etc.