FAQ for Dual Enrollment
What is Dual Enrollment?
Allows high school students to earn college credit while working on high school diploma
Who qualifies for Dual Enrollment?
*10th Grade – Certificate and Diploma Programs
10th graders who score a 1200 on the SAT or 26 on the ACT are eligible to take CORE Academic Classes
11th & 12th Grade – Any Course listed under the State Dual Enrollment Course Directory –
GAfutures Dual Enrollment Course Directory
Students must meet admissions criteria for the college or post-secondary institution they wish to attend
What is the cost for participation in the Dual Enrollment program?
Dual Enrollment funds covers tuition, mandatory fees, and required textbooks up to 30 semester hours. Some course related fees such as lab fee or course specific supplies are not covered. Once a student reaches 30 hours, they must self-pay for all tuition, books and fees.
What courses can Dual Enrollment students take?
10th Grade – Any CTAE Courses
*10 Graders who score a 1200 on the SAT or 26 on the ACT are eligible to take CTAE & CORE Academic Classes
11th & 12th Grade – Any Course listed under the State Dual Enrollment Course Directory
All courses can be found at the following Link – GAfutures Dual Enrollment Course Directory
Will grades earned in Dual Enrollment courses impact my high school academic record?
YES!! Grades will be reflected on both your high school and college transcript
What responsibilities does a Dual Enrollment student have?
Dual Enrollment students are responsible for their academic success. This includes, but not limited to:
- Attending and being on time for class
- Participating in class discussions
- Submitting assignments on time
Professors do not communicate or check in with counselors or parents
What are the benefits for a student participating in the Dual Enrollment program?
• Introduces students to college-level coursework.
• Earning college credits while still in high school may enable students to possibly earn an associate degree or certificate.
• Helps students adjust to certain aspects of the college experience so the transition from high school to college may be easier.
• Students may be able to take classes that are not offered at their home high school.
• Certificate and Diploma programs offer the opportunity for career exploration and certifications that lead to employment upon completion.
What are some things to consider with Dual Enrollment?
- Student’s level of maturity and responsibility
- Rigor (some basic college courses might actually be less rigorous than AP/IB courses)
- High School experience
- Failing or withdrawing from courses may mean the student doesn’t graduate on time or could put the student on academic probation at the college level dual enrollment courses start your college transcript and remain on your permanent record!