Thank you to all who were able to attend our Dual Enrollment meeting on January 19th! You will find the presentation as well as the recorded zoom meeting in the sections below.
Students interested in dual enrollment should complete the interest form using the following link:
Students interested in Dual Enrollment should fill out the DE Interest form by clicking this sentence.
IMPORTANT: This form is the ONLY thing I currently need students to complete. Filling this out means you are interested in Dual Enrollment and want to have a more in-depth discussion about your potential options. It does not commit you to participation. So, if you're on the fence, go ahead and fill out the form :)
The due date for the form above is FEBRUARY 16th, NO EXCEPTIONS.
If you are unsure if you want to participate in dual enrollment, please go ahead and fill out the form! You can always decide to withdraw from the process if you feel the experience is not right for you.
Please be sure to check back soon as we add more detailed information and frequently asked questions to the website!
22-23 Dual Enrollment Instructions
Below, you will find general information regarding how we will proceed with the dual enrollment process for students interested in dual enrollment for the 22-23 school year. The information below also pertains to students interested in taking dual enrollment classes in summer of 2022. For students new to dual enrollment, we recommend beginning in Fall 2022 and not Summer 2022.
Students wishing to participate in Dual Enrollment for the upcoming year must complete the following steps:
1) Complete the Dual Enrollment Interest google form. THIS FORM MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16TH IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR. NO EXCEPTIONS. Click here to access the google form.
2) Create an account through Georgia Futures at www.gafutures.org. Log into this account, and complete a dual enrollment application. Note that there are 2 parts to this form- one for students and one for parents. Both must be completed in order to continue through the dual enrollment process
3) Apply to the college/university you are interested in attending for dual enrollment. Requirements vary, but most schools will want an official high school transcript, test scores, and immunization records. The student is responsible for providing those to the college. Please see our records request page for information on how to request a transcript.
*Please note you may work on steps 1-3 at the same time. One does not have to be completed in order for you to begin the next one.*
4) Remember to sign up for the ACT/SAT/Accuplacer if scores are needed for your institution. You should aim to participate in the February date for ACT or the March date for SAT. Do not forget to have scores sent to your college/university of choice. Some colleges will accept Accuplacer scores. Check with the institution you're applying to for more information on how to take the Accuplacer.
Note regarding SAT/ACT/Accuplacer Testing Requirements
Counselors cannot submit test scores on a student's behalf. Scores can be submitted one of two ways:
- When signing up to take the SAT or ACT, students have the opportunity to list 4 colleges/universities in which to have scores sent for free.
- If a student has already taken the SAT or ACT and HASN'T sent scores, you may go to the College Board (SAT) website or ACT's website to request scores be sent. There is a fee associated with this option.
A note regarding Transcripts
Students who need to submit their high school transcript for DE may do so through Georgia Futures. If you have a Georgia Futures account and receive an error message when trying to send your transcript, it is most likely due to you not having your social security number on file at Collins Hill. Your SSN is added by bringing your card or a copy of your card to school so that we may make a copy of it to add to your file. If you are unable to successfully submit your transcript through Georgia Futures, you will instead need to request a physical transcript that you will then need to drop off at the college's admissions office.
- One more note regarding transcripts: Often, colleges and universities will receive transcripts, but your application status will not reflect this. It can take colleges 2-3 weeks during high volume application times to enter into their system that the transcript was received. Please continue to check in with the school regarding transcript reception, but understand that these things take time for the schools to enter manually.
Class Scheduling Tips
Because we often run into scheduling concerns and issues, I wanted to provide some information regarding class scheduling. Please review the information below.
For any students who are NOT enrolled in dual enrollment full time, you must have a total of 6 classes between CHHS and the college in which you are enrolled. For example:
1 DE class + 5 CHHS classes
2 DE classes + 4 CHHS classes
3 DE classes + 3 CHHS classes
4 DE classes + 0 CHHS classes
Full-time students typically take 4 classes a semester, which is typically 12-14 college credit hours per semester. Students are allowed to take up to 15 hours a semester. Anything over this would be at the student's expense. I personally recommend limiting classes to 4 per semester, especially if this is a student's first time taking college classes.
Flexibility With Your Schedule
The Perfect Schedule: Dual enrollment is not a guarantee of a perfect schedule. Colleges do not reserve spots for dual enrollment students, so students register for classes in the same way that regular college students do. Sometimes, desired classes are full or classes aren't offered at the time you prefer. Additionally, CHHS courses are not all offered every period of every day, and sometimes classes are full. We do our best to work with you to create a schedule that will best fit your needs, but we cannot guarantee classes will be offered when you need them.
Intentional Planning: When making your DE schedule, please consider what classes you have to take at CHHS. If you create a schedule that keeps you at the college from 930-1230, but you need 4 classes at CHHS as well, there is no physical way to accommodate this. I recommend grouping classes either at the beginning of the day or later in the afternoon to best work with your CHHS schedule. I've had some students have to go to CHHS, then the college, then back to CHHS, and the overall feedback is that they do not like having to do this. Be conscious of what classes you are choosing and when.
Travel Time: I recommend students reserve at least 45 minutes for travel time. While GGC and GTC are close by, it takes time to walk to your car, get to the college, find parking, and get to your college class. Do not plan to finish with class at 11:08am and make it on time for a 11:30 class. I promise you will be late, and we do not want students feeling rushed on the road to get to class on time.
Please see the links below for general information regarding the Dual Enrollment program.
The file below is a copy of the powerpoint presented at Dual Enrollment night
Dual Enrollment Night Presentation
The video below is the narrated video from Dual Enrollment night
Dual Enrollment Night Video Recording