• Dual Enrollment

    The Dual Enrollment Program is an opportunity for qualified high school students to earn college credits for FREE. Dual Enrollment is a program that provides funding for students at eligible high schools that take college-level course work for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements. Students can be a full-time or part-time college student in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. Classes will be offered at the college campus. The most popular colleges that DHS students participate in Dual Enrollment with are Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). However, students can enter the Dual Enrollment program with an participating college or university. 

    MAY 2020 DUAL ENROLLMENT UPDATE: Starting in Fall 2020, only students who will be a Junior (11th) or a Senior (12th) will be able to participate in Dual Enrollment. Students must be on-track to graduate with their grade level and must have at least a 2.6 overall GPA. Beyond these Discovery HS requirements, the student must meet ALL college entrance requirements for the college they wish to take Dual Enrollment (DE) classes with. 

    CLICK HERE for May Dual Enrollment Presentation

    DUAL ENROLLMENT DEADLINES: 

    Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC): June 1st, 2020

    Gwinnett Technical College (GTC): July 15th, 2020

    **If applying to any other college for Dual Enrollment, check their website for updated requirements and deadlines**

  •  Steps for Particpating in Dual Enrollment at Discovery High School

    1. Sign up for the DHS Dual Enrollment Remind. Students must belong to the Dual Enrollment Remind Group for your academy to participate in Dual Enrollment. You can join the Remind by downloading the app and using the following codes to join:

    Academy A - STEM - @dhsdual-A

    Academy B - HHS - @dhsdual-B

    Academy C - Fine Arts - @dhsdual-C

    Academy D - Business - @dhsdual-D

    2. Choose a college. You can take Dual Enrollment (DE) classes at any public college/university. Each college/university will have their OWN admission requirements. You must first APPLY online to the college of your choice. Be aware of the college admission deadlines.

    3. Meet testing requirements. Testing Requirements have been temporarily altered due to COVID-19. Every college will have either a Testing requirement or a GPA requirement or BOTH. 

    Georgia Gwinnett college (GGC)

    • GPA Requirement of 3.2+
    • Must pass Virtual ACCUPLACER. (SAT/ACT are canceed until August). Click here for more information on scheduling ACCUPLACER at GGC. 
    • ACCUPLACER requirements (237+ Reading/266+ Math/4+ Writing)

    Gwinnett Technical College (GTC)

    • GPA requirement of 2.6+ 
    • No testing requirement at this time. 

    Transcripts can be sent through GAFutures.org or by your counselor to prove GPA requirement is met. 

    4. Create an account on Ga Futures Org account with the correct personal information (must have Social Security Number). Within your account, you must complete the electronic Dual Enrollment Funding Application/Student Participation Agreement. The application will not be complete until a parent digitally signs/approves the application. Send your Funding Screenshot to DEadmissions@GwinnettTech.edu, or the institution to which you have applied.

    5. Meet with your counselor to select your Dual Enrollment courses. You must have counselor approval and meet the high school graduation requirements to participate in Dual Enrollment. If you do not have counselor approval on your Dual Enrollment classes, you will be at risk for not graduating on time. 

    6. After you've met all the admission requirements and been accepted to the college, you must now register for your college classes ONLINE through the college's student portal. It is the student's responsibility to attend orientation and register for the college courses approved by their high school counselor. Once you've registered for classes, you MUST send a picture of your college class schedule to your counselor through REMIND or email. 

    7. Once you have registered for your classes, Obtain a copy of the college schedule and send a copy to your school counselor through your academy's REMIND group or email as soon as it becomes available (REQUIRED!). Once we have your college schedule we will work with you to fix your High School schedule. 

    8. At the end of the semester, provide a copy of your college/university grades and official transcript to your counselor in a timely manner. 

    9. Repeat all the steps except for testing for every semester you intend to participate in Dual Enrollment. 

    Counselor approval is REQUIRED 
    prior to enrollment and withdrawal from
    any Dual Enrollment course.

    Without counselor approval, you may not meet all graduation requirements. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Forms & Information

    Dual Enrollment Presentation

    Gwinnett Technical College Dual Enrollment Steps and Information

    Georgia Gwinnett College Dual Enrollment Steps and Information

    GA Futures Approved Dual Enrollment Courses

    Dual Enrollment Funding Application/Student Participation Agreement

  • Who is eligible for Dual Enrollment?

    Starting in Fall 2020, only students who will be a Junior (11th) or a Senior (12th) will be able to participate in Dual Enrollment. Students must be on-track to graduate with their grade level and must have at least a 2.6 overall GPA. Beyond these Discovery HS requirements, the student must meet ALL college entrance requirements for the college they wish to take Dual Enrollment (DE) classes with. 

  • What kind of admissions test do I need for Dual Enrollment?

    Every college will have either a Testing requirement or a GPA requirement, or BOTH.

    Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) -

    • GPA requirement of 3.2+
    • Must pass Virtual ACCUPLACER. (SAT/ACT are canceled until August).

    Gwinnett Technical College (GTC)

    • GPA requirement of 2.6+
    • No testing requirement at this time.

    Transcripts can be sent through GAFutures.org or by your counselor to prove GPA requirement is met.

  • What is the ACCUPLACER and where can I take it?

    The ACCUPLACER is a college entrance exam to determine readiness. Due to COVID-19, the only way to take the ACCUPLACER is through Georgia Gwinnett College virtually. Find more information on taking the virtual ACCUPLACER (for GGC admission only) HERE

    The testing requirements for Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College can be found below. 

     

    Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) 

    • GPA requirement of 3.2+
    • Must pass Virual ACCUPLACER. (SAT/ACT are cancelled until August)
      • 237+ Reading / 266+ Math / 4+ Writing

    Gwinnett Technical College (GTC)

    • GPA requirement of 2.6+
    • No testing requirement at this time. 

    Transcript can be sent through GAFutures.org or by your counselor to prove GPA requirement is met. 

  • Who pays for Dual Enrollment?

    The Dual Enrollment Program is funded through the state. The funds cover tuition, mandatory institutional feels and textbooks. Students are responsible for Late fees and program-specific fees (lab fees, supply fees). Your HOPE funds are not impacted. Students must fill out the Dual Enrollment Funding Application in order to receive state funding. 

  • What classes can I take through Dual Enrollment?

    All approved Dual Enrollment courses are listed on GaFutures and can be found here. Classes occur on campus. Students can take up to 15 credit hours per semester through Dual Enrollment. A typical full time dual enrollment will take 12 credit hours at the college campus. Part time Dual Enrollment students take 1 to 2 classes at the college campus, and complete the rest of their coursework at the high school. Please see your individual counselor for assistance in selecting your Dual Enrollment courses. 

  • Is transportation available for Dual Enrollment?

    Due to funding, there is no transportation to the college campuses available for students. All students participating in Dual Enrollment MUST have their own method of transportation to attend their courses at the college campus. 

  • How does grading work?

    If colleges proved a letter grade, the high school will transcribe the grade using the midpoint of the GCPS grading scale.

    A = 95

    B = 85

    C = 77

    D = 72

    F = 50  *No credit awarded*

  • Who do I contact for more information regarding Dual Enrollment

    Please make an appointment with your counselor
    for more information regarding Dual Enrollment.

    9th Grade Last Names A-L (Ms. Miller)

    9th Grade Last Names M-Z (Mr. Green)

    Health and Human Services Academy (Dr. Fellers)

    Fine Arts Academy Last Names A-Q (Ms. Burger)

    Business & Entrepreneurship Academy (Mrs. Krupilis)

    STEM Academy (All students) & Fine Arts Academy Last Names R-Z  (Mr. Lilly)