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.
- Attend a Parent/Student Information Meeting. Check the DHS Counseling Department Calendar frequently for dates and times for the next Parent/Student Information Meeting.
- Sign up for the DHS Dual Enrollment Remind. Students must belong to the Dual Enrollment Remind Group to participate in Dual Enrollment. You can join the Remind by downloading the app or texting @DHSdual19 to 81010.
- Apply to the College/University of your choice.
- Take and pass the college entrance exam (ACCUPLACER) or send SAT/ACT scores to the college (if require/recommended for admission).
- Create a Ga Futures Org account and complete the electronic Dual Enrollment Funding Application. Send your Funding Screenshot to DEadmissions@GwinnettTech.edu, or the institution to which you have applied.
- Meet with your counselor to complete the Student Participation Agreement (SPA) and select your classes. You must have counselor approval and meet the high school graduation requirements to participate in Dual Enrollment. The Student Participation Agreement can be found under the forms and information tab.
- Turn in your Student Participation Agreement to the College/University you to which you have applied. Students are responsible for submitting all admission paperwork.
- Once accepted by the college attend orientation and register for your Dual Enrollment classes. It is the student's responsibility to attend orientation and register for the college courses approved by the counselor on the Student Participation agreement.
- Obtain a copy of the college schedule and give a copy to your school counselor as soon as it becomes available (REQUIRED!).
- At the end of the semester, provide a copy of your college/university grades and official transcript to your counselor in a timely manner.
- 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is eligible for Dual Enrollment?
Any 9th through 12th grade student is eligible to participate in Dual Enrollment. However, the college may have certain restrictions.
What kind of admissions test do I need for Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment requires you to meet either the SAT/ACT or ACCUPLACER entrance requirements to participate in Dual Enrollment. You can find the Dual Enrollment admission test score requirements for Gwinnett Technical College here.
What is the ACCUPLACER and where can I take it?
The ACCUPLACER is a college entrance exam to determine readiness. Students may take the ACCUPLACER at Gwinnett Technical College after they have submitted an application the Gwinnett Tech. No appointment is required. Students need to arrive during the sign-in hours with a photo ID. There is no cost associated with taking the ACCUPLACER exam. For more information on the ACCUPLACER, please click here.
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.
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