Everything You Need to Know About Dual Enrollment

Everything You Need to Know About Dual Enrollment
Posted on 03/04/2020
Dual EnrollmentDual Enrollment provides high school students with the opportunity to take college courses for both high school and college credit.  These college courses are free to Georgia students and do not diminish the availability of HOPE Scholarships funds after graduation.  Dual Enrollment allows students to be introduced to college level work, students could graduate from college early and reduce the total cost of college and students may also earn college certificates or degrees while in high school.

HHS students typically take dual enrollment classes at Dalton State College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College or Shorter University (online).

If you are considering dual enrollment, here are the steps to begin:
  1. Speak to your HHS counselor about your interest.
  2. Take a college entrance test like the ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER exam.  Different colleges require different tests.
  3. Apply to the college of your choice through our school counseling office.
  4. Complete the dual enrollment funding Application.
  5. Select colleges classes with the help of your HHS  counselor.  It is important to make sure that you are meeting high school graduation requirements while taking college classes.
  6. Work with your HHS counselor to synchronize your high school and college schedule.

Deadlines to apply for Fall 2020:
May 1st for Dalton State Dual Enrollment
May 1st for Georgia Northwestern Technical College Dual Enrollment
May 1st for Shorter University Dual Enrollment

Cohort groups:
Catoosa County Schools plans to offer 3 different cohort dual enrollment options with Georgia NW Tech College (Mechatronics, Cybersecurity and Logistics/Supply) beginning fall 2020.  Visit the school counseling office for more information.  These programs are specially tailored to fit high school schedules.  Students spend half their day on GNTC campus and half their day at HHS.

Advanced Placement (AP) classes also give students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school.  There are many factors to consider when trying to decide between Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement Classes.  Click here to read an article highlighting the differences.

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