Dual Enrollment

Athens Technical College offers opportunities for high school students to take college courses while in high school through the Dual Enrollment program.

Courses can be taken on-campus, online, or at some high school locations. For eligible students, ATC courses can be taken free of charge covering tuition, mandatory fees, and textbooks. The Office of Dual Enrollment is here to assist you in navigating this opportunity to get a head start on your college career. If you have any questions, please send us an email at dualenrollment@athenstech.edu.

• Current students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade enrolled in an eligible public or private high school or home school program in Georgia are eligible to participate in the ATC dual enrollment program.• 11th and 12th grade students interested in diploma or certificate programs must submit an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher after the completion of the 10th grade or other admission test score requirements.• 11th and 12th grade students interested in degree programs must submit an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher after the completion of the 10th grade or other admission test score requirements.• 10th grade students interested in diploma or certificate programs must submit an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher after the completion of the 9th grade or other admission test score requirements.• 10th grade students interested in degree programs that would like to receive dual enrollment funding must have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or a minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration. ATC and Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) must have the official test scores on file.

  • Funding Availability: 15 credit hours allowed per semester and a maximum of 30 credit hours paid by dual enrollment
    • Meet federal Selective Service registration requirements, per Georgia state law. The requirement to register applies to males who were born on or after January 1, 1960, are at least 18, are citizens or eligible non-citizens who came to the United States prior to age 26.
    • Students must self-pay for all tuition and fees not covered by dual enrollment funding
    • HOPE Career Grant is available for only specified certificate and diploma programs after exhausting the 30 funding hours.
  • Withdrawal Policy: Two maximum withdrawals are allowed.  After that, dual enrollment students are no longer eligible for dual enrollment funding (grades include W, WP, and WF).

* SAT 1200/ACT 26 scores are required for 10th-grade students choosing Associate Degree level courses.

* SAT 1200/ACT 26 scores are required for 10th-grade students choosing Associate Degree level courses.

ATC offers a variety of courses each semester. You can find the programs available to Dual Enrollment students further down this page.

Please review the dual enrollment course directory here. There are 28 general education courses taught by TCSG colleges that are guaranteed to transfer to any of the University System of Georgia’s colleges and universities. TCSG has transfer agreements with many of Georgia’s private colleges as well. Learn more about GATRACS Course Transfer Information and see TCSG’s Dual Enrollment page for more information.

1. Meet with your high school or home school counselor prior to class registration to discuss the dual enrollment courses you are approved to take. Next, communicate with your ATC dual enrollment advisor to be registered for dual enrollment at ATC.
a. Please note that dual enrollment students cannot register themselves for classes at ATC.

2. To view the ATC classes offered, visit athenstech.okta.com. Next, select “Banner,” select “Registration,” select, “Look up Class,” and select “View Sections.”
a. When looking for a class, please make sure the class has seats remaining and that it is not closed. Open classes are referenced as “SR” for still remaining and closed classes are referenced as “C” for closed.
b. If you are choosing a science course (ex: BIOL 1111), you must also choose the science lab course (ex: BIOL 1111L) that goes with it by matching the section numbers.
c. Review the start and end dates as some courses are minimester courses for the first and last part of the term. Please note that “F” is the first half of the term and “L” is the last half of the term.
d. Find the location of the class you wish to take. ATC has four college campus locations: Athens/Main, Elbert, Greene, and Walton as well as Online and High School sites where classes are offered. You must choose the specific location for your class, and you are not allowed to attend a class offered at a high school that you do not attend.

3. Email your ATC DE advisor to get registered for your DE courses. Please note that you are dually enrolled and it does not mean that you are registered at ATC if the college courses are listed on your high school schedule. Your college advisor must register you for DE at ATC.
a. Email your ATC DE advisor the following information:
i. Your official full name
ii. Your ATC college ID number
iii. The name of your high school and counselor
iv. The high school grade you are currently enrolled in
v. The subject of the course (ex: ENGL 1101)
vi. The five-digit CRN (course registration number) of the course (ex: 20123)

4. To confirm your ATC DE course registration, please visit your ATC Banner Web account and review your college schedule for accuracy.

Tracie McGhee – High School Coordinator (tmcghee@athenstech.edu or 706-425-3060)
Serving Elbert, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, Washington Wilkes, and Home Schools

Michele Petee – Career Academy Coordinator (mpetee@athenstech.edu or 706-355-5045)
Serving Clarke, Greene, Hart, Social Circle, and Walton

Location: ATC Athens Campus, Building H
Email: dualenrollment@athenstech.edu

Dual Enrollment Programs

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