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Begin your dual enrollment education now with Athens Technical College, ATC. ATC provides a broad range of career opportunities through a variety of certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs. Athens Technical College is accredited through the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Application Procedure for Dual Enrollment
Steps to Dual Enroll
Eligible Students must apply for and meet the college’s admission criteria for the dual enrollment program. The list below are the required documents and a link to the document needed for admission.
To qualify for dual enrollment funding, the student must complete the Dual Enrollment Funding Application every calendar year the student is enrolled. Each new calendar year starts with Summer. High School counselors MUST approve the funding applications by the 3rd day of each semester. Refer to the College Calendar for dates.
- Dual Enrollment Funding Application Instructions – review prior to completing the application.
- Once completed, the parent/guardian must electronically complete the “Parent Participation Agreement” section of the application.
- GA Futures Application Instructions: YouTube tutorial video of the application process.
- Participating high school counselors must approve the funding application and courses from the GAFutures Course Directory every semester.
- Students must be accepted by the college and the college must approve the Dual Enrollment courses and funding application.
- Home Study Dual Enrollment Information and Application.
- Homeschool officials must create a GAFutures Education account for their home study program and will receive a professional account HSP# through GSFC/GAFutures.
- The Homeschool official, parent/guardian, will be required to input the approved courses into the Single View for the GAFutures funding application EACH semester.
- Follow the home school information and application link for more information. Their contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual Enrollment Program Eligibility
A student must be enrolled in and attending a participating eligible public or private high school in Georgia, or an eligible participating home study program in Georgia.
Grade Level Eligibility
- Eligible 11th & 12th Graders may enroll in any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Dual Enrollment Course Directory.
- Eligible 10th Graders may enroll in approved Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses listed on the Course Directory at any participating TCSG college.
- Eligible 10th graders who have a minimum SAT score of 1200, or minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration, may enroll in any approved CTAE and Core Academic courses listed on the Course Directory. NOTE: GSFC must have the required test scores on files prior to the student enrolling in the course and completing the Dual Enrollment Funding Application and the high school or home study approving the funding application.
- Eligible 9th graders may participate in the Dual Enrollment Program. However, there is no available state funding for 9th grade students.
Length of Eligibility
- A student cannot be older than twenty-one (21) years of age on the start date of the postsecondary term of enrollment for which Dual Enrollment funding is sought.
Course Retake & Withdrawals
- A student may not receive funding to repeat or retake a course.
- A student is no longer eligible to continue to receive program funding after withdrawing from Dual Enrollment courses two times.
All postsecondary coursework must be completed prior to high school graduation or home study completion in order to receive Dual Enrollment credit and funding.
Dual Enrollment Steps to Complete Once Accepted
Dual Enrollment Checklist
Dual Enrollment Award Amounts
Previous Dual Enrollment Program Participants
- Effective Summer term 2020 and beyond, the Dual Enrollment Funding Program is capped at 30 semester credit hours for all first-time Dual Enrollment-funded students. The funding cap does not include dual credit coursework attempted and paid for by other sources.
- The award is available for up to a maximum of 15 semester credit hours per term.
- Dual Enrollment funding includes funding for tuition, mandatory fees, and books.
- Dual Enrollment funding is available up to the student’s high school or home study graduation date, or the student reaches the funding cap, whichever occurs first.
Reaching the Funding Cap
- Students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 18 semester credit hours or less, through Spring term 2020, are subject to the Funding Cap. For Summer Term 2020 and later, these students may receive funding for the remaining hours, up to the Dual Enrollment Funding Cap of 30 semester credit hours.
- Students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 19 semester credit hours or more through Spring term 2020 — the Funding Cap is extended for an additional 12 semester credit hours of funding.
Options for students who reach the Dual Enrollment Funding Cap:
- A student may self-pay for college courses.
- A student may qualify for HOPE and Career Grant Bridge funding if the student is enrolled in an eligible Career Grant certificate or diploma program at a TCSG institution. The HOPE Grant provides tuition assistance.
Students may self-pay for tuition, fees, and books if:
- Student chooses to enroll in a course not on the Dual Enrollment Course Directory
- Student is not eligible for the Dual Enrollment Funding Program due to grade level requirements
- Student is not enrolled in an eligible or participating high school
The postsecondary institution may charge a Dual Enrollment student a fine for lost or damaged books loaned to the student.
Other Available Dual Enrollment Programs
Public High School Students Pursuing Graduation Option B
(Referred to as SB2)
This program is available to Georgia's public high school students who complete certain 9th and 10th grade-level classes, all related end-of-course Milestone assessments, and complete requirements related to postsecondary coursework. These students may be awarded both a high school diploma and a college credential.
Joint Enrollment Program
- Public high school students deciding to pursue High School Graduation Option B (SB2) beginning Summer term 2020 or later after have the 30-credit hour Dual Enrollment Funding Cap.
- Public high school students designated by their high school, as pursuing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) as of Spring term 2020, may continue to complete their pathway while participating in the Dual Enrollment funding program and are not subject to the Dual Enrollment Funding Cap.
- Once the student reaches the 30-credit hour Dual Enrollment Funding Cap: if the student is enrolled in an eligible certificate or diploma program at a TCSG institution, they may qualify for HOPE and Career Grant Bridge funding (depending upon the specific program of enrollment).
- The HOPE Grant provides tuition assistance. Students may have some tuition, fees, and textbook expenses.
High school students enrolled in a high school not participating in the Dual Enrollment Program or taking courses not approved for Dual Enrollment funding, may enroll in postsecondary courses while continuing to pursue a high school diploma. Under the Joint Enrollment Program, the postsecondary coursework credit is not accepted as credit towards the student's high school graduation requirements. Joint Enrolled students may qualify for the HOPE Grant Program or may choose to self-pay for tuition, fees, and books.
Georgia Student Finance Commission - GaFutures.org
Other Helpful Information:
- Visit Accuplacer for sample questions and explanations
- Georgia Department of Education – Dual Enrollment
- GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: ** We want you to apply as an adult student to continue with Athens Technical College. Go to the APPLY NOW admissions page and apply as a beginning freshman and provide your proof of residency and lawful presence and complete the FAFSA! ** If you transfer to another college, you will need to request your transcript to be sent from Registration and Records
Course Transfer Informaton - GAtracs.org
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. Gatracs Course Transfer Information
Meet your Athens Technical College Advisors:
Office of Dual Enrollment:email@example.com
Tracie McGhee, High School Coordinator
Serving Elbert, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Social Circle, Taliaferro, Walton, Washington, Wilkes & Home Schools
Tracie McGhee earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Georgia and has served as the college's High School Coordinator since 2008. Tracie has worked with the technical education system since 1999 working in Economic Development, Admissions, Advisement, Testing, and Dual Enrollment.
Michele Petee, Career Academy Coordinator
Serving Clarke, Greene, Hart, & Madison
Michele Petee earned a Bachelor of Science from California State University, at Sacramento and has served as the college’s Career Academy Coordinator since 2017. She has been employed at Athens Technical College since July of 2007 working in the WIOA, Financial Aid, and Dual Enrollment.