Fall Semester 2020 Catalog

High School Initiatives

Dual Enrollment: Programs formerly known as Accel and the old Move On When Ready have been consolidated into one program called Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrollment allows high school students to take either academic degree level core courses that will transfer to any TCSG or USG college or university, occupational courses, and diploma level core courses. Some students may choose to enroll fully into a degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit program, or they may choose to just take a few courses. All college coursework taken through Dual Enrollment will be fully covered through state funding, and students will not be required to pay out of pocket for tuition, mandatory college fees, or textbooks. The only fees students may be responsible for are course-specific fees. No hours taken through the Dual Enrollment program will count towards a student’s HOPE Grant or Scholarship caps.

Eligibility: Students enrolled in the 9th through 12th grade at an eligible Georgia high school, or home study program, who have achieved the required scores on the college placement exam, SAT or ACT, or have a 2.6 or higher HOPE GPA after 10th grade, are eligible to take part in the program. There are NO residency or citizenship requirements.

Joint Enrollment: Joint Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take courses at Augusta Technical College and receive college credit ONLY for the courses that they take at the college. Joint Enrollment students usually attend college classes in the afternoon or evening after they have attended high school an entire school day. Joint Enrollment students are allowed to take academic core and occupational program courses for any technical certificate or diploma program in which they are eligible. Eighty percent (80%) of the tuition will be paid by the HOPE Grant for Georgia residents. Augusta Technical College will exempt other tuition and fees. Hours taken through Joint Enrollment DO count against a student’s HOPE Grant and Scholarship caps.