Albany Technical College's Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified high school students to maximize their education and career training by taking courses that earn college and high school credit at the same time! Under Dual Enrollment, students may take academic core courses that can transfer to TCSG colleges or USG colleges and universities. Students may also take occupational and career courses that can help jump start a career. Students who are in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades, attend a participating Georgia high school or an approved home study program may qualify to take college-level courses under the Dual Enrollment Program.
Effective summer semester 2020, dual enrollment will have a number of changes related to grade eligibility and credit hour caps.
A few highlights of the changes to dual enrollment effective summer semester 2020 are:
- A 30 credit hour funding cap will apply to all dual enrollment students.
- 9th graders are no longer eligible for dual enrollment funding; if a student self pays for courses, 9th graders can enroll at Albany Tech.
- Dual credit is dependent upon the student's high school.
- 10th graders are eligible for technical/CTAE courses only with few exceptions. The 30 credit hour cap applies.
- Funding will no longer cover course retakes. If a student must retake a course for satisfactory completion, the student must self-pay.
- Strict rules regarding withdrawing from classes have been added. Students cannot withdraw from more than two courses and receive dual enrollment funding.
The program is offered during all academic semesters - Fall, Spring, and Summer. Georgia Student Finance Commission requires that a Dual Enrollment High School/Home Study Program Participation Agreement be on file for each high school/home study program in order for students from that high school/home study program to participate in the Dual Enrollment program. Full tuition and most fees and textbook costs are covered.
For more information about Dual Enrollment and its requirements, please visit the Georgia Department of Education's website.
Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements
- Student must be enrolled in an eligible public or private high school or home school program in Georgia.
- Student must the a minimum of 14 years of age prior to the first day of their college enrollment term. Some programs at ATC have higher age requirements due to industry standards. See program details for more information on age requirements by program.
- Student must mean minimum SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER placement test scores. These vary by programs of study.
Dual Enrollment Application
Step 1: Complete the Admissions Application: Dual Enrollment Admissions Application for ATC [PDF]
Step 2: Submit your SAT or ACT test scores to ATC – OR – complete the ACCUPLACER placement exam at ATC. See program details for placement test score requirements by program.
Step 3: Meet with your high school counselor/home school administrator and parent/guardian to discuss which courses you need for Dual Enrollment.
Step 4: Complete Dual Enrollment financial aid application.
- Students attending a public or private high school should log into www.GAfutures.org and complete the Dual Enrollment funding application online. If you do not have a GA Futures account, then you will need to create one or get assistance from your high school counselor.
- Students attending a home study program must complete the Dual Enrollment paper application and do not need to set up a GA Futures account.
Step 5: Receive acceptance letter/email.
Step 6: See your ATC High School Coordinator to get your books for your courses.
Assessment Testing Information
- There is no charge for the ACCUPLACER placement test for students wishing to pursue Dual Enrollment.
- Students must present their photo ID at the time of the test, and identify themselves to the testing administrator as a high school student testing for Dual Enrollment.
- Students must select that they are “testing for Dual Enrollment” on the Testing Registration Form (completed at the time of the test) to ensure that the testing fee is waived.
- Students are allotted two testing attempts to meet minimum scores during their high school career.
To schedule your ACCUPLACER assessment test, please contact your High School Coordinator.
For more information about the Dual Enrollment program at Albany Tech, please contact us. We look forward to speaking with you!
Shantravier Jordan, Director of Enrollment