Double the Credit. Half the Time.
Dual Enrollment allows high school students to take either academic degree level core courses that will transfer to most TCSG or USG Colleges or Universities, occupational courses, or 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. No hours taken through the Dual Enrollment program will count towards a student’s HOPE Grant or Scholarship credit hour caps. Participating in the new Dual Enrollment program is a great incentive for high school students to get ahead on their college coursework!
Benefits of taking college courses while in high school through the Dual Enrollment Program:
- Dual Enrollment allows high school students to get a jumpstart on their college majors, putting them miles ahead on the road to their dream career.
- Degree-level core classes will transfer to University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia colleges or universities PLUS many other colleges/universities outside of the state of Georgia! Starting your college career at Augusta Technical College can really take you anywhere you want to go.
- College credits taken through and paid through Dual Enrollment Funding do not count against HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours after you graduate from high school.
- College core credits ARE counted as rigor courses for HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship calculations.
Courses may be taught face-to-face on the college campus, the high school campus, online, or hybrid. Students will be allowed to take up to 15 credit hours per semester. Students can enroll in Augusta Technical College courses during Fall, Spring, or Summer Semesters.
Tuition, Fees, and Books
Tuition and most fees are covered by Dual Enrollment for every eligible student in the program. Books will also be provided to new Dual Enrollment students at no charge to the students via our Dual Enrollment Lending Library. Because students are now eligible to participate in almost all Augusta Technical College programs, they may be responsible for course-specific fees in some program areas. Students should speak to the High School Coordinators and/or Program Advisors to find out specifics about course-related fees.
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.
High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity
High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity offers an alternate path to high school graduation for students who have completed certain requirements at their high school. In order to participate in High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity , students must have completed the 10th grade and successfully completed the following courses and all required tests associated with them, and be within their original four calendar years of high school. This program is not an option for 5th year seniors and beyond.
- 2 English
- 2 Math
- 2 Science
- 2 Social Studies
- 1 Health/PE
After completion of these courses, students must then complete ONE of the following: Associate Degree, one Diploma, or two Technical Certificates of Credit at Augusta Technical College. Students interested in this alternate diploma path option should contact their High School Guidance Counselor or the Augusta Technical College High School Coordinator.
Students enrolling in High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity are limited to 30 hours of Dual Enrollment Funding, just like traditional Dual Enrollment students. High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity students who max ou their 30 hours of Dual Enrollment Funding may use the HOPE Grant/HOPE Career Grant to finish their program, if eligible. Students who use the HOPE Grant/HOPE Career Grant must meet HOPE residency requirements. Any HOPE Career Grant or HOPE Grant hours used will count against HOPE caps.