High School initiatives allow qualified students to maximize their education and training time by beginning college while they are still in high school. Qualified students may earn credit at the college only, or they may earn credit concurrently at both the college and high school.
The Dual Enrollment program at Atlanta Technical College provides an opportunity for students to dual enroll at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home school program in Georgia, and Atlanta Tech. Students take coursework at Atlanta Technical College for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and post-secondary requirements. Students must have approval from their high school guidance counselor and their parents to participate.
Atlanta Technical College’s Dual Enrollment is a cost-effective choice and a great way to save money. The more credits earned while in HS the more time and money you save. You can earn enough credits to skip up to two years of college. It can save your parents thousands of dollars on the traditional cost of college by saving on tuition, dorm cost, and meal plans.
ATC has articulation agreements across the state that guarantees the transfer of credits. Many of the classes are the general education classes needed at most 4-year state colleges and universities.
The program is offered during all academic semesters:
Fall Semester – June 1
Spring Semester – November 1
Summer Semester – April 15
Recent high school graduates may be eligible to receive advanced technical college credit based upon an articulation agreement signed by the school system superintendent and the Atlanta Technical College President. Local articulation and curriculum alignment agreements are in place to meet the needs of the community. These agreements serve students by facilitating the smooth transition of students from secondary to post-secondary technical colleges, encouraging post-secondary education, and elimination of undue entrance delays, duplication of course content, and/or loss of credit.
High school graduates may receive advanced technical college course credit by passing an exemption exam for each course of attempted credit. High school graduates with a “B” grade or better in a high school articulated class are eligible to take an exemption exam. The following stipulations apply: