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The Dual Enrollment program at Atlanta Technical College provides an opportunity for students to enroll at a participating eligible high school, or home school program in Georgia, and Atlanta Tech at the same time. 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 and their parents/guardian 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 high school the more time and money you save. It can save your parents thousands of dollars on the traditional cost of college by saving on tuition, housing, and meal plans.
There are 28 general education courses that will transfer to the University of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia colleges. They may also transfer to other in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. Many of the classes are the general education classes needed at most 4-year state colleges and universities.
Dual Enrollment is offered during all academic semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer. The application deadlines are below.
Fall Semester – June 1
Spring Semester – November 1
Summer Semester – April 15
All current students enrolled in an eligible public or private high school or home study program in Georgia are eligible to participate in dual enrollment. PSAT, SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer placement test scores are required. The HOPE GPA (minimum 2.6) can also be used for 11th and 12th-grade applicants.
Dual Enrollment Funding
Dual Enrollment funding is available to any 10th, 11th, or 12th grader in the state of Georgia.
All students are limited to a total of 30 dual enrollment funding hours beginning in Summer 2020, with a limit of 15 hours per semester.
After 2 course withdrawals, students become ineligible for dual enrollment funding.
Any student can elect to self-pay for any dual enrollment courses.
Those students not eligible for Dual Enrollment Funding are responsible for paying all tuition and any required fees.
Hope Grant and HOPE Career Grant funding can be used to fund additional courses for regular Dual Enrollment students after the student has exhausted the 30 Dual Enrollment Funding hours. Students must choose from a HOPE Career Grant program and meet the HOPE residency requirements. The HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant hours will count against HOPE and Zell Miller funding caps.
Dual Enrollment covers all post-secondary tuition, mandatory, and textbooks. Students may be responsible for additional supplies or equipment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
High school students can obtain articulated credit for classes taken while in high school that was taught by the high school instructor. Students have to take the appropriate course, meet the eligibility requirements, and pass the college examination.
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Student Finance Commission
Technical College System of Georgia
For more information about the Atlanta Technical College High School Programs, talk with your high school counselor or contact the High School Initiatives staff:
General Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.225.4511
High School Initiatives Coordinator
Serving Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools: Creekside, Langston Hughes, Westlake
High School Initiatives Coordinator
Serving Clayton County Schools and Fulton County Schools: Banneker, FCS College and Career Academy, McClarin and TriCities