Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is a state-funded program allowing select high school students to attend college while still in high school. Courses completed with GSW earn students both high school and college credit.

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Accelerate Your Education

The Dual Enrollment Program offered through Georgia Southwestern puts students on the fast track to university success by allowing students to earn dual credit as they complete high school course requirements and begin their college career at the same time.

There is little to no cost for students who participate in Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrollment is funded by the Georgia General Assembly and administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. It is designed to provide participating high school students with financial assistance toward the cost of postsecondary coursework. Only approved courses will be covered by Dual Enrollment. Georgia Southwestern will loan textbooks to students. The student will only be charged for the textbook if they fail to return the book at the end of the semester. Non-mandatory fees or supplemental instruction materials are not covered by the dual enrollment program.

Dual Enrollment is available to Georgia students at public high schools and private high schools, as well as, homeschooled students. You can enroll jointly in high school and university courses or you can concentrate on university classes alone. Regardless, you’ll earn college credit for all of your Georgia Southwestern courses. Plus, you’ll get a feel of university life and learn how to make the most of your college experience.

How to Apply


Submit Your Application

Complete your application online making sure to select Dual Enrollment for "Application Type." The $25 application fee is waived for Dual Enrollment Students.


Request Your Official Transcripts

Request these from your counseling office to be sent to GSW. We accept mailed or e-transcripts, such as Parchment, eScrip-Safe, or GA Futures that come directly from the high school. You may bring them to campus in person, as long as they remain in the original, sealed envelope from the school. 


Official Testing Scores

We encourage you to send all scores from all tests taken using SAT Code: 5250 and/or ACT code: 0824. 


Homeschool Students

Homeschool students must submit a Homeschool Packet that includes a Declaration of Intent and detailed course descriptions.


Check Your Status

You can review what information is needed and what documents have been received by checking your status online. You will be aware of your admissions decision immediately.


Check Your Email

We will send a variety of emails to notify you of your acceptance and allow accepted students the opportunity to register early and other exclusive offerings.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Dual Enrollment Program, students must meet the following:

  • Meet the minimum required SAT/ACT/Accuplacer for Dual Enrollment
  • Be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum 3.0 GPA (academic courses only)
  • Gain approval from your high school guidance counselor and parent(s)

Required Test Scores

SAT (GSW Code: 5250) ACT (GSW Code: 0824) ACCUPLACER Classic/Next-Gen

Total Score: 1050

Composite: 20 Reading Comprehension/Reading: 63/237
Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing Score: 480 English or Reading: 17 WritePlacer: 4
Math Score: 440 Math: 17 Elementary Algebra/Quantitative  Reasoning: 67/258
*Score required for College Algebra: 79/266


Your High School GPA is calculated by the Office of Admissions using the Required High School Curriculum courses listed below. Additional information can be found using the USG's Staying on Course guide. Your GPA will be calculated using the scores listed on your official high school transcript. Georgia Southwestern does not add or remove weight for advanced courses.

Understanding the Required High School Curriculum
  • English: 4 units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.
  • Mathematics: 4 units of Mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a fourth year of advanced Mathematics. Georgia Southwestern does not accept Mathematics of Finance.
  • Science: 4 units of science where two courses include a laboratory component. Georgia public high school graduates must have at least one unit of Biology, one unit of Physical Science or Physics, one unit of Chemistry, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, or an advanced placement science course, and a fourth science.
  • Social Science: 3 units of social science, with at least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies.
  • Foreign Language: 2 units in the same foreign language emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Two units of American Sign Language or two units of computer science courses that have a coding and programming emphasis may be used to satisfy this requirement.

After Acceptance to Georgia Southwestern

Once a student is accepted, there are a few items needed to complete the Dual Enrollment process.

  • Complete the student/parent portion Dual Enrollment Funding Application. Students attending an eligible public or private high school must complete the online Dual Enrollment Funding Application. Students that do not have a Social Security number must complete the paper application. Students attending a home study program must complete the paper Dual Enrollment Funding Application and Participation Agreement for Home Study.
  • Request completion of the online Dual Enrollment Funding Application by your high school guidance counselor. Homeschool students will request for their home school administrator to complete Part II of the application.
  • Make an appointment with the Director of First Year Experience in the Office of Admissions to be advised and registered. Please review the list of approved Dual Enrollment courses prior to registration.
  • Upload your immunization record to Med+Proctor. Online only students must still complete this process, but there is an exemption option for online students.
  • Check your email. GSW will send a variety of emails keeping you up to date on your application status and other important information about the Dual Enrollment program.


A Dual Enrollment orientation session will be held each semester for students. Students should receive orientation information via email after acceptance.