Student Eligibility for Dual Enrollment

Scholarships and Grants

Student Eligibility for Dual Enrollment

  • A student must abide by the rules of the participating high school or home study program and the participating eligible institution the student is attending, and a student can be denied participation at any time in the Dual Enrollment for violations of such rules.
  • A student must be approved and classified, by the participating high school or home study program at which he or she is enrolled, as a dual credit enrollment student.
    • Prior to participating in Dual Enrollment, the student and student’s parent(s) or guardian shall sign a student participation agreement form provided by the participating high school or home study program acknowledging a complete understanding of the responsibilities of the student while participating in Dual Enrollment.
  • A student must have applied, been accepted and approved by the participating postsecondary institution at which he or she is enrolled as a dual credit enrollment student.
    • Upon completing the postsecondary institution admission process a student must complete the online or paper Dual Enrollment funding application.
  • A student must be enrolled in a participating public or private high school in Georgia or participating home study program in Georgia and has not earned a high school diploma, a General Education Development (GED) diploma or completed a home study program.
  • Dual Enrollment funding is available for the per term maximum of 15 semester or 12 quarter hours and a maximum of three semesters or four quarters per award year while enrolled at a participating high school or a home study program based on approved enrollment with a completed Dual Enrollment funding application.
    • A student enrolled at one or more postsecondary institutions during a single term may receive Dual Enrollment funding for the per term maximum of 15 semester or 12 quarter hours (regardless of the number of Eligible Postsecondary Institutions at which the student is enrolled).
  • Dual Enrollment funding is available during a student’s 9th, 10th, 11th and/or 12th-grade years up to the student’s high school graduation date or home study completion date, whichever occurs first.
    • 9th grade officially begins the Fall of the student’s 9th-grade year.
    • The 12th-grade year concludes at the end of the spring term after four years of enrollment beginning in the 9th grade.
  • A student with a documented Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan or High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity Plan, which extends beyond four (4) years must submit a Length of Eligibility Extension Request Form and meet all other Dual Enrollment eligibility requirements.
  • Participating high schools and home study programs may not adjust a student’s enrollment or graduation plans or records in order to extend a student’s Dual Enrollment eligibility.
  • All postsecondary coursework must be completed prior to high school graduation or home study completion in order to receive Dual Enrollment funding. In no case shall Dual Enrollment funding be awarded for postsecondary coursework scheduled, per the participating postsecondary institution’s calendar, for a term in which a student may not be awarded Dual Credit toward graduation from the participating high school or home school completion.