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

Dual Enrollment Overview

  • The Dual Enrollment Program puts you on the fast track to university success by allowing you to earn dual credit as you complete your high school course requirements and begin your college career at the same time.
  • 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.

Application Process

  1. Apply online being certain to select "Dual Enrollment" on page 3 for "Application Type." The $25.00 application fee is waived for Dual Enrollment students.
  2. Request for your counseling office to send your official high school transcript to Georgia Southwestern. You may bring them to campus in person, as long as they remain in the original, sealed envelope from the school.
  3. Send official copies of your SAT or ACT scores directly from the testing agency. (SAT Code: 5250 / ACT code: 0824) Application decisions are made based on the highest scores received. We encourage you to send all scores from all tests taken. We reassess applications every time updated information is received. Southwestern uses the highest Evidence Based Reading and Writing scores and Math scores to calculate a combined Total SAT score. We use the highest English, Reading, Math, and Composite scores from all attempts on the ACT exam. We do not recalculate a new ACT composite score. Writing scores are not required for the ACT or SAT.
  4. Homeschool students must submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Homeschool and the Affirmation Statement.
  5. Check your status online. Your admission status is updated in real time to reflect our records at that exact moment. You can review what information is needed and what documents have been received. You will be aware of your admissions decision immediately.
  6. Check your email. Our university will send a variety of emails to applicants. Some of these emails will share information about you Taking Tomorrow By Storm.Other emails will allow students the opportunity to register early and other exclusive opportunities.

All application materials should be mailed to: Office of Admissions, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA 31709.

Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Dr. David Jenkins, Director of First-Year Experience
800 GSW Drive, Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 928-1273
Fax: (229) 931-2983

Dual Enrollment Requirements

To qualify for the Dual Enrollment Program, you must:

  • 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)

All application materials should be mailed to: Office of Admissions, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA 31709.

Required SAT & ACT Test Scores

Minimum requirements:

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

Required High School GPA

  • 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: Four units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.
  • MATHEMATICS: Four 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: Four 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: Three units of social science, with at least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies.
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Two 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

  1. 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 Dual Enrollment funding application. Students attending a home study program must complete the paper Dual Enrollment Funding Application and Participation Agreement for Home Study.
  2. Request for your high school guidance counselor complete his/her portion of the online Dual Enrollment Funding Application. Homeschool students will request for their home school administrator to complete Part II of the application.
  3. Make an appointment with the Director of First Year Experience in the Office of Admissions to be advised and registered.
  4. Upload your immunization record to Med+Proctor. Online only students must still complete this process, but there is an exemption option for online students.
  5. Check your email. Southwestern will send a variety of emails to applicants. Some of these emails will share information about you becoming Part of the Storm. Other emails will share important information about the Dual Enrollment program.


A Dual Enrollment orientation session will be held each semester for students. Information about orientation will be mailed and/or emailed to you.

Dual Enrollment Cost

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.



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