Ready to fast track your college education? How about earning college credit for the courses you are taking in high school? Gwinnett Tech’s dual credit program is a fast, affordable way to start college – while you’re still in high school.
The program provides exceptional opportunities for Georgia high school juniors and seniors to take college level courses at Gwinnett Tech and earn credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree at the same time.
Dual enrollment is a collaborative effort between the Technical College System of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) and the HOPE Program. The program enables high school students to take one or more courses from Gwinnett Tech using a number of financial aid options including the HOPE Grant or HOPE Scholarship. Under dual enrollment, students receive simultaneous course credits that count toward high school graduation and future postsecondary education.
Gwinnett Tech’s dual enrollment program offers three distinct pluses:
- Under the HOPE Program, dual enrollment coursework is covered at a 90 percent rate.
- All hours paid by HOPE under a dual enrollment program do not count toward the total HOPE Scholarship or Grant hours that Georgia students can use after high school for their undergraduate studies.
- Dual enrollment coursework is excluded from HOPE GPA calculations.
Gwinnett Tech also doesn’t require a set GPA for entry into dual enrollment courses, however SAT, ACT and COMPASS scores must meet college admission standards.
Depending on the program, students can choose to enroll in one college course or become a full-time Gwinnett Tech student. Either way, the credits earned will transfer to many colleges and universities throughout Georgia and the nation. Students are able to take classes online or on the GTC campus in Lawrenceville.
Ready to learn more? Talk to a Gwinnett Tech admissions representative at 770-962-7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.