High School Initiatives
The High School Initiatives Office oversees all things related to dual enrollment. We assist high school and home school students with advising and registration. We hold dual enrollment orientations for new students. We also work closely with area high schools and school systems with managing the Dual Enrollment Program.
Dual Enrollment Program at GNTC
The Dual Enrollment Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (formerly called Move On When Ready), allows high school students to take college degree level core courses, as well as certificate, and diploma level courses. All coursework taken through the Dual Enrollment Program is covered through state funding, and students will not be required to pay out of pocket for tuition, college fees, or textbooks. Please note, there are some occupational courses that have course related fees. Welding, cosmetology, automotive are just a few examples. These fees are not covered by the Dual Enrollment Program.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment at GNTC
Degree level core classes will transfer to any institution in the University System of Georgia (USG) or Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). College credits count toward high school rigor and HOPE Scholarship rigor requirements.
Credit hours taken through Dual Enrollment will not count toward the HOPE Grant or Scholarship credit hour caps.
Students who participate in Dual Enrollment courses get a 0.5 boost in the HOPE Scholarship GPA calculation upon high school graduation. Please note – this does not apply to your local GPA calculation.
Any 9th-12th grade students enrolled in an eligible Georgia high school or home study program who has achieved the required scores on the college placement exam are eligible. Placement testing is provided at the high schools. If you haven’t taken the placement exam yet, please contact your high school counselor or a member of the GNTC High School Initiatives staff. There are NO residency or citizenship requirements.
Courses are offered on the college campus, at the high school campus, online, hybrid, or web-enhanced. Students will be allowed to take up to 15 credit hours per semester at each college they attend.
Students can enroll in GNTC courses during fall, spring, or summer semesters while still in high school and receive dual credit.
High school students wishing to enroll in the Dual Enrollment Program must first meet with their high school guidance counselor or speak to one of our High School Initiatives staff.
A student must have qualifying test scores before applying. GNTC will accept SAT, ACT, Asset, Compass, and Accuplacer test scores.
Once a student has qualifying test scores he or she will complete an online Dual Enrollment application and complete any other required forms needed to participate in the program.
Tuition, Fees, and Books
Tuition, college fees, and textbooks are covered by the Dual Enrollment Program for every eligible student. There may be some course related fees not covered by dual enrollment. For example, cosmetology and automotive students have to purchase tool kits. However, most GNTC programs do not require these fees.
For tuition, fees, and books to be covered by Dual Enrollment funding, every student must complete a funding application every semester he or she is enrolled in college courses. The funding application is on the GAFutures website.
High School Initiatives Staff
- Kristi Hart, Director of High School Initiatives
- Jennifer Reynolds, Home School students
- Corrie Pyles, Catoosa County, Calhoun City, Murray County, Whitfield County, and Dalton City Schools
- Linda Tinney, Floyd County, Polk County, and Rome City Schools
- Jennifer Cunningham, Chattooga County, Gordon County, Walker County, Dade County, and Chickamauga City Schools.
- Niki Hammock, Dual Enrollment Assistant