High School Programs
High School Initiatives
High School Initiatives allow qualified students to maximize their education and training time by beginning college while they are still in high school. Qualified students may earn credit at the college only, or they may learn credit concurrently at both the college and high school.
The New Move On When Ready (MOWR)
Programs formerly known as ACCEL, Dual Enrollment, and the “old” Move On When Ready are now consolidated into one program called Move On When Ready (MOWR). The new MOWR allows high school students to take academic degree level core courses that will transfer to any TCSG or USG college or university as well as occupational courses and diploma level core courses. Some students may choose to just take a few courses while others may choose to take their full course load with the college.
All college coursework taken through MOWR will be fully covered through MOWR funding, and students will not be required to pay out of pocket for tuition, college fees, or textbooks. The only fees students may be responsible for are course-specific fees determined by the college.
No hours taken through the new MOWR program will count toward a student’s HOPE Grant or Scholarship caps. Participating in the new MOWR program is a great incentive for high school students to get ahead on their college coursework!
Benefits of taking GNTC courses while in high school through the Move On When Ready Program:
- Degree level core classes will transfer to any University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia college or university, PLUS many other colleges/universities both in and outside of the state of Georgia… so starting at GNTC can really take you anywhere.
- College credits count toward new high school rigor requirements and HOPE Scholarship rigor requirements.
- Tuition and textbooks are totally covered through the MOWR program PLUS GNTC exempts application fee and all student fees for high school students participating in MOWR – which means you are required to pay ZERO out of pocket expenses to attend GNTC while in high school.
- Any 9th – 12th grade students in an eligible Georgia high school or home study program who has achieved required scores on the college placement exam, is eligible to take part in the program. To view the test score requirements for the program, please click HERE. 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 to schedule a time to test. There are NO residency or citizenship requirements.
- All of the classes that were available under the old Dual Enrollment, ACCEL, and old Move On When Ready programs will still be available under the NEW Move On When Ready, plus many additional courses. You will see no change in how GNTC offers the classes.
- Courses may be taken face-to-face on the college campus, 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 concurrent credit.
- High school students wishing to enroll in the new MOWR program must first meet with their high school guidance counselor. New MOWR students will be asked to complete a GNTC Dual Enrollment packet which will include all of the required forms needed to participate in the program. To download this packet, click HERE.
- Additionally, students will be asked to go onto the GA College 411/GA Futures website to apply for their financial aid. Once a student has completed this step, his/her high school counselor will then add the approved classes in STARS, and GNTC will approve the courses. MOWR students must complete the online MOWR funding application EACH SEMESTER they are enrolled at the college and failure to do so will be billed for their GNTC classes.
Tuition, Fees, and Books
- Tuition and most fees are covered by MOWR for every eligible student in the program. Because MOWR students are now eligible to participate in almost all GNTC programs, they may be responsible for course specific fees in some program areas; however, most GNTC programs do not require such fees. Students should speak to the High School Initiatives staff to find out specifics about course-related fees.
- Books will be provided to MOWR students at no charge to the students.
- Joint Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take courses at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and receive college credit ONLY for the courses that they take at the college. Joint Enrollment students usually attend college classes in the afternoon or evening after they have attended high school an entire school day. Joint Enrollment students are allowed to take academic core and occupational program courses for any technical certificate or diploma program in which they are eligible.
- Joint Enrollment is funded through the HOPE Grant for Georgia residents. GNTC will exempt the remainder of the tuition and fees not paid by HOPE.
- Hours taken through Joint Enrollment DO count against a student’s HOPE Grant and Scholarship caps.