Dual Enrollment Overview

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Southeastern Technical College offers several different courses and options for current and graduating high school students. Find out which “College Credit Now” option is right for you below.

If you are interested in Dual Enrollment with Southeastern Tech, contact your high school counselor or:

Melissa Rowell

High School Initiatives Coordinator
(912) 538-3142

Jennifer Johnson

Student Affairs Technician
(912) 538-3134

Daphne Scott

Admissions Coordinator
(478) 289-2274

Dual Enrollment Programs

The Dual Enrollment (DE) programs allow high school students to take academic degree level core courses that will transfer to any TCSG or USG college or university, occupational courses, and diploma level core courses. Some students may choose to enroll fully into a degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit program, or they may choose to just take a few courses. All college coursework taken through DE will be fully covered through DE funding, and students will not be required to pay out of pocket for tuition, college fees, or textbooks for the first 30 semester hours. The only fees students may be responsible for are course-specific fees determined by the college. Participating in the DE program is a great incentive for high school students to get ahead on their college coursework!

Degree Level Track

Southeastern Technical College offers a schedule of college degree-level courses designed for Dual Enrollment eligible students to be able to get a head start on their college careers while in high school. Instead of taking your first college English course in a class of 300, take it in a smaller setting with a class no larger than 25 students—and with an instructor that knows your name!

Click here to see the list of degree-level DE courses that are guaranteed to transfer to any University System of Georgia college or university as long as the student earns a grade of “C” or better.

Diploma & Certificate Level Track

The Diploma and Certificate Level Track DE program allows students to participate in any diploma or certificate program offered at STC! Students can take classes at STC, their high school, or online! Popular DE programs include Air Conditioning, CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation (completed online), Early Childhood, Nurse Aide, and Welding & Joining Technology.


The Purpose of the Dual Enrollment program is:

To promote and increase access to postsecondary educational opportunities for Georgia high school students while increasing high school graduation rates, preparing a skilled workforce, and decreasing the time and cost to postsecondary credential completion.


Benefits for Students Participating in Dual Enrollment

  • Introduces students to college-level coursework
  • College credits taken through the DE program do not count against the HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours after you graduate from high school
  • College credits do count toward new high school rigor requirements and HOPE Scholarship rigor requirements
  • Students who participate in DE get a 0.5 boost in their HOPE Scholarship GPA calculation upon graduation from high school. (Please note – this does not apply to your local GPA calculation.)
  • Tuition and textbooks are totally covered through the DE program
  • Earning college credits while still in high school may enable students to graduate early and/or possibly even earn an associate degree, diploma, or certificate
  • Helps students adjust to certain aspects of the college experience (e.g., classes, coursework, instruction, being on a college campus) so the transition from high school to college may be easier
  • Students who participate in Dual Enrollment are more likely to go to college and get a college degree
  • Students may be able to take classes that are not offered at the high school, especially in subject areas they are interested in for a potential career
  • Participating in a DE program demonstrates a student’s ability to handle more difficult coursework which is something college admissions officers may look upon favorably during admissions and recruiting
  • Taking college-level classes while still in high school may build confidence and encourage those students who may not be thinking about college to reconsider



A student must be enrolled in and attending a participating eligible public or private high school in Georgia, or an eligible participating home study program in Georgia.

  • Eligible 11th& 12th graders may enroll in any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory.
  • Eligible 10th graders may enroll in approved Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses listed on the Course Directory at any participating TCSG college. Eligible 10th graders who have a minimum SAT score of 1200, or minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration, may enroll in any approved CTAE and Core Academic courses listed on the Course Directory.
  • Eligible 9thgraders may participate in the Dual Enrollment Program. However, there is no available state funding for 9th grade students.
  • Students must have an overall high school GPA of 2.0 or higher to participate in Dual Enrollment classes.

All postsecondary coursework must be completed prior to high school graduation or home study completion in order to receive Dual Enrollment credit and funding.


How do I enroll?

Interested students must first meet with their high school guidance counselor and submit a completed Dual Enrollment Admissions Application.

Additionally, students must also complete a Dual Enrollment Funding Application through GA Futures. Instructions and more information on the Dual Enrollment Process can be found here.


What does it cost?

Funding Cap
  • Effective Summer term 2020 and beyond, the Dual Enrollment Funding Program is capped at 30 semester credit hours for all first-time Dual Enrollment-funded students. The funding cap does not include dual credit coursework attempted and paid for by other sources.
  • The award is available for up to a maximum of 15 semester credit hours per term.
  • Dual Enrollment funding includes funding for tuition, mandatory fees, and books.
  • Dual Enrollment funding is available up to the student’s high school or home study graduation date, or the student reaches the funding cap, whichever occurs first.
Previous Dual Enrollment Funding Program Participants
  • Students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 18 semester credit hours or less, through Spring term 2020, are subject to the Funding Cap. For Summer Term 2020 and later, these students may receive funding for the remaining hours, up to the Dual Enrollment Funding Cap of 30 semester credit hours.
  • Students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 19 semester credit hours or more through Spring term 2020 — the Funding Cap is extended for an additional 12 semester credit hours of funding.
Reaching the Funding Cap

Options for students who reach the Dual Enrollment Funding Cap:

  • A student may self-pay for college courses.
  • A student may qualify for HOPE and Career Grant Bridge funding if the student is enrolled in an eligible Career Grant certificate or diploma program. The HOPE Grant provides tuition assistance.
Other Options

Students may self-pay for tuition, fees, and books if:

  • Student chooses to enroll in a course not on the Dual Enrollment Course Directory
  • Student is not eligible for the Dual Enrollment Funding Program due to grade-level requirements
  • Student is not enrolled in an eligible or participating high school
Student Responsibility

The College may charge a Dual Enrollment student a fine for lost or damaged books loaned to the student.


Other Available Dual Enrollment Programs

Joint Enrollment

High school students enrolled in a high school not participating in the Dual Enrollment Program or taking courses not approved for Dual Enrollment funding, may enroll in postsecondary courses while continuing to pursue a high school diploma. Under the Joint Enrollment Program, the postsecondary coursework credit is not accepted as credit towards the student’s high school graduation requirements. Joint Enrolled students may qualify for the HOPE Grant Program or may choose to self-pay for tuition, fees, and books.

Accelerated Career Diploma

This program is available to Georgia’s public high school students who complete all nine designated high school courses, all related end-of-course Milestone assessments, and complete any one Associate Degree, any one Diploma, or any two approved Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC’s). Click here to view Southeastern Tech’s Accelerated Career Programs.

  • Public high school students deciding to pursue the Accelerated Career Diploma have the 30-credit hour Dual Enrollment Funding Cap.
  • Once the student reaches the 30-credit hour Dual Enrollment Funding Cap: if the student is enrolled in an eligible high-demand certificate or diploma program at a TCSG institution, they may qualify for HOPE and Hope Career Grant Bridge funding (depending upon the specific program of enrollment).
  • The HOPE Grant provides tuition assistance. Students may have some supplies, course-related fees, and textbook expenses.


Articulation & Transfer

We’re making it easier for you to get to your ultimate educational destination, should you choose to pursue another degree or credential after graduating from Southeastern Technical College. Articulation Agreements between the Board of Regents and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) have enhanced how TCSG students are able to pursue baccalaureate degree opportunities at University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. Twenty-seven general education courses are now transferable to USG institutions from TCSG institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for credit in the core curriculum, the basic courses all students must take to earn a degree.

Southeastern Technical College offers more than 20 of these 27 courses! Click here to view the courses that are guaranteed to transfer to any University System of Georgia college or university as long as the student earns a grade of “C” or better.


Dual Enrollment Orientation Part A

Click here to login to the Dual Enrollment Orientation Part A.

Additional information about Dual Enrollment policies and procedures can be found in the Dual Enrollment Student/Parent Handbook here.