Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

The Accel and MOWR programs are both dual credit programs, meaning that the student will earn high school credit and college credit. Classes are chosen from the same listing of approved courses. There are (4) differences between the programs:

  1. Flexibility – With Accel, students have the choice to enroll either part-time or full-time. With MOWR, students must be enrolled full-time only. Georgia State caps the MOWR program to 10 students per year; there is no limit to the acceptance of Accel applicants.
  2. Funding – Accel is funded through the Georgia Student Finance Commission. MOWR is funded through the high school’s Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) funding.
  3. Eligibility – With Accel, students can be entering 9th-12th grades, including home schooled students. With MOWR, the student must be entering their 11th or 12th grade year and they must have spent the prior year at a public high school in Georgia. If the student attends a private school or is home-schooled, he/she can only consider Accel.
  4. GPA Requirement –At Georgia State, Accel requires a 3.0 GPA. MOWR requires a 3.5 GPA for junior applicants and 3.3 GPA for senior applicants. MOWR students must additionally maintain a C- average in college classes to remain eligible for the program.

No, we do not allow our high school students to live on campus in University Housing.
No, all Dual Enrollment students take classes at our main campus, with the exception of Criminal Justice, taught at our Alpharetta campus location.
Yes, students must meet all three requirements of the program including minimum test scores, GPA and Freshman Index. Students not meeting one or more of the minimum requirements will not be admissible for participation in the program.
Fee waivers can be submitted via mail or brought in person to our office. Please visit our Connect With Us page for our mailing and walk-in addresses.
Once documents are received by our office, they are then delivered to our processing team. Processing of documents after their receipt can take 10-14 business days. You can continue to monitor your application for posting of completed items by using our online application status check.
Dual Enrollment students must take the Math Placement if they plan to take Math 1111 (College Algebra) or higher.

Still have questions? Review the Department of Education’s Dual Enrollment FAQ.