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Dual and Joint Enrollment Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Summer and Fall 2021 Deadline Extension

Due to the current circumstances, we are suspending our summer and fall Regular Admission deadline as we continue to work with students who wish to apply. We are closely monitoring class availability on each of our campuses to best serve our students needs; therefore, we encourage all interested students to apply as soon as possible.

COVID-19 2021 Dual Enrollment Admissions Changes

Due to canceled SAT/ACT dates, the University System of Georgia has made the decision to allow USG institutions to grant admission to Dual Enrollment students based on alternative admissions standards, including the use of the PSAT to determine admissibility.

Based on this new guidance, UNG has adopted the following admission requirements for Dual Enrollment students seeking admission for the 2021 semesters:
  • GPA remains at 3.25 as calculated on completed RHSC.
  • If SAT or ACT scores are available, utilize scores as usual to determine admissibility.


If SAT or ACT scores are not available or applicant does not meet minimum test score requirements, students may use PSAT/NMSQT (PSAT 10) scores for admission. PSAT/NMSQT (PSAT 10) scores must come directly from the high school guidance counselor and can be sent to PSAT/NMSQT (PSAT 10) test scores for admissibility:


  • 490 EBRW
  • 440 Math
  • 960 Combined


If no PSAT available or does not meet minimum scores, Accuplacer may be completed with following scores earned:

Accuplacer Scores

  • 243 Reading
  • 4 Writeplacer
  • 266 Math
Students taking Accuplacer for consideration of admission for Dual Enrollment will be allowed to retest one time.


PreACT scores can also be used for dual enrollment admission. These scores can be sent either directly from the ACT site or from the student's high school counselor.

PreACT Scores

  • 20 English or Reading
  • 18 Math
  • 20 Composite

Students who do not provide or meet current SAT/ACT test score requirements or alternatives would not be considered for dual enrollment admission consideration.

High school juniors and seniors, including home-school students, have access to a number of opportunities for enhancing their high school curriculum and to earn college credit prior to their high school graduation.

Dual Enrollment

If you are enrolled in an eligible Georgia high school, you may qualify to participate in the Dual Enrollment program. Georgia's Dual Enrollment program provides eligible high school students the opportunity to enroll in college or university prior to their high school graduation and to take courses which result in both college and high school credit. Tuition, books and mandatory fees are paid for by the Dual Enrollment program. Students participating in the program are not permitted to live in the residence halls. 

Joint Enrollment

You may supplement and enhance your high school curriculum by enrolling in college courses as a joint enrollment student. Courses taken through joint enrollment result in college but not high school credit.  You are responsible for your tuition, books, course-related fees and all mandatory fees. If you wish to attend as a joint enrollment student, you must meet the Dual Enrollment program requirements. Students participating in joint enrollment are not permitted to live in the residence halls.

Requirements for Dual Enrollment

  • You must be entering your junior or senior year of high school at the time of enrollment. Cadets must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.
  • Evidence in the transcript that student is on track towards the completion of the USG RHSC requirements and high school graduation.
  • You must be enrolled in an eligible public or private high school, including unaccredited home study or home school program. Students in unaccredited home school programs must also meet bachelor's degree admissions home school requirements and submit a Georgia Home School Declaration of Intent form.
  • You must present a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher in your Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) coursework.
  • You must take courses from the approved courses list.  If you are an out-of-state student, you should consult with your guidance counselor on courses you may take at UNG that will count toward high school graduation.
  • Applicants who have completed dual enrollment through another institution should have a 2.50 Cumulative GPA on all College Dual Enrollment coursework attempted.
Dual Enrollment Test Score Requirements*
SAT (After March 2016) 530 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480 Math 1050 Combined
SAT (Prior to March 2016) 480 Reading 440 Math 970 Combined
ACT 20 English or Reading 18 Math 20 Composite

*Students must meet both subsection requirements and the combined/composite score requirement to be considered for dual enrollment admission.

Programs with Additional Requirements

Consider applying for UNG’s Honors Program if your GPA is a least 3.5 and standardized test scores meet one of the following:

  • Evidence Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math score on the new SAT of at least 1200
  • Combined critical reading and math score on the old SAT of at least 1150
  • ACT composite score of at least 25

Want to get a head start in your language learning journey? Apply for the Summer Language Institutes (SLI). SLI are carefully tailored, residential language programs of study in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Russian. By successfully completing this 6-week summer session, SLI participants earn 8 academic credit hours to fulfill the foreign language required for most bachelor’s degrees at UNG.

What costs does the Dual Enrollment program cover?

  • The Dual Enrollment program will pay the standard tuition rate for bachelor's degree courses at UNG. 
  • UNG waives all mandatory UNG fees for Dual Enrollment program students.
  • The Dual Enrollment program will pay for your books.
  • You will pay any course-specific fees, such as lab fees.
  • The credit hours for which you receive Dual Enrollment program funding will not be included in the HOPE scholarship combined paid-hours limit.

Selecting a Campus Location

You may start as a dual enrollment student in a bachelor's degree program on any campus or online: Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville or Oconee. You are not guaranteed a class schedule at particular times or locations.

Not sure of which major you should choose?  Use the following tools to help you determine a career interest and what major is best for you.

Application Deadlines for Dual Enrollment


(All deadlines are at close of business. All supporting documents are due within 2 weeks of the application deadline.)

Student Type Spring Summer Fall
Dual Enrollment Nov. 1 April 15 May 15

Applying to UNG

Application Process
Apply for admission online: GAFutures. If you cannot apply online, download a paper application. The application fee is waived for dual enrollment applicants.
Ask your high school to send us your official high school transcript, either directly from the high school to us in a sealed envelope, or electronically through GAfutures.  If you took any college course, submit an official transcript from each institution you attended. We must receive the transcripts in sealed envelopes directly from the institutions or through a secure electronic system such as E-Script or Parchment. You may not omit any institution you attended. If you're attending a non-accredited home-school program, you must either submit a Home School Summary Form (PDF), or the SAT II subject test with minimum scores: English Writing - 520; World History - 540; Literature - 530; Biology - 480; Math 1C or IIC - 500; Chemistry - 540 - or Physics - 590; American History & Social Studies - 560.

SAT and ACT test scores must be sent electronically through the College Board or ACT. Test scores printed on high school or college transcripts will not be accepted.

You may request the College Board to send your SAT scores to account #5497, or your ACT scores to account #0848, regardless of which campus you want to attend. Test scores printed on high school or college transcripts will not be accepted.

Submit your verification of lawful presence documentation if you wish to pay in-state tuition. This is not required if you pay out-of-state tuition. Out-of-state tuition is much higher than in-state tuition. Admission to UNG is not contingent upon proof of lawful presence. If you no longer wish to be considered for tuition at the in-state rate, please contact us so that we can remove the requirement from your record.

Continue to monitor your application status as you are completing steps 1-5 to ensure we have received all required documents. Check your application status.

Complete the Dual Enrollment program application required by GSFC to process program funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I won't receive my SAT/ACT scores until after the UNG application deadline.  What happens now?
A:  : You have the option to take the Institutional ACT on our Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee Campuses. The exams are offered every couple of weeks. Note that scores from institutional exams are normally only good for admission at that institution. Please go to our testing office web site for detailed information.

Q:  Where will the college course credit I earn transfer?
A:  To most four-year colleges and universities.

Q:  What courses are available for me to take?
A:  Any courses to which UNG students have access, and for which you meet the course prerequisites.  Please note that the Dual Enrollment program will only pay for courses from the approved course list.

Q:  After I graduate from high school, how do I become a student at UNG?
A:  To continue at UNG after high school graduation, you must complete a Dual Enrollment Program Intent Form by the specified deadline date for the term and campus you wish to be considered. You do not need to complete a new application for admission or submit an application fee. Please note that admission to a bachelor’s degree program is highly competitive and that admission is based on that year’s applicant pool. If you are ineligible for a bachelor’s degree program, you will automatically be considered for the associate degree pathway with the opportunity to internally transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a later time.

Q:  How do I schedule my classes?
A:  You work with your high school guidance counselor and your UNG dual enrollment advisor.

Q:  How many courses can I take?
A:  You may take as many courses as you like; however, Dual Enrollment program will pay for up to 30 credit hours.

Q:  Do my dual enrollment courses count against my HOPE scholarship cap after I graduate from high school?
A:  No.  HOPE covers 127 credit hours for bachelor's degree students and 90 credit hours for associate degree students.  The courses you take while dual enrolled will not reduce your cap.

Q:  Can I dual enroll in the Dual Enrollment program at more than one college/university simultaneously?
A:  Yes.  You must apply for admission to each institution and submit a separate Dual Enrollment Program Student Participation Agreement for each institution.  Dual Enrollment program will pay for mandatory fees, tuition and books at each institution.

Q: Are dual-enrollment students allowed to live on campus?
A: No, students participating in dual-enrollment at UNG are not eligible to live in the residence halls. 

Mailing Documents

Mail Documents for associate or bachelor's degree to:

University of North Georgia
Admissions Imaging Center
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503-1358

Need Assistance?

E-Mail Phone
Blue Ridge Campus 706-946-5462
Cumming Campus 470-239-3105
Dahlonega Campus 706-864-1800
Gainesville Campus 678-717-3641
Oconee Campus 706-310-6201

Dual Enrollment Academic Advisors by Campus

Blue Ridge Campus: Lori Bramlett

Cumming Campus:

Dahlonega Campus:  Derek Sutton

Gainesville Campus: Imani Cabell

Oconee Campus:   Melissa Adams

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