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Dual and Joint Enrollment Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

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

You can take college courses to simultaneously satisfy your high school graduation requirements while earning college credit. If you are enrolled in an eligible Georgia high school, you may qualify to participate in the Dual Enrollment program.


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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, we've put a list of FAQs at the bottom of this webpage.

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.
  • If you took the SAT after March of 2016, your SAT test score minimums are a: 26 on the Reading Subsection, and a 480 Math. These scores will be converted to the old SAT equivalents to determine the combined Critical Reading + Math score required for admission under dual enrollment. Access the College Board's Concordance Tables: New SAT scores to Old SAT scoresThe combined, converted Critical Reading and Math score must total 970 in addition to meeting individual score requirements. If you experience difficulty in determining your redesigned SAT equivalents, please contact our office so that an Admissions Officer may assist you. Contact information for each of our five campuses can be found on the left-hand side of this page.
  • If you took the SAT prior to March of 2016, or the institutional SAT, your SAT test score minimums are a: 480 Critical Reading and a 440 Math with a 970 combined critical reading and math. At this time, the University of North Georgia will not superscore old and redesigned SAT test scores due to variation in design and content.
  • If you took the ACT you are required to have minimum scores of 20 English and 18 math with overall composite of 20. 
  • 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.
  • You must enroll in a bachelor's degree program at UNG.

 

After March 2016

SAT 26
Reading Subsection
SAT 480
Math
Combined 970*

Prior to March 2016

SAT 480
Reading Subsection
SAT 440
Math
Combined 970*
ACT 20
English
ACT 18
Math
Composite 20

 *Scores will be converted to the old SAT equivalents to determine the combined Critical Reading + Math score required for admission under dual enrollment. You may view what your converted SAT scores would be by using SAT's Score Converter.

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 fees for Dual Enrollment program students. That is a huge savings over what other UNG students pay.
  • 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 in a bachelor's degree program on any campus: 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

Application Deadlines for Dual Enrollment

Note that it is very likely we will meet capacity BEFORE the deadline and will immediately stop accepting students. Completing your application earlier is better.

  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: March 15
  • Fall: March 15

Applying to UNG

Application Process
Apply for admission online: GAFutures. If you cannot apply online, download a paper application.
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. You may not omit any institution you attended. If you're attending a non-accredited home-school program, you must either submit an Admissions Portfolio, 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.

 

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.
(For Dual Enrollment program applicants only) Submit a completed Dual Enrollment program Student Participation Agreement Form.
Two weeks after you complete steps 1-5, check your application status to ensure we have received all required documents to evaluate your application.
Complete the Dual Enrollment program application required by GSFC to process program funding.

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 admissions-blu@ung.edu 706-946-5462
Cumming Campus admissions-cmg@ung.edu 470-239-3105
Dahlonega Campus admissions-dah@ung.edu 706-864-1800
Gainesville Campus admissions-gvl@ung.edu 678-717-3641
Oconee Campus admissions-ocn@ung.edu 678-717-3641

Your dual enrollment academic advisors by campus are:

Blue Ridge Campus: Lori Bramlett

Cumming Campus:  Imani Cabell

Dahlonega Campus:  Derek Sutton

Gainesville Campus: Charles Bell

Oconee Campus:   Melissa Adams

 

 

 

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 SAT on our Dahlonega Campus, or the Institutional ACT on our 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 (see list in above section).

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 15 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.

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