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Dual Enrollment Eligibility

IMPORTANT! Students interested in participating in dual enrollment should speak with their high school guidance counselor before starting the application process.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the dual enrollment program you must:

  1. Attend a private or public secondary educational institution within the State of Georgia or a home study program operated pursuant to §O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 that has been approved by the Georgia Student Finance Commission as a dual enrollment participating school. Ask your guidance counselor to be sure your school is approved to participate.
  2. Submit qualifying test score.* The University System of Georgia recently made changes to the admissions requirements for Dual Enrollment students. We are in the process of updating our system to ensure that these changes are accounted for when reviewing your application. For your reference, the new requirements are listed below:
    • SAT:
      • 480 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 440 Math
    • ACT:
      • 17 English or Reading, 17 Math
    • Accuplacer**
      • 237 Reading, 4 WritePlacer, 258 Math. Students will need a minimum of 266 for placement into College Algebra
      • For more information on taking the ACCUPLACER at Georgia Southern click here to visit Testing Services.
        • To schedule an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER exam at Georgia Southern, please contact Testing Services at 912-478-5415 (Statesboro) or 912-344-2582 (Savannah & Liberty).
    • Approved through Summer 2024:
      • PSAT: 480 ERW and 440 Math. Students will need at least a 510 Math score for placement into College Algebra.
      • PreACT: 17 in English or Reading, 17 in Math.

Admission can be granted by meeting any one of the test score requirements listed above. Students who meet the Math score requirement may enroll in STEM courses, and students who meet English or Reading score requirements may enroll in non-STEM courses. For a list of GS STEM courses, click here.

Students who meet both sections of the required score may enroll in any eligible Dual Enrollment courses. For a list of all Dual Enrollment approved courses, click here.

  1. Be a high school junior or senior or at least 16 years of age by the time of enrollment. Students wishing to participate in dual enrollment prior to their junior year or age 16 may appeal.
  2. Have a high school academic unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions).
  3. Complete the GAfutures Dual Enrollment Scholarship Application with your parent/guardian and high school counselor. This form must be completed and submitted prior to being advised by your Dual Enrollment advisor.
  4. Be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum, as defined by the University System of Georgia.
    • 4 English Credits
    • 4 Math Credits
    • 4 Science Credits
    • 3 Social Science Credits
    • 2 Foreign Language Credits (Same Language)
  5. Submit the online Georgia Southern application for admission.
    • Select dual enrollment as the student type
    • Select no in reference to the fee waiver on the last page of the application. This allows us to waive the application fee.

*We can only make a decision based on the highest scores that we receive. Please make sure that scores are up-to-date. If you submit scores and then take the test again, then you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will simply reassess your file and make another decision based on the updated scores. Georgia Southern will accept current and redesigned SAT scores for admission.

**Accuplacer scores are only being used for Dual Enrollment admission at this time, not for incoming freshman admission.

Last updated: 1/9/2023