Move On When Ready
for High School Students

High school students have the opportunity to earn college course credit through a variety of options at CGTC. While dual enrollment has been possible in Georgia since 2009, major changes were made in 2015 to expand and streamline these opportunities for 9th-12th grade high school students. All dual enrollment now falls under the new Move On When Ready program.

Dual enrollment opportunities enhance student engagement, improve graduation rates and increase student learning. Dual enrollment at CGTC gives high school students additional opportunities to get a jump start on their college career at little or no cost to the student.

> Apply now! MOWR Application for High School Students Only (pdf)
Complete the form and email the PDF file to highschool@centralgatech.edu.
(Note: For best results, complete application using Adobe Reader or Acrobat.)

Technical/Occupational Classes

High school students can take occupational classes within a CGTC diploma program or technical certificate of credit (TCC) and get a jump start on an exciting career and gain hands-on experience. Course offerings vary by county. Students must apply for Move On When Ready at www.gafutures.org each term. If the courses are approved by the high school, full tuition, fees and textbooks are at no charge to the student. Hours taken in an occupational program DO NOT COUNT towards the HOPE hours cap. Students must meet minimum testing requirements to enter the program.

Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to receive MOWR funding each term. Students meet SAP requirements by maintaining a 2.0 grade point average AND passing 67% or more of attempted coursework.

Please contact the High School Initiatives Coordinator in your area for additional information.

Degree Classes

High school students can take degree-level core courses through CGTC and earn college and high school credit simultaneously. One college semester course is equivalent to one Carnegie unit at the high school. Students must meet minimum testing requirements to enter the program.

Testing Requirements for Degree Coursework

SAT: 450 Critical Reading / 440 Math
ACT: 17 English / 19 Math
Students can also take the ACCUPLACER or ASSET test to meet minimum requirements.

Students must apply for Move On When Ready at www.gafutures.org each term. The full cost of tuition, fees and textbooks is covered by the MOWR program, and these hours do not count against a student’s HOPE hours cap. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to receive MOWR funding each term. Students meet SAP requirements by maintaining a 2.0 grade point average AND passing 67% or more of attempted coursework.

Please contact the High School Initiatives Coordinator in your area for additional information.

Joint Enrollment

High school students can take college courses under the Joint enrollment program and gain college credit only. Students can either self-pay for these courses, or use HOPE Grant funds. Hours taken under Joint enrollment using the HOPE Grant DO count against a student’s HOPE hours cap. Joint enrollment students are responsible for the cost of textbooks. Please contact the High School Initiatives Coordinator in your area for additional information.

Private School Students

High school students enrolled in a private school can enroll in college classes at CGTC by meeting minimum test requirements. Contact your private school to ensure that they are a participating school for the Move On When Ready program. If not, private school students would not be eligible for MOWR funds, but they could enroll as Joint enrollment students. Contact your guidance counselor or the High School Initiatives Coordinator in your area for additional information.

Home School Students

Homeschool students are eligible for the Move On When Ready program as long as they meet the college’s minimum testing requirements for their program and complete the paper Move On When Ready application. Homeschool students are required to submit a Declaration of Intent to Homeschool to their High School Coordinator. Please contact the High School Initiatives Coordinator in your area for additional information.

Testing

Students can take the ACCUPLACER placement exam for admission into their program of choice at any CGTC campus or center. The ACCUPLACER test is an un-timed college placement test that is administered on a computer, and is comprised of multiple-choice questions in Reading, Writing, Pre-Algebra & Algebra. Minimum requirements vary by program.

The ASSET test can be given at most high schools in CGTC’s service area. The ASSET test is timed with 25 minute sections of Reading, Writing, Numerical Skills & Elementary Algebra.

ACCUPLACER and ASSET exam preparation resources:

Please contact the High School Initiatives Coordinator in your area for additional information and testing hours for the campus nearest you.

Financial Aid

Students participating in the new Move On When Ready program must complete an online application each term at www.gafutures.org. Homeschool students must complete the paper MOWR application. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average AND pass 67% of coursework attempted in order to receive Move On When Ready funds. When approved for MOWR, a student’s full tuition, fees and the cost of textbooks is covered. These hours do NOT count against a student’s HOPE hours cap hours. Please contact the High School Initiatives Coordinator in your area for additional information.

Students participating in Joint enrollment must apply for HOPE Grant at www.gafutures.org and be a resident of the state of Georgia for the past 12 months. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average AND pass 67% of coursework attempted in order to receive HOPE funds. HOPE covers partial tuition, and CGTC waives the remainder for high school students, as well as mandatory fees. Joint enrollment students are responsible for the cost of textbooks.

Orientation

A consolidated area for orientation for future and current students including enrollment, registration, academic, and technology resources.

For More Information

For more information, talk to your high school counselor or:

If you are a high school student in Dooly, Houston, Peach or Pulaski counties, as well as Central Fellowship Christian Academy, contact Kimberly Gunn at 478-218-3236.

If you are a high school student in Bibb, Jones or Twiggs counties, contact Antonio Watkins at 478-218-3709.

If you are a high school student in Baldwin, Crawford, Monroe or Putnam counties, contact Lindsey Powell at 478-757-3493.


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