Dual Enrollment
(formerly Move On When Ready)

Upcoming Events

Open Informational Meeting and Accuplacer assessment
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Sessions start at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, GA
Students and families interested in Dual Enrollment classes for 2019-2020 with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Point University must attend an informational session (families who have already attended an informational session in October or November 2018 may come by to confirm their application). GPTC will also administer an Accuplacer assessment (recommended for students interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019. To register for this Accuplacer assessment, contact RCA Counselor Jaimie Benton at BEFORE Jan. 14, 12 p.m.

For more information, contact Tami Patton at or 770-918-2687.

Useful Links

Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Dual Enrollment presentation (PDF) (Video below or click  here)

GPTC Dual Enrollment information and steps to apply (PDF) (RTF)

Video of presentation November 9, 2017 at RCA

Dual Enrollment presentation (PDF)

Dual Enrollment:
Opening Up Opportunities

Presentation November 9, 2017 at RCA

What is Dual Enrollment?: 

Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students to earn college credit during the same time they are working on their high school diplomas.
The dual enrollment program is administered by the Georgia student finance commission.

Who is eligible?:

Any student enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at a private or public high school in Georgia.
Any student enrolled in a home study program within the state of Georgia.
Students must be enrolled in an eligible, participating School within the university system of Georgia (usg), technical college system of Georgia (tcsg), or private colleges.

What costs are covered?: 

Mandatory fees, 
****some courses may have additional fees outside of mandatory college fees that may not be covered under the dual enrollment program!

College credits and grades: 

A student can take anywhere from one college class up to 15 credit hours. 
The college/university issues the grades – not the home high schools. 
The grades count for both college and high school credits as long as the courses taken are on the approved dual enrollment list. 
Most courses count as full high school credit and are weighted courses. 
These are the first college credits a student will earn and will count toward his/her satisfactory academic progress. 
Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to receive financial aid. 

Qualities of a successful student: 

High level of motivation. 
Good time management skills. 
Ability to work alone. 
Desire to meet deadlines and avoid procrastination. 

Benefits of dual enrollment: 

Introduces college classes to students. 
Allows students to earn college credit while they are in high school. 
Helps students get used to certain aspects of college. 
Gives students the option to take classes that may not be offered at the high school level. 
Proves to colleges that a student is capable of successfully completing more difficult classes. '

GA Senate Bill 2: 

Students can earn a high school diploma if:
They complete at least 9 high school credits (2 Science, 2 Math, 2 English, 2 Social Studies, Health and PE) 
- The DOE has identified the 8 academic credits needed as the 8 milestone courses.

They complete an Associates Degree, Technical College Diploma, or 2 Technical College Certificates of Credit (TCC)*
- The TCCs must be earned in the areas of Computer Programing, Networking, Welding, or Industrial Mechanics (coming soon). 

*The TCSG will annually identify the eligible programs of study. 

Senate Bill 2 at RCA:

2 TCCs can be completed in 1 year. 
6 Welding Courses plus Technical level English and Math. 
Requires a full day on B days. 

Industrial Mechanics
3 year program with students starting as Sophomores. 
2 TCCs earned with the ability to earn a diploma with 2 post high school semesters of work. 
Requires summer coursework. 
Can be done through German Apprenticeship model or as a stand alone program. 

For more information, contact Ben McCumber at or 770-388-5677.

Dual Enrollment presentation (PDF)