Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Students

Q: Who can participate in this program?
A:
Any Georgia high school student enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade.

Q: What are the qualifications for enrollment?
A:
Students must pass the ASSET admissions test, submit completed paperwork, and meet the guidelines to qualify for financial aid.

Q: What courses can I earn dual credit for?
A
: Courses vary depending on each high school. Georgia Piedmont Technical College currently offers transferrable General Studies Courses such as College Algebra, Calculus, Composition & Rhetoric, American Literature, Economics, Biology etc.  GPTC also offers technical course in areas such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Criminal Justice, Welding, Accounting, Computer Graphics and Design. Automotive, Cosmetology and more.

Q: Will the dual enrollment credits that I earn transfer to all colleges in Georgia?
A:
Credits earned can be transferred to technical colleges in the state of Georgia and some colleges and universities. Students must contact the college or university they wish to attend and request information concerning admissions criteria and course transferability.

Q: What is the cost involved for participation in the program?
A:
None. Students, who meet all eligibility requirements, will receive a student-specific award amount to be applied toward tuition, mandatory fees and a book allowance. Some non-mandatory fees may apply. 

Q: Will participation in this program affect my Hope Scholarship eligibility?
A:
No. Dual credit enrollment hours taken at a postsecondary institution, under which MOWR payments have been made, are not counted as attempted-hours, nor included in the combined paid-hours limit.

Q: Who can I contact concerning this dual enrollment program?
A
: Georgia Piedmont Technical College Advisors:

In DeKalb County contact:
Ebony Guidry at guidrye@gptc.edu, 404-297-9522 ext. 1302
Victoria Axam at axamv@gptc.edu 404-297-9522 ext. 1295

In Newton, Morgan and Rockdale Counties contact:
Felicia Demps dempsf@gptc.edu at 404-297-9522 ext. 3109