CLICK for a step-by-step guide for applying for admission in GPTC's Dual Enrollment program and getting registered for Fall Semester 2020 classes. Classes start August 17.

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  • New students can check their status by logging back into their admissions profile
  • Accepted and returning students can check status by logging into their GPTC Banner Web Account
  • Questions? Contact dualenrollment@gptc.edu or 404-297-9522

Dual Enrollment allows eligible high school students an opportunity to maximize their education and career training by taking courses that earn college and high school credit at the same time—at little to no cost.  Students can take classes at a GPTC campus, online, or at a participating high school or career academy.

Dual Enrollment is a state-funded program administered through the Georgia Student Finance Commission.  For specific information regarding student eligibility and funding requirements, please visit GA Futures.

Download the GPTC Dual Enrollment program informational brochure here.

Joining us as a Fall Semester 2020 Dual Enrollment program student? Take 15 minutes to view the Fall 2020 Orientation presentation below now.


CLICK for a list of Frequently Asked Questions/FAQs about GPTC's Dual Enrollment program.

  • What is Dual Enrollment?
    • Dual Enrollment (DE) is an opportunity for Georgia High School Students in 10th-12th grade to take college classes in academic and career-focused programs that will count towards both high school and college graduation.
  • Is Dual Enrollment free?
    • Eligible students taking approved courses receive 30 credits of Dual Enrollment funding through the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) that cover the cost of tuition and books. However, some classes may have additional fees or materials that are not paid for by GSFC.
    • After 30 credits, eligible students may be able to use HOPE Grant funds towards their courses.
    • For specific information regarding student eligibility and funding requirements, please visit GA Futures.
  • Is this “real” college?
    • Yes, any course taken during Dual Enrollment is part of both your permanent high school and college records, even if you enroll with another college after high school graduation.
  • Is the GPTC calendar the same as my high school?
    • GPTC has a calendar that may be different from your high school.  Semester breaks, holidays, and teacher in-service days may be different.  Even if your high school is closed, you may still have a GPTC class meeting.  Please make sure you keep track of the GPTC Academic Calendar and any dates and deadlines posted by your instructors in the class syllabus.
  • Is the GPTC schedule the same as my high school?
    • GPTC has a Class Schedule that may be different from your high school.  Classes may be fully online, meet once a week, or meet multiple times.  When looking at classes, make sure you are viewing the meeting times.  If you are taking a class on campus, make sure you are factoring in transportation so that you can get to class on time.
  • Who has access to my college records (FERPA)?
    • Student Information Release Authorization (FERPA)
    • All students are protected by FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), regardless of the age of the student. Once a student begins classes, GPTC is only able to speak with the student regarding admissions, schedules, grades, etc. unless there is a FERPA release form on file with the college.
    • Even with a FERPA release form on file, only the student can make changes to their account. This includes adding, dropping, or withdrawing from courses, updating student information, or changing majors, or requesting transcripts. The student must be the one to request any changes are made to the student account, whether it be through email or in person.
    • GPTC will report grades and student information back to the high school counselor or designee.
  • I have an IEP or other accommodations with my high school. How do I get that information to GPTC?
    • At the college level, students must self-identify in order to receive accommodations. High school accommodations do not automatically transfer to the college.
    • For information about establishing accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services.
    • Please be advised that accommodations begin when forms are completed and submitted, along with documentation. Accommodations are not retroactive.
  • How do I register for a class?
    • To register for classes, students must have completed a GA Futures funding application, have the permission of the high school counselor, and submit the schedule request to dualenrollment@gptc.edu.
    • Students do not register or drop classes themselves. Students who make a schedule change without permission of the high school counselor or DE coordinator may not be eligible for Dual Enrollment funding.
    • Schedule adjustments through the drop/add period of the semester.
  • What happens if I fail or withdraw from a class?
    • All class attempts will appear on the student high school and college transcript.
    • The class will count towards the 30 credits of Dual Enrollment funding.
    • Students are not able to repeat classes that they have failed or withdrawn from and receive Dual Enrollment funding.
    • Failures and withdrawals may impact future student eligibility.
  • What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
    • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
    • Students must meet SAP eligibility to participate in dual enrollment. This includes maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and completing at least 2/3 of the classes for which the student registered.
    • Failure to meet these requirements for two semesters will result in academic suspension.


Participating High Schools

At Georgia Piedmont Tech, we are excited to offer dual enrollment opportunities to as many high school students as possible. We are partnered with the following high schools in our service area. If you do not see your high school listed, please contact the Dual Enrollment Office for assistance.

DeKalb County

  • Elizabeth Andrews High School
  • Anointed Word
  • Arabia Mountain High School
  • Cedar Grove High School
  • Chamblee Charter High School
  • Clarkston High School
  • Columbia High School
  • Cross Keys High School
  • Decatur High School
  • DeKalb High Tech South
  • Druid Hills High School
  • Dunwoody High School
  • Fugees Academy
  • Lakeside High School
  • Lithonia High School
  • Martin Luther King High School
  • Miller Grove High School
  • Redan High School High School
  • Ronald E. McNair High School
  • Stephenson High School
  • Stone Mountain High School
  • Southwest DeKalb High School
  • Towers High School
  • Tucker High School

Newton County

Rockdale County

    • Rockdale County High School
    • Salem High School
    • Heritage High School
    • Rockdale Career Academy


Programs Offered

The dual enrollment program offers opportunities in several course disciplines. These PDFs provide a program overview and other details such as credit hours and other program requirements.

Title Audience Topic Description
Nurse AideHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Programs

This program provides students with the classroom training and clinical experience necessary to care for medical patients in a variety of health care services.

Computerized Accounting SpecialistHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Programs

This program provides students with basic skills in computerized accounting, including principles of accounting, computerized accounting, spreadsheet fundamentals, and basic computers.

Shampoo TechnicianHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Programs

This program emphasizes specialized training for laws, chemistry, treatments, techniques, sales, and management in the field of Cosmetology as a Shampoo Technician.

Criminal Justice FundamentalsHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Programs

This program provides training for students to gain the foundation necessary to pursue further education or to prepare for employment in the criminal justice field.

Drafting AssistantHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Programs

This program will prepare students for employment in the high-demand drafting industry, with students learning board drawing techniques and 2D CAD drawing.

Oxyfuel TechnicianHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Programs

Student will learn the welding and joining technology skills necessary for careers in the welding industry. The programs emphasize a combination of welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.


Get Started

If you think you are ready to apply for the Dual Enrollment program at Georgia Piedmont Tech, please use the following forms to start the process!

Title Audience Topic Description
Dual Enrollment Funding AcknowledgementHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms

Acknowledgment form regarding the potential  costs associated with Dual Enrollment and option to use HOPE Grant funds.

Dual Enrollment New Student PacketHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms
Dual Enrollment Placement Score RequirementsHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms
Financial Aid StepsHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms, Financial Aid

This link provides specific information regarding student eligibility and funding requirements.


High School Apprenticeship Program

Georgia Piedmont Tech’s apprenticeship programs are being developed in partnership with Chambers of Commerce in Newton and Rockdale Counties, the Newton College & Career Academy, the Rockdale Career Academy, and local industry representatives. They are based on providing classroom instruction and fully-engaged apprenticeship experiences for students starting in the first years of high school. Signature features of our programs include:

  • Advanced manufacturing focus
  • Students attend class part of the day and then work the other part
  • Paid hourly competitive apprenticeship with local manufacturers
  • Students earn two technical certificates of credit and a high school diploma at the end of 12th grade
  • Students can continue in college and earn an associate degree and apprenticeship certificate

Experience our Advanced Manufacturing Center