• Dual Enrollment Terminology

    1. Dual Enrollment - Student's ability to earn high school and college credit simultaneously while still in high school.
    2. HOPE - The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) provides the funding for all students participating in dual enrollment. The college credit hours taken as a high school student, for which Dual Enrollment payment was made, are not counted as Attempted-Hours nor are they included in the Combined Paid-Hours limit for purposes of HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility.
    3. College Credits Hours - The number of classroom hours per week throughout a term. Students are awarded credit for classes on the basis of the Carnegie unit; This defines a semester unit of credit as equal to a minimum of three hours of work per week for a semester.
    4. High School Credits - Usually associated with 1 high school course earning 1 credit.
    5. Full-Time - A student enrolled in all their classes at the college whether they are on campus or online.
    6. Part-Time - A student enrolled in both high school and postsecondary classes in the same semester
    7. Dual Enrollment Course Directory - Provides the match between high school and college courses including course numbers, titles and credits for each college course. It is the responsibility of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to annually specify the subject area requirements or elective courses necessary to update the Dual Enrollment Course Directory and provide the updated information to the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) by July1.
    8. Need-based - Dual Enrollment in Georgia is not need based; all students have access to HOPE funding for dual enrollment regardless of parents' income level.
    9. 7-Credit HS Schedule - All DHS students are expected to be enrolled in a minimum of seven high school credits each school year, this can be a combination of high school and college courses.
    10. Funding Cap - Students participating in dual enrollment hours have 30 semester or 45 quarter hours availible for funding during there high school careers.