Oglethorpe offers high school students with Junior or Senior standing two opportunities to enroll in undergraduate courses. There are several major differences with these programs.
Dual enrollment student coursework earns both high school and college credit. The courses need to be approved by the high school as well as the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Click here for a list of these pre-approved courses. With this program, the state will pay for the tuition fee and Oglethorpe will cover the expense of required books. The student will be responsible for the application fee, and if appropriate the late fee.
Joint enrollment student coursework may not necessarily count for high school credit and no approval from the high school counselor or Georgia Student Finance Commission is required. With this program, the student is responsible for the tuition fee and expense of required books as well as the application fee and late fee if appropriate. These courses do not need to be pre-approved and the entire Oglethorpe catalog would be available for students if they meet the prerequisites for the courses.
The eligibility and admission criteria are the same for both programs, as are the application deadlines.