Supplement your high school curriculum while earning college credit!
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 coursework allows the student to earn both high school and college credit. The courses need to be approved by the student’s high school as well as the Georgia Student Finance Commission. See the list of pre-approved courses on the GA Futures website. The state of Georgia pays tuition fees and Oglethorpe University covers the cost of required books. The student will be responsible for application fees.
Dual Enrollment students can register for a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester, with a lifetime cap of 30 hours. Additional credit hours may be taken at the student’s expense. Approved eligible course categories include core academic areas: English, Math, Science, Social Sciences and World (Foreign) Languages.
Note: Because Oglethorpe now offers a January term, the spring semester runs from February 1 – May 16. Professors have until Wednesday, May 23 to turn in all final grades. At that point, Oglethorpe can provide an unofficial copy of the transcript by email to high school counselors and those dual-enrolled students. Hard copies will be mailed soon thereafter. We understand that this may cause some issues with graduating high school seniors who are taking a required course during their final spring semester. For questions or concerns, please contact Katie Clark at [email protected].
Joint enrollment student coursework may or may not count for high school credit, depending on the course. No approval from the student’s high school or Georgia Student Finance Commission is required. Students may take any Oglethorpe courses they’d like, provided any prerequisites have been met. With this program, the student is responsible for the cost of tuition, fees, books, and the application fee.
The eligibility and admission criteria are the same for both programs, as are the application deadlines.
The student must be enrolled in an accredited public/private high school or accredited home school program at the junior or senior level with a cumulative GPA of 3.4+ with proven rigor. Please complete a non-degree seeking application and provide these materials:
- Official high school or accredited homeschool transcript*
- One letter of recommendation
- Official ACT or SAT scores (Optional)
- $75 application fee***
*For non-accredited homeschool programs, please follow the additional information guidelines.
**A student interview may be requested by the Office of Admission after application materials are submitted.
***Application fee waivers can be submitted to Oglethorpe from the student’s high school counselor or homeschool advisor.
- Spring 2024 semester: November 10, 2023
- Summer 2024 semester: April 7, 2024
- Fall 2024 semester: May 1, 2024 (priority registration deadline April 7)
Late applications are only accepted if class space allows and are subject to a $25 fee.
We’ll guide you through the enrollment process, but here’s an overview of what happens once you’re admitted!
- Complete the Oglethorpe Enrollment Response Form in your application portal to confirm that you intend to enroll at Oglethorpe.
- Complete the dual enrollment application with the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) at GAfutures.org. This is different than your Oglethorpe application.
- Work with your high school counselor or home school advisor to choose your Oglethorpe courses.
- Review the approved list of courses on the GA Futures website.
- Check Oglethorpe’s OASIS website to see what is being offered in the semester in which you intend to enroll (you can log in as a guest).
- Complete the Dual Enrollment Participation Form and submit to [email protected].
- Your counselor/advisor will record your course choices in the GA Futures system.
Then you’ll receive confirmation of your registration from Oglethorpe and can get excited for your first semester!
Office of Admission
Katie Clark, Dual Enrollment Manager