Dual Enrollment and Joint Enrollment
Dual Enrollment and Joint Enrollment offer qualified high school students the opportunity to earn college credit that also applies toward their high school diploma.
- Experiencing the rigor of college courses, which eases the transition to college;
- Completing all or many of the University System of Georgia’ core requirements;
- Earning a college-level certificate in Business, Computer Science or Criminal Justice.
Dual Enrollment students also benefit from saving up to 30 credits worth of tuition, institutional fees, and required textbook costs.
To be eligible for Dual Enrollment consideration, students must be seeking a high school diploma from an eligible Georgia high school, home school, or home study program and be enrolled in courses listed in the Dual Enrollment Course Directory.
Joint Enrollment students are responsible for their own expenses. Joint Enrollment students are:
- attending an out-of-state high school;
- attending an in-state high school that does not participate in the Dual Enrollment program;
- taking courses not listed in the Dual Enrollment Course Directory.
Dual Enrollment and Joint Enrollment students must meet all requirements for admission.
11th and 12th Graders
- GPA requirement: 3.0 in core courses on a 4.0 scale.
10th Graders (Joint Enrollment Only)
- GPA requirement: 3.7 in core courses on a 4.0 scale.
- Test score requirements: (in a single national test administration)
- ACT: Composite score of at least 26 OR
- SAT: Combined score of at least 1200
Note: Although test scores are not required for admission as a dual enrollment student, testing may be needed to be placed into a College Level English/Math course. Students meeting the English Requirement but not the Math Requirement may enroll in non-STEM courses only. Students meeting the Math Requirement but not the English Requirement may enroll in STEM courses only. Students wishing to take college math must first successfully complete their high school Algebra II/Advanced Algebra or an equivalent course. Students wishing to take college English must first successfully complete two English units in high school.
Students should work with the high school counselor to determine appropriate courses. Dual Enrollment courses must be selected from the approved Dual Enrollment Course Directory. Students may enroll in up to 15 credits/semester for a total of 30. Students may take classes in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
College coursework taken while still in high school does not count against HOPE Scholarship hours.
How to Apply
- Create an account on GAfutures.org
- Complete a GAfutures CSU Undergraduate Admission Application and select Dual Enrollment to avoid the application fee payment. Joint Enrollment students will need to pay the $40 application fee.
- Submit test scores electronically:
- Submit ACT scores through ACT
- Submit SAT scores through College Board
- Submit ACCUPLACER scores (not available to 10th graders)
- Request and submit any AP/IB scores (if applicable)
- Submit official high school transcripts. High schools must submit official transcripts electronically through GAfutures.org or through the mail: Office of Admissions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus GA 31907
- Complete the Dual Enrollment Participation Agreement
- This form must be signed and completed by the student, parent/guardian and high school counselor.
Application Priority Deadlines
- Fall Semester: May 30
- Spring Semester: November 30
- Summer Term: April 15