Future Students


High School - Dual Enrollment

Online College Courses for High School Students

Through dual enrollment, high school students have the opportunity to receive both high school and college credit while still enrolled in high school.

eCore courses are an excellent choice for high school students who want to start college now without traveling to a physical campus for class. Classes are delivered entirely online through SACSCOC-accredited institutions — meaning you don’t have to sacrifice quality for flexibility and accessibility.

There are many benefits to participating in dual enrollment in high school beyond accumulating college credit before graduation.

Dual enrollment can

  • Provide a smooth transition from high school to college-level coursework
  • Allow students to graduate from college sooner
  • Help students and their families save money on college tuition
  • Accumulate Rigor course requirements for the Hope Scholarship

In addition to the broad benefits of dual enrollment, there are several reasons why choosing to take online courses through eCore may be a good choice for you. Read about the benefits of taking courses through eCore.

The USG eCampus Student Success Team

We understand that high school students may need a little extra encouragement and direction when enrolled in college-level courses. Students enrolled in eCore courses receive supplemental support from the USG eCampus Student Success Team,whose model has been proven to increase engagement and student outcomes. Outreach from the Student Success Team starts before the first day of class, with online tutorial classes and personal start-of-term phone calls. During the term, team members work closely with instructors to identify and engage with students who may need extra encouragement and resources in order to be successful. This additional support is especially beneficial to high school students who may be experiencing their first college course and require more guidance than experienced college students.

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program provides funding for students who are dually enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. These students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and postsecondary degree, diploma, or certificate requirements. The program is offered during all terms of the school year: fall, spring and summer semester or fall, winter, spring and summer quarter.

For more information about eligibility and application procedures Georgia’s Dual Enrollment funding program, visit the GAFutures website.

*Note - Numerical grades are not provided for eCore courses. Proctored exam costs and lab kits associated with Science lab courses are not covered by the Dual Enrollment funding program.

How Do I Get Started?

To enroll in eCore classes, you must first be admitted to a University System of Georgia institution that is a participant of the eCore cooperative agreement. Dual Enrollment admission requirements vary by institution, but typically include submission of the following:

An official high
school transcript

Official SAT
or ACT scores

Once admitted to the institution of your choice, you will work with your advisor to register for eCore courses.

For questions about taking eCore courses as a dual enrolled high school student, please complete the request for information form or email ecore@ecampus.usg.edu and a USG eCampus representative will be in contact with you shortly.

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