North Georgia Technical College - Dual Enrollment


The Dual Enrollment Program


Dual enrollment options in Georgia are being expanded through the recently signed SB 132 and SB 2.  North Georgia Technical College is excited to provide a great experience for high school students who are ready to move on to college programs. Whether you are a student, parent, or high school counselor or teacher, you may have several questions about these possibilities.  Below are helpful answers to most frequently asked questions.

For more information:

Kelsey Dillard
NGTC High School Coordinator

White, Union, Towns, Rabun,
Fannin Counties Public and
Private High School Students.

Brittany Schenck
NGTC High School Coordinator

Habersham, Stephens, Franklin Counties
Public and Private High School Students
Any home study students or students outside service area.

Student FAQs

Who is eligible to participate?

Eligible students must:

  1. Attend one of the following:
    • Georgia public high school
    • Georgia private high school
    • Home study programs in Georgia (operated in accordance with O.C.G.A. 20-2-690(c)
  2. Be in one of the following grades:
    • 9th
    • 10th
    • 11th
    • 12th
  3. Sign a participation agreement form with high school
  4. Meet NGTC’s admissions requirements

What types of classes may I take?

The list of available classes has increased. At NGTC, students may take academic core and career-related (occupational) classes at the same time. Keep in mind that some classes require specific placement test scores.

  • Academic Core
    • Examples: College algebra, English composition and rhetoric, psychology, biology, etc.

  • Occupational Classes
    • Examples: Air conditioning technology, business, cosmetology, culinary arts, horticulture, welding, etc.

Do I receive high school and college credit for each class?

Yes, students earn both college and high school credit after successfully passing a course at NGTC.

How many classes may I take?

Students may take up to 15 credit hours – often this equates to 5 classes – per semester. High schools must approve the number of classes for each student. Many students take one to two classes their first semester.

May I attend during the summer semester?

Beginning in May 2016, high school students can take classes during the summer under Dual Enrollment.

How do I get started?

Students should contact their high school counselor first. All classes must be approved by the high school. You may also contact Brittany Schenck, High School Coordinator
at (706)-754-7797 or Kelsey Dillard, High School Coordinator
at (706) 754-7867. Their respective service areas are listed above.

Parent FAQs

How much does it cost for my student to participate?

Most Dual Enrollment participants will pay little to no money at NGTC. Several items are fully covered by Dual Enrollment funding:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory fees (such as parking, registration, and activity fees)
  • Books

Some costs should be considered depending on the type and location of your student's class.

  • Course related fees (such as malpractice insurance or criminal background check for health care)
  • Transportation
  • Course supplies

Can students keep their textbooks from NGTC?

Students are provided textbooks free of charge. They must, however, return the books undamaged to the Bookstore at the end of each semester.

Do the classes count against HOPE credit hour cap?

No. Dual Enrollment classes will not consume future HOPE program hours. In fact, several NGTC students graduated high school with over 30 credit hours of college credit – a traditional freshmen year worth of classes – without losing future HOPE program funds.

Will participation impact my student’s high school academic record?

Both passing and failing grades count toward a high school student’s academic record. Selecting appropriate classes should be done with care. Your high school counselor and NGTC’s high school coordinator will assist in the registration process.