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The New Move On When Ready 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 a printable document of these FAQs, click here.

For more information:

Eric Miller
NGTC High School Coordinator

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 an advisement 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 – usually five classes – per semester. High schools must approve the number of classes for each student. Usually, most 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 MOWR.

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 Mr. Eric Miller, High School Coordinator, at North Georgia Technical College. He can be reached at or (706) 754-7797.

Parent FAQs

How much does it cost for my student to participate?

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

  • 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. MOWR 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.

High School Administrator's FAQs

Is this program identical to the old MOWR?

No. The new MOWR program combines elements of the former Accel, HOPE Grant dual enrollment, and MOWR programs. Students are not required to attend NGTC full time. Positively, students now have the ability to take academic core and occupational classes under a single program without multiple application processes.

Do high schools keep the FTE?

Yes. Unlike the old MOWR, high schools keep all FTE’s – similar to the former Accel and HOPE Grant dual enrollment programs.

What is happening to the Accel course directory and HOPE Grant matrix?

More information will come soon concerning a new list of approved classes. Favorably, the list of approved college classes has been expanded greatly.

What is the new MOWR Application process?

Students will still complete NGTC’s admission application process. In addition, the new MOWR application will be submitted electronically or by paper (home study students). The new application is similar to the former Accel application and is available now on the website. The application must be submitted by the below dates in order for MOWR to pay for courses, mandatory fees, and books:

Fall Semester: September 1st

Spring Semester:  February 1st

Summer Semester:  May 1st