Dual Enrollment

Get a head start on your college journey. Apply for Dual Enrollment at FVSU today!

Dual enrollment is a rewarding and beneficial experience for many high school students. These benefits include earning college credits at little to no cost, discovering potential career paths, and completing a challenging curriculum. Dual enrollment credits count towards both high school diploma and college degree requirements, which allows you to save tuition costs and time towards earning your degree in the future.

There is absolutely no reason to wait to let your brilliance shine. You’re ready. We’re ready for you. Let’s go!

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Benefits of Dual Enrollment at FVSU

  • Free college. You already know that college can cost tens of thousands of dollars which you and your parents may have to pay out of pocket or borrow. Why not take college courses which count towards your college degree for free and save thousands of dollars?
  • Save time. Life happens, and you’re more likely to complete college and earn your bachelor’s degree if you can spend less working on your degree. Taking college courses now will shorten the amount of time it takes to earn your degree once you enroll in college full time.
  • Transition to college with less stress. By taking courses now, you’ll lessen your stress level when you enroll in college full-time and can spend more time enjoying college life. You’ll also already have a feel of what the college experience is like, so your adjustment to life as a full-time student will be easier.
  • Get to what you love faster. Many of the courses you will take as a Dual Enrollment student are the “core” classes that every college student has to take before they take courses that relate directly to their major. If you’ve picked the right major, the courses which relate to it are the ones in which you’ll truly start to explore the career field you’ll enjoy. If you’ve already taken your core courses before you start college full-time, you can get to the classes you’ll truly love faster.
  • Get the unique FVSU experience. As an FVSU Dual Enrollment student, you aren’t treated like a college student. We consider you a full-fledged Wildcat. You’ll have access to the university library, tutoring, and other resources, and can participate in many FVSU clubs and organizations.
  • Transfer your credits. Even if you decide not to enroll at FVSU full-time, many of your course credits will transfer to whichever college you choose, especially at public colleges across Georgia.
  • You have to take the classes anyway. Why take a class which only counts for high school credit when you can spend the same time and take a course which counts for both high school and college credit? If you can handle a college-level course now, why do double work?


How It Works

1. Submit free online application

Fill out a free application for admission online here.

2. Request official high school transcript to be sent to FVSU

Official transcripts can be sent electronically or by mail to: Office of Admissions, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030

3. Meet SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER exam requirements.

ACCUPLACER exams, which is the most popular option for Dual Enrollment students, can be scheduled through the FVSU Testing Services Center at 478-825-6384.


Admission decisions are released via email within two weeks after all the above steps are complete.


Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester – May 15
  • Spring semester – November 1
  • Summer semester – May 1


Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school junior or senior on track for graduation
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA based on the Required High School Curriculum
  • Meet one of the following minimum test score requirements
    • SAT
      • Evidenced Based Reading and Writing – 480
      • Math – 440
      • Minimum composite score of 1050
    • ACT
      • English or Reading – 17
      • Math – 17
      • Minimum composite score of 20
      • Writeplacer – 4
      • Reading – 237
      • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics – 258


Next Steps for Accepted Dual Enrollment Students

In order to receive funding from the State of Georgia, each participating Dual Enrollment (DE) student must have their parent or legal guardian complete the DE Parent/Guardian Participation Agreement form. The high school counselor will also complete the required documentation detailing which courses the student intends to complete. Only approved courses from the Dual Enrollment Course Directory will receive state funding. The FVSU Office of Admissions will send instructions for DE students to receive their textbooks before classes begin.


For more information about Dual Enrollment, please contact:
Taylor Ford, Admissions Counselor
Phone: (478) 825-6520 | Email: taylor.redwine@fvsu.edu