Students participating in Georgia's dual enrollment (DE) program have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits by taking college courses. The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) fully funds DE tuition, mandatory fees, and books. Click here for the Cobb County DE website.
Mandatory Information Sessions
Students and a parent/guardian must attend a mandatory Walton DE information session to receive detailed explanations about the following: DE benefits and drawbacks, eligibility criteria, enrollment options, course credits, grading system, impact on HOPE, transcript management, funding, recent statistics, and the application process.
The Walton School Counseling Department has created a checklist for DE to guide students through the DE process. All the necessary DE steps, including deadlines, are outlined in the specific order in which they need to be completed. Students should download the checklist and mark each step as they finish it to ensure they complete all the DE requirements.
CCSD mandates students to submit all the required DE paperwork to their DE counselors every semester they participate in DE. CCSD deadlines:
May 1st - Fall & Summer semesters
November 1st - Spring semester
Students must also adhere to college and university deadlines, which are often different than Cobb County's. In addition, college course registration often begins before the college application deadlines. Applying early increases the likelihood of securing desired courses, although acceptance and schedule are subject to availability.
More Information About Dual Enrollment
University System of Georgia Dual Enrollment Admissions Requirements for 2023-24
Click here to read about DE admissions requirements for all colleges and universities in the University Systems of Georgia (USG). Note - this does not include schools in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).
Dual Enrollment Funding Application
Cobb County Local School Agreement & Advisement Forms
University System of Georgia Core Curriculum
College students attending any University System of Georgia (USB) school are required to fulfill a list of specific courses regardless of major outlined in the USG Core Curriculum. The USG Core Curriculum is often considered by DE students when selecting courses to meet future college requirements. Click here for a list of USG institutions and their Core Curriculum requirements.
Dual Enrollment Accelerated Career Diploma (formerly Option B)
The Accelerated Career Diploma through Dual Enrollment (previously referred to as Option B) provides students with a distinctive route toward high school graduation. Under this program, students must earn nine high school credits and two technical certificates, a technical diploma, or an associate's degree within a designated career pathway through the Technical College System of Georgia. Click here to learn more about DE Accelerated Career Diploma