Joint Enrollment Admission for High School Students
Joint enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take courses at public or private postsecondary institutions in Georgia while they are still enrolled at their high schools. They receive credit at the postsecondary institutions when they successfully complete coursework. Joint enrollment students do not earn credit to satisfy their high school graduation requirements. High school students wanting to enroll jointly at Athens Technical College must be at least 16 years old, have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.0, and submit the necessary documentation listed in the general admission requirements section.
Joint enrollment applicants must gain regular admission status to enroll at the college. High school students whose test scores place them in learning support coursework are not eligible to enroll jointly at the college. After gaining admission to Athens Technical College, joint enrollment students must complete the New Student Orientation in order to become eligible to register for their first semester at the college.
The Georgia Student Finance Commission provides funding through the HOPE grant program for joint enrollment students who only take technical certificate or diploma-level courses at postsecondary institutions. Joint enrollment students are ineligible to receive financial assistance through the HOPE scholarship program. The credit hours attempted by joint enrollment students while in high school are used to determine the maximum hours for which the students can receive HOPE benefits.