2019-2020 Catalog

High School Initiatives

High School Initiatives allow qualified students to maximize their education and training time by beginning college while they are still in high school. Qualified students may earn credit at the college only, or they may earn credit concurrently at both the college and high school.

The New Move On When Ready (MOWR)

Programs formerly known as ACCEL, Dual Enrollment, and the “old” Move On When Ready are now consolidated into one program called Move On When Ready (MOWR). The new MOWR allows high school students to take academic degree level core courses that will transfer to any TCSG or USG college or university as well as occupational courses and diploma level core courses. Some students may choose to just take a few courses while others may choose to take their full course load with the college.

All college coursework taken through MOWR will be fully covered through MOWR funding, and students will not be required to pay out of pocket for tuition, college fees, or textbooks. The only fees students may be responsible for are course-specific fees determined by the college.

No hours taken through the new MOWR program will count toward a student’s HOPE Grant or Scholarship caps. Participating in the new MOWR program is a great incentive for high school students to get ahead on their college coursework!

Eligibility for MOWR

  • Any 9th – 12th grade students in an eligible Georgia high school or home study program who has achieved required scores on the college placement exam, is eligible to take part in the program.
  • There are NO residency or citizenship requirements.
  • Students can enroll in GNTC courses during Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters while still in high school and receive concurrent credit.
  • Students must complete the MOWR funding application through www.gacollege411.org.

Tuition, Fees, and Books

  • Tuition and most fees are covered by MOWR for every eligible student in the program through a separate funding source. Because MOWR students are now eligible to participate in almost all GNTC programs, they may be responsible for course specific fees in some program areas; however, most GNTC programs do not require such fees. Students should speak to the High School Initiatives staff to find out specifics about course-related fees.
  • Books will be provided to MOWR students at no charge to the students.

Joint Enrollment

Joint Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take courses at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and receive college credit ONLY for the courses that they take at the college. Jointly enrolled students are offered the same status on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College campus as any other student, including eligibility for academic honors and participation in student activities. Joint Enrollment is funded through the HOPE Grant for Georgia residents. GNTC will exempt the remainder of the tuition and fees not paid by HOPE. Hours taken through Joint Enrollment DO count against a student’s HOPE Grant and Scholarship caps.

Eligibility for Joint Enrollment

  • Any 9th – 12th grade students in an eligible Georgia high school or home study program who has achieved required scores on the college placement exam, is eligible to take part in the program.
  • Student must be a Georgia resident and complete a Hope Grant application.