Dual Enrollment

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Definition: student who is in 11th or 12th grade and wishes to take college courses. Complete courses would apply toward both high school and college credit.  

Dual Enrollment Application Process:

The deadlines* for dual enrolled students to be registered for on-campus classes at Dalton State's main campus each semester are as follows. Please note that in order to register for classes, students must first be fully admitted to Dalton State. Please allow at least two weeks between completion of application file and the registration deadline.

Fall Semester - August 1
Spring Semester - December 1
Summer Semester - May 1

*Deadlines may be changed or extended as necessary. Please contact us if you have any questions about deadlines.

A dual enrollment applicant must submit the following items in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for Admission
  • Official High School Transcript
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • Certificate of Immunization

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Requirements for Dual Enrollment Admission:

A dual enrollment applicant must meet ALL requirements below:

  • Student must be in the 11th or 12th grade (Succesful completion of the 10th grade is required) AND;
  • Provide a transcript showing the student is on track for completing all high school graduation requirements and USG’s Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) AND;
  • Student must have successfully completed two units of RHSC English AND have successfully completed high school Algebra II or equivalent AND;
  • Qualifying test scores (more information below)

      Test Type Subject Test Score High School GPA
      SAT/PSAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480


      SAT/PSAT Math 440 3.0
      ACT/PreACT English or Reading 17 3.0
      ACT/PreACT Math 17 3.0


    • The Accuplacer is free for students to take through our testing center, and it takes an hour or two to complete, and scores are received the same day. To get registered, please reach out to Hayley Cooper. 
      • Test Type Subject Test Scores High School GPA
        Accuplacer Reading 237 3.0
        Accuplacer WritePlacer 4 3.0
        Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics 258 3.0

**Also, if a student presents a score that passes for Math only, the student may enroll in STEM classes only; OR if a student presents a score that passes for English only, the student may enroll in non-STEM classes only. 

** All dual enrollment students will now be required to attend orientation, whether they take courses at their high school, online, or on campus. Orientation is free for dual enrollment students; if they decide to stay at Dalton State after graduation, they are not required to attend again.


Satisfactory Academic Progress:

All students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to be eligible for Dual Enrollment. SAP will be determined upon acceptance and reviewed at the end of every term. SAP is defined as a minimum cumulative course completion rate of 67% and a minimum GPA of 2.0. Failure to meet SAP in any term will result in removal from the program for any future terms.

For more information, contact Hayley Cooper.

Hayley Cooper,
Coordinator of Dual Enrollment,
Enrollment Services
Dalton State College
650 College Drive,
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone: 706-272-2690

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What is Dual Enrollment?
What is Dual Enrollment?

Types of Dual Enrollment
Types of Dual Enrollment