Programs for High School Students

Important Dates for Spring 2018 Flyer





Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment allows high school students to take either academic degree level core courses that will transfer to most TCSG or USG college or university, occupational courses, and diploma level core courses. Some students may choose to enroll fully into a degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit program, or they may choose to just take a few courses. All college coursework taken through Dual Enrollment will be fully covered through Dual Enrollment 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 Dual Enrollment program will count towards a student’s HOPE Grant or Scholarship credit hour caps. Participating in the new Dual Enrollment program is a great incentive for high school students to get ahead on their college coursework!

Benefits of taking Wiregrass courses while in high school through the Dual Enrollment Program:

  • Degree-level core classes will transfer to University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia colleges or universities PLUS many other colleges/universities outside of the state of Georgia... so starting at Wiregrass can really take you anywhere.
  • Transferability is dependent on many factors, including major.
  • College credits taken through the Dual Enrollment program do not count against HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours after you graduate from high school.
  • College credits do count toward new high school rigor requirements and HOPE Scholarship rigor requirements.
  • Tuition and textbooks are totally covered through the Dual Enrollment program PLUS Wiregrass exempts all student fees for high school students participating in Dual Enrollment – which means you are required to pay ZERO out of pocket expenses to attend Wiregrass while in high school.
  • Students who participate in Dual Enrollment courses get a 0.5 boost in their HOPE Scholarship GPA calculation upon graduation from high school. (Please note – this does not apply to your local GPA calculation).


Any 9th – 12th grade students enrolled 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. To view the test score requirements for the program, please click TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS. If you haven’t the taken placement exam yet, please contact the High School Coordinator to schedule a time to test. There are NO residency or citizenship requirements.


Courses may be taught face-to-face on the college campus, the high school campus, online, hybrid, or via Tandberg distance education. Students will be allowed to take up to 15 credit hours per semester at each college they attend. Students can enroll in Wiregrass courses during Fall, Spring, or Summer Semesters.

Application Process

High school students wishing to enroll in the Dual Enrollment program must first meet with their high school guidance counselor. New Dual Enrollment students will be asked to complete a Wiregrass Dual Enrollment Application packet which will include all of the required forms needed to participate in the program. Click to download the Application Packet.

Additionally, students will be asked to go onto the GAFutures website to apply for their financial aid. Once a student has done this, his/her high school counselor will then add the approved classes in Stars, and the Wiregrass Financial Aid office will approve the courses. New Dual Enrollment students must complete the online Dual Enrollment funding application each semester they are enrolled at the college and failure to do so will result in them being billed for their Wiregrass classes.

Tuition, Fees, and Books

Tuition and most fees are covered by Dual Enrollment for every eligible student in the program. Books will also be provided to new Dual Enrollment students at no charge to the students. Because students are now eligible to participate in almost all Wiregrass programs, they may be responsible for course-specific fees in some program areas; however, most Wiregrass programs do not require such fees. Students should speak to the High School Coordinators to find out specifics about course-related fees.

Click to download an informational flyer about Dual Enrollment (Dual Enrollment).

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit courses through Dual Enrollment that are taught by high school teachers. The high school teacher is also a credentialed Wiregrass college instructor. CE instructors are approved through the college’s Academic Affairs department. CE courses are taught on the high school campus during the regular school day. Many CE credits will transfer to a student’s future postsecondary institution. CE courses through Dual Enrollment are available to all 9-12th graders. Students wishing to enroll in the program should complete the Dual Enrollment Application Packet.

Click to download a list of current Concurrent Enrollment Courses by high school.
All Concurrent Enrollment courses are listed in the WGTC Academic Catalog.

Joint Enrollment

Joint Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take courses at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and receive college credit ONLY for the courses that they take at the college. Joint Enrollment students usually attend college classes in the afternoon or evening after they have attended high school an entire school day. Joint Enrollment students are allowed to take academic core and occupational program courses for any technical certificate or diploma program in which they are eligible. Eighty percent (80%) of the tuition will be paid by the HOPE Grant for Georgia residents. Wiregrass will exempt other tuition and fees. Hours taken through Joint Enrollment DO count against a student’s HOPE Grant and Scholarship caps.

SB2 Alternate Diploma Path

Senate Bill 2 offers an alternate path to high school graduation for students who have completed certain requirements at their high school. In order to participate in SB2 ADP, students must have completed the 10th grade and successfully completed the following courses and all required tests associated with them, and be within their original four calendar years of high school. This program is not an option for 5th year seniors and beyond.

  • 2 English
  • 2 Math
  • 2 Science
  • 2 Social Studies
  • 1 Health/PE

After completion of these courses, students must then complete ONE of the following:

Students interested in pursuing this alternate diploma path option should contact their High School Guidance Counselor or the Wiregrass Technical College High School Coordinator. For more information, please contact one of our high school coordinators.

Dual Enrollment RESOURCES

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Contact us


Serving Ben Hill, Berrien, Irwin, and Wilcox Counties
Lisa Helms
High School Coordinator
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Charles Harris Learning Center, Room 628C
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 468-2049

Serving Atkinson, Coffee, and Lanier Counties
Amanda Hayes
High School Coordinator
Coffee Campus
Room 2-274
706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: (229) 468-2027

Serving Brooks, Cook, Echols, and Lowndes Counties
Shamonti Mobley
High School Coordinator
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 310
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone: (229) 333-2100, Ext 1246

Brooke Jaramillo
Director of Recruitment
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 316
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone: (229) 333-2100, Ext 6163

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