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Valwood partners with Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to offer Valwood seniors the opportunity to dual enroll in college courses taught on our campus. Tuition, fees and textbooks are provided through the Dual Enrollment Program. Dual Enrollment allows students to earn credit for college core courses while also satisfying Valwood’s graduation credit requirements.
Dual Enrollment courses are FREE.
Dual Enrollment courses do NOT factor into the Valwood GPA.
Dual Enrollment courses DO factor into HOPE and are awarded the same quality points (+.5) as AP and IB courses in the HOPE GPA calculation.
Valwood offers specific courses on our campus, but students may also choose to take other Dual Enrollment courses independently. It is important that you seek prior approval for any courses that you want to take independently if you hope to have them meet our graduation requirements, otherwise they will simply be elective courses.
The following Dual Enrollment courses will be offered on Valwood’s campus in 2020-2021, if the college’s minimum enrollment target (approximately 18-25) is met:
|*ENGL 1101/1102 Combined: Advanced Composition & British Literature
|^MATH 1111- College Algebra
|-POLS 1101 – American Government
|PSYCH 1101/SPEECH 1101 Combined: Basic Psychology and Public Speaking
|^MATH 1113- Precalculus
|-ECON 1101 – Microeconomics
Students should take BOTH the SAT and the ACT at least twice by the end of the 11th grade year, preferably between January and June, so that scores are available for both Dual Enrollment and the college admission process in fall of the senior year.
How do I apply for Dual Enrollment?
Step 1: Complete an Application for Dual Enrollment.
Dual Enrollment Students taking classes should complete the Wiregrass Dual Enrollment Application packet which will include all of the required forms needed to participate in the program. The packet will also be handed out at your High School or print the application:
Step 2: All Dual Enrollment 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. All Dual Enrollment students must complete the online Dual Enrollment funding application each semester they are enrolled at the college; failure to do so will result in them being billed for their Wiregrass classes.
Grades and Transferring Credit
Per the requirements of Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program, Valwood records the course name, grade and credit earned in all Dual Enrollment courses on the Valwood transcript.
Passing Grades and Earning Credit
To have Dual Enrollment course credit transferred to another university, you must request and pay for your transcript to be sent directly to the college by either Valdosta State or Wiregrass, as appropriate. Click the links below for the request forms:
We invite you to explore Valwood through our website, but the best way to learn more about our school’s mission and approach is to visit us. We hold admissions coffee-and-tour sessions monthly where you will learn about our curriculum and extracurricular programs, and you will also be able to see first-hand our beautifully designed, state-of-the-art facilities.