General Information

Whether your goal is to attend a four-year college, a two-year college, or you are planning to earn an job skill certificate for quicker entry into the workforce, the Dual Enrollment Program is a great place to start. The classes are FREE and allow you to earn high school and college credit for every dual enrolled class you complete.

Dual enrollment provides the opportunity for high school students to enroll part-time or full-time in college courses. The credits earned count toward both your high school grade point average and begins your first college grade point average. Participation is permitted during fall, spring and summer semesters of the college school year. Students may enroll in up to 15 college credit hours per semester which equates to 4 or 5 classes. Union County High School (UCHS) primarily partners with North Georgia Technical College, University of North Georgia, and Young Harris College to offer courses on the Union County High School Campus, at the college campuses, and online. While our three local colleges provide numerous college options for UCHS students, many students do attend other technical colleges or universities in the Metro-Atlanta and North Georgia area to meet their career goals and course requirements.

What are the Benefits for a Student Participating in the Dual Enrollment Program?

  • Introduces students to college-level coursework.

  • Earning college credits while still in high school may enable students to graduate college early, double-major, and/or possibly even earn an associate degree, diploma or certificate before they graduate.

  • Helps students adjust to certain aspects of the college experience (e.g., classes, coursework, instruction, being on a college campus) so the transition from high school to college may be easier.

  • Students who participate in a dual enrollment program are more likely to go to college and earn a degree. Taking college-level classes while still in high school builds confidence and encourages those students who may not be thinking about college to reconsider.

  • Students may be able to take classes that are not offered at their high school, especially in subject areas they are interested in for a potential career.

  • Participating in a dual enrollment program demonstrates a student’s ability to handle more difficult coursework which is something college admissions officers may look upon favorably during admissions and recruiting.