Move On When Ready (formerly Accel)

Program Updates

Formerly known as the Accel program, the new Move On When Ready (MOWR) program provides opportunities for eligible high school students to enroll at Georgia Southern and earn both high school and college credit. This program combines the best features of the Accel program with those of the previous MOWR program. These changes will reduce the cost of participation in the program, as well as expand the types of classes students are able to enroll in. Some notable updates include:

  • All tuition and mandatory fees are waived:  Students will have access to all services on campus except for Health Services and the Counseling Center. Students will be required to pay certain fees to have access to various resources on campus. Parking, for instance, is not a mandatory fee, and any student choosing to park on campus will be responsible for purchasing a parking permit. Some courses also have additional course fees and those will be assessed to the student. But there will be no charge to the student for tuition or mandatory fees.
  • Broader course offerings: All of the previously approved Accel courses will be combined with the MOWR supplemental course list to expand the course availability to students in the program.  This will add nearly 50 additional courses including computer science, criminal justice, international studies, physical education, engineering graphics, and First-Year Seminars. Students may also enroll full-time or part-time, taking up to fifteen or more credit hours.
  • Free textbook access for students: The new MOWR program will provide free access to required texts. Students may pick these as early as the weekend before school begins. Students and parents will have to sign a book loan agreement at the University Bookstore.



Any student wanting to participate in Move On When Ready should speak with their high school guidance counselor before starting the application process.

To be eligible for the Move On When Ready (MOWR) program you must meet the following:

  1. Attend a private or public secondary educational institution within the State of Georgia or a home study program operated pursuant to §O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 that has been approved by the Georgia Student Finance Commission as a MOWR participating school. Ask your guidance counselor to be sure your school is approved to participate.
  2. Have a minimum 1010 SAT (Math + Critical Reading only) or 21 ACT (composite).*
  3. Have a High School academic GPA of 3.0 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions).
  4. Obtain approval from high school guidance counselor and parents/guardians by completing the MOWR Participation Form.
  5. Complete the MOWR Application with your guidance counselor and parents/guardians and submit to the Georgia Student Finance Commission. This form must be completed and submitted prior to the first day of classes at Georgia Southern.
  6. Be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum, as defined by the University System of Georgia.
    • 4 English Credits
    • 4 Math Credits
    • 4 Science credits
    • 3 Social Science credits
    • 2 Foreign Language credits (same language)
  7. Be a high school Junior or Senior or at least 16 years of age by time of enrollment. Exceptions can be reviewed by the Director of Admissions.

Students not eligible for the Move On When Ready Program (out-of-state students, for instance), but who want to dual-enroll, should contact Maria Laurato in the Office of Admissions.


*We can only make a decision based on the highest scores that we receive. Please make sure that those scores are up-to-date. If you submit scores and then take the test again, then you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will reassess your file and make a new decision based on the updated scores. Georgia Southern will accept current and redesigned SAT scores for admission (offered beginning spring 2016). Writing scores are not required for the ACT or new SAT. Georgia Southern will take the highest Math and highest Critical Reading scores for a combined total on the current SAT. We will not “superscore” ACT exams; we consider the highest composite score from a single test.


Learn more about the Move On When Ready program at Georgia Southern by visiting First-Year Experience.


Tuition and mandatory fees will be covered through the Move On When Ready program. Students will also be provided access to required textbooks for each course at no cost.

Students will be responsible for any course fees, as well as non-mandatory services such as parking and dining.

Learn more about the Move On When Ready program at Georgia Southern by visiting First-Year Experience.

Apply Now

All students wishing to apply as a Move On When Ready student at Georgia Southern must complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and submit all necessary documents listed below. Choose “Move On When Ready” on the application under Student Type.

    • Application (the $30 application fee is waived)
    • Official High School transcripts of all courses and grades to date
    • List of current courses in progress
    • Official SAT or ACT scores
    • Completed MOWR Participation Form

Students must be a high school Junior or Senior or at least 16 years of age by time of enrollment to participate in MOWR.

Learn more about the Move On When Ready program at Georgia Southern by visiting First-Year Experience.

Final Steps
  1. Meet with your high school counselor and be sure you know which courses you should take at Georgia Southern to ensure high school graduation.
  2. Once you have been accepted, you will be contacted by First-Year Experience regarding advisement and registration.
  3. All MOWR students must attend SOAR (orientation).  Full-time MOWR students beginning in the fall term will attend a two-day freshmen session during the summer.  Part-time MOWR students starting in the fall term will attend a special SOAR in late-July/early-August.  All students beginning in the spring and summer terms will attend a one-day spring or summer SOAR. There will be no charge for students to attend SOAR, however guests will be asked to pay a small fee for materials. For questions about SOAR, contact Maria Laurato.
Continuing at Georgia Southern

If you choose to continue at Georgia Southern after high school graduation:

  1. Please notify your Admissions Counselor, Maria Laurato, and Hollie Daniels, in First Year Experience. Be sure to tell them if you want to begin in the summer or fall after you graduate from high school.
  2. You will not have to re-apply to Georgia Southern, but you will need to send in an updated high school transcript showing grades through at least your junior year of high school. You will also need to provide a full schedule of your senior classes. You must be accepted to Georgia Southern as a new freshman before you can register for classes.
  3. You must abide by all new freshmen policies, including the First-Year Live On Requirement.
  4. You are not required to attend SOAR again. If you attended Georgia Southern part-time as a Move On When Ready student, however, we highly recommend you attend a new freshmen two-day SOAR session.
  5. Students are eligible to apply for scholarships through the Office of Admissions for their first term as a freshman.


Learn more about the Move On When Ready program at Georgia Southern by visiting First-Year Experience.

Contact Us

Admission & General Program Questions:
Maria Laurato, Coordinator of Freshmen & Move On When Ready Recruitment
(912) 478-7388 | Email

Advisement & Registration Questions:
Hollie Daniels, Academic Advisor
(912) 478-3939 | Email | MOWR Advisement Website

Last updated: 1/25/2016

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