Accel & Dual Enrolled Programs

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Accel program (or other Dual Enrolled programs) you must meet the following:

  1. Minimum 1010 SAT (Math + Critical Reading only) or 21 ACT (composite)
  2. High School academic GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Approval from High School guidance counselor and parents/guardians
  4. 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 Sciences credits
    • 2 Foreign Language credits (same language)
  5. High School Junior status or age 16. Exceptions can be reviewed by the Director of Admissions.

 

Any student wanting to participate in Accel or another Dual Enrollment program (like Move On When Ready) program should speak with their high school guidance counselor before starting the application process.

Cost

The Accel program pays 100% of tuition for all courses that are approved for Accel.  Students who take classes that are not approved by the Accel program must pay the cost(s) for those classes out of pocket.  Mandatory fees and book allowances are not covered by Accel funds.

Mandatory fees are $756 for students enrolled in 4 or more hours for fall 2014/spring 2015. Mandatory fees are as follows:  Technology $100, Health $94, Activity $101, RAC $142, Athletic $254, Sustainability $10 and Transit $55. Students with 3 hours or fewer are charged only the $100 Technology fee.

Example of Accel Payment

Students enrolled in
15+ hours

Tuition

Fees

Total

Regular Fee Amounts

2,549

756

3,305

Accel Pays

2,549

0

-2,549

Balance Due from Student

$756

Students enrolled in
4 Hours
Regular Fee Amounts

679.72

756

1,435.72
Accel Pays

679.72

0

-679.72

Balance Due from Student

$756

Students enrolled in
3 Hours
Regular Fee Amounts

509.79

100

609.79

Accel Pays

509.79

0

-509.79
Balance Due from Student

$100

Tuition & fees charges are subject to change.

The “Balance Due from Student” listed above only covers the amount owed out-of- pocket for tuition & fees only.  These costs do not include parking, books, supplies, science lab costs and/or any other miscellaneous fees or charges required for a student to attend Georgia Southern University.  Please be prepared to pay more than the amounts listed on this handout.

Apply Now

All students wishing to apply as an Accel (or other type of Dual Enrolled) student to Georgia Southern must complete the regular application for Undergraduate Admission and submit all necessary documents listed below. Be sure to choose “Accel” 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 with Writing score

Students must be 16 years of age or hold a high school status of “junior” before they can enroll in course through Accel or another Dual Enrollment proram. Exceptions will be reviewed by the Director of Admissions.

Final Steps
  1. Starting in March, complete the student/parent portion of the online Accel Program application.
  2. Once you have been accepted, you will be contacted by First-Year Experience regarding advisement and registration.
  3. After you have registered for classes, have your high school guidance counselor complete his/her portion of the online Accel Program application.
  4. All Accel students need to attend SOAR (orientation). Full-time Accel students beginning in the fall term will attend a two-day freshmen session during the summer. Part-time Accel students starting in the fall term will attend a special SOAR in late-July/early-August. All students beginning in the spring term will attend a one-day spring SOAR. 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 your Academic Advisor in the 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 an Accel 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.
Contact Us

Program Questions:
Maria Laurato, Coordinator of Freshmen & Accel Recruitment
(912) 478-7388 | Email

Advisement & Registration Questions:
Jen MacDonald, First-Year Experience
(912) 478-3939 | Email

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