Programs for High School Students

The New Move On When Ready (MOWR)

Programs formerly known as Accel, dual enrollment, and the old Move On When Ready are being consolidated into one big program called Move On When Ready (MOWR). The new MOWR allows high school students to take either academic degree level core courses that will transfer to any 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 MOWR will be fully covered through MOWR 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 new MOWR program will count towards a student’s HOPE Grant or Scholarship Caps. Participating in the new MOWR 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 Move On When Ready Program:
  • Degree level core classes will transfer to any University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia college or university PLUS many other colleges/universities outside of the state of Georgia... so starting at Wiregrass can really take you anywhere.
  • College credits taken through the MOWR 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 MOWR program PLUS Wiregrass exempts all student fees for high school students participating in MOWR – which means you are required to pay ZERO out of pocket expenses to attend Wiregrass while in high school.
  • Students who participate in MOWR 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).
Eligibility

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 HERE.  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.

Coursework

All of the classes that were available under the old dual-enrollment, Accel, and old Move On When Ready programs will still be available under the NEW Move On When Ready, plus many additional courses. You will see no change in how Wiregrass offers the classes. 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 new MOWR program must first meet with their high school guidance counselor. New MOWR students will be asked to complete a Wiregrass MOWR Application packet which will include all of the required forms needed to participate in the program. To download this packet, click HERE.

Additionally, students will be asked to go onto the GA College 411/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 MOWR students must complete the online MOWR 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 MOWR for every eligible student in the program. Books will also be provided to new MOWR 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.

To download an informational flyer about MOWR, click HERE.

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.

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Contact us

Northern Region
Andrea Fletcher
High School Coordinator
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Ben Hill Hall, Room 628C
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 468-2049
andrea.fletcher@wiregrass.edu

Southern Region
Stacey Prescott
High School Coordinator
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 312
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone: (229) 259-5180
stacey.prescott@wiregrass.edu

Deanna Edwards
High School Specialist
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 468-2004
deanna.edwards@wiregrass.edu

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

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