Atlanta Metropolitan State College


Funding for Dual Enrollment

The Accel Program provides an opportunity for academically talented high school students to begin earning a college degree while simultaneously pursuing a high school diploma. The program offers financial assistance for participants through the HOPE Scholarship, which covers tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance. All hours paid for by the Accel Program will be included in the 127 semester- or 190 quarter-hour HOPE credit hour cap.

Home educated students who wish to earn college credits while still in high school may apply for AMSC's Joint Enrollment Program. Although program requirements are the same as for the Accel Program, joint enrollment is not paid for by the HOPE Scholarship, and home educated students must self-pay for classes.

Determine ACCEL Program Eligibility

Minimum admissions standards for the Accel Program are as follows:

  • 3.0 high school GPA
  • Completion of all of the academic requirements of the 10th grade
  • Minimum 970 combined (critical reading & math) SAT I (21 ACT composite) score. In order to take college English/social science courses that also satisfy high school college preparatory curriculum requirements, the student must have a minimum SAT I critical reading score of 530 (23 ACT English score); for math/science courses, the student must have a minimum SAT 1 math score of 530 (22 ACT math score)*
  • Must be a legal resident of Georgia
  • Click here for additional information about ACCEL.

*It is recommended that the SAT I test be taken no later than March of the sophomore year (for juniors planning to enroll in Accel) or March of the junior year (for seniors planning to enroll).

The first step for enrolling in the Accel Program is to meet with your high school counselor. After eligibility is determined.

Apply for ACCEL Program Funding

Complete the ACCEL Program application form* (Must be completed online at

*A new Accel application must be submitted for each semester.

For more information and an Accel application, visit GA College 411 at