Still in High School?
Our programs can help you get a jump start on your college career!
Pre-College programs: Currently Thomas University has two programs that provide support and information to students in middle school and high school who would like more information on how to prepare for and succeed in college. Both programs are funded by grants through the U.S. Department of Education:
- Gear-up: (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) The GEAR UP program serves a cohort of students who attend middle and high school in the Thomasville City School System, specifically students who are in the eighth, ninth and tenth grades. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to study hard, stay in school, and enter into a postsecondary institution and graduate.
- Educational Talent Search Educational Talent Search (ETS) is an enrichment program for middle school and high school students. The program provides services to six hundred students in several southern Georgia school districts: Grady, Decatur, Mitchell-Baker, Thomasville City, Brooks and Valdosta City Schools. The program provides services such as after-school tutorials, workshops, college tours and cultural enrichment activities.
Accel: The Accel program is a dual-enrollment program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college-credit classes. The postsecondary credit hours taken as a dual enrolled student, for which Accel payment was made, are NOT counted as attempted hours and the corresponding grades are NOT included in the postsecondary Cumulative Grade Point Average for purposes of the Zell Miller or HOPE Scholarship (2014-2015 Accel Program Regulations). We partner with local secondary schools to offer an opportunity for local high school students to earn advance college credit, including an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (AA LiSt program).
Move On When Ready: Move on When Ready provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to enroll full-time (12 semester hours) in postsecondary institutions to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Funding for Move on When Ready is provided through the local school system’s equivalent (FTE) program count as determined by the Georgia Department of Education. Students seeking to enroll under MOWR must meet the dual enrollment/MOWR requirements as set by the eligible institution in addition to the GaDOE guidelines.
For more information on any of these programs, contact TU Admissions: 229-227-6925/800-538-9784 ext 214.