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Facts about the Move On When Ready program

Who is eligible?

  • Any student entering the 11th or 12th grade and spent the prior year in a    Georgia public high school.
  • Student must have been a legal resident of Georgia and full-time Georgia high school student during the prior year and counted in the October and March FTE counts.

MOWR Program requirements

  • The student must be enrolled full-time, 12 semester hours and maintain full-time
  1. Student must notify their local high school if they fall below full-time status.

The coursework will be done at or through the eligible postsecondary institution.

  • Participation is limited to two years but can be as little as one semester/quarter.
  • Courses can be taken beyond the regular school hours and/or through virtual courses.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time and always maintain full-time status at an eligible postsecondary institution.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and any food costs.
  • Remedial and developmental courses are not available for MOWR.
  • Students who are admitted under the MOWR program will not be  permitted to switch to another dual enrollment program (ACCEL or HOPE  Grant) once they enroll in classes.
  • MOWR is not available during the summer.
  • Virtual courses can be used from any post-secondary institution as long as they are approved courses that meet the high school graduation requirements.

High school credit and graduation requirements

  • Students seeking to enroll in the MOWR program will be expected to complete all coursework, GHSGT, and EOCT testing requirements as defined by the GADOE.
  • Upon completion of the courses, the student shall be responsible for requesting an official transcript be sent to the student’s local school system.
  • Courses taken must meet high school graduation requirements.
  • The student must meet all graduation and high school diploma requirements.
  • A student’s high school graduation could be affected by course incompletion, and/or failure.
  • Student must notify the high school if his/her full-time status changes at any time at the eligible postsecondary institution. 
  • If a student participates all year they can receive 8 units of             credit which is more than they may receive at their high school during the year.

Tuition and fees

  • MOWR hours do not count against any hourly caps for HOPE scholarships or grants.


How do I enroll in the MOWR program at TU?

If you are interested in learning more about this program, these are some of the next steps:

1.  Students must discuss their interest in the program with their high school counselor. He or she can tell you about the program’s past participants and discuss the benefits and challenges students have faced.

2. Once the student is approved by the high school, he or she should complete the TU application online:  Please check Move On When Ready as the program of interest. The application fee will be waived by Admissions, so there is no need to enter any payment.

3. When the student is accepted by TU Admissions, the student will receive more information and MOWR forms which must be filled out by the high school counselor. In addition, the student will be assigned a TU advisor who will assist them with registration and their introduction to Thomas University.

3.  For other questions regarding Move On When Ready, please feel free to contact Mrs. Jennifer Lindquist, (, Dual Enrollment  advisor (229)226-1621 ext. 163, or Associate Dean Susan Ford (,  (229)-227-6916.


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