Georgia Highlands College

Admissions - Move on When Ready

The Move On When Ready (MOWR) Program is designed for high school students who are capable of entering college while still completing high school coursework and requirements. Students must have approval from their high school counselor and their parents. Please seek approval from your high school counselor before beginning the application process. It is important to note that the MOWR program covers tuition, most fees, and books. Some fees, such as a Science lab fee or online course fee, are the responsibility of the student!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: College Board SAT Redesign - March 2016

In March 2016, the College Board redesigned the national SAT test.  The highest scores on either the redesigned SAT or the old SAT will be used to determine admissibility to Georgia Highlands College.  In order to equate the redesigned scores to the MOWR minimum (verbal/critical reading, math and the combined (total) score requirements, as detailed for each grade level) Georgia Highlands College will use the SAT Score Converter tool provided by the College Board at (https://collegereadinss.clleeboard.org/sat/scores/understading-scores/sat-score-converter).  If you have questions regarding this process, please contact an admissions representative at admitme@highlands.edu.

Minimum Admissions Standards by Grade Level

Home School and Non-Accredited High School Grade Level Determination: The number of RHSC courses completed in an unaccredited home school / high school program will be evaluated (based on the crietria as defined on the GHC Admissions Guidelines for Home Schooled and Non-Accredited High School Students website) in order to determine the student's current / incoming grade level for participation eligibility in the Move on When Ready Program.

Per Georgia Student Finance regulations all home study programs within the state of Georgia who operate pursuant to O.C.G.A. §20-2-690(c) must execute a MOWR Annual Home Study Program Participation Agreement in order to qualify for funding as a MOWR participant.

9TH GRADE LEVEL (Completed 1 to 3 required high school courses based on USG BOR Staying on Course)

  • Minimum high school GPA 3.75 in core classes as calculated by the college
  • SAT combined score of 1500 or minimum ACT composite score of 33. Applicants also must be exempted from Learning Support by meeting or exceeding the minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 480 and SAT Mathematics score of 440, or applicants must meet or exceed the minimum ACT English score of 20 and ACT Mathematics score of 18. (*Redesigned SAT scores will be converted and equated to the old SAT score requirements as detailed above)

10TH GRADE LEVEL (Completed 4 to 7 required high school courses based on USG BOR Staying on Course)

  • Minimum high school GPA 3.5 in core classes as calculated by the college
  • SAT combined score of 1250 or minimum ACT composite score of 27. Applicants also must be exempted from Learning Support by meeting or exceeding the minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 480 and SAT Mathematics score of 440, or applicants must meet or exceed the minimum ACT English score of 20 and ACT Mathematics score of 18. (*Redesigned SAT scores will be converted and equated to the old SAT score requirements as detailed above)

11TH & 12TH GRADE LEVEL (Completed 8 to 16 required high school courses based on USG BOR Staying on Course)

  • Minimum high school GPA 3.0 in core classes as calculated by the college
  • SAT combined score of 970 or minimum ACT composite score of 20. Applicants also must be exempted from Learning Support by meeting or exceeding the minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 480 and SAT Mathematics score of 440, or applicants must meet or exceed the minimum ACT English score of 20 and ACT Mathematics score of 18. (*Redesigned SAT scores will be converted and equated to the old SAT score requirements as detailed above)

Steps to Enrollment

Step 1 Apply for Admission (highlands.edu) - The application processing fee will be waived for MOWR applicants.
Step 2 Applicants who attend a regionally Accredited High School: Request official high school transcripts to be mailed directly too Georgia Highlands College, 3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome, GA 30161
Step 3

Applicants who attend an Unaccredited High School / Home School: Submit an Academic Portfolio of Work

Guidelines for submission of an academic portfolio of work can be found at the following web link: https://www2.highlands.edu/site/edit/index.php?ghc=admissions-home-schooled-students

Step 4 Request official SAT (collegeboard.com) or ACT (act.org) scores be sent to directly to GHC
Step 5 Complete the GHC Move on When Ready consent form found under Admissions Forms
Step 6 Have your health care provider complete the GHC Certificate of Immunization Form Admissions Forms
Step 7

Submit the Move on Wnen Ready online application for Georgia Student Finance through the gafutures.org website

The application consists of three parts:

  1. Student & Parent/Guardian
  2. High School/Home Study
  3. Postsecondary Institution

 

Step 8 Monitor the Check Admissions Status site for updates to your application file
Step 9 Contact a GHC MOWR recruiter to address questions - recruiters@highlands.edu

*Students CANNOT take the Compass exam for the MOWR program.

Application Deadlines

All materials must be submitted by the applicable deadlines.



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