High School Programs


High School Initiatives


High School initiatives allow qualified students to maximize their education and training time by beginning college while they are still in high school. Qualified students may earn credit at the college only, or they may earn credit concurrently at both the college and high school.


Move On When Ready (MOWR)


The Move On When Ready (MOWR) program provides for students who are dual credit enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. These students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and postsecondary requirements. Beginning with Fall term 2015 (FY 2016) the program is offered during all terms of the school year; fall, spring and summer semester or fall, winter, spring, and summer quarter.

Test Score Requirements

Degree Level

  • SAT: Critical Reading Subscore 25, Math Subscore 24
  • ACT: 17 Reading, 16 English, 19 Math
  • ACCUPLACER: Reading 64-120, Sentence Skills 70-120, Elementary Algebra 57-120

Diploma/Certificate Level

  • SAT: Critical Reading Subscore 24, Math Subscore 22
  • ACT 13 Reading, 12 English, 17 Math
  • ACCUPLACER: Reading 55-120, Sentence Skills 60-120, Arithmetic 34-120


To be eligible for the MOWR program, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade of a private or public high school in Georgia or a home study program within the State of Georgia operated in accordance with O.C.G.A. ยง20-2-690(c);
  2. Be admitted to an eligible, participating USG, TCSG or Private postsecondary institution as a dual credit enrollment student;
  3. Be enrolled in courses listed in the approved MOWR Course Directory;
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the eligible postsecondary institution.


The new Move On When Ready program covers all postsecondary tuition, mandatory fees and books. In some cases, students may need to pay additional supply fees or to purchase supplies or equipment.


Be sure to adhere to the application deadlines for both Southern Crescent Technical College and your high school. You will also need to submit an application for Move On When Ready for each semester at https://www.gafutures.org.

Advanced Technical College Credit (Articulated Credit)

Recent high school graduates may be eligible to receive advanced technical college credit based upon an articulation agreement signed by the school system superintendent and the Southern Crescent Technical College President. Local articulation and curriculum alignment agreements are in place to meet the needs of the community. These agreements serve students by facilitating the smooth transition of students from secondary to postsecondary technical colleges, encouraging postsecondary education, and elimination of undue entrance delays, duplication of course content, and/or loss of credit.

High school graduates may receive advanced technical college course credit by passing an exemption exam for each course of attempted credit. High school graduates with a "B" grade or better in a high school articulated class are eligible to take an exemption exam. The following stipulations apply:

  • The applicant must meet regular admission status in order to be eligible to receive advanced technical credit college credit (articulated credit).
  • The student must enroll at Southern Crescent Technical College within 24 months of their high school graduation date.
  • A score of 80 must be achieved in order to receive credit for the course. For more information on the requirements to earn advanced technical college credit, high school students should contact their high school counselor or the High School Coordinator at Southern Crescent Technical College.

Resource Links

  • Georgia Student Finance Commission; Move On When Ready Frequently Asked Questions gsfc.georgia.gov