Dual Enrollment: Move On When Ready (MOWR) at FVSU
Morteza Sadri, PhD
There is a new game and a new name in Georgia’s dual enrollment programs. In April 2015, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 132, which was signed into law by Governor Deal and went into effect July 1, 2015. According to USG Chancellor Huckaby, “SB 132…will create a single comprehensive dual enrollment program to be known as the new Move On When Ready program.” The new MOWR consolidates and replaces the previous dual enrollment programs: Accel, MOWR, and Hope grants for dual enrollment. The Georgia Student Finance Commission will be responsible for administering the new MOWR program.
What is dual enrollment? It is an opportunity for high-achieving high school students to “test drive” college while they are still in high school. This is a win-win proposition for all stakeholders because it is open to all students who meet the requirements of dual enrollment as set by participating institutions. These students gain by taking approved college courses that substitute for similar high school courses. These college courses not only satisfy high school diploma requirements, but also can be a part of an undergraduate degree. The courses are transferable to any other institution as regular college credits.
Parents win by saving money. Their youngsters gain college credits without their having to pay for tuition, fees, book costs, and room & board. High schools win because their students are practically assured of attending college after graduation. Universities win by having additional high-achieving students on their campuses.
Move On When Ready Program
Proof of residency or citizenship is no longer a requirement for enrollment in MOWR. Students who are enrolled in participating high schools located in Georgia or home schooled in the state according to Georgia regulations are eligible for MOWR in fall, spring, or summer.
Participants may start the program as early as ninth grade though approval for ninth and tenth graders may vary for each participating institution. Participation may be part-time or full-time and they may take as many credits as they desire, though only up to fifteen (15) credit hours are covered by the program. MOWR courses are pre-approved by the GATRACS.
Under the new program, 100% of tuition is covered, mandatory fees are exempt, and books are free.
MOWR Requirements at FVSU
There is a two-step admissions process for being a MOWR student at FVSU. Step #1 is applying for admission and being admitted to Fort Valley State University. Students must check the box for Dual Enrollment on the application. Step #2 is completing all of the MOWR forms and applying for admission to the MOWR program.
Admission to the MOWR program will be granted for students meeting the following requirements:
- Attending a high school located in or participating in a home study program in the State of Georgia
- Written consent of parent or guardian, if the student is a minor
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Minimum SAT score of 970 (combined Verbal-Critical Reading and Mathematics sections)
- ACT composite of 20
- High school transcript
- Immunization record with TB skin test included
Benefits of the FVSU MOWR program
There are many benefits to stakeholders for participation in the FVSU MOWR program:
- The chance for students to “test drive” college.
- The presence of more high-performing students on campus.
- Monetary savings for parents.
- Free SAT/ACT prep sessions.
- Online classes available.
Parents and high school counselors will play critical roles in the decision-making for MOWR. This program is designed to assure that the state of Georgia has a well-educated workforce in the future.
Free ACT/SAT Workshops
The workshops are sponsored by the University Today Scholars’ Program at Fort Valley State University.
|University Today Scholars Free ACT/SAT Workshops|
|Dates for ACT Workshops||Dates for SAT Workshops|
|January 30, 2016||February 27, 2016|
|April 02, 2016||April 30, 2016|
|June 04, 2016||May 21, 2016|
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Place: FVSU Warner Robins Campus 151 Osigian Blvd. Warner Robins, GA 31088
To register please provide the following information via e-mail to Dr. Morteza Sadri firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student’s full name
- Student’s e-mail address and Phone number
- Name of High School and grade (9th grade or higher)
For More Information Contact:
Morteza Sadri, PH.D.
Phone: (478) 827-3018
University Today Scholars
Phone: (478) 825-6060