Move On When Ready
Fast Forward to Your Future

Start Your College Career Before You Graduate High School! 

If you’re a qualified junior or senior you can take college courses while
still in high school through our Move On When Ready Program. Credits earned as a Move On When Ready student will transfer to most other colleges and universities through-out Georgia and the US.

In 2015, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law that streamlined the existing dual-enrollment programs. As a result, Accel, Dual HOPE Grant, and the original Move On When Ready have been combined into one program entitled Move On When Ready (MOWR), in which high school students may earn high school course credits while taking college courses. Georgia’s Move On When Ready dual-credit program is available to Georgia student enrolled in a public school, private school, or home-study program operated pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 in Georgia.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for Move On When Ready, a student must:

  • Be a rising Junior or Senior in high school
  • Be on track to graduate
  • Obtain approval of the high school guidance counselor and parent(s)/legal guardian(s)
  • Remain in good academic standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher at Georgia State University Perimeter College to
    remain eligible for the program
    • Beginning Fall semester 2016, student must earn a GPA of 2.0 each individual semester to continue in the MOWR program.

Admission Requirements

  1. High School GPA Requirement:
    • 3.0 in core courses on a 4.0 scale as calculated by Perimeter College
  2. Test scores:
    • Students may take either the ACT or SAT.
      The following minimum scores are required:

ACT Requirement (effective Fall semester 2016):
Minimum composite score of  20
ACT English minimum score of  20
ACT Math minimum score of    21

SAT Requirement (effective Fall semester 2016):
Minimum combined Critical Reading and Math score of 980
SAT Critical Reading minimum score of 480
SAT Math minimum score of  500

Application Deadlines

Applicants must submit the application, and have all required documents processed by the
appropriate deadline.

  • Fall semester deadline: July 1st     (docs need to be turned in 4 weeks prior to the deadline)
  • Spring semester deadline: November 1st     (docs need to be turned in 4 weeks prior to the deadline)
  • Summer semester deadline: April 1st     (docs need to be turned in 4 weeks prior to the deadline)
Application Instructions

It's official! Georgia Perimeter College is now Perimeter College at Georgia State University.

Our consolidation has allowed us to streamline many of our processes, particularly within admissions.

If you previously opened, but did not finish your application to Perimeter College, please take notice:

Perimeter College now requires all applications to originate from GA College 411.

This means that you will need to create a new account through the GA College 411 portal in order to complete your application.

Please visit GA College 411 to get started.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to reviewing your application soon.

Note: On the GA College 411 website, click the 'Sign In' or 'Create an Account' link in the top right corner to begin and submit your application.

  1. Complete the Perimeter College application online through GA College 411.
    • Be sure to use your correct social security number when you apply.
    • List your student type as "MOWR".
    • Use the application fee waiver code "COLLEGEWAIVER"
  2. Submit an official high school transcript in person, or have your high school mail an official transcript to
    Perimeter College
    P.O. Box 89000
    Atlanta, GA 30356
  3. Upload a current Certificate of Immunization to the Student Health Center.
    Do not bring in paper forms to our MOWR office as we can not accept them.
  4. Submit a GPC MOWR Parental Consent Form.
  5. Submit a completed Georgia Department of Education MOWR Student Participation Agreement Form.
    • You should get this form from your high school counselor, but in case they have not provided it to you yet, you may click here to open and print a copy.
    • All fields of this form must be complete and signed by
      • student
      • parent/guardian
      • high school counselor.
  6. Have an official ACT or SAT score report sent directly to GPC from their website.
    • The college code for the ACT is 0806
    • The college code for the SAT is 5711
    • The location is Clarkston, Ga.
  7. Submit AP scores directly to GPC from the College Board.
    • The college code for AP is 5711
  8. Check your application status regularly.
  • Once an applicant has submitted a GPC application, an official letter indicating a GPC identification number will be mailed
    to that applicant. This ID number is required for an applicant to view his/her Check My Status page and sign up for text alerts.
  • If you are unsure of your GPC ID, you can retrieve your GPC ID here.
  • GPC will review an applicant's record to make an admission decision after all required documents have been submitted,
    evaluated and posted to the applicants record.
  • An applicant's Check My Status page is the quickest way to view the applicants admission checklist and real-time
    admission processing updates, including an admission decision.
The typical timeline for processing an application and supporting documents
to receive a decision is approximately is 4-6 weeks. Please plan accordingly.


Students must apply online for this award each semester. It is not automatic.
Log in to for more information about the MOWR award.

Students who attend Georgia Perimeter College as a Move On When Ready student are eligible for the Move On When Ready
award, which is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).
The Move On When Ready award pays tuition, fees and provides textbooks.
The cost for coursework up to 15 semester hours from the GPC MOWR approved course list will be funded by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.
Other cost of attendance expenses including lab fees, course related fees, meals, transportation and personal expenses are the responsibility of the student/parent/guardian.
The cost of any courses not covered under the GPC MOWR approved course list are the financial responsibility of the student/parent/guardian.

Next Steps for Accepted Move On When Ready Students
These next steps only apply to you if you have already been "accepted" to GPC and have received your email indicating so.

  1. Complete the Move On When Ready Student Participation Agreement (SPA) form:
    Meet with your high school counselor and ask for the paper Move On When Ready Student Participation Agreement Form.
    This form must be filled out completely and correctly in order to be registered for any classes.
    The form must be signed by you, your parent, and your high school guidance counselor prior to turning it in to GPC.
    Bring this completed form to your MOWR Coordinator when you come in to register for classes during your advisement/orientation appointment.
    This form will be required every semester. 
    Your high school counselor will be able to access this form thru the Georgia Department of Education website found here. 
  2. Complete the Move On When Ready funding application:
    The Move On When Ready funding application must be completed by all students EVERY SEMESTER.
    You must complete the electronic version of the application via the GAcollege411 website.
    The Move On When Ready funding application can be found here.

    (Exception: Home school students must complete the Move On When Ready paper application found here.)
    Print this form and bring it in to your MOWR coordinator.
  3. AP scores:
    Submit AP scores if you haven't already done so. You may be eligible for college credit for most AP exams on which you scored a 3 or higher.
    The code for Georgia Perimeter College is 5711.
    Students are responsible for checking with their intended four year institutions to see what that institution will accept for AP scores as these differ from one institution to another.
    You can find the AP website here.
  4. Set up your email:
    Set up your Georgia Perimeter email account. Set this up right away! Remember that Georgia Perimeter will send all important emails to your Georgia Perimeter email address. Please start using the Georgia Perimeter email to contact us.
    You can find the student webmail access here.
  5. Verify your lawful presence:
    (If you have not already done so) All admitted students who plan to enroll must comply with the Learner’s permits and high school identification cards are not accepted.
    Lawful Presence requirements detailed here.
  6. Immunizations:
    Submit required immunization records.
    The MOWR office is not able to receive these forms.
    Contact the GPC Student Health Center here for more details and contact information.
  7. Math placement test:
    Schedule a math placement test. MOWR students must take the Math Placement if they plan to take a Math course higher than Math 1111 (College Algebra).
    This test will cost $20.
    Contact the Testing Center here to schedule an appointment for the Math Placement Test.
  8. Call GPC:
    Call and schedule an advisement/orientation appointment to come in and meet with your MOWR Coordinator for registration as soon as you have been admitted.
    Students taking a GPC course at their high school location/address will not need to make an appointment.
    Use the list of coordinators on the left hand side of this screen to find the appropriate phone number to call.

Policies & Regulations

Academic Standing:

  • Student must remain in good academic standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher at Georgia Perimeter College to remain eligible to participate in the program.

    • Beginning Fall semester 2016, student must have a GPA of 2.0 per semester to continue in the MOWR program.

  • Students whose Georgia Perimeter College GPA falls below a 2.0 will not be permitted to continue participation in the Georgia Perimeter College MOWR program.

    • After one semester of demonstrated academic high school success, the student may petition for return to the MOWR program at Georgia Perimeter College through the Office of Early College Programs.

Georgia Perimeter College Bookstore will loan required textbooks to each student enrolled in the Move On When Ready program each semester, with the agreement that the textbooks will be returned to Georgia Perimeter College Bookstore at the end of each semester.

You may print the student Bookstore Agreement Form here.
Complete this form and take a copy of your class schedule (signed by your MOWR coordinator) to the bookstore before the first day of class.

Bookstore hours and phone numbers can be found here.

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