Academic Advisement

ACCEL Program

To qualify for Accel admission

  • Be on track to complete the University System of Georgia's Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) requirements
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (or a minimum numeric average of 80) in all academic courses
  • Be a legal resident of the state of Georgia as defined by the University System of Georgia
  • Meet the following score requirements on the SAT I or ACT
Critical Reading minimum 530 English minimum 24
Math minimum 430 Math minimum 18
Combined (Critical Reading and Math) minimum 1000 Composite minimum 21

How to Apply for the Accel Program at Armstrong

To apply for admission, a student must submit the following in a complete packet to the Office of Academic Orientation and Advisement, 212 Solms Hall. This office coordinates all Dual Enrollment applications.

Enrollment Restrictions

Official Score
Maximum Number of Courses Allowed
SAT I: 1000-1090 or ACT 21-23 1 course (3-4 credit hours)
SAT I: 1100+ or ACT 24 + 3 courses (9-10 credit hours)

Students wishing to enroll in more than the allowable number of courses must submit a written request to the Director of Academic Orientation and Advisement, Mr. Greg Anderson.

Mathematics Considerations

Eligibility for Pre-calculus Mathematics (MATH 1113) and College Calculus I (MATH 1161) is based on the following test scores:

SAT Math Score
ACT Math Score
Eligible for this Math Course
> = 550 > = 23 MATH 1113: Pre-calculus Mathematics
> = 600 > = 26 MATH 1161: Calculus I

About the Accel Scholarship Program


To make available to Georgia high school students the opportunity to earn college credit hours as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation requirements by providing financial assistance toward their cost of attendance at an eligible public or private college/university in the State of Georgia.


Students wishing to participate in the Accel program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school junior or senior at an eligible Georgia public or private school;
  • Be enrolled under the conditions of dual enrollment (taking courses for both high school and college credit);
  • Be enrolled in courses that are approved to be covered by Accel. (This generally extends to introductory course work in the areas of English, math, science, history, social sciences, and foreign language. For exceptions to this, see the Dual Enrollment Guidelines page.);
  • Be a legal resident of Georgia;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from INS of eligible permanent resident alien status;
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;
  • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Post-secondary Education Act of 1990;
  • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the college.