ACCEL Student

Below are many questions that you will have about the ACCEL program offered through Georgia Southwestern.  Should you need more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 229-928-1387.



What is the purpose of ACCEL? 

The purpose of the ACCEL Program is to provide Georgia high school students the opportunity to earn college credits as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation requirements by providing financial assistance toward their cost of attendance at eligible public or private colleges/universities and technical colleges in Georgia.

How is the ACCEL program funded?

The ACCEL Program is funded by the Georgia Department of Education and administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.  It is designed to provide participating high school students with financial assistance toward the cost of postsecondary coursework.

What are the eligibility requirements?

1.Be classified as a high school junior or senior pursuing a high school diploma from an eligible Georgia public or private high school
2.Be enrolled in an eligible Georgia public or private college/university or technical college taking approved college credit course work
3.Be a legal resident of Georgia
4.Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from INS of eligible permanent resident alien status
5.Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements
6.Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990
7.Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program
8.Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the college

What do I need for Admissions in order to be accepted into the program?

1.GSW Admissions Application submitted by July 21st 
2.Official High School transcript
3.SAT and/or ACT scores
4.ACCEL application

What are the admissions requirements?

1. Completion of all academic course work through the 10th grade and be classified as  a high school junior or senior
2. SAT score of 970 with a minimum of 430 Critical reading and 400 Math or ACT composite score of 20 with a minimum of 17 English and 17 Math
3. 3.0 GPA in college preparatory courses

What classes can I take?

Students may take classes in English, Math, Science, and in the Social Science areas.

The ACCEL program does not cover the costs for classes in the physical education or computer areas.  However, students may take classes in these areas at their expense.

How do I register for classes?

Once you have been accepted into the ACCEL Program at Georgia Southwestern, you will need to make an appointment with the Admissions Office to register for classes.

How much is it going to cost me?

Students attending public colleges/universities and technical colleges will receive an award that covers tuition, approved fees, and a book allowance.  Some fees may be required depending on USG Regulations.  Check with the USG policies on additional fees.

When is ACCEL Orientation?

There will be an Orientation session on August 9, 2011 at 4:00pm to allow ACCEL students the opportunity to see where their classes will be, meet other students, and have their GSW ID’s made.