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ACCEL Program

The ACCEL Program provides an opportunity for academically talented high school students from eligible Georgia high schools to begin earning a college degree while simultaneously pursuing a high school diploma. The program offers financial assistance for participants through the HOPE Scholarship. All hours taken and paid for by the ACCEL Program will not be counted in the combined paid-hours limit for the Hope Scholarship.

ACCEL Eligibility

Minimum admissions requirements for the ACCEL Program are as follows:

  1. Must be a legal resident of Georgia.
  2. High school academic GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Submit an official transcript of secondary credits completed to date and evidence that the student is on track with college preparatory curriculum.
  4. Students must also submit ACT or SAT test scores that meet the following minimum standards.
Test Combined CR and Math (SAT)
Composite Score (ACT)
Critical Reading (SAT)
English (ACT)
Math
SAT 970 430 400
ACT 20 17 17

How to apply for the ACCEL program

The first step for enrolling in the ACCEL Program is to meet with your high school counselor. After eligibility is determined, the student must submit the following to the Darton State College Office of Admissions:

  • Completed ACCEL Program application form* (Must be completed online at www.gacollege411.org)
  • Completed Darton State College application for admission along with the non-refundable $20 application fee and immunization form
  • An official copy of the high school transcript showing GPA and credits to date
  • An official copy of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT Assessment scores
  • Satisfaction of Verification of Lawful Presence.

*A new ACCEL application must be submitted each semester of enrollment.

For more information and an Accel application, visit GA College 411 at www.gacollege411.org.

For additional questions about the program or how to apply, contact Kristin Speegle in the Darton State College Admissions Office at kristin.speegle@darton.edu or call (229) 317-6942 or toll-free 1-866-775-1214. Questions may also be directed to Amy Foster, ACCEL program coordinator, at amy.foster@darton.edu or (229) 317-6506.

ALL APPLICANTS: All beginning students (freshman, transfers, etc.) attending regularly scheduled classes or receiving resident credit must submit a Certificate of Immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, Hep. series, and TD prior to attending classes.

Verification of Lawful Presence Information

BOR Policy 4.3.4 “Each University System Institution shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted person applying for resident tuition status (in-state tuition).”

This is not a requirement for admission to Darton State College, however you MUST provide this information prior to your registering and enrolling for classes.

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