First-Year Student

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The first-year Early Action application deadline is November 1st
The first-year Rolling application deadline is April 1st

 

Early Action is an accelerated college application process in which students must complete their application by November 1. Early action decisions are non-binding and applications are reviewed through the holistic admissions process. Students who receive early action acceptance have an opportunity to apply for Georgia College's most prestigious President's Scholarship Competition held in early December where over $200,000 worth of scholarships are awarded. 
Rolling Decision (aka Regular Decision) provides applicants an opportunity to be reviewed at a later date in Georgia College's holistic admissions process. This gives students time to submit test scores taken after the Early Action timeline, include grades from their first semester of senior year, and gives a student more time to work on their application. 
If your file is Complete and Ready for Review by:

November 1, 2018 (Early Action)

January 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

A decision will be entered at 6:00 pm on the following dates:

* See below

January 25, 2019

February 22, 2019

March 29, 2019

April 26, 2019

*Early Action decisions will be posted by early December 2018. Check our social media accounts and emails for more information about when decisions will be available.


First-Year Admission Requirements

In reviewing applications, the GC Office of Admissions uses a holistic admissions process. This process not only examines the students’ academic record but also takes into consideration the competencies and experiences (full spectrum) of an applicant. Therefore meeting the minimum admission requirement does not guarantee acceptance. Student applications are evaluated once the file is complete with all supporting documents received. Admission files should be complete by the indicated deadlines.

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a first-year student. Please submit ONLY ONE application and use ONLY that application all the way through to submission. Submitting more than one application will most certainly delay your admission decision. *The Office of Admissions has no application preference 

*Currently enrolled Georgia College dual enrollment students are only required to submit an Undergraduate Update Form

GAFutures application   Common Application 

(Please note: You will be prompted to create an account before you can access our application. This is a GAfutures and Common Application requirement.)

 Paper Application  

Application Fee: The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application for first-year applicants. The paper application fee is $40 (non-refundable). If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.

Fee Waiver:

First-year application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Students who registered for the SAT/ACT using an SAT/ACT fee waiver and chose the fee waiver option as their payment method after completing an application. Students must make sure to submit one of their official fee waivers to the Georgia College Office of Admissions for the waiver to be accepted. Note: Waivers must be signed and mailed. No fax or email photocopies accepted. 

  • Applicants who applied and/or enrolled and paid the application fee within the past six years

If you are exempt from paying the application fee, please select “Fee Waiver” option on your application to secure this waiver.

Please note: Applicants are responsible for submitting their official fee waivers to the Office of Admissions.

Applicants are required to submit transcripts directly from each and every high school to the GC Office of the Admissions.

If admitted, dual enrollment transcripts are required if any courses were taken at an institution/college while the student attended high school. For information about course equivalency and how courses taken at another institution transfer to Georgia College, please visit our Transfer Equivalency page. 

Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes. Courses from one institution that are listed on another high school and/or college transcript will not substitute for an official transcript. Prior educational experience may not be omitted from an application package.

Official formats for receiving transcripts:

College: Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Mail
High School: GAfutures, Parchment, CommonApp, NavianceMail

E-mail address for official electronic transcript submission: admissions@gcsu.edu

Essay Question 1: Given your own individual background, life experiences, and personal identity, how will you contribute to the overall diversity of the student body at GC?

Essay Question 2: Please describe the most important goal you have established for yourself regarding your future undergraduate experience and explain how a Georgia College education fits into accomplishing this goal.

Generally, essays are completed on the application. However, if sending the essays via mail or email, please include the applicant’s full name and birth date to ensure materials are updated to the correct application. Essays may be mailed to Campus Box 23, Milledgeville, GA 31061, or emailed as a Microsoft Word document to admissions@gcsu.edu.

*Currently enrolled Georgia College dual enrollment students are not required to submit essay responses.

Having trouble completing the essays through CommonApp? View the video tutorial below for a step-by-step guide.

Official score reports are sent directly to GC from the testing agency. Scores must be received prior to the appropriate application deadline. Please note: GC cannot request scores on your behalf.

The following are the Institutional Codes for GC:
• SAT/ AP/CLEP: 5252
• ACT: 0828

To learn more about how we use test scores, click the button below.

GC test score information

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SAT Test Dates | ACT Test Dates

  • Letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor (GC accepts up to 6 recommendations)
  • Resume of co-curricular activities or *ZeeMee digital resume

Note: Early Action applicants who are applying for the President's Scholarship Competition are required to submit a letter of recommendation and a resume. 

Letters of recommendation and resumes may be included on the application for admission, mailed to Campus Box 23, Milledgeville, GA 31061, or emailed as a Microsoft Word document to admissions@gcsu.edu. Please include the applicant’s full name and birth date when sending the recommended items to ensure materials are updated to the correct application.

*Georgia College will review your ZeeMee digital resume in addition to the other required materials. ZeeMee is a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. Simply copy and paste your link into your application in the resume section. Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely OPTIONAL. Evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.


Fall 2018 Admitted First-Year Class Profile

The successful first-year applicant will demonstrate his or her potential for success by completing a rigorous Required High School Curriculum with a competitive grade point average, show strong SAT or ACT score results and provide well developed personal essays. The middle 50% of admitted students for Fall 2018 had SAT total scores ranging from 1150 to 1290 (EBRW + M subscores only), 24 to 29 ACT Composite scores and high school grade point averages ranging from 3.36 to 3.86 (calculated on unweighted academic courses only).

Note: These numbers are provided only as guidelines.

      This image shows the first-year admitted profile averages. The lower end average GPA is 3.36, SAT is 1150, and ACT is 24. The middle average GPA is 3.58, SAT 1221, and ACT 27. The higher end GPA is 3.86, SAT is 1290, and ACT is 29.


 

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You can track your missing and received application materials by visiting our application status check page.

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If you have questions about the admissions process, please feel free to contact your admissions counselor.

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If you've recently been accepted as a first-year student, view your next steps to complete enrollment!


 


Admissions office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday
Admissions phone number is 478-445-1283
Admissions fax number is 478-445-3653
Admissions email is admissions@gcsu.edu

Mailing Address: Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061   |   Physical Address: 404 W. Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061