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Residency Requirement Exemptions


A student may request an exemption to the Georgia College freshman residency requirement based upon one of the following:

  • being married

  • being the primary caretaker of dependent children 

  • being a transfer student with 12 or more earned semester hours of coursework (not including joint enrollment and advanced placement credits) 

  • taking only on-line coursework

  • taking fewer than seven semester hours of Georgia College academic or institutional credit 

  • qualifying for a Pell Grant and residing with a parent or legal guardian at one's permanent residence located within 25 miles of the university's campus (in Baldwin, Jones, Wilkinson, Putnam, Washington, or Hancock Counties).  

  • having unique hardship, including but not limited to students with disabilities which cannot be reasonably accommodated in student housing.

Any request for an exemption must be made in writing to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of University Housing prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll. Further information may be obtained by contacting at (478) 445-5160.

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