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GCEC Admission Policy

The GCEC Program gives preference to applicants who are underrepresented in higher education to include low-­‐income and first-­‐generation college completers. The goal of Georgia College Early College’s admission process is to identify the most qualified applicants for participation in this intensive program. To achieve this, GCEC will use a holistic approach to enroll students with overall profiles indicating a level of readiness and motivation necessary for success in an accelerated curriculum that includes college coursework. Applicants are not automatically admitted or denied without an individualized evaluation of his or her application including review of the following:

Eligibility

Criteria

Prospective

7th Graders

Prospective

8th Graders

Prospective

9th Graders 

Residency:

Currently enrolled in Baldwin or Putnam County

Currently enrolled in Baldwin or Putnam County  Currently enrolled in Baldwin or Putnam County 

Overall Average:

GPA-70 GPA-70 On track for high school graduation

Test scores:

Must demonstrate a pattern of proficiency for 3 years Must demonstrate a pattern of proficiency for 3 years Must have a CRCT score of 800 or above on reading and math

Reading

Screening:

Demonstrate proficiency on the reading inventory Demonstrate proficiency on the reading inventory Demonstrate proficiency on the reading inventory

Discipline:

 

Overall  positive disciplinary record Overall positive disciplinary record Overall positive disciplinary record
Recommendation: Positive recommendation from principal, counselor, or teacher Positive recommendation from principal, counselor, or teacher

Positive recommendation from principal, counselor, or teacher

 

Application:

Applicants must complete and submit an application signed off by the principal or designee. Early admission applicant must complete and submit their applications no later than the last Friday in January prior to the anticipated school year of enrollment. In an effort to determine the needs of all students, a uniform reading screening of the applicant will be completed at the time of the interview. Students may be considered for later admission, as space is available. No applicants will be accepted after the 6-week grading period of each semester.

Interview:

Applicants will join their parent/guardian in an interview to determine the applicant’s desire to attend GCEC, unique talents and interest, motivation, and dedication to academic success.

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Revised: June 9, 2011; October 2, 2011 Approved: 3-6-12

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