POSTMARK BY JANUARY 16, 2015
GC Undergraduate Cohort Admission Application and Procedures
*UPDATED AS OF 10-22-2014*
We welcome you to apply for the undergraduate education cohorts at Georgia College (GC) for Fall 2015. Acceptance to GC does not automatically enroll you in a John H. Lounsbury College of Education cohort program. You must submit a completed application packet to the College of Education and be interviewed in order to be considered for admittance to any undergraduate cohort program in the College of Education.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS: In Fall 2015 GC will offer undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, and Special Education.
PREREQUISITE: If you are a transfer student, you must be officially admitted to GC before you may apply and interview for a cohort program. As acceptance to the university is a mandatory requirement before applying for admission to an education cohort program, please ensure that you have allowed ample time for the entire process.
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APPLICATION PACKET FORMS:
Cohort Application Packet Checklist (pdf)--Note: Nine (9) items.
Professional Recommendation Form (pdf) (Please include THREE recommendations using the accompanying form.)
- Record of Experience with Young Children (pdf) (required for Early Childhood Applicants)
- Applicant needs to submit testing document showing completion of GACE 350 – Program Entry Ethics as required for admission to a program. To do this, the applicant will need to create a MyPSC account at www.gapsc.com using his legal name as shown on a driver’s license or other ID document, and select testing Reason #7, “I am taking the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment.”; select Georgia College & State University on the Program tab, and select GACE 350 on the Assessment tab. Then he should register for the assessment at www.gace.ets.org/ethics, pay the $30 fee online, indicate Georgia College & State University as a score recipient, complete the seven modules in 2.5-3 hours, and include the results document in the application packet.
- The applicant needs to complete Page 1 and Page 3 of the PSC Certification Application, indicating “Pre-Service certificate” in Section 3, and include these pages in the application. Signature on Page 3 give the PSC permission to conduct a background check. Page 2 is not needed and transcripts are not needed. There is no fee for the Pre-Service certificate. The PSC Certification Application form is attached as Application (pdf).
- The applicant needs to complete and include the VLPforms (pdf), Verification of Lawful Presence, attached. The first page is the VLP form. The affidavit is on the third page and must be completed with a notary public. A copy of the identification document, usually a GA driver’s license, needs to be included. Here (xlsx, Excel file) is a list of some campus notaries.
PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATION FORM: When choosing people to complete your professional recommendation forms, select persons who can address your potential as a future educator. Forms from friends, relatives, or social acquaintances are not appropriate for a professional recommendation. Ask permission from your sources before giving them a form. All recommendations must be in a sealed envelope with the seal signed by the person completing the form. It is the applicant's responsibility to collect the three recommendation forms and include them in your completed application packet.
INTERVIEWS: Students who have complete application packets submitted by the priority deadline and who meet the minimum criteria will be scheduled for an interview. This interview is considered as a part of the admission process.
FIELD EXPERIENCE: Experience working with students/children at the age level or with the disability in which you are interested is valued. Applicants for Early Childhood Education are required to submit a Record of Experience with Young Children as part of their application packet. Applicants for Middle Grades and Special Education are encouraged to submit a Record of Experience.
LAPTOP REQUIREMENT: All undergraduate cohort students will be required to have access to laptop computers to use in the classrooms and in field placements. GC does not provide laptops to students.
Freshman Pre-education Advisor
Ms. Elena Deloach