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Transfers and Freshman Transfers, Apply for Free to GCSU March 1 - 31, 2023!

We're celebrating spring all month by waiving our application fee for fall 2023 transfer and freshman transfer applicants March 1 through March 31. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for free to Georgia College & State University.

Not sure how to use a fee waiver? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the GA Futures application and submit.
  2. Select the fee waiver option found below the payment screen.

In accordance with the University System of Georgia, Georgia College will waive the requirement of standardized test scores for fall 2023 admission for first-year students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher on the Georgia required high school curriculum. 

Freshman Applicants

Please Note: We have experienced unprecedented interest this year, so if you have not applied, be sure to do so before our application closes on April 1. 

Our Fall 2023 Freshman Application is due April 1.
Apply with Application Apply with The Common Application

Note: The Common Application is only available for first-time freshmen and for fall term only. Spring freshmen applicants please use GA Futures application. 

Paper Application

Your road to Georgia College starts here. Georgia College does not prefer one application over the other. All applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are complete, regardless of which application is used. 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.

Transfer Applicants

Our Fall 2023 Transfer Application is open.
Apply with Application

Learn more about transfer student admissions requirements at Georgia College.

Transfer Admissions Requirements

As you prepare your application please review the items below.

1. Application Fee

The $35 online application fee is payable at the time of application for both freshman and transfer applicants and is non-refundable. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.

Application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Students who registered for the SAT using a SAT 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 waiver to be accepted.
  • Applicants aged 62 and above
  • Applicants who applied and paid the application fee within the past six years, but never enrolled 
2. Transcripts

Transcripts must be sent directly from each and every high school or college attended to the GC Office of the Admissions, Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061.

Official formats for receiving transcripts include:

College: ParchmentNational Student ClearinghouseMail
High School: GAfuturesParchmentCommonAppNaviance, and Mail

Mailed transcripts should be sent in an unopened envelope that was sealed by the school. 

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.

3. Essay Response: 200-300 words

As part of our mission to provide students with a liberal arts education, Georgia College strives to create an atmosphere that instills in students exceptional qualities of mind and character including respect for human diversity and individuality. Georgia College is dedicated to extending learning beyond the classroom to foster critical thinking skills and help students develop the tools necessary to not only consume knowledge, but also produce knowledge. Our faculty create a rigorous and challenging classroom experience and prepare students to combine that experience with real-world applications. With this educational style in mind, please choose one of the two following essay topics: 

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


  • 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

4. Standardized Test Scores

In accordance with the University System of Georgia, Georgia College will waive the requirement of standardized test scores for fall 2023 admission for first-year students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher on the Georgia required high school curriculum. 

Despite the changes and challenges of the last few years, GCSU's quality of education, commitment to community, and devotion to our students' success has not wavered. Neither has our holistic review process with our admissions applicants - we have always focused on academics, rigor, activities, and leadership. Admissions decisions are based on the total student portfolio and demonstrated potential for contribution to the university and probability for success in the unique environment of the GC community.

Self-Reported Test Scores
In an effort to expedite the application completion process, Georgia College will allow self-reported test scores for initial admission review. You have two avenues to self-report your standardized test scores:

  • Self-reported scores listed in the Common Application testing section
  • Self-reported Score Form, which can be found in your admission portal after you have submitted your application

Please note: We will not use scores received on your high school transcript or via email, fax, or postal service. Additionally, GC cannot request scores on your behalf.

If you are admitted and choose to enroll at Georgia College, you will need to submit official test scores by May 1, if you do not meet the minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher on the Georgia required high school curriculum​. Use the school codes below to submit your official scores:

  • SAT/ AP/CLEP: 5252
  • ACT: 0828

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




SAT Test Dates | ACT Test Dates 

5. Other Recommended Items

Other recommended items include a letter of recommendation and resume of co-curricular activities. 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 Please include the applicant’s full name and birth date when sending the recommended items to ensure materials are updated to the correct application.

6. Admissions Decision Schedule for Fall Freshman 2023 Application

If your file is Complete and Ready for Review by the date(s) below, a decision will be entered on the noted decision date:

October 15, 2022 (Early Action)*

*Early Action decisions will be posted by late November 2022. Check our social media accounts and emails for more information about when decisions will be available.

Beginning in January (after the early action deadline), decisions will be released on a monthly basis.

Please note: Completed and Ready for Review status means that ALL required application materials along with the Undergraduate Application have been received to the Office of Admissions.

7. Connect with your Admissions Counselor

We invite prospective students to schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor to discuss the admissions process and answer any questions you have. Click the link below to find your assigned admissions counselor by Georgia county or state. Our Admissions Counselors are available to speak with you via phone, email, and/or a virtual ZOOM meeting. 

Click here to find your admissions counselor

If you have any questions about the undergraduate admissions process, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at or 478-445-1283. For Graduate Admissions questions, please call or email 478-445-6289/

Undergraduate Update Form

Update your undergraduate application

When does a student need to submit an update form?

The form must be submitted for students who meet the criteria below.

  • Dual Enrollment students currently enrolled at Georgia College
  • GC students who attend another school as a transient for either the Fall or Spring semester (the student needs to send an official transcript to the Admissions Office once their final grade is posted)
  • Students who withdraw and receive a full refund for a Fall or Spring semester
  • Non-Degree Seeking students  (must update every semester)
  • Non-Degree Seeking, Amendment 23 students (must update every semester)
  • Students who wish to attend/return to GC and applied or were enrolled less than a year ago (If more than a year has passed, the student needs to submit a new application)

Graduate Application for Admission

If you are considering Georgia College for graduate school, please complete the Graduate Application.  If you are interested in learning more about our graduate programs and opportunities, visit our graduate student overview page.


International Application for Admission

If you are an international student considering Georgia College for an undergraduate or graduate degree, please complete the appropriate application. If you are interested in learning more about resources and opportunities for international students, please visit our International Education Center section.



Annual Security and Fire Safety Report  

The GC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report include crime statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred On Campus; in or on certain Non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by GC; and on Public Property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, fire safety policies/statistics, and other matters. Hard copies are available at the Department of Public Safety. You may also request a hard copy by emailing or view our most recent report.