Freshman Transfers

We are accepting Spring 2025 freshman transfer applications.

Please Note: Our application for fall 2024 transfers is now closed. However, please contact our office at 475-445-2294 to discuss potential waitlist options for fall 2024 transfer admission.

Freshman-Transfer applicants are students who have earned less than 30 hours of transferable college credit from an accredited institution after high school graduation. If you received a GED, please visit our Non-Traditional Freshman page.

(Note: All transfer students are required to have earned a 2.5 cumulative college GPA.  Less than 30 transferable credit hours doesn't include dual enrollment hours, IB, AP, CLEP.  These credits will be taken into consideration at a later time.)

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Application Due Dates:

Fall Semester Due July 1

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Spring Semester Due Nov 1

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Maymester Due April 1

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Summer Semester Due May 1

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Freshman-Transfer Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed once a file becomes complete which means all required documentation has been received by the Georgia College Admissions Office. Admission files should be complete by the indicated priority deadlines.

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a first-time Georgia College 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 preference on whether or not students apply through GA Futures or via the paper application.

*Currently enrolled Georgia College dual enrollment students are only required to submit an Undergraduate Update Form. Please note: Dual enrollment students will go through the same freshman admission review process and must meet the admission deadlines for all required admission materials.



Please note: You will be prompted to create an account before you can access our online application. 

2. Application Fee/Fee Waiver

Application Fee: 

The $50 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application for first-year applicants. The paper application fee is $55 (non-refundable). If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so through our payment portal

Fee Waiver:

First-year application processing fee is NOT required of students who have:

  • Previously applied to Dual Enrollment at Georgia College 
  • Received an application fee waiver

Students who receive a testing fee waiver will automatically receive College Application Fee Waivers from the test agency to use when applying to college. Students must send one of their official College Application Fee Waivers (not the test fee waiver) to the Georgia College Office of Admissions for the waiver to be accepted. Note: Waivers must be signed by the student and mailed or emailed.

Accepted application fee waivers: NACAC, Glimpse, NRCCUA, College Board (SAT), ACT

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

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

3. Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official high school and college transcripts to the GC Office of Admissions. Students who attended multiple high schools or colleges are required to submit official transcripts from all schools (particularly if not all high school courses appear on the student's current high school transcript). 

Please note that 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. 

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.

4. 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 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 and life experiences, what strengths or distinctions will you contribute to the student body at GCSU?


  • 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

5. Standardized Test Scores

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

The following are the Institutional Codes for GCSU:

  • 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 

App Status Check

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

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Accepted Students

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