Freshman Transfers

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.)

A Note from the GC Admissions Team

We know this is a challenging time for everyone. Please know that our Admissions Office is still here for you and available to answer any questions you may have. If you have any questions moving forward, please do not hesitate to call us. Our office remains open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m  – 5:00 p.m. (EST). Our Admissions transfer counselor is available to speak with you via phone, email, and/or a virtual Zoom meeting. 

Email us at admissions@gcsu.edu or call us at 478-445-2774. We look forward to hearing from you.

We invite prospective students to meet virtually with an admissions counselor to discuss the admissions process and answer any questions you have.

Schedule a call or meeting

Sincerely,

The GC Admissions Team

Application Due Dates:

July 1

Fall Semester Application Due

Nov 1

Spring Semester Application Due

April 1

Maymester Application Due

May 1

Summer (June & July) Application Due

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 Fall 2021 application is now open.

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.

GAFUTURES APPLICATION  

PAPER APPLICATION -pdf

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 $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application for first-year applicants. The paper application fee is $40 (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. Two Essay Questions (200-300 words each)

Essay Question 1: Given your own individual background, life experiences, and personal identity, how will you contribute to the overall diversity of the student body at GC?

Essay Question 2: 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 admissions@gcsu.edu.

*Currently enrolled Georgia College dual enrollment students are not required to submit essay responses.

5. Standardized Test Scores

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

The following are the Institutional Codes for GC:

  • SAT/ AP/CLEP: 5252
  • ACT: 0828

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

GC TEST SCORE INFORMATION

LEARN HOW TO SEND SAT SCORES 

LEARN HOW TO SEND ACT SCORES

SAT Test Dates | ACT Test Dates 

6. Other Recommended Items

Fall 2019 Admitted First-Year Class Profile

The successful first-year applicant will demonstrate his or her potential for success by completing a rigorous Required High School Curriculum with a competitive grade point average, show strong SAT or ACT score results and provide well developed personal essays. The middle 50% of admitted students for Fall 2019 had SAT total scores ranging from 1140 to 1280 (EBRW + M subscores only), 24 to 29 ACT Composite scores and high school grade point averages ranging from 3.39 to 3.87 (calculated on unweighted academic courses only).

Note: These numbers are provided only as guidelines.

App Status Check

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

Find Your Counselor

If you have questions about the admissions process, please feel free to contact your admissions counselor.

Accepted Students

If you've recently been accepted as a first-year student, view your next steps to complete enrollment!