Information for School Counselors

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). We are constantly monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and will remain in touch with you. At this time, our campus remains closed, but our Admissions Counselors are available to speak with you via phone, email, and/or a virtual Zoom meeting. We will do everything to keep you informed.

Please reach out to us to let us know how we can best serve you during this unique time of “social distancing.”  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

October 15

Early Action Application Due

November 1

Spring Semester Application Due

April 1

Maymester Application Due

May 1

Summer (June & July) Application Due

Freshman Profile

Freshman Profile

Freshmen applicants are or will be high school graduates that have earned less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of transferable college credit coursework (not including joint enrollment and advanced placement credits).

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 a well developed personal essay. The middle 50% of admitted students for Fall 2017 had SAT total scores ranging from 1150 to 1270 (EBRW + M subscores only), 23 to 28 ACT Composite scores and high school grade point averages ranging from 3.32 to 3.83 (calculated on unweighted academic courses only).

25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
GPA: 3.34 GPA: 3.6 GPA: 3.87
SAT: 1120 SAT: 1194 SAT: 1260
ACT: 24 ACT: 27 ACT: 29
Application Procedures Checklist

Checklist

Freshmen applicants must submit to the Georgia College Office of Admissions the following documents for admission consideration:

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee or fee waiver
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT and/or ACT score report – Georgia College's school code is 5252 for SAT and 0828 for ACT (www.collegeboard.org/www.act.org)
  • Personal Essay (2)
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable (i.e. Dual Enrollment Credits)

Recommended Items:

  • Letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor
  • Resume of co-curricular activities or *ZeeMee digital resume

Since Georgia College utilizes a holistic review process, 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 admissions@gcsu.edu. Please include the applicant’s full name and birth date when sending the recommended items to ensure materials are updated to the correct application. Please note: Georgia College does not utilize a specific teacher recommendation form.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT DETAILS

Submitting Official High School Transcripts

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*If a counselor submits a high school transcript via CommonApp BEFORE a student has submitted the CommonApp application, the transcript will not be received until AFTER our office receives the application.

*If a student submits a GAfutures application and the counselor submits the transcript via CommonApp, the transcript will not be received by our office.

Freshman Essay Instructions

Freshman Short Answers

Georgia College requires two short answers as a component of the application portfolio. Freshman applicants must provide a response to the mandatory questions provided below.  Details:

  • The short answer responses shall be at least 200 but not more than 300 words in length.
  • The short answer responses shall be printed in a 10- or 12-point font and double-spaced.
  • For matching purposes, the short answers shall include the applicant's full name, address, and telephone number (if submitted separate from the application).
  • The short answer responses may be mailed to Campus Box 23, Milledgeville, GA, or e-mailed as a Microsoft Word attachment to admissions@gcsu.edu.

If a student is having trouble completing the essays through CommonApp, view the video tutorial below for a step-by-step guide.

Watch Common App Tutorial


Freshman Short Answer Questions

1) As part of our mission to provide students with a liberal arts education, Georgia College & State University strives to create an atmosphere that instills in students exceptional qualities of mind and character including respect for human diversity and individuality. Viewing diversity as the characteristic of being different from those around you, please tell us how you feel you can contribute to the overall student body of Georgia College. You are encouraged to think past traditional conceptions of diversity such as race and gender. Including examples and situations that have molded you into the person you currently are is encouraged.

2) 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 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.

Special thanks to our 2020-2021 Counselor Advisory Board!

Counselor Advisory Board 2020-2021

Tom Neighbour / Alliance Academy for Innovation  

Tara Garrison / Aquinas High School  

Dr. David Sallad / Baldwin High School

Brandon Harwell / Blessed Trinity Christian High School

Dr. Stacy Dehnke / Brookwood High School 

Stacey Mell / Calvary Day School

Dr. Melisa Marsh / Cobb County School District

Dr. Christopher Porch / Columbus High School

Ashley Young / Drew Charter School

Jon Terrell / George Walton Academy 

Susan McCarter / Girls Preparatory School

Jillian Dennis / KIPP: Metro Atlanta Schools

Chelsey Bucherati / Lambert High School

Keisha Moore / Lambert High School

Elizabeth Clark / Lassiter High School

Dr. Trici Holmes / Mt Paran Christian School

Shellie Marino / North Atlanta High School 

Jennifer Kapp / Saint Pius X Catholic High School

Dawn Berger / Savannah County Day School 

Sonya Weaver / The Academy of Richmond County

Laurel Gross / Walton High School 

Loren Dittmar / Glynn Academy 

Sam Moss / Darlington School

Frances Berry / Brookstone School

Jeanine Ethridge-Dorsey / Greenbrier High School

App Status Check

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Accepted Students

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