Information for School Counselors

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Freshman Deadlines

July 1 - Fall semester application available in

August 1 - Fall semester application available in CommonApp (*available for freshman applicants only)

Early Action October 15 - We have made some changes to our Early Action deadline. For Early Action admission, the admissions application, $35 application fee or fee waiver, official high school transcript, and one essay response are due by October 15. We will continue to accept ACT/SAT scores (both self-reported and official score reports) and optional materials (resume and recommendation letters) through October 25.  Students who meet these deadlines will be considered for early action admission and the President’s Scholarship Competition.  Early action admission assures the student a non-binding admission decision before Thanksgiving and they will also gain access to our housing application and our course preference form, when it opens.

November 1 - Spring semester application deadline

Rolling Admissions April 1 - Applications should be complete by this date to be considered for admission to the fall term. Beginning in January (after the early action deadline), decisions will be released on a monthly basis.

May 1 - Confirmation and housing deposit deadline to secure spot in fall class. 

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 dual 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 2022 had SAT total scores ranging from 1110 to 1250 (EBRW + M subscores only), 23 to 28 ACT Composite scores and high school grade point averages ranging from 3.51 to 3.93 (calculated on unweighted academic courses only).

25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile
GPA: 3.51 GPA: 3.70 GPA: 3.93
SAT: 1110 SAT: 1193 SAT: 1250
ACT: 23 ACT: 26 ACT: 28
Application Procedures 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 or self-reported SAT or ACT test scores – Georgia College's school code is 5252 for SAT and 0828 for ACT ( In an effort to expedite the application completion process, Georgia College will allow self-reported test scores for initial admission review.  Self-reported test scores listed in the Common Application or GA Futures application can be used to complete a student's application. Students can also submit self-reported score form found in the student's application portal after they submit their application.  If the student is admitted to Georgia College using self-reported ACT/SAT scores, they will need to submit official test scores from the testing agencies by May 1 for their admission to be finalized.
  • One Personal Essay
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable (i.e. Dual Enrollment Credits)

Highly 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, upload in student portal, mailed to Campus Box 23, Milledgeville, GA 31061, or emailed as a Microsoft Word document/ PDF format 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. Please note: Georgia College does not utilize a specific teacher recommendation form.


Submitting Official High School Transcripts

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We have implemented some changes that will be especially helpful to you as a school counselor. You can now visit and create a free account that will allow you to access your students' checklists and our document uploader. This should help greatly when you are trying to view what items your students are missing and when you need to upload documents (think: high school transcript, recommendation letters, etc.). We are hoping that this will help streamline the process for you. 

*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 Answer

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, the student will need to 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.

The essay response (200-300 words) can be included when they submit their application, sent later via email to, or uploaded in their student portal. The short answer response may be also mailed to Campus Box 23, Milledgeville, GA. If essay is being mailed or emailed please include the applicant's full name, address, and telephone number.

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

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