Non-Traditional Freshman

Non-traditional freshmen are students who have less than 30 transferable semester/45 quarter college credit hours (or no college credit) and have been out of high school at least five years and whose high school class graduated at least five years ago.

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 WebEx 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

Nov 1

Spring Semester Application Due

April 1

Maymester Application Due

May 1

Summer (June & July) Application Due

Non-Traditional Freshman 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 non-traditional freshman 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. 

GAFUTURES APPLICATION  

PAPER APPLICATION -pdf

2. Application Fee

Application Fee: The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application for non-traditional freshman 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

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

3. High School Transcript or GED/College Transcript

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

Official high school transcripts should be from a properly accredited high school showing graduation with a college preparatory diploma or successful completion of the GED.

Official formats for receiving transcripts:

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 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.

Having trouble completing the essays through CommonApp? View the video tutorial below for a step-by-step guide.

Watch CommonApp Tutorial

5. SAT/ACT Scores or ACCUPLACER Scores

SAT/ACT: If you have not taken the SAT/ACT or your scores are older than 7 years, please refer to the ACCUPLACER section.

 Official score reports are those sent directly to GC from the testing agency. Scores must be received prior to the appropriate application deadline. The following are the Institutional Codes for GC:
• SAT/ AP/CLEP: 5252
• ACT: 0828
We cannot request scores on your behalf.  Visit our SAT/ACT information page to learn how we use test scores.

ACCUPLACER: ACCUPLACER is a placement test for applicants to GC who have not taken the  SAT/ACT or have SAT/ACT scores older than 7 years. Georgia College Testing Services offers this testing service on campus. To learn more, please visit the Testing Services page or contact the department at 478-445-5016. 

6. Other Recommended Items
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor
  • 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 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.

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

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