Other Student Types

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.

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

Second Undergraduate (Degree-Seeking Transfers)

Applicants who received their Bachelor's degree from another institution and would like to earn a different, second undergraduate degree at Georgia College (i.e. Earned a B.S. in Biology, but applying to earn B.A. in Geography). If applicant is interested in earning a second undergraduate degree within the same degree (i.e. B.S. in Biology, but applying to earn B.S. in Chemistry), please view our Post-Baccalaureate (Degree Seeking) requirements.

Please note: B.S. and B.S.N. degrees are classified as different degrees.

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a degree-seeking 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

Note: Two personal essays are not required.

2. Application Fee/Fee Waiver

The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.

 Application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Applicants aged 62 and above
  • Applicants who applied and/or enrolled and paid the application fee within the past six years

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

3. Official College Transcript(s)

Official transcripts must be sent directly from each and every college attended (including technical institutions) to the GC Office of the Admissions.

Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes.

Official formats for receiving transcripts: ParchmentNational Student ClearinghouseMail

Note: Official transcripts from Georgia College do not have to be requested.

4. Lawful Presence Verification

Lawful Presence Verification is required of all students before they can begin class. Most common ways we accept LPVs:

Georgia Driver’s License:

Birth Certificate:

  • Mail a certified copy
  • In person: Stop by our office with a certified copy and we will make a copy of the certified copy

Note: If student mails us the original birth certificate, we will not be able to release the document back to them. 

US Passport:

Other options to satisfy Lawful Presence can be found here - pdf.

Second Undergraduate (Degree-Seeking Returning)

Applicants who received their Bachelor's degree from Georgia College, never attended another college after Georgia College and would like to earn a different, second undergraduate degree at Georgia College (i.e. Earned a B.S. in Biology, but applying to earn B.A. in Geography). If applicant is interested in earning a second undergraduate degree within the same degree (i.e. B.S. in Biology, but applying to earn B.S. in Chemistry), please view our Post-Baccalaureate (Degree-Seeking) requirements. 

Please note: B.S. and B.S.N. degrees are classified as different degrees.

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a degree-seeking 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

Note: Two personal essays are not required.

2. Application Fee

The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.

 Application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Applicants aged 62 and above
  • Applicants who applied and/or enrolled and paid the application fee within the past six years

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

3: Admit Final

The coursework you’ve submitted has been reviewed and you have been fully admitted.

Notification: An official e-mail will be sent to your personal e-mail address alerting you of the status change.

* Class registration is available at this admissions stage. Contact the Registrar’s Office for transfer registration start dates at 478-445-6286. 

4. Lawful Presence Verification

Lawful Presence Verification is required of all students before they can begin class. Most common ways we accept LPVs:

Georgia Driver’s License:

Birth Certificate:

  • Mail a certified copy
  • In person: Stop by our office with a certified copy and we will make a copy of the certified copy

Note: If student mails us the original birth certificate, we will not be able to release the document back to them. 

US Passport:

Other options to satisfy Lawful Presence can be found here - pdf.

Post-Baccalaureate (Degree-Seeking)

Applicants who have already received a Bachelor's degree and wish to earn a different major in the same degree. (i.e. Earned a B.A. in Fine Arts, but applying to earn B.A. in Mass Communication)

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a degree-seeking 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

Note: Two personal essays are not required. 

2. Application Fee

The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.

 Application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Applicants aged 62 and above
  • Applicants who applied and/or enrolled and paid the application fee within the past six years

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

3. Official College Transcript(s)

Official transcripts must be sent directly from each and every college attended (including technical institutions) to the GC Office of the Admissions.

Note: Official transcripts from Georgia College do not have to be requested.

Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes.

Official formats for receiving transcripts: ParchmentNational Student ClearinghouseMail 

4. Lawful Presence Verification

Lawful Presence Verification is required of all students before they can begin class. Most common ways we accept LPVs:

Georgia Driver’s License:

Birth Certificate:

  • Mail a certified copy
  • In person: Stop by our office with a certified copy and we will make a copy of the certified copy

Note: If student mails us the original birth certificate, we will not be able to release the document back to them. 

US Passport:

Other options to satisfy Lawful Presence can be found here - pdf.

Post-Baccalaureate (Non-Degree Seeking)

Applicants who have already received a Bachelor's degree and wish to take a few courses, but do not want to earn another degree (You will receive a grade and credit for the courses). 

Note: This type is popular for students who need pre-requisite courses to apply to a professional program. 

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a non-degree seeking 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

Note: Two personal essays are not required. 

Non-degree seeking students must update every semester.

2. Application Fee

The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.

 Application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Applicants aged 62 and above
  • Applicants who applied and/or enrolled and paid the application fee within the past six years

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

3. Official College Transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from the school where the undergraduate degree was earned to the Office of Admissions. 

Note: Official transcripts from Georgia College do not have to be requested.

Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes.

Official formats for receiving transcripts: ParchmentNational Student ClearinghouseMail

4. Lawful Presence Verification

Lawful Presence Verification is required of all students before they can begin class. Most common ways we accept LPVs:

Georgia Driver’s License:

Birth Certificate:

  • Mail a certified copy
  • In person: Stop by our office with a certified copy and we will make a copy of the certified copy

Note: If student mails us the original birth certificate, we will not be able to release the document back to them. 

US Passport:

Other options to satisfy Lawful Presence can be found here - pdf.

Non-Degree Seeking (Certification)

Applicants who have already received a Bachelor's degree and wish to take classes to complete a certification program, but do not want to earn another degree.

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a non-degree seeking 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

Note: Two personal essays are not required. 

Non-degree seeking students must update every semester.

2. Application Fee

The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.

 Application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Applicants aged 62 and above
  • Applicants who applied and/or enrolled and paid the application fee within the past six years

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

3. Official College Transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from the school where the undergraduate degree was earned to the Office of Admissions. 

Note: Official transcripts from Georgia College do not have to be requested.

Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes.

Official formats for receiving transcripts: ParchmentNational Student ClearinghouseMail

4. Lawful Presence Verification

Lawful Presence Verification is required of all students before they can begin class. Most common ways we accept LPVs:

Georgia Driver’s License:

Birth Certificate:

  • Mail a certified copy
  • In person: Stop by our office with a certified copy and we will make a copy of the certified copy

Note: If student mails us the original birth certificate, we will not be able to release the document back to them. 

US Passport:

Other options to satisfy Lawful Presence can be found here - pdf.

Class Auditing Requirements 

Auditing a course allows you to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for the course. Audit courses are for the purpose of self-enrichment and academic exploration. Courses are offered ONLY on a space-available basis with the approvals of both the instructor of the course and the Registrar's Office. An auditor is considered a passive learner and may not recite in class or take examinations, but is expected to attend classes with reasonable regularity. 

If you would like to audit a course, please view the following admissions requirements: 

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as an auditing 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. Auditing students must update every semester.  

GAFUTURES APPLICATION    Paper Application 

Note: Two personal essays are not required. 

2. Application Fee

The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by visiting our payment portal.

 Application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Applicants aged 62 and above
  • Applicants who applied and/or enrolled and paid the application fee within the past six years
3. Lawful Presence Verification

Lawful Presence Verification is required of all students before they can begin class. Most common ways we accept LPVs:

Georgia Driver’s License:

Birth Certificate:

  • Mail a certified copy
  • In person: Stop by our office with a certified copy and we will make a copy of the certified copy

Note: If student mails us the original birth certificate, we will not be able to release the document back to them. 

US Passport:

Other options to satisfy Lawful Presence can be found here - pdf.

4. Contact Course Professor and Registrar's Office
  • You must first contact the professor of the specific course to receive approval to audit the course. Please have the professor complete and sign the Add Course Card found here. Please visit our public directory to locate professor contact information: https://directory.gcsu.edu/ 
  • Bring the completed Add Course Card to the Georgia College Registrar's Office at 107 Parks Hall, Milledgeville, GA 31061 to add the course.

Students admitted for auditing purposes must update their application every semester by submitting the Undergraduate Update Form and become regularly admitted to enroll in future terms. Students must also receive written approval from the course professor and Registrar’s Office for each semester they wish to attend.

If you have any questions about these steps, please contact the Registrar's Office at 478-445-6286 or registrar@gcsu.edu.

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