Pre-Professional/Graduate School Planning

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The Career Center has created the Pre-Professional & Graduate School Planning program to act as a centralized location for students to gain information about applying for and choosing graduate and professional programs to best suit their career goals.  Partnering with Academic Advising, faculty, and other campus partners allows the advisors to act as liaisons to connect students with the resources and offices that will benefit the student's individualized needs.  Meeting with one of the pre-professional & graduate advisors can help students with the application process, building resumes, personal statement writing, identifying testing, and much more.  Throughout the year, the Pre-Professional & Graduate School Planning program will hold events and informational sessions to keep students informed of opportunities and frequently asked questions.  Make an appointment today through Handshake!  Any graduate/professional programs or related programs wishing to program with Georgia College students can contact Christine Amezquita by phone at 478-445-5384, or by email at

Application Tips

Since the pandemic, many processes have been altered throughout higher education. The information below provides general resources, but application processes, policies, and procedures constantly change. Therefore, it is essential to thoroughly check each school's admission requirements closely and stay current on professional affiliation websites.

Athletic Training
Medicine (MD/OD)
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant


At our institution, we believe that diverse academic backgrounds can lead to a successful legal career. We celebrate the uniqueness of each student's academic journey and empower them to explore various disciplines that pique their interest. With guidance from experienced faculty, mentors, and career advisors, we are committed to nurturing future lawyers from all walks of life. Whether you are majoring in humanities, sciences, or arts, join us on this enriching pre-law journey and unlock your potential to make a lasting impact in the world of law. Although students can choose any major at Georgia College and pursue law school, GCSU students from the following majors have successfully gained admission into law school, solidifying their place as future legal trailblazers.          

  • Accounting 
  • Biology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health

Law School Resources

The handout and websites listed below provide a wealth of information about law school, from practice exams to study guides. They also offer helpful advice on how to succeed in law school and become a successful lawyer.

Pre-Law Student Handout

Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Faculty & Staff Guides

Faculty and Staff Guides provide guidance, advice, and support, helping students build confidence, grow their network, and develop their skills. Here at GCSU, we have faculty and staff from various departments and backgrounds available to help students navigate their law school journey.

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Cathy Cox, J.D.


(478) 445-4444


Dean Copelan


Dean Copelan, J.D.

Lecturer of Business Law/Ethics

(478) 445-2577


Nicholas Creel


Nicholas Creel, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Co-Director of Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

(478) 445-2414


Jehan El-Jourbagy


Jehan El-Jourbagy, J.D.

Associate Professor of Business Law

(478) 445-8662


Adam Lamparello


Adam Lamparello, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

(478) 445-4562


Sunita Manian


Sunita Manian, PH.D.

Chair, Philosophy and Liberal Studies

(478) 445-2283


James Winchester

James Winchester, J.D.

Coordinator, Program of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy

(478) 445-5513



Campus Involvement & CO-CURRICULAR opportunities 

Getting engaged on campus is a great way to build your resume, network with students and faculty, and become a more competitive law school applicant. GCSU has several student organizations and opportunities to help students demonstrate their analytical, cultural competence, and leadership skills.


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Graduate & Professional School Fair

The Career Center holds a Graduate & Professional School Fair each semester where students can continue to explore different program types and schools.  There are opportunities to meet representatives from a variety of programs, ranging in disciplines and spanning across the country to help students fully evaluate the opportunities available.  Talk to the pre-professional advisors about how this fair can benefit your future! 

Interested program and school representatives can sign up for this fair through Handshake or by contacting the Career Center directly.