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.
Non-Traditional Freshman Admission 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.
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.
The $35 (non-refundable) online application fee is payable at the time of application for freshman-transfer applicants. The paper application fee is $40. If you submitted your application without paying the fee, you may do so by clicking here.
Non-traditional freshman 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.
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.
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.
Official formats for receiving transcripts:
Essay 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 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 email@example.com.
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. To learn more about how we use test scores, click here.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the applicant’s full name and birth date when sending the recommended items to ensure materials are updated to the correct application.
You can track your missing and received application materials by visiting our application status check page.
If you have questions about the admissions process, please feel free to contact your admissions counselor.
If you've recently been accepted as a non-traditional freshman student, view your next steps to complete enrollment!
Mailing Address: Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061 | Physical Address: 404 W. Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061