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Gcsu Admissions Essay For College

 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. However, students are not guaranteed review after the posted application deadline. In reviewing applications, the GC Office of Admissions uses a holistic admissions process. This process not only exams the students’ academic record but also takes into consideration the competencies and experiences (full spectrum) of an applicant. Therefore meeting the minimum admission requirement does not guarantee acceptance. 

Admission files should be complete for the following terms by the indicated deadlines:

 

Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer FAQs

Transfer Decision Process


 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 freshman-transfer student, view your next steps to complete enrollment!

PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINES

Some programs have separate and competitive admissions applications procedures beyond admission to Georgia College. To determine whether your program of study has a specific deadline requirement beyond the regular admission requirements, visit the appropriate website.

College of Education
College of Health Science
College of Arts & Science
College of Business


 

Mailing Address: Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061   |   Physical Address: 404 W. Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a transfer 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: If a student has 30 or more transferable credits, official test scores and two personal essays are not required.  

2. Application Fee

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

Transfer 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. Transcript

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

Official formats for receiving transcripts: Parchment, eScrip, National Student Clearinghouse, Mail

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. Performance Requirements

  • Have earned 30 or more transferable semester credit hours (45 transferable quarter hours) from a regionally accredited college/university. If student earned less than required transferable credits, visit our Freshman Transfer page.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher in college level courses (Excluding learning support, developmental and remedial courses)
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 grade point average or higher to be considered for admission to the Generic Nursing program
  • Be in good academic standing and eligible to re-enroll with their last institution.
  • Submit original international transcripts for courses taken in other countries. (if applicable) 

1: Admit-Articulation Pending

 Acceptance is pending the entry of all college coursework you have submitted.

Notification: You will receive an official acceptance packet which will include your GCID and Bobcats email address.

* Class registration is NOT available at this admissions stage.

** Decision can be rescinded if your cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum.

2: Admit Conditional

The coursework you’ve submitted has been articulated, but acceptance is conditional on you submitting your FINAL transcript after your final semester/quarter grades at your current institution have been entered. Please send an official, updated transcript to the Office of Admissions once your final grades have been posted.

If the transcript you submitted is the final transcript that shows your final grades, then you move directly to Admit Final after the transcript has been articulated.

*You CANNOT be enrolled at two institutions for the same term. Make sure your final transcript doesn't show any courses in progress at your current institution for the same term you are applying to Georgia College. If “in progress” courses are on your final transcript, please drop the courses and re-send an updated transcript.

Notification: An official letter will be sent to your mailing 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.

** Decision can be rescinded if your cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum. 

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. 

 
 
 

 

Freshman-Transfer applicants are students who have earned less than 30 hours of transferable college credit from an accredited institution and have graduated from high school. If you received a GED, please visit our Non-Traditional Freshman page.

(Note: Less than 30 transferable credit hours doesn't include dual enrollment hours, IB, AP, CLEP.  These credits will be taken into consideration at a later time.)

 

Freshman-Transfer 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.

 

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 freshman-transfer 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

1. Undergraduate Application

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a freshman transfer 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 

2. Application Fee

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.

Freshman-transfer 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. Transcripts

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

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:

College: Parchment, eScrip, National Student Clearinghouse, Mail
High School: GAFutures, Parchment, Mail

4. Two Essay Questions

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.

5. Standardized Test Scores

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 the button below.

Test score information

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.