Admissions -Applying

What is the ACCUPLACER test?

The ACCUPLACER test is designed to make sure students are ready to succeed at college level courses. It measures skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students who obtain a score indicating college-readiness can immediately into program ready status in the core curriculum. Students who receive a score below the readiness level will be offered learning support so that they can gain the skills they need to be college-ready. Learn more.

How can I prepare for the ACCUPLACER test?

There are a variety of ways to prepare for the ACCUPLACER test. Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers onsite ACCUPLACER prep sessions in the areas of reading, writing, and math. These sessions are free of charge. In addition, there are test questions that will help in preparation for the test. Learn more.

How do I schedule to take the ACCUPLACER Test?

To make an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER test, students must register online. Go to the ACCUPLACER section to get started.

What happens if I fail the ACCUPLACER Test?

The ACCUPLACER test is to determine a student’s level of readiness, not a pass/fail test. If a student does not obtain the required program score, students will be offered special learning support designed to develop their abilities.

I was accepted for last term, but I could not start then. What do I have to do to come this term?

Students desiring to update their admission for another semester will need to complete a Student Information Change Request form and indicate Term Update at the top of the form. Students, whose initial admission was scheduled more four or more semesters from the semester they wish to enroll, must complete a new application. A new application fee is not required.

What are the requirements for Admission?

The requirements for admission vary by the type of admission being sought. Learn more.

Who will be my academic advisor?

New students seeking academic advisement are assigned to Mr. Corey Parker, whose duty is to assist all first-term students with academic advising and guidance in their educational and career objectives. Learn more.

How much does a program cost?

The cost of a program varies as the number of credit hours required to complete the course and specialized requirements vary. For more specific information, read the information provided for your specific Program of Study. Learn more.

How do I get started?

Visit our “How to Apply” section for step-by-step instructions for how to begin your Georgia Piedmont experience.

What are the Admissions Office’s hours?

While classes are in session, the Office of Admissions at the DeKalb Campus on Indian Creek is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM to 7:00PM. The Newton Campus Office of Admissions is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM to 7:00PM. During peak enrollment times, the college offers one-stop enrollment events, open houses, and extended hours to accommodate students. These additional times will be listed on the Georgia Piedmont homepage. Visit Admission for more information.

Do you I need a high school diploma/GED to attend Georgia Piedmont Technical College?

In order to be successful in any program, students must have a high school diploma or GED certificate. Students who are still in high school or are finalizing their GED testing may attend classes under certain circumstances. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission.

How can I check the status of my application?

Visit our “How To Apply” section for step-by-step instructions.

When is the application deadline for the next term?

Application deadlines are typically 25 days before the first day of class. Please refer to the student calendar for the current application deadlines for each term.

Dual Enrollment

Who can participate in this program?

Any Georgia high school student enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade.

What are the qualifications for dual enrollment?

Students must complete admissions form, pass the admissions test, and complete the state form and be approved for dual enrollment funding.

What courses can I earn dual credit for?


Courses vary depending on each high school. Georgia Piedmont Technical College currently offers transferrable General Studies Courses such as College Algebra, Calculus, Composition & Rhetoric, American Literature, Economics, and Biology, among others.  Georgia Piedmont also offers technical courses in areas such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Criminal Justice, Welding, Accounting, Computer Graphics and Design. Automotive, Cosmetology and more.

Will the dual enrollment credits that I earn transfer to all colleges in Georgia?


Credits earned can be transferred to technical colleges in the state of Georgia and some colleges and universities. Students must contact the college or university they wish to attend and request information concerning admissions criteria and course transferability.

What is the cost involved for participation in the program?


None. Students, who meet all eligibility requirements, will receive a student-specific award amount to be applied toward tuition, mandatory fees and a book allowance. Some non-mandatory fees may apply. 

Will participation in this program affect my Hope Scholarship eligibility?

No. Dual credit enrollment hours taken at a postsecondary institution, under which dual enrollment payments have been made, are not counted as attempted-hours, nor included in the combined paid-hours limit.

Who can I contact concerning this dual enrollment program?

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Advisors:
In DeKalb County contact:

  • Ebony Guidry at guidrye@gptc.edu, 404-297-9522 ext. 1302
  • Victoria Axam at axamv@gptc.edu 404-297-9522 ext. 1295

In Newton and Rockdale counties contact:

Adult Education Programs

Do you offer ESL classes?

Yes, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does offer courses for those interested in studying English as a Second Language. For more information, contact the English Literacy Office at 404-297-9522, Ext. 4004. Learn more.

Do you offer GED Prep classes?

Georgia Piedmont Tech offers GED® prep courses to get you ready to pass the GED® exam. The college offers on-site testing as well. You must register online and attend an orientation session to begin class. Learn more.

Transcripts

How can I get a copy of my transcript?

The Registrar’s Office would be happy to help you with your need for a transcript. An official copy of your Georgia Piedmont Technical College transcript may be obtained for a fee of $5.00 each. A written request is necessary to obtain an official transcript. Students requiring an unofficial transcript may obtain one by accessing BannerWeb. Learn more.

Paying for College

What type of scholarship or financial aid is available?

Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers a wide variety of ways to pay for college. These include grants and scholarships that are non-repayable. We also participate in loan programs. Learn more.

Schedule

Where is the schedule of classes on your website?

To access the semester schedule of classes, students may access BannerWeb from the Georgia Piedmont Technical College homepage and click on Class Schedule.

Student Info Change

I had a name change, what should I do?

The form to complete a Name Change Request.  Students requesting name changes are required to supply an original copy of a social security card displaying the new name as well as a court order or marriage certificate.