Submit All the Following to the Office of Admissions

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  • The application fee is FREE for Fall 2020 (a $25 savings) through August 17, 2020.
  • Submission of entrance exam scores (ACCUPLACER, SAT and ACT) is not required for Fall 2020 semesters for new, transfer and transient students with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA (grade point average). Please contact the GPTC Admissions office by email at admissions@gptc.edu or by phone at (404) 297-9522 ext. 1602 on the DeKalb campus or (770) 786-9522 ext. 3100 on the Newton campus for more information on minimum GPAs related to placement in associate degree, diploma and certificate programs as well as Learning Support course requirements or visit our GPTC Assessment Center web page for details.
  • Unofficial high school and high school equivalency (GED) transcripts will be accepted for Fall 2020 admissions.

Complete Application Form

New students are required to submit application via online or in-person:

Provide Transcripts and/or Foreign Credentials

  1. Official high school transcript or GED scores
    The applicant must request that official transcripts be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions. If the transcript is in a language other than English, an official English translation is also required.

*****Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admissions office has been accepting unofficial high school transcripts via email. However, we cannot accept picture files (JPEG, PNG), and can only process PDF copies.  If you have taken a picture of your transcript, please convert your picture to a PDF.  You can click here for a free online software that will convert the picture file for you.  Please send your high school transcripts, copy of diplomas, GED and international documents to registrar@gptc.edu.

  1. Foreign educational credentials evaluation
    Applicants that have completed all or part of their education outside of the United States and the United States territories are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service.Visit the International Transcripts page to receive more information about international transcript evaluations and a list of suggested evaluation service companies.

Provide Proof of College Assessments

  • Applicants must have satisfactory scores on the Accuplacer, SAT, ACT, or the ASSET Test.  The GPTC Collegeboard code is 3226.
  • The Accuplacer Test includes English, reading, and mathematics. Its purpose is to determine if a prospective student needs additional basic skills or courses before beginning a planned program of study. Visit the Accuplacer Test page for more information.

Provide Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States

Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before you are eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:

  • A current Driver’s License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
  • A current Driver’s License or ID from:
    • Alabama: Issued after August 1, 2000
    • Florida: Issued after January 1, 2010 OR have a gold star in the upper right hand corner
    • South Carolina: Issued after November 1, 2008
    • Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004
  • A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable
  • An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551)
  • A current, valid military identification card for active duty soldiers or veterans
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • A current U.S. Passport
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561)
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570)

Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out-of-state and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.