Transfer Students: Submit All the Following to the Office of Admissions

Applicants previously enrolled in one or more institutions of higher education who wish to enroll in a credit program can be admitted when all of the  below items are submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Complete Application Form

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

Provide Transcripts and/or Foreign Credentials

  • Official high school transcript or GED scores
    The applicant must request that official transcripts be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions. If an applicant has an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree, a high school transcript is not required. If the transcript is in a language other than English, an official English translation is also required.
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions
    Submit all official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended since the previous Georgia Piedmont Tech enrollment. If the transcript is in a language other than English, an official English translation is also required.
  • 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

  • Satisfactory scores on the Accuplacer, SAT, ACT, or the ASSET Test
  • 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. Get more information about the Accuplacer Test.

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.


Transient Students

A transient student is an individual who is enrolled at another institution and expects to return to that institution, but desires to enroll temporarily at Georgia Piedmont Tech. Applicants who submit a Transient Agreement Letter from their home institution are granted transient admission status. The Transient Agreement Letter should verify that the student is in good standing and should list the courses the student is eligible to take. A current Transient Agreement Letter is required for each semester of enrollment. Credit earned at Georgia Piedmont Tech is not automatically forwarded to the second institution. Request an official transcript.

Transient students desiring to continue enrollment as transfer students must reapply for admission and satisfactorily complete all transfer requirements.

Complete Application Form

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

Provide Permission from Parent Institution

  • A statement from the parent institution giving the student permission to enroll at Georgia Piedmont Tech If permission is to be granted for two semesters it must be indicated in the letter of transiency. Otherwise, the transient status must be renewed after the first semester.
  • Written permission from the parent institution stating the approved course(s) eligible to be taken

Provide Foreign Credentials

  • A letter from the parent institution certifying that the parent institution will retain responsibility for the issuance of the I-20 form during the transient semester(s) for International, F-1, and M-1 Visa students
  • 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 pageto receive more information about international transcript evaluations and a list of suggested evaluation service companies.

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.


Georgia Piedmont Tech Transient Students

A Georgia Piedmont Tech transient student is an individual who is enrolled at Georgia Piedmont Tech and expects to return, but who desires to enroll temporarily at another college.

Requirements to be a Georgia Piedmont Tech transient student are:

  • Must be currently enrolled with Regular admission status
  • Must be in good standing
  • Must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better
  • Must have no financial holds
  • Take only a course(s) applicable to your program of study
  • Meet all prerequisite/co-requisite course requirements

Georgia Piedmont Tech transient students applying within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)

  • Apply for transiency through Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC)
  • Once the application is submitted, it is reviewed by GVTC and an e-mail is submitted to Office of the Registrar for reviewing and processing
  • An e-mail notification is sent to the student

Georgia Piedmont Tech transient students applying outside the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)

  • Complete and submit a Transient Request form (available at the Office of the Registrar)
  • Once the application is submitted, it is reviewed and approved/denied by the Registrar
  • If approved, the application is mailed to the host college with a copy to the student