First-Time Freshman

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Early Action application deadline is November 1st, 2017
Regular application deadline is April 1st, 2018

 

Early Action is an accelerated college application process in which students must complete their application by November 1. Early action decisions are non-binding and applications are reviewed through the holistic admissions process. Students who receive early action acceptance have an opportunity to apply for Georgia College's most prestigious President's Scholarship Competition held in early December where over $200,000 worth of scholarships are awarded. 
Regular Decision provides applicants an opportunity to be reviewed at a later date in Georgia College's holistic admissions process. This gives students time to submit test scores taken after the Early Action timeline, include grades from their first semester of senior year, and gives a student more time to work on their application. 

Early Action decisions will be posted in early December 2017.

If your file is Complete and Ready for Review by:

January 1, 2018

February 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

April 1, 2018

A decision will be entered by 6:00pm on the following dates:

January 26, 2018

February 23, 2018

March 30, 2018

April 27, 2018


Freshman Admission Requirements

In reviewing applications, the GC Office of Admissions uses a holistic admissions process. This process not only examines 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. Student applications are evaluated once the file is complete with all supporting documents received. Admission files should be complete by the indicated deadlines.

The Undergraduate application is used to apply as a 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 Office of Admissions has no application preference 

GAFutures application    |   Common Application   |   Paper Application  

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

First-time freshman application processing fee is NOT required of:

  • Students who registered for the SAT using a SAT fee waiver and chose the fee waiver option as their payment method after completing an application. Students must make sure to submit one of their official fee waivers to the Georgia College Office of Admissions for waiver to be accepted. Note: Waivers must be signed and mailed. No fax or email photocopies accepted. 

  • 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. Please note: Applicants are responsible for submitting their official fee waivers to the Office of Admissions.

Transcripts must be sent directly from each and every high school to the GC Office of the Admissions. Dual Enrollment transcripts are required only if a student wishes to have dual enrollment credit transferred to exempt the course equivalent at Georgia College.

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 high school and/or 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, CommonApp, Mail

E-mail address for official electronic transcript submission: admissions@gcsu.edu

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.

Having an issue with completing the essays through CommonApp? 

The following steps will show you if your essays were completed or not:

  1. Login in to the Common Application portal
  2. View your Dashboard
  3. Locate and select Georgia College
  4. The Status & Writing Requirements tabs will appear
  5. Select the Status tab
  6. View the status under the Writing Supplement section
  7. If it reads Incomplete, select and fill out the essays
  8. Review and submit essays

 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. Learn how to send SAT scores by logging on to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores/score-choice or ACT by logging on to:https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html.

To learn more about how we use test scores, click the button below.

Test score information  

  • Letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor
  • Resume of co-curricular activities or *ZeeMee digital resume

Note: Early Action applicants who are applying for the President's Scholarship Competition are required to submit a letter of recommendation and a resume. 

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.

*Georgia College will review your ZeeMee digital resume in addition to the other required materials. ZeeMee is a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. Simply copy and paste your link into your application in the resume section. Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely OPTIONAL. Evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.


Fall 2017 Admitted Freshman Class Profile

The successful first-year applicant will demonstrate his or her potential for success by completing a rigorous Required High School Curriculum with a competitive grade point average, show strong SAT or ACT score results and provide a well developed personal essay. The middle 50% of admitted students for Fall 2017 had SAT total scores ranging from 1150 to 1270 (EBRW + M subscores only), 23 to 28 ACT Composite scores and high school grade point averages ranging from 3.32 to 3.83 (calculated on unweighted academic courses only).

Note: These numbers are provided only as guidelines.

      A bar graph of the mid 50% test scores of fall 2017 freshman admitted class.


 

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You can track your missing and received application materials by visiting our application status check page.

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If you have questions about the admissions process, please feel free to contact your admissions counselor.

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If you've recently been accepted as a first-time freshman student, view your next steps to complete enrollment!


 


Admissions office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday
Admissions phone number is 478-445-1283
Admissions fax number is 478-445-3653
Admissions email is admissions@gcsu.edu

 

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