Non-traditional admission is designed for students who have not attended high school within the previous five years and whose high school class graduated at least five years ago, have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter hours) of college credit and who hold a high school diploma or have completed the GED. These students are exempt from CPC requirements and from requirements for SAT/ACT testing. Applicants who are transferring from a college with over 30 transferable hours should apply as a transfer student. Non-traditional students shall be required to take the COMPASS examination and may be required to participate in the Learning Support Program.
A student who wishes to apply as a non-traditional student must submit the following:
- Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
- Official high school transcript noting date of graduation or official copy of GED certificate.
- Official college transcripts(s), if applicable.
- Official SAT or ACT scores, if available.
- Non-traditional students who are transferring from a college must also meet our transfer admission criteria.
- All applicants are required to submit proof of lawful presence in the United States. Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
- Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international student requirements.
- Prior to enrolling a student must submit a North Georgia Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services.
- Students may be required to take a placement exam before registering for classes and may be placed in the Learning Support Program.