Corps of Cadets Participation Policy

The Corps of Cadets is a residential leadership experience which requires all Cadets to live in a student-led military environment. Therefore, students in the Corps of Cadets must be enrolled full time and live on campus in designated residence halls. Cadets may live off-campus if they live with and commute daily from the permanent legal residence of parent(s) or grandparent(s) within Lumpkin, Hall, Dawson, or White counties, are married, are 23 years of age, or have completed two years of successful active military service. Cadets who have earned 90 semester hours may elect to leave the Corps to become civilian students. Those who leave the Corps for any reason prior to earning 90 semester hours will be ineligible to enroll in North Georgia courses for a period of one calendar year from the date of their withdrawal from the Corps.

The Office of the Commandant may consider waivers of this policy in individual cases for unique hardships. Prospective cadets should submit requests to the Cadet Recruitment Center, enrolled cadets to the Commandant.

Failure to comply with the residence policy or the Corps participation policies may result in dismissal from the University. Failure to comply is defined as an act of providing misleading or false information during the admissions process or when applying for a waiver; or not moving into or maintaining residence in University housing when available.