Admissions Info for High School Counselors

Required High School Curriculum (CPC/RHSC) Deficiencies

Please be aware that taken together with placement testing requirements, these changes will mean that GPC will not be able to admit an applicant seeking admission as a new, traditional freshman until we have received relevant test scores AND the final high school transcript showing graduation with no CPC/RHSC deficiencies in any area. We will consider the admission of  a limited number of applicants with CPC/RHSC deficiencies.

Please Note! GPC cannot waive any RHSC deficiencies.

Students graduating from high school in 2012 deficient in one or more RHSC areas may be admitted under a Presidential Exception so long as GPC has not exceeded its allocation of Presidential Exceptions.

We will calculate GPA only from RHSC coursework completed.

We will begin consideration of students with RHSC deficiencies for Fall admission by Presidential Exceptions one month following the application due date for that semester. Due to the limited number of Presidential Exceptions we can make, we will begin consideration of admission for applicants according to the following priority schedule:

1. Applicants with final High School GPAs of 2.0 or higher in RHSC coursework, and deficient in only one CPC/RHSC area (not in English or Math).

2. Applicants with final High School GPAs of 2.0 or higher in RHSC coursework, and deficient in only one CPC/RHSC area in English or Math.

3. Applicants with final High School GPAs of 2.0 or higher in RHSC coursework, and deficient in more than one CPC/RHSC area.

4. Applicants with final High School GPA of less than 2.0 in RHSC coursework, and no deficiencies in any CPC/RHSC area.

5. Applicants with final High School GPA of less than 2.0 in RHSC coursework, and with deficiencies in any CPC/RHSC area

Please note that when we have exhausted our allotment of Presidential Exceptions, we will cease admitting applicants who fail to meet freshman admissions requirements. Under no circumstances can we admit an applicant, regardless of RHSC status or GPA, if they fall below the placement test standards.

Students graduating from high school in 2012 must present 17 specified RHSC units of credit. Students graduating from high school prior to 2012 must present 16 CPC units.

4 units of Mathematics
4 units of English
3 units of Science (Students who graduate in 2012 or later must have 4 units.)
3 units of Social Science, including one course focusing on world studies.
2 units in the same Foreign Language

Eligible courses may be found at: www.usg.edu/student_affairs/documents/Staying_on_Course.pdf

Students with fewer than the four required units of English or mathematics are required to take the COMPASS test. Based on the scores, the student will exempt Learning Support (LS), be placed in the appropriate LS course in English and/or reading and/or mathematics, or need to retest before he/she may be admitted.

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