Non-Traditional Applicants

These are the requirements for Fall 2012 and beyond.

An applicant who graduated or would have graduated from high school five or more years ago is considered a non-traditional student. This includes both beginning freshmen and those with previous college or university attendance. The high school transcript requirement will be waived for applicants with 30 semester hours or more of transferable college credit after a full evaluation of all previous college coursework is completed.

Non-traditional applicants need to submit the following documents:

  • GPC Application for Admission and $20.00 non-refundable application fee.


  • Official High School Transcript
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    The transcript needs to indicate type of diploma received (college preparatory or technical/career) and date of graduation. Certificates of performance or special education diplomas are not acceptable.

    Applicants who received a General Education Development (GED) diploma need to submit official passing GED scores only. The high school transcript of coursework completed is not required.

  • Official College Transcript(s)
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    Transcripts from each college, university, or technical school attended must be submitted.

    Applicants must be eligible to return to the institution they last attended.

    Applicants who previously attended a college or university and have less than 30 semester hours of transferable college credit will need to submit high school transcripts or GED scores.

  • Placement Test Scores or Exemptions
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  • GPC does not require SAT or ACT scores prior to admission. However, we encourage students to submit them if they will provide COMPASS placement test exemptions. The minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score is 480  and the ACT English Score is 20 . The SAT Mathematics score is 440, and the ACT mathematics score is 18. .

    College credit for English composition or College Algebra (or higher) earned and officially reported in the form of AP, IB, or CLEP scores, or a college transcript from a regionally accredited institution will also exempt placement testing in the respective area.

    Students whose COMPASS scores fall below the USG minimums (32 – English (writing), 62 – Reading, and 20 – Math (algebra)) in any one of the three areas will not be eligible for admission.

    Students who test above the USG COMPASS score minimums but place into all three areas of Learning Support (English, reading, and math) will not be eligible for admission. COMPASS scores taken at a Technical College will not satisfy test score requirements unless the student enrolled in that institution prior to applying to Georgia Perimeter College.

    Applicants who do not meet the minimum scores on COMPASS are eligible for one retest following a waiting period of two weeks.

    We have a wizard to help determine what tests -- if any -- are required for an applicant - click here to start the wizard!

    Applicants who received a General Education Development (GED) diploma need to submit official passing GED scores as well as official high school transcripts of coursework completed.

  • Other Requirements
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    Applicants must satisfy immunization requirements set by the state of Georgia

    Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States in order to qualify for in-state tuition classification.

  • Applicants born or educated outside of the United States should see International Student Admissions and Advising for additional requirements.
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