GPC Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
- GPC’s application is available online at apply.gpc.edu.
- A GPC application is valid for three (3) consecutive terms, including the term of application.
Official high school transcript
- This requirement applies to homeschool students in non-regionally accredited home school programs who have ever enrolled in an accredited high school, as well as applicants graduating from regionally accredited home school programs.
- The transcript will chiefly be used to help determine CPC completions for applicants completing non-regionally accredited home school programs.
- For transcripts issued from regionally accredited home school programs, the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or is required. The GPA will be re-calculated by GPC and based upon USG approved CPC/RHSC coursework.
- High school transcript must be noted as official, and arrive in a sealed envelope from the high school or regionally accredited home school program.
- GED applicants are required to submit official GED passing scores and high school transcript.
SAT or ACT score requirements
Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores. GPC requires 5 - 7 business days to process each admission document after it is received.
- Current SAT score requirements: SAT I Verbal 480, math 440.
- Current ACT score requirements: ACT English 20, math 18.
- If SAT/ACT scores are below GPC academic placement minimum scores the applicant must provide valid COMPASS placement test scores before he/she may be considered for admission. All standard placement requirements apply as they would with new freshmen. See the COMPASS Placement Test Table below for details.
- Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP and IB websites.
Home School Portfolio
- This requirement applies to homeschool students completing non-regionally accredited home school programs.
- Homeschool applicants must submit a Home School Portfolio Summary form along with supporting documentation. The summary form and documentation must substantiate completion of all College Preparatory Curriculum units. Failure to submit adequate supporting documentation will delay the processing of the application.
- Official transcripts from any regionally accredited homeschool program or conventional public or private high schools attended should be submitted if applicable.
Letter of completion
- A letter from the primary teacher or program administrator certifying completion of high school and date of high school graduation.
Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States
- Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States in order to qualify for in-state tuition classification.
- Applicants must satisfy immunization requirements set by the state of Georgia.
Document Upload System
- Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.
Additional Admission Requirements (if applicable)
Official college transcripts
- Transcripts from each college, university or technical school attended must be submitted.
General Education Development (GED) applicants
- Applicants who previously attended an accredited high school AND who have received a General Education Development (GED) diploma must submit official passing GED scores, as well as official high school transcripts of coursework completed, as well as a Home School Portfolio Summary. These are needed for an evaluation of College Preparatory Curriculum units.
- Homeschool applicants who received a General Education Development (GED) diploma must submit official passing GED scores as well as a Home School Portfolio Summary for College Preparatory Curriculum evaluation. SAT/ACT scores are not required for applicants with a GED.
Required High School Curriculum (RHSC)/ College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC)
- Four (4) units of mathematics.
- Four (4) units of English.
- Four (4) units of science (students graduating prior to 2012 only need three (3) units).
- Three (3) units of social science (including one course focusing on world studies).
- Two (2) units in the same foreign language.
Only high school courses approved by the University System of Georgia may be used to satisfy GPC high school curriculum unit requirements. Here is the USG approved course list.
Students with less than the four (4) units of English or math 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.
COMPASS Placement Test Table
GPC uses the COMPASS (Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System) as its course placement testing tool. GPC does not require SAT or ACT scores. Students may submit scores that meet COMPASS test exemption criteria. The COMPASS test measures English, reading and math abilities.
COMPASS Algebra Score (COMM)00 - 19 Inadmissible 00 - 19 Inadmissible 00 - 61 and COMM 00 - 36 Any Inadmissible
20 - 24 MATH 0987 20 - 29 MATH 0989 00 - 61 and COMM 37 - 99 Any ENGL 0989
24 - 36 MATH 0997 + MATH 1001 30 - 46 MATH 0999 + MATH 1111 62 - 73 Any ENGL 0989
37 - 99 MATH 1001 47 - 99 MATH 1111 74 - 99 00 - 31 and COMM 00 - 36 Inadmissible
74 - 99 00 - 31 and COMM 37 - 99 ENGL 0989
74 - 99 32 - 54 ENGL 0989
74 - 99 55 - 63 ENGL 0999 + ENGL 1101
74 - 99 64 - 99 ENGL 0999 + ENGL 1101
Students who place into all three (3) areas of Learning Support are not eligible for admission to GPC.
Students are eligible for one (1) retest immediately. Additional retests (as needed) may occur 30 days after the initial retest. Each retest requires the $20 COMPASS test fee. Visit the Testing website to view COMPASS test practice materials as well as testing center information.
COMPASS Exemption Requirements
Test scores ( SAT or ACT) must be less than seven (7) years old from the first day of class of your specified application term. You may partially or fully exempt COMPASS placement testing if you have one of the following:
- SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 480 or higher and no CPC/RHSC deficiencies.
- SAT Mathematics score of 500 or higher and no CPC/RHSC deficiencies.
- ACT Mathematics score of 21 and no CPC/RHSC deficiencies.
- ACT English score of 20 and no CPC/RHSC deficiencies.
- College credit for English composition or college algebra (or higher) earned and officially reported in the form of AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) scores and no CPC/RHSC deficiencies.
- A college transcript from a regionally accredited institution showing that you have English composition and/or college algebra college credit that GPC can accept.
Limited Admissions (Presidential Exceptions)
A Presidential Exception may be available to students who do not have all required CPC/RHSC units. GPC has a very limited number of Presidential Exceptions. Here is the priority schedule of consideration for students who do not have all required CPC/RHSC units.
- Applicants with final high school GPA of 2.0 or higher in RHSC coursework and deficient in only one CPC/RHSC area (not in English or math).
- Applicants with final high school GPA of 2.0 or higher in RHSC coursework and deficient in only one CPC/RHSC area in English or math.
- Applicants with final high school GPA of 2.0 or higher in RHSC coursework and deficient in more than one CPC/RHSC area.
- Applicants with final high school GPA of less than 2.0 in RHSC coursework and no deficiencies in any CPC/RHSC area.
- Applicants with final high school GPA of less than 2.0 in RHSC coursework and with deficiencies in any CPC/RHSC area.
A pre-admitted student is one who has not completed high school graduation requirements, but is on track to graduate. A pre-admitted student will receive a letter of admission but will not be able to register for coursework until all admissions requirements have been met.
GPC will pre-admit applicants who meet the following requirements prior to high school graduation.
- A minimum GPA on all RHSC courses of 2.0 or higher.
- Official SAT/ACT scores that would exempt placement testing.
- Registration on high school transcript indicating applicant is on track to complete all CPC/RHSC coursework.
- Except for final high school transcript, all other admissions requirements are be satisfied.
Conditional Admissions (NOT AVAILABLE TO HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NON-ACCREDITED PROGRAMS)
A conditionally admitted student is one who has completed high school graduation requirements from an accredited institution, but is unable to provide a final transcript showing graduation date from an accredited high school. A conditionally admitted student will be able to register for coursework for the term, but must provide the transcript showing graduation before he/she may register for any subsequent term.
GPC will conditionally admit applicants FROM ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOLS who meet the following requirements prior to high school graduation. There are significant limitations placed upon conditionally admitted students:
- Financial aid or Georgia’s HOPE (Helping Outstanding Students Educationally) program will not be available until the conditional admission is changed to full freshman admission. Students must be prepared to pay all tuition and fees due at the time of registration. Upon attainment of full admission, the student may be eligible for application of financial aid funds, and receive a refund.
- If the student cannot demonstrate by means of an official transcript the full completion of math and/or English RHSC units at the time of registration, REGARDLESS of any SAT or ACT scores, he/she will have to take the respective COMPASS placement test(s) in math, English, and/or reading, and attain sufficient scores to exempt Learning Support requirements.
- If the student does not in fact graduate as indicated, the student is subject to removal from classes with no credit awarded, and any refund would be subject to college policies.
The requirements for a conditional admission are:
- A minimum GPA on all RHSC courses of 2.0 or higher on the available transcript.
- Completed Request for Conditional Acceptance, signed by student, high school counselor or administrator, and parent/guardian if the student is less than 18 years old.
- The most up-to-date official high school (regionally accredited) transcript available.
- COMPASS test scores that waive learning support or proven RHSC completions in math and/or English with appropriate, relevant SAT/ACT scores.
- Except for the final high school transcript, all other admissions requirements must be satisfied.