- Applicants who are 62 years of age or older with prior college/university attendance may enroll as
a degree-seeking student and meet general admission requirements.
- If you are aged 62 or over and would like to resume, continue or begin a college education, you are considered a GSU-62 applicant. This program is designated to allow eligible applicants to register for college-level courses for credit or audit on a space-available basis.
Admission Requirements for the GSU-62 Program
Step-By-Step Regular Application Process
Submit the Georgia State University Undergraduate Admission Application available online at GAFutures. Because the online application can only be successfully submitted with the fee payment, those applicants who qualify for the GSU-62 program need to enter a waiver code that can be obtained by emailing GSU62@gsu.edu. All appropriate paper fee waiver documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at Georgia State University within two weeks of application submission.
Submit a copy of birth certificate or current passport.
Submit official college or university transcripts, if applicable.
If applicant has fewer than 30 transferable college-level credits, please submit official high school transcripts. You can use our transcript request form to request transcripts from your previous schools.
Note: An applicant who has received a bachelor’s degree and wishes to take undergraduate courses without being admitted to a degree-seeking program must complete the following application steps.
Step-By-Step Non-Degree Seeking Application for Postbaccalaurate Admission
- Submit the Georgia State University Non-Degree Seeking Application for Postbaccalaureate Admission
- Copy of birth certificate or current passport
- Official college or university transcript showing conferred bachelor’s degree
Minimum Requirements for the GSU-62 Program
The following minimum requirements must be met in order for an applicant to receive a GSU-62 waiver:
- Must apply and submit all required documentation by the deadline, meet ALL admissions requirements for selected program of study, and be accepted
- Must be 62 of age or older at the time of registration (submit birth certificate or current passport for verification of age)
- Must be classified as a Georgia resident in accordance with the Regent’s Requirements for residential status
Freshmen Transfer Postbaccalaureate
Fall: July 1 Fall: June 1 Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1 Spring: December 1 Spring: December 1
Summer: April 1 Summer: April 1 Summer: April 1
- For GSU-62 students to receive a waiver for tuition and fees, applicants are required to register during late registration on a space-available basis.
- Check the online registration calendar in PAWS for the semester in which you will be registering to determine the first date of late registration.
- Any classes registered for during “regular registration periods” will not be covered by the waiver and it will be the applicant’s responsibility to pay tuition/fees.
- No tuition or fees will be assessed for classes registered for during late registration, except for supplies or laboratory fees.
- The applicant will be responsible for all student fees associated with obtaining a Georgia State University identification card (Panther Card).
A $20 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application submission. Carefully review and complete all sections of the application, especially the residency information. Failure to answer questions correctly or provide information will delay and/or affect admission consideration.
Perimeter College processes admission documents and renders admission decisions on a rolling basis. A student’s application is valid for a total of three terms of entry, including the term marked initially on the application and the following two terms of entry. Students who wish to be considered for a term of entry within this time frame must submit a reactivation form
and any required credentials by the document due date for the desired term of entry.
Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by November 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by April 1
Late applications and/or documents are accepted, but Perimeter College may be unable to make an admission decision in time for the student to start classes on the first day. The earlier an applicant completes the application and submits all required documents, the greater the chance of starting classes on the first day. Late applicants may be able to register for second-half classes if full semester classes already have begun.
Admission documents may be mailed directly to the Perimeter College address below or delivered in person in the original sealed envelope to a Perimeter College Enrollment and Registration Services office. Transcripts and test scores must be official.
Mail to: Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 89000
Atlanta, GA 30356
Immunization, verification of lawful presence documents (EXCEPT for birth certificates) and non-academic documents may be faxed to 678-891-3211.
Birth certificates must be brought to the campus and verified by Perimeter College staff.
Once an applicant has submitted a Perimeter College application, an official letter indicating a Perimeter College identification number will be mailed to that applicant. This ID number is required for an applicant to view the Check My Status page and sign up for text alerts. If you are unsure of your Perimeter College ID, you can retrieve your Perimeter College ID here
Perimeter College will review an applicant’s record to make an admission decision after all required documents have been submitted, evaluated and posted to the applicant’s record. Please allow up to 21 days for a final review of your record once your file becomes complete.
An applicant’s Check My Status page is the quickest way to view the applicant’s admission checklist and real-time admission processing updates, including an admission decision.
All documents submitted become and remain the property of Perimeter College and will not be returned to the applicant, duplicated or transferred to another institution. Any applicant withholding or falsifying application data or documentation is subject to dismissal without refund.
Both academic and disciplinary standing are factors taken into consideration for applicants being reviewed for admission. For the purposes of admission, good disciplinary and academic standing means that the applicant has no pending disciplinary charges, outstanding disciplinary sanctions or disciplinary or academic issues that would prevent the applicant from re-enrolling at a previously attended high school, college or university. For additional information, please see the General Admission Policy in the Georgia State Undergraduate Catalog
For admission into Perimeter College's nursing or dental hygiene programs, you must first be accepted to Perimeter College and be enrolled in classes. Meet with your advisor to express your interest in the program and to be sure you register for the correct prerequisites in your first semester.