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  • 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.
  • Applicants who are 62 years of age or older without collegiate attendance may enroll in Perimeter College’s
    Try College program, where they may register for up to 12 hours of credit from a list of courses available to the program.
  • Applicants who are 62 years of age or older and residents of Georgia for at least one year may also be eligible for the “Prime Timer Tuition Exemption” program.

Admission Requirements for Perimeter College’s “Try College” Program

These requirements apply only to senior citizens who do not have prior college/university attendance, and those students admitted under this program may register for a maximum of 12 hours from a list of available courses. Senior citizens with college/university attendance may return to the Admissions homepage and apply as a degree-seeking student (non-traditional freshman, transfer or special/degreed).

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online at apply.gpc.edu.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three (3) consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Prime Timer/Senior Citizens “Try College” Programs Request
  3. Minimum test scores on the Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS) test(s) and/or eligible Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP),SAT or ACT test scores. 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.
    • The COMPASS test requires a $20 fee. Perimeter College has a testing center at each campus.
    • AP, IB, CLEP, SAT and ACT scores submitted must be official scores.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP and IB websites.
  4. Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States
  5. Immunization Records. Applicants must satisfy immunization requirements set by the state of Georgia.
  6. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

Additional Admission Requirements

After completion of 12 semester hours, senior students may continue to receive a waiver of tuition and fees, BUT they must meet all additional admission requirements:

  1. Official high school transcript with graduation date and diploma type listed
    • The transcript needs to indicate type of diploma received (college preparatory or technical/career).
    • 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 and high school transcripts.
  2. Official transcript from each college, university or technical college attended
    • Transcripts from each college, university or technical school attended must be submitted.
    • Applicants who previously attended a college or university and have less than30 semester hours of transferable college credit will need to submit high school transcripts or GED scores.
  3. Placement testing requirement or exemption
    • Applies to applicants who do not have transferrable English composition and/or college algebra credit that Perimeter College can accept from college transcript(s).
    • Test scores from the Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS) placement exam and/or eligible Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), SAT or ACT official test scores. 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.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP and IB websites.

Admissions Details

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
Perimeter College
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 each document to be scanned and evaluated before it can be posted to an applicant’s record.

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.

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.
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