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Non-Degree Seeking Student

Non-Degree Seeking Student (BOR Student Affairs Policy

Non-degree seeking students are generally non-traditional students who are seeking to further their education, but are not seeking to complete a degree. These options are designed to accommodate a small number of students with very specific academic goals, to pursue some special interest, or for self-enrichment and do not wish to work toward a degree. 

Admissions Checklist:

  1. Apply online
  2. Pay the non-refundable $20 application fee online.
  3. Submit official high school transcript or GED, HiSET, or TASC scores. (If having less than 30 transferrable hours)
    East Georgia State College accepts mailed, emailed, or e-transcripts that come directly from the high school or testing agency. *Faxes are accepted, but they are considered unofficial. The high school transcript needs to indicate type of diploma received and date of graduation based on Section of BOR Student Affairs Policy Manual. Certificates of performance or special education diplomas are not acceptable. Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the GED, HiSET, or TASC high school equivalency diploma need only submit an official score report.
  4. Request transcripts from previous college, university, or technical school(s)
    You must submit transcripts from any and ALL previous colleges/technical institutions, must be in good academic standing, and be eligible to return to the institution last attended. Official transcripts are required whether or not the applicant wishes to receive transfer credit. *Students placed on academic suspension, exclusion, or dismissal from their previous institution will be ineligible to attend East Georgia State College UNTIL they have sat out their exclusion or dismissal period.
  5. Provide Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States.
    Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification. *Students who are International or are considered undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying that they understand they will be charged out of state tuition.
  6. Provide proof of current Immunizations.
    Students who affirm that these immunization requirements conflict with their religious beliefs may request an exemption using the immunization form. Students with religious exemptions are subject to exclusion from campus in the event of an outbreak of a disease for which immunization is required. Students who are enrolled in fully online distance learning programs may also request an exemption from immunization requirements as long as they only enroll in fully online courses.
  7. Check your status online.
    This status will reflect whatever we have in our records at that exact moment. You will be aware of our admissions decision as soon as it is made without having to wait for an admissions letter.

Additional Information

  • The Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) requirements and SAT/ACT test scores are not applicable
  • Students may not enroll in any course for which there is a learning support prerequisite unless they have been screened for or have exempted the relevant learning support course.  Students are advised to check course prerequisites and descriptions carefully and to consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.
  • Students enrolled in this program are limited to eighteen (18) semester hours of coursework. Students may not enter degree programs until regular admission requirements for this institution have been satisfied.