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Adult & Non-Traditional Student (BOR Student Affairs Policy 4.2.1.8)

An applicant who has been out of high school at least five years, whose high school class graduated at least five years ago, and who has earned fewer than 30 transferable semester credit hours may be evaluated as a non-traditional freshman. 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.

Application Process
  1. Apply online 
     
  2. Pay the non-refundable $20 application fee
     
  3. Submit official high school transcript or GED, HiSet, or TASC scores (If having less than 30 transferrable hours)
    East Georgia accepts mailed, emailed, or e-transcripts that come directly from the high school or testing agency. The high school transcript needs to indicate type of diploma received and date of graduation based on Section 4.2.1.1 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. Non-traditional students are exempt from RHSC requirements.

    Official formats for receiving transcripts include:
    High School: GAfutures, Parchment, and Mail
    Equivalency: GED, HiSet, TASC

    *Faxed documents and copies provided by the student are NOT considered official and will not be used for admission purposes. Courses from one institution that are listed on another high school and/or college transcript will not substitute for an official transcript. Prior educational experience may not be omitted from an application package.
     
  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. *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.

    Official formats for receiving transcripts include:
    College: Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Mail
     
  5. 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 Items
  • Take the Accuplacer (optional)
    Applicants who transfer in less than 30 hours of college credit and do not transfer in a college course for which a Learning Support course is a prerequisite or has not successfully completed the Learning Support requirement at their prior institution will have the opportunity to take the Accuplacer prior to admission to EGSC for placement purposes. If an applicant opts out of taking the Accuplacer, they will be placed in the appropriate supplemental English and/or Math courses to help ensure their success. 
  • Provide Verification of Lawful Presence
    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.
  • 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.
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