1100 Undergraduate Admissions

This chapter contains all information related to admission to an associate’s program at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College. See subsections within this chapter for specific admission policies and procedures.

1110 Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Web: perimeter.gsu.edu/admissions
Email: perimetercollegeadm@gsu.edu

In-Person locations:

Alpharetta Campus
AA 1490
3705 Brookside Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Clarkston Campus
CN 2230
555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia 30021-2396
Decatur Campus
SF 1129
3251 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia 30034-3897
Dunwoody Campus
NB 1111
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338-4497
Newton Campus
2N 1301
239 Cedar Lane
Covington, Georgia 30014

1115 General Admission Policy

Georgia State University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability, national origin or immigration status. Admission is based on a number of factors, depending upon level of entry and previous educational experience. Admission and placement decisions are made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions using criteria approved by the University Senate and developed in accordance with policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Admission decisions are based on factors such as, but not limited to, an applicant’s academic record, test scores (ACCUPLACER, SAT or ACT), circumstances, good conduct and character.

Applications received after the deadline for the term of application or received without a designated term will be processed for the next available term. The application fee is non-refundable. Completed applications submitted to the university are valid for 3 terms (the next available term plus the 2 consecutive terms that follow). To be considered during the second or third consecutive term after submitting an application, applicants need only submit a reactivation form, together with any required credentials, by the application deadline date for that particular term. An offer of admission by the university is valid only for the term specified by the university at the time of acceptance and does not constitute approval for any term not so specified.

Applicants with a criminal and/or disciplinary history who are determined to be otherwise admissible for a respective term based on their academic record and other credentials are required to complete a disciplinary/criminal review process before an admission decision is made by the university.* Instructions for completing that review process are communicated to the applicant after the university has determined that the applicant is otherwise admissible for that term.

Absent extenuating circumstances, good disciplinary standing at previously attended high schools, colleges and universities is a condition of admission for all applicants. For purposes of admission, good disciplinary standing means that the applicant has no pending disciplinary charges, outstanding disciplinary sanctions or disciplinary issues that would prevent the applicant from re-enrolling at the previously attended institution.

Omissions or misrepresentations on an application for admission are grounds for automatically invalidating consideration by, acceptance to and continuation at Perimeter College. Applicants have a duty to update their application with Perimeter College when information changes after application submission.

All materials submitted as part of an application for admission become and remain the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant, duplicated, or transferred to another institution.

*Applicants are required to answer the following background questions on the Perimeter College admissions application:

  1. Are you ineligible to enroll at any previously attended institution?
  2. Are you currently on or have you even been placed on academic probation, suspension, exclusion or any other type of academic warning at any previously attended institution?
  3. Are you currently charged with, or have been found guilty of, any violation of academic honesty, honor code, or conduct regulations of a previously attended institution?
  4. Have you left a previous institution while there were pending charges of any violation of academic honest, honor code, or conduct regulation?
  5. Have you been found guilty of any violation of a federal, state, or municipal law, regulation or ordinance (other than for minor traffic violations, or convictions subsequently discharged, expunged, or otherwise ordered by the court to be removed from the applicant’s criminal record, including offenses for which any type of first offender status was offered but subsequently revoked for failure to successfully complete program requirements)?
  6. Have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, nolo contendere, an Alford plea, or otherwise accepted responsibility for the commission of a crime?
  7. Have you received any type of discharge from military service other than an honorable discharge?

Any changes in a student’s record prior to enrollment will necessitate a new review of the application. Any omissions or misrepresentations on a student’s application for admission will automatically invalidate consideration by, acceptance to and continuation at Perimeter College.

All credentials submitted with the application for admission become and remain the property of the university and will not be returned to the student, duplicated, or transferred to another institution.

Admission to Perimeter College or re-entry approval does not imply admission to a specific pathway or professional program.

  • Prospective applicants who are interested in Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology and Nursing should contact that department for information on additional departmental application procedures, requirements, and deadlines.

1115.05 Lawful Presence for In-State Tuition

Georgia State University’s Perimeter College admits all academically qualified undergraduate students, regardless of immigration status.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires all students applying to Perimeter College to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes.

This requirement is detailed in the following Board of Regents policies:

Students may be verified through one of the following options below:

  1. Verification through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    If you are either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or eligible non-citizen (does not apply to international students on a visa) that has completed and submitted a FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education will verify your lawful presence. If you are not able to be confirmed as lawfully present the Office of Financial Aid will follow-up with you for additional documentation.
  2. Submission of one of the following documents:
    Current Georgia Driver’s License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008*
    Current Georgia ID Card issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008*
    Current U.S. Passport *
    Certified U.S. Birth certificate (must be submitted in person)
    Permanent Resident Card (front and back copy)*
    U.S. Certificate of Naturalization *
    U.S. Certificate of Citizenship *
    U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad*
    Military ID (must be verified in person)
    *Copies of these documents are acceptable.
    Submit documents directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in person or to lawfulpresenceua@gsu.edu.
  3. Verification through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Information System)
    If you have or are applying for an F, or J visa we will verify your lawful presence through SEVIS. As this is already part of the immigration process there are no additional steps required to have your Citizenship Verification Hold removed. Simply comply with the requirements outlined by our Office of International Student and Scholar Services as you prepare to arrive at Georgia State University.
  4. Verification through SAVE (Systematic Alien verification for Entitlements)
    All nonresident alien students on some sort of visa will need to submit immigration documents verifying their lawful status to the office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Such documents may include an I-94 card, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) approval notice or receipt notice, or other documentation that the student is in lawful visa status.

This includes students who have been previously enrolled at Perimeter College but are either returning (re-entry) to a degree program or applying for a new degree program. Transient students must also be verified.

1120 Freshman Applicants

  • An applicant born and educated in the United States.
  • An applicant who graduated or would have graduated from high school five (5) or fewer years ago. This includes students who earned a GED diploma.
  • A beginning freshman or a student who has previous college or university attendance, but fewer than 30 credit hours that Perimeter College can accept.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on your official SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript. Perimeter College will recalculate the GPA based upon University System of Georgia approved Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) coursework.
  2. Perimeter College’s Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online at GAFutures.
    • A Perimeter College’s application is valid for three (3) consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  3. Official SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript with date of graduation
    • Official Transcript with date of graduation from a SACS or regionally accredited High School.
    • Certificates of Performance or Special Education diplomas are not acceptable.
    • General Educational Development (GED) applicants are required to submit official GED exam passing scores and SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript.
  4. Official transcript from each college, university or technical college attended
    • This applies only to applicants with less than 30 transferable credit hours.
    • Speak to the registrar at your former institution(s) to send transcripts to Perimeter College’s.
  5. Minimum test scores on the ACCUPLACER test(s) and/or SAT or ACT test scores. Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores. Perimeter College requires 5 – 7 business days to process each admission document after it is received.
    • The ACCUPLACER test requires a $20 fee. Perimeter College has a testing center at each campus.
    • Visit College Testing Services for the testing requirements for admissions.
    • SAT and ACT scores submitted must be official scores.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT and ACT websites.
  6. 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.
  7. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload most documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

Homeschool Applicants

  • An applicant who completed high school graduation requirements under a homeschool program or graduated from a non-accredited high school.
  • An applicant whose SAT and/or ACT scores exempt placement testing, or whose ACCUPLACER placement scores allows for admission.
  • An applicant also has completed the equivalent of each of the Required High School Curriculum areas as documented by a portfolio of work and/or other evidence that substantiates Required High School Curriculum completion.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    •  Perimeter College’s application is available online at GAFutures.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. 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 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) 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 Perimeter College and based upon USG approved 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.
  3. SAT or ACT score requirements. Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores. Perimeter College requires 5 – 7 business days to process each admission document after it is received.
    • Current SAT score requirements: SAT I Verbal 430, math 400.
    • Current ACT score requirements: ACT English 17, math 17.
    • If SAT/ACT scores are below Perimeter College academic placement minimum scores the applicant must provide valid ACCUPLACER placement test scores before he/she may be considered for admission. Standard placement requirements apply as they would with new freshmen.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT and ACT websites.
  4. Home School Portfolio. This requirement applies to homeschool students completing non-regionally accredited homeschool 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 Required High School 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

1125 Transfer Applicants

  • An applicant born and educated in the United States.
  • An applicant who has graduated from an accredited high school, enrolled previously in an accredited college or university and earned 30 or more semester hours of transferable college credit.
  • An applicant with fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit who meets freshman requirements.

Admission Requirements

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online at GAFutures.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Official transcript from each college, university or technical college attended
    • Applicants must be eligible to return to the institution they last attended.
    • Applicants with fewer than 30 hours of transferable college credit must meet freshman requirements.
    • Official transcripts from each college, university or technical school attended must be submitted.
  3. 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.
  4. Official SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript with date of graduation and diploma type listed
    • An official SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript is required for transfer applicants who have fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit Perimeter College can accept from SACS or regionally accredited institution(s).
    • High school transcripts will be evaluated for Required High School Curriculum completions regardless of the type of diploma received (for students age 23 or less).
    • Certificates of Performance or Special Education diplomas are not acceptable.
    • General Educational Development (GED) applicants are required to submit official GED passing scores and SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript.
  5. Placement Testing Requirement
    • Applies to transfer applicants who do not have transferable English composition and/or college algebra credit Perimeter College can accept.
    • Minimum ACCUPLACER placement test scores and/or SAT or ACT test scores. Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores. Perimeter College requires 5 – 7 business days to process each admission document after it is received.
    • The ACCUPLACER test requires a $20 fee. Perimeter College has a testing center at each campus.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT and ACT websites.
  6. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

1130 Postbaccalaureate (Degreed) Applicants

  • A postbaccalaureate applicant already holds a baccalaureate or higher degree and does not wish to complete requirements for a certificate or associate degree from Perimeter College.
  • Postbaccalaureate applicants may take any course offered at the college, once prerequisites have been satisfied.
  • Postbaccalaureate applicants are not eligible for federal or state financial aid, including student loans.
  • Postbaccalaureate applicants wishing to change status and become a degree-seeking transfer student at Perimeter College must apply for a change of status and meet Perimeter College transfer student admission requirements. In a VERY limited number of cases, a student also may need to provide a high school transcript showing graduation.

Admission Requirements

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee.
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Official college transcript showing that a bachelor’s degree or higher graduate degree has been awarded
    • Transcript must indicate graduation date and degree awarded from the accredited college or university attended.
    • If the institution is located in a country, state, territory or province in which English is not the primary or official language, then additional requirements may be necessary – see below.
  3. 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. Georgia State University admits all academically qualified undergraduate students, regardless of immigration status.
  4. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

1135 Transient Applicants

  • An applicant who is currently enrolled in another accredited college or university and applying to Perimeter College for a specified period of time to take courses as a visiting student.
  • A non-degree-seeking student at Perimeter College.

Note: Applicants born or educated outside the United States should go to the International Student Admissions page for information.

Admission Requirements

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three (3) consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Transient/permission letter from the applicant’s enrolled institution
    • A transient/permission letter signed by the registrar or academic dean at the institution recommending the applicant as a transient student.
    • The letter must indicate the the specific term the student plans to attend Perimeter College.
    • The letter may also include a list of courses to be taken at Perimeter College.
    • A “Letter of Good Standing” from institutions outside the state of Georgia may be acceptable.
    • For fastest service, transient/permission letters may be faxed to us at 404-413-2002.
  3. 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. Georgia State University admits all academically qualified undergraduate students, regardless of immigration status.
  4. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

1145 Non-traditional Applicants

  • An applicant born and educated in the United States.
  • An applicant who is either coming back to college after a long hiatus or starting college more than five years after high school graduation. This includes students who earned a GED diploma.
  • A beginning freshman or a student who has previous college or university attendance, but fewer than 30 credit hours that Perimeter College can accept.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    • The Perimeter College application is available online at GAFutures.
    • An application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Official SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript with date of graduation
    • Official Transcript with date of graduation from a SACS or regionally accredited high school.
    • Certificates of Performance or Special Education diplomas are not acceptable.
    • General Educational Development (GED) applicants are required to submit official GED exam passing scores and SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript.
  3. Official transcript from each college, university or technical college attended
    • This applies only to applicants with fewer than 30 transferable credit hours.
    • Speak to the registrar at your former institution(s) to send transcripts to Perimeter College.
    • Applicants must be eligible to return to the last institution they attended.
  4. Minimum test scores on the ACCUPLACER test(s) and/or eligible Advanced Placement (AP) and/or SAT or ACT test scores. 
    • The ACCUPLACER test requires a $20 fee.
    • SAT and ACT scores submitted must be official scores. Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT and ACT websites. Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores.
  5. 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. Georgia State University admits all academically qualified undergraduate students, regardless of immigration status.
  6. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload most documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores or birth certificates.

1150 Move On When Ready (Dual Enrollment) Program

  • An applicant who is a high school junior or senior with interest in completing college courses while in high school, earning both high school and college credit.
  • An applicant enrolled in an accredited public or private secondary high school.
  • An applicant from a non-accredited homeschool program or non-accredited high school. These applicants also are eligible for the Move On When Ready program but are subject to additional admission requirements.
  • Visit the Move On When Ready program site for more information.

Admissions Requirements

Students From Accredited Programs

  1. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on your official high school transcript with cumulative 3.0 in Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) courses
    • Perimeter College will recalculate grade point average based on RHSC courses.
    • Recalculated GPA will exclude electives and weighted grades.
  2. Perimeter College Application for Admission. The application fee is waived for all MOWR students.
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online at apply.gpc.edu.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  3. Official College Board or ACT score report with required SAT and/or ACT test scores
    • Applicants must meet or exceed the minimum SAT combined score of 980 or minimum ACT composite score of 20. Applicants also must be exempted from Learning Support by meeting or exceeding the minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 480 and SAT Mathematics score of 500, or applicants must meet or exceed the minimum ACT English score of 20 and ACT Mathematics score of 21.
    • You may be eligible for college credit at Perimeter College for most AP exams on which you score 3 or higher. Perimeter College’s code is 5711.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP and IB websites.
    • Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores. Perimeter College requires 5 – 7 business days to process each admission document after it is received.
  4. Parental Permission Form. A Parental Permission form signed by the parent or guardian granting permission to participate in the program.
  5. MOWR Student Participation Agreement. The Student Participation Agreement, signed by the student, parent and high school counselor.
  6. Immunization Records. Applicants must satisfy immunization requirements set by the state of Georgia. Forms must be uploaded at depts.gpc.edu/immunizations/.
  7. Document Upload. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

Students From Non-Accredited Programs

An applicant who is in the process of completing high school graduation requirements under a non-accredited home school program or at a non-accredited high school may be considered for admission to the Dual Enrollment program. Applicants in this category must be 16 to 18 years of age and must submit the following required documents by the application due date of the anticipated term of enrollment.

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission. The application fee is waived for all MOWR students.
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online at apply.gpc.edu.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Official College Board or ACT score report with required SAT and/or ACT test scores
    • Applicants must meet or exceed the minimum SAT combined score of 980 or minimum ACT composite score of 20. Applicants also must be exempted from Learning Support by meeting or exceeding the minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 480 and SAT Mathematics score of 500, or applicants must meet or exceed the minimum ACT English score of 20 and ACT Mathematics score of 21.
    • You may be eligible for college credit at Perimeter College for most AP exams on which you score 3 or higher. Perimeter College’s code is 5711.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP and IB websites.
    • Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores. Perimeter College requires 5 – 7 business days to process each admission document after it is received.
  3. Home School Portfolio: A Home School Portfolio Summary form along with supporting documentation. The summary form and documentation must substantiate completion of all Required High School Curriculum units equivalent to a Georgia public high school sophomore. Failure to submit adequate supporting documentation will delay admission processing. Official transcripts from any regionally accredited public or private high schools attended also must be submitted with the portfolio.
  4. Declaration of Intent to Utilize a Home Study Program submitted to the local school district. Information on this form may be verified with the local school district.
  5. Parental Permission Form. A Parental Permission form signed by the parent or guardian granting permission to participate in the program.
  6. MOWR Student Participation Agreement. The Student Participation Agreement, signed by the student, parent and high school counselor.
  7. Immunization Records. Applicants must satisfy immunization requirements set by the state of Georgia. Forms must be uploaded at depts.gpc.edu/immunizations/.
  8. Document Upload. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

1154 Early College

Definition

Early College is a program that allows students from selected high schools to enroll at Georgia State. Early College students enrolled in a participating high school may earn a high school diploma with the potential to earn an Associate’s degree or two years of college credit towards a Bachelor’s degree. Unlike Joint Enrollment (JE), Early College enrollment is open only to students enrolled at an Early College high school that has partnered with Georgia State University.

Deadlines

Applicants must submit the application and required documents by the appropriate deadline. Early College deadlines are set by joint agreement of the Georgia State University Office of Admissions and the Early College high school. Students should consult their Early College liaison for applicable deadlines. Early College students do not pay an application fee.

Admission Requirements

Because of the demanding nature of college-level course work at a research institution, Early College students must have a high degree of academic potential and maturity. To be considered for admission, a student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have spent the entire year prior to enrollment at an Early College high school in Georgia.
  • Be currently enrolled at an Early College high school that has partnered with Georgia State University.
  • Be high school sophomore (to apply to be an Early College student as a second semester sophomore or as a junior) or a high school junior (to apply to be an Early College student as a senior).
  • Obtain the recommendation of the student’s high school guidance counselor.
  • Obtain the approval of the student’s parents or legal guardians.
  • Be on track to complete all Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) requirements.
  • Achieve a minimum high school GPA of 2.75 in college prep (RHSC) courses.

In addition, the admission decision will also consider:

  • A personal essay to be reviewed by the high school guidance counselor making the recommendation.
  • The student’s attendance record in high school. Normally, a minimum attendance rate of 90% is required to be permitted to take classes at Georgia State.

Students must also provide a copy of their most recent high school transcript showing all grades completed to date.

Admission to Georgia State under Early College does not imply admission to any other status. Early College students who later wish to enroll at Georgia State outside the Early College program must reapply.

Academic Regulations

Early College students must follow the following academic regulations in addition to all the other academic regulations of Georgia State University.

  • They may not attend classes during the summer semester except by special permission from the Early College High School and Early College Liaison.
  • They may attend for a maximum of six semesters up to graduating from high school.
  • Students who take over 15 college credits must pay for additional tuition and fees.
  • The courses in which they are enrolled must be reflected on their high school transcript.
  • They must pass any placement exams required for the courses they wish to take.
  • They may not take any courses at any other institution of higher education while enrolled in the program.
  • They may only attend the Clarkston campus, and may participate in some student clubs and other student life activities with the advance permission of the Office of Early Colleges.
  • Early College students may only enroll in Georgia State courses approved by their high school guidance counselor and Georgia State University Advisement Center.
  • If they earn a Georgia State cumulative GPA below 2.0, they are not eligible to attend the college.
  • Students must participate in the Early Alert program. Faculty who have Early College students in their courses must participate in the Early Alert program.
  • College credits earned while in the Early College program are transferable to other USG institutions.

Early College students should be aware that they must meet all state high school graduation testing requirements, including the Milestone test. Georgia State courses are not designed to prepare students for these tests.

Student Behavior Regulations

Early College students must follow the early college high school code of conduct and the Georgia State University code of conduct. Students are subject to consequences of any violation on the college and high school side of the program, including dismissal from the program.

1155 GSU-62 Program

  • 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

  1. Submit the Georgia State University Undergraduate Admission Application available online at GAFuturesBecause 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.
  2. Submit a copy of birth certificate or current passport.
  3. 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

  1. Submit the Georgia State University Non-Degree Seeking Application for Postbaccalaureate Admission
  2. Copy of birth certificate or current passport
  3. 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:

  1. Must apply and submit all required documentation by the deadline, meet ALL admissions requirements for selected program of study, and be accepted
  2. Must be 62 of age or older at the time of registration (submit birth certificate or current passport for verification of age)
  3. Must be classified as a Georgia resident in accordance with the Regent’s Requirements for residential status

Registration

  • 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).

1165 International Students, Students with Non-U.S. Credentials, and Non-native Speakers of English

Applicants to Georgia State University are classified as international applicants if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Students who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States
  • Students who have been educated outside of the U.S.
  • Students whose native language, as reported on the admission application, is a language other than English.

For admission to a degree pathway at Perimeter College, the following items are required:

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online at GAFutures.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Official high school transcript(s)
    • Students overseas should send an original transcript directly from their high school, if possible, or a copy that is certified by their high school, the local Education USA advising center, U.S. consulate, or a credential evaluation service. Please do not submit your only original copy – bring it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and we will make a copy from the original.
    • General Educational Development (GED) applicants are required to submit official GED exam passing scores and SACS or regionally accredited high school transcript.
  3. Official foreign transcript evaluation  Georgia State University requires that all international academic documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, leaving examination results, etc.) be formally evaluated by either an independent evaluation service or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  4. Official transcript from each college, university or technical college attended (if appropriate)
    • Transfer applicants must be eligible to return to the institution they last attended.
    • Applicants with fewer than 30 hours of transferable college credit must meet freshman requirements.
    • Official transcripts from overseas colleges or universities require an external foreign credential evaluation (course-by-course).
  5. Minimum test scores on one of the following tests:
  6. For non-native English speakers, proof of English proficiency must be met by one of the following minimum scores*:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 523 (paper-based) or 69 (internet-based)
    • International Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) score of 53
    • SAT Critical Reading score of 430 or ACT English score of 17
    • Completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of “C-“ or better at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
    • Graduation from a U.S. high school
    • Documentation that English was the official language of academic instruction in home country
    • Completion of a University System of Georgia approved ESL program
    • International students who fail to meet the above English proficiency test minimums but score above the following will be admitted with required ESL ACCUPLACER placement testing in the ESL Program.
      • Minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper-based) or 61 (internet-based testing)
      • Official IELTS score of 5.5
      • Minimum SAT critical reading score of 400
      • Minimum ACT English score of 15
  7. 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 or out-of-state tuition waivers.
    • Students on any type of visa will be asked by International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to upload immigration information into iStart for this purpose AFTER admission and prior to enrollment.

International Deadlines

Applications for admission, including the nonrefundable application fee and all required academic credentials and test scores, must be received by the established deadlines. Deadlines for international applicants are earlier than domestic applicants due to the extra credential evaluation, transfer credit, and possible visa application process required. Applications and reactivations received after the deadline dates may be processed for the following semester. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://admissions.gsu.edu/.

Semester   Freshmen    Transfer      
Fall May 15 June 15
Spring November 1 November 1
Summer April 1 April 1

Note: All deadlines are subject to change.

1170 Re-entry Applicants (Former Students)

An applicant who has previously attended Perimeter College but has not been enrolled for three or more consecutive terms is considered a re-entry student. Returning students will be subject to current admissions criteria and must adhere to the graduation requirements in Perimeter College’s catalog.

Note: Applicants born or educated outside the United States should go to the International Student Admissions page for information.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Perimeter College’s Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    • Perimeter College’s application is available online.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Documentation for any events or new requirements since you last attended Perimeter College. These may include:
    • New transcripts from any schools you’ve attended.
    • For former transient students, a new transient letter from your current institution.
    • Any new SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP or ACCUPLACER test scores.
    • You may be required to take the ACCUPLACER placement test prior to re-admission.
  3. 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. Georgia State University admits all academically qualified undergraduate students, regardless of immigration status.
  4. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores or birth certificates.

1175.10 Transient Students

Transient students may attend for only one fall or one spring semester. However, attendance as a transient student in summer semesters is unlimited. In order to continue for an additional summer semester(s) as a transient, a student must file a re-entry form and arrange for all necessary supporting documentation to be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the established deadlines. To continue attending, transient students must be in good academic standing at Perimeter College. Transient students who wish to become transfer students must apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to be admitted as a transfer student. All scholastic discipline policies and all course prerequisites are applicable to a transient student. Transcripts for courses completed at Perimeter College as a transient must be requested from the Office of the Registrar to be sent to the home institution. Transient students are admitted to and register through the college or school selected on their application. If the applicant does not indicate a college, and if a transient approval has been received, placement will be determined from the courses indicated in the letter. Transient students who seek re-entry must complete a new re-entry form for the semester that they wish to attend.

1175.20 Online Students

  • Perimeter College students taking Online Only courses may receive an exemption from immunization requirements by completing Perimeter College’s Certificate of Immunization form and checking the appropriate exemption box.
  • Immunization requirements remain in force for students taking a combination of online and on-campus courses. A student will be unable to enroll for a campus course until immunization requirements are satisfied. Perimeter College recommends all students satisfy immunization requirements in case on-campus and online courses are necessary to complete an academic program degree.

1175.30 International Students

International students with student visas are required to carry a full course load (12 semester hours). International students with student visas who wish to re-enter must complete a new re-entry form for the semester that they wish to attend.

1180 Undergraduate Admissions Appeals

The Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success and Vice Provost are the President’s designees for purposes of hearing Undergraduate Admissions Appeals.

Applicants for undergraduate admission who are denied for reasons related to disciplinary/criminal history or falsification of application may appeal the denial to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success and Vice Provost within twenty (20) calendar days of the date of the denial letter. The decision of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success and Vice Provost is final.