Georgia Highlands College

Admissions - High School Students

"My life spent at Georgia Highlands for two years was full of excitement, encouragement, and potential! There were so many exceptional programs and classes that I was involved in, some of which included: Fabulous Fridays with Professor Akemon, the summer Geology trip to Wyoming with Billy Morris, Creative Writing, Chief Photographer of the Six Mile Post, Phi Theta Kappa, and many, many more! Georgia Highlands was the perfect transition I needed between high school and moving to a large university, a transition that helped to mold my life as I became an adult entering into the real world!" – Colleen Fries

Admissions Requirements

Accredited High School Graduates:

The following admissions requirements are for any student that is a senior currently enrolled in an accredited high school or a student that has already graduated from an accredited high school within the last five years:

  • 2.0 GPA as Calculated by GHC within your college prep curriculum

  • Required High School Curriculum (RHSC)  =  4 English, 4 Mathematics, 4 Natural Sciences, 3 Social Sciences, and 2 Foreign Languages in the same language

  • Mathematics courses must include Algebra I, Algebra II, Trig or Geometry, and one more above Algebra II (Algebra I part I and Algebra I part II only count as one Math)

  • Have passed all of your high school graduation exams

Non-Accredited High School Graduates:

Students that have graduated from a non-accredited high school may be considered for admissions at GHC through one of the following options:

  • By taking the GED and attaining a passing score required by the State of Georgia

  • By scoring at or above the average SAT I score of the previous year’s fall semester first-time freshman class with at least a 450 verbal score and 450 math score, or equivalent ACT scores, and substantiating college preparatory curriculum completion via the SAT II subject exams in English writing, English literature, Mathematics, biology, chemistry or physics, American history and social studies and world history – and achieving designated scores in each area

  • Be considered as a Presidential Exception by obtaining a minimum score of 500 in both the SAT I Math and Verbal score or equivalent ACT scores

  • By scoring in the top five percent of all students nationally on the SAT I or ACT


Steps to Enrollment

Step 1 Complete an admissions application and pay the $30 application fee
Step 2 Request that official high school transcripts be sent to GHC
Step 3 Request official SAT or ACT scores sent to GHC (not required but can be used for college placement)
Step 4 Applicants who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States.
Step 5 Have your health care provider complete the GHC Certificate of Immunization Form
Step 6 Register to take the COMPASS exam through the Check Admissions Status link (if required)
Step 7 Register to attend Orientation through the Check Admissions Status link (at orientation you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes)


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