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Application Procedures

Application Procedures

Georgia Highlands College is proud to provide educational opportunities within Northwest Georgia and welcomes all applicants for admission. Apply online at http://www.highlands.edu or use the college paper application available from any Georgia Highlands College location.

Applications and all additional required materials and/or documents should be sent to the college no later than the published deadline for the semester in which the student intends to enroll. Semester deadline information is available from the Office of Admissions, from each campus administrative office, and from the admissions website.

There is a $30 application fee that must be paid before an application can be processed.

Because the college might find it necessary to cease accepting applications for a specific semester, all applicants are encouraged to apply, or to reapply following a previous enrollment at the college, well in advance of the deadline. Late applicants are considered at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and Registrar.

Required Documents and Materials for Admission Consideration:

• Completed Application for Admission

• Application Fee ($30)

• Official high school and/or college transcripts (mailed directly from sending institution) showing date of graduation and successful completion of high school testing requirements

• Official GED Score Sheet (if applicable)

• Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Scores or American College Testing (ACT) Scores (if applicable)

• Dual Enrollment Documents (if applicable)

• Transient Permission Letter (if applicable)

• International Applicant Documents (if applicable):

      • TOEFL Score(s)

      • Financial Statement

      • Officially Translated and evaluated Transcripts

      • Copy of VISA or Alien Resident Card

• Proof of lawful presence in the US if seeking in-state tuition

Certification of immunization is required prior to registration at Georgia Highlands College. A Certification of immunization form is available at www2.highlands.edu/site/admissions-forms.

The college reserves the right to rescind admission before or after enrollment if the applicant becomes ineligible as determined by the standards of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, or the college. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to Georgia Highlands College. Final acceptance or denial is determined by the Director of Admissions, subject to the applicant’s right of appeal or request for consideration as a Presidential Exception. A Presidential Exception is considered when an applicant does not meet established criteria for admissions but demonstrates a strong counterbalancing strength and the promise of success in college. Applicants are notified of their acceptance when all materials, documents and credentials have been received and the processing is complete.

An application is valid only for the semester and status for which it is submitted. Those who are admitted and wish to change the status of their Admission must do so prior to the Application Deadline. Those applicants who are admitted and choose not to enroll must complete an application for readmission/update in order to have their application updated for a future semester. Applications of those who do not enroll, and do not update for enrollment, are retained in an inactive status for one year. At the end of that year, if an applicant wishes to reactivate the application for a future semester, she or he must notify the Office of Admissions of his or her intent by the established deadline for that particular semester. If new admissions policies exist at that time, applicants must meet those requirements. An applicant who has attended another college in the interim period must have an official transcript sent to Georgia Highlands College from each institution attended.




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