Georgia Highlands College

Guidance Counselors

Welcome to Georgia Highlands College! At GHC, we recognize the important role a high school counselor plays in the life of high school students and their college choices. We hope this web page will serve as a valuable tool to assist your students through the enrollment process at GHC. From time to time, we will feature one of our star students as we provide you with up-to-date information about changes impacting the enrollment or financial aid process for students. We can arrange to travel to your high school to provide staff with useful information, and we encourage you to attend one of our Counselor Workshops hosted at the GHC locations. If we can be of any assistance to you and your staff, please contact us at a campus location listed below.  

Maggie Jackson, who just graduated with honors in math education, recently received the Region IV Leadership Award for Orientation at a two-year college from the National Orientation Directors Association .  Maggie hails from Taylorsville, and plans to attend Shorter College next fall on a full Phi theta Kappa scholarship.  She delivered the invocation at the May GHC graduation.


Application Procedures and Admissions Response

Step 1: All applicants are required to complete an admissions application, pay the $30 application fee (GHC accepts SAT/ACT fee waivers only), and have an official transcript sent to the Admissions Office. Although not required, we strongly encourage an SAT or ACT exam to increase students’ chances for acceptance and for possible scholarships.

Step 2: The application and documents are typically processed within two weeks of receipt. Students are reminded by mail to track their enrollment status online through the Check Admissions Status link.

Step 3: Some students are required to take the COMPASS placement exam based upon either a College Prep Deficiency or SAT/ACT scores below the minimum requirements. For more information, visit the Compass Testing Information link below.

Step 4: If eligible for admissions, students are mailed an official acceptance letter and the Check Admissions Status link is updated to reflect the admissions decision. As a counselor, you have the ability to check your students’ admissions status through the above link.

Step 5:  Attend a New Student Orientation where students meet individually with an academic advisor and register for classes. Students who want more course options and flexible schedules should apply early and register for the earliest possible new student orientation.


GHC - Cartersville
5441 Highway 20 NE
Cartersville, GA  30121
678-872-8013 (fax)
GHC - Douglasville
5901-A Stewart Parkway
Douglasville, GA 30135
678-872-4235 (fax)
GHC - Floyd
3175 Cedartown Highway
Rome, GA  30161
706-295-6341 (fax)
GHC – Marietta at SPSU
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA  30060
678-872-8013 (fax)
  GHC - Paulding
25 Courthouse Square
Dallas, GA 30132
678-946-1025 (fax)

Helpful Links

COMPASS Place Test
High School Students
Joint Enrollment/ACCEL Program
Paper Application
GHC/USG 2011/2012 Updates for Counslers
GHC Scholarships
GHC Certificate of Immunization
Counselor Connection Newsletter
Course Offerings
Verifying Lawful Presence
Move on When Ready

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