Admissions

Admissions Information

Freshman

Definition: An applicant who graduated high school less than five years ago and/or has less than 30 transferable college credit hours .

We are excited you're interested in becoming a Hawk! SGSC offers many different associate's pathways and bachelor's degrees that will help you SOAR into your future. Traditional Freshman should seek to complete the minimum high school Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) courses by their high school graduation date.

The RHSC is comprised of the following 17 units:

  • Four units of mathematics to include:
    • One unit of Coordinate Algebra or Algebra I or the equivalent;
    • One unit of Analytic Geometry or Geometry or the equivalent;
    • One unit of Advanced Algebra or Algebra II or the equivalent; and,
    • One additional approved fourth mathematics unit.
  • Four units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.
  • Four units of science with at least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences. The four units shall include the following for Georgia Public high school graduates:
    • One unit of Biology I or the equivalent;
    • One unit of Physical Science or Physics or the equivalent;
    • One unit of Chemistry, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, or an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate science course or the equivalent; and,
    • One additional approved science unit.
  • Three units of social science, with at least one unit focusing on United States studies and one unit focusing on world studies.
  • Two units of the same foreign language emphasizing speaking, listening and writing, or 2 units of American Sign Language, or 2 units of computer science emphasizing coding and programming.

Requirements for admission decision:

Documents required to complete file and eliminate holds being placed on your record:

Once all documents required for an admissions decision have been received, please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

NOTE: For placement purposes and to exempt learning support classes, you may opt to submit official SAT or ACT scores or take the ACCUPLACER exam. Below are the minimum required scores to exempt learning support and be placed directly into college level courses:

  • New SAT scores:
    o 480 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing for all majors
    o 440 Math Section for Non-STEM Majors (510 for STEM Majors)
  • Old SAT scores:
    o 430 English for all majors
    o 400 Math for Non-STEM (470 for STEM Majors)

  • ACT scores:
    o 17 English or Reading for all majors
    o 17 Math for Non-STEM (20 for STEM Majors)

  • South Georgia State College will no longer be hosting the SAT at our testing center. For available sites, visit FIND SAT TEST CENTERS.

Dual Enrollment

Definition: An applicant who is a rising 11th, or 12th grade high school student seeking to earn both high school and college credit. Please note: Sophomores may participate in the program, but must meet the following test score requirement-minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT Composite score of 26 in a single national test administration.

Dual Enrollment provides you with the opportunity to earn high school AND college credit before graduating from high school. You can take classes on our Douglas or Waycross Campuses and even earn enough college credit to receive an associate's degree while graduating from high school at the same time! Our Dual Enrollment courses transfer to any college or university in the University System of Georgia.

FOR MORE ON DUAL ENROLLMENT CLICK HERE!

Non-Traditional/Adult Learner

Definition: An applicant who graduated (or should have) graduated high school more than five years ago.

Nervous about going back to school? Don't be! At SGSC, we want to help you reach your career goals. We will be here to help you each step of the way.

Requirements for admission decision:

Documents required to complete file and eliminate holds being placed on your record:

Once all documents required for an admissions decision have been received, please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

Transfer

Definition: An applicant seeking admission as a degree-seeking student, who has completed 30 or more transferable college credit hours. Transfer students with less than 30 transferable hours must also freshman admission requirements.

It's never too late to become a Hawk! SGSC is glad to help prepare your wings to fly towards your goals. If you have less than 30 transferable college credit, you will be classified as a Freshman with transfer credits. Therefore, in addition to your college transcripts, you will also need to meet the Freshman requirements by submitting a high school transcript.

Requirements for admission decision:

  • Admissions Application with a one-time $20 application fee
  • Official college transcripts from any and all colleges attended (if applicable)

Documents required to complete file and eliminate holds being placed on your record:

Once all documents required for an admissions decision have been received, please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

For placement purposes and to exempt learning support classes, students who do not have a transferable college level English and/or Math course, may opt to submit official SAT or ACT scores or take the ACCUPLACER exam.

Note: Students who transfer from technical colleges typically transfer in less than 30 credit hours. So, we suggest that if you are transferring from a technical college that you also submit your high school transcript to eliminate processing delays.

Returning Students

Definition: A student who has previously attended and earned college credit at SGSC, but not within the past three terms.

Note: If you have attended within the last three terms (i.e. you attended and received a grade for Spring 2019 and seeking to register for classes in Spring 2020), login to your student account to register for classes.

We're glad to have you back! Former SGSC students seeking to be readmitted after a period of one year (three academic terms) must complete the following:

  • Admissions Application - application fee does not apply
  • Official college transcripts from institutions attended since SGSC (if applicable)
  • Students placed on Academic Suspension or Learning Support Suspension at the end of their last period of enrollment at SGSC must appeal to the Admissions Committee for readmission.

Once all documents required for an admissions decision have been received, please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

Note: Degree-seeking students (both Transfer and Readmitted Students) who have experienced academic difficulty previously at any USG Institution to have one opportunity to make a fresh start after an absence of five years from a regionally accredited Institution. Students are encouraged to apply at the time of admission, re-enrollment or re-enrollment as a transfer Student. The Academic Renewal Form should be completed and returned to the Office of the Registrar.

Academic renewal does not remove grades previously earned from the student's transcript, nor does it change academic standing or financial aid eligibility. A renewal GPA is begun when the student resumes taking coursework following approval for Academic Renewal

ACADEMIC RENEWAL APPLICATION

Transient Students

Definition: An applicant who is currently attending another college/university and has been given permission from their home institution to temporarily take courses with SGSC with the intention of transferring the course(s) back to that institution.

Looking to pick up a class or two while you're home? Transient admission is for students who are regularly enrolled in another institution and who ordinarily expect to return to that institution.
Requirements for admission decision:

  • Admissions Application with a one-time $20 application fee
  • Transient letter from the registrar or other designated official of the institution in which the student is enrolled recommending admission as a transient student

Documents required to complete file and eliminate holds being placed on your record:

Once all documents required for an admissions decision have been received, please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

Please select the classification that best describes you.

SGSC honors and appreciates the men and women of our armed services. We are approved for the educational training of veterans and certain eligible spouses and dependents of veterans. SGSC serves only as a source of certification and information to the Veterans Administration as all financial transactions and eligibility determinations are handled directly between the student and the VA. Veterans and other eligible persons interested in obtaining educational benefits must meet all applicable requirements for admissions. Any questions regarding the eligibility of a veteran or dependent can be answered by calling the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL1.

Requirements:

  • Application for enrollment
  • One-time $20 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts with graduation date or official GED scores
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • An immunization record completed by a health care professional
  • Lawful presence
  • DD 214 (if applicable)
  • AccuPlacer Test scores *
  • Note: please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

*The AccuPlacer is used for placement purposes to determine whether learning support classes are needed. The AccuPlacer test can be exempted if one of the following requirements are met:

  • New SAT scores:
    • 24 Reading for all majors
    • 22 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 25.5 for STEM Majors
  • Old SAT scores:
    • 430 English for all majors
    • 400 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 470 Math for STEM Majors
  • ACT scores:
    • 17 English for all majors
    • 17 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 20 Math for STEM Major

Requirements:

  • Application for enrollment
  • One-time $20 application fee
  • Submit proof of completion of 17 units of University System of Georgia's Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), typically done with a portfolio. A good portfolio will consist of a transcript of all high school courses completed, evidence of the student's work in each of the 17 areas of the RHSC, and a statement signed by the homeschool principal (usually the parent) attesting that the student has met the requirements for graduation from that homeschool and giving a date of graduation. Most portfolios that have been submitted are approximately one inch thick, and contain a syllabus, examples of work (writing samples, assignments) and a final examination for each course.
  • An immunization record completed by a health care professional
  • Lawful presence
  • AccuPlacer Test scores *
  • Note: please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

*The AccuPlacer is used and placement purposes to determine whether learning support classes are needed. The AccuPlacer test can be exempted if one of the following requirements are met:

  • New SAT scores:
    • 24 Reading for all majors
    • 22 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 25.5 for STEM Majors
  • Old SAT scores:
    • 430 English for all majors
    • 400 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 470 Math for STEM Majors
  • ACT scores:
    • 17 English for all majors
    • 17 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 20 Math for STEM Major

Applicants for this program must meet the following:

  • Must be residents of Georgia, 62 years of age or older, at the time of registration, and must present a GA Drivers License/ID.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses offered for resident credit on a "space available" basis without payment of tuition and fees except for supplies or lab fees.
  • Must meet all system, institution, and legislated degree requirements if they are degree seeking students.

Requirements for admissions:

  • Application for enrollment
  • One-time $20 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts with graduation date or official GED scores
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • An immunization record completed by a health care professional
  • Lawful presence
  • GA Drivers License/ID
  • Note: please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

Students may enroll as non-degree students for a maximum of 10 semester hours (including institutional credit). Such students may not enroll in courses with a Learning Support prerequisite unless they have been screened for and have exempted those requirements.

Students who do not wish to earn college credit or with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution may enroll as a non-degree student with no limitation on the number of semester hours credit that may be earned.

Requirements for admissions:

  • Application for enrollment
  • One-time $20 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts with graduation date or official GED scores
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • AccuPlacer Test scores*
  • An immunization record completed by a health care professional
  • Lawful presence
  • Note: please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

*The AccuPlacer is used for placement purposes to determine whether learning support classes are needed. The Compass Test is no longer being offered; however we will continue to accept Compass scores. The AccuPlacer test can be exempted if one of the following requirements are met:

  • New SAT scores:
    • 24 Reading for all majors
    • 22 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 25.5 for STEM Majors
  • Old SAT scores:
    • 430 English for all majors
    • 400 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 470 Math for STEM Majors
  • ACT scores:
    • 17 English for all majors
    • 17 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 20 Math for STEM Major

SGSC recognizes that not all applicants have the same needs or qualifications but understand you should have the opportunity to benefit from a college experience. Such cases are considered individually and students admitted under these provisions will be classified in the appropriate group described above.

Requirements for admissions:

  • Application for enrollment
  • One-time $20 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts with graduation date or official GED scores
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • An immunization record completed by a health care professional
  • Lawful presence
  • AccuPlacer Test scores*
  • Note: please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

*The AccuPlacer is used for placement purposes to determine whether learning support classes are needed. The AccuPlacer test can be exempted if one of the following requirements are met:

  • New SAT scores:
    • 24 Reading for all majors
    • 22 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 25.5 for STEM Majors
  • Old SAT scores:
    • 430 English for all majors
    • 400 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 470 Math for STEM Majors
  • ACT scores:
    • 17 English for all majors
    • 17 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 20 Math for STEM Major

 

International

Applicants whose secondary education was completed outside the United States, and who seek to be admitted on Student Visa must meet the following requirements for admission to South Georgia State College.

  • Application for enrollment: www.sgsc.edu/apply ($20 application fee)
  • Immunization Record: completed by a health care professional
    • Required Immunizations:
      • Varicella/Chickenpox-2 vaccinations or a verified history
      • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)-2 vaccinations
      • Tetanus-Diphtheria (within last 10 years)-1 vaccination
      • Hepatitis B-3 vaccinations
  • Test Scores: Applicants whose first language is not English, and whose language of instruction was not English throughout secondary school must meet the English proficiency requirement by submitting official results for one of the following test score requirements:
    • SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 480
    • ACT: minimum English score of 17
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): paper based- minimum score of 523; computer based-minimum score of 193; internet based- minimum score of 70 .
  • Official Transcripts: Provide an official English translation and evaluation of all transcripts. Evaluation must include a course-by-course and grade point average (GPA) calculation. Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved NACES or AICE member. Upon evaluation, transcripts must be sent directly to SGSC from the credentialing agency.
  • Financial Competence Form: Applicants are required to provide documentation of sufficient resources to cover tuition, housing, health insurance, and other living expenses. A Financial Competence Form must be submitted to the applicant’s bank to certify the applicant’s ability to pay the cost of attendance in the amount of $26, 650 (US). In lieu of the Financial Competence Form, the applicant may send an Affidavit from their financial sponsor and an official letter from the sponsor’s bank stating a dollar amount of readily available deposits in U.S. currency.
  • Health Insurance: all International students are required to purchase (https://www.uhcsr.com/) student health insurance.
    • Upon acceptance, the student will be provided the contact information for our Human Resources Office who handles student health insurance.
  • Note: admissions decisions are typically made within 7-10 business days upon receipt of ALL required documents.

 

 

SGSC Office of Admissions

We are excited you want to join the Hawk Nation! As a student of SGSC, you will have access to challenging academics and social opportunities, well-maintained facilities and skilled professors, all of which will lead you toward graduation and prepare you for your next chapter in your life. Our Admissions Office is dedicated to answering the questions you have about SGSC and helping you through the steps in becoming a Hawk!

Contact SGSC Admissions

Phone: (912) 260-4200
Email: admissions@sgsc.edu

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General Information

Beautiful historic location in Southeast Georgia. Multi-campus institution with 15 counties in the service area. Class sizes small enough to make you feel like you belong to a community of learners. Campuses large enough to give you a true college experience. This is South Georgia State College.

History: South Georgia State College was created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on January 8, 2013 from the consolidation of South Georgia College in Douglas, Ga. and Waycross College in Waycross, Ga.

Degrees: SGSC currently offers eight bachelor's degrees - the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences (BSBS), Management (BSM), Nursing (BSN), Early Childhood/Special Education (P-5) (ELE/SPED), Long-Term Healthcare Management (BSLTHM,) Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET), Public Service Leadership (PSL) and the B.A. in Professional, Business, and Technical Writing (BAPBW).  Associate degrees are also offered in 23 transfer pathways of study. Known as a state college within the University System of Georgia, the potential exists for SGSC to offer additional baccalaureate degrees in the future.

Enrollment: At SGSC, find yourself among a close-knit population of approximately 2,500 students, drawn from 21 other states, as well as 10 countries.

Housing: SGSC provides state of the art on-campus housing for students.  The Douglas campus’ residential facilities feature a private bedroom and semi-private bathroom. The suite style rooms come fully furnished complete with free Wi-Fi. On-campus dining and 24-hour security by campus police are benefits to being a part of SGSC’s residential community.

Athletics: The intercollegiate athletics program has a rich heritage in both Douglas and Waycross, drawing athletes from throughout Georgia as well as other states and countries.  The athletic program includes baseball, softball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s basketball (Waycross campus). 

Faculty: SGSC faculty are credentialed and meet SACSCOC requirements to teach in their respective field. There are no graduate assistants teaching classes at South Georgia State College. The average class size is 26, which allows faculty to provide personal attention and support for each student as needed.

Campuses: The tree-lined Douglas campus features 190 landscaped acres and includes a blend of well-maintained classroom and residential space with open green areas suitable for student gatherings. The Waycross campus features 150 acres of wooded land and includes three academic buildings, two lakes, and a walking trail. Both campuses have facilities which are home to the SGSC Hawks athletic teams. SGSC also has instructional sites in Americus and Valdosta.

Locations

Douglas Campus, Waycross Campus, Georgia Southwestern State University Entry Program, Valdosta State University Entry Program

Please click on the form you'd like to access from the list below.

Online Admissions Application

Admissions Checklist

Immunization Form

Admissions Appeals Form

FERPA Form

Tuition Classification

Note: PDF files require Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free.

Beginning Spring 2017, the Compass Entrance Test will be replaced with the AccuPlacer Entrance Test, per USG recommendation. Test resources and more information are available here

The AccuPlacer is used for placement purposes to determine whether learning support classes are needed and is optional. Students have the option to take the AccuPlacer Reading, WritePlacer, and Elementary Algebra to exempt Learning Support placement if acceptable SAT/ACT Scores are not provided. If the student chooses not to take the AccuPlacer and exemption criteria for support is not met, the default placement will be in an entry level collegiate course with corequisite support. Exception: students wishing to enroll in MATH 1111 College Algebra with or without corequisite Learning Support, must take the Mathematics Placement Test (AccuPlacer Math) unless they have met the criteria for direct placement into MATH 1111 with or without corequisite Learning Support.  Students may also exempt Learning Support placement in English and/or Math if they have earned a grade of “C” or better in a collegiate level English and/or Math course from a qualified post-secondary institution.

 

To schedule an exam, please call the Office of Admissions at 912-260-4200 (Douglas) or 912-449-7592 (Waycross) or email admissions@sgsc.edu.

Whether you’re just getting started with your college search, or making your final decision, South Georgia State College understands that you may want to see our campus for yourself. That’s why we provide two ways that you can experience a sneak peek of the Hawk Nation. Each opportunity takes you on a walking campus tour of both our Douglas and Waycross Campus so you can know what to expect on your first day.

Join us for Preview Day! Click HERE for details.

Our campus visit is one of the best ways to experience SGSC. You will meet with a Student Ambassador who will lead you on a walking tour of our beautiful campus. Visits can be scheduled by clicking one of the links below:

Walking Campus Tours

Douglas Campus - TUESday and THURsday 10:00 a.m. tour appointments

Douglas Campus - tuesday and thursday 3:00 p.m. tour appointments

Waycross Campus - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. tour appointments

Waycross Campus - Wednesday 2:00 p.m. tour appointments

Virtual Campus Tour 

If you can’t make it to campus, take a guided tour to explore all of the opportunities that South Georgia State College has to offer.

Click here to schedule your virtual experience for the Douglas campus.

Click here to schedule your virtual experience for the Waycross campus.

Need Accommodations? If you require special assistance, such as handicap accessibility, please contact our office prior to your visit. We are happy to provide accommodations to make your visit more enjoyable.

Campus Maps: Douglas | Waycross

Directions to South Georgia State College - Douglas Campus
Directions to South Georgia State College - Waycross Campus

What is the difference in a nontraditional and traditional student?

Nontraditional students have been out of high school at least five years where as traditional students are entering college right after high school.

What are the high school grade point average requirements?

Before 2012: College Preparatory Curriculum: 2.0, Technical Preparatory Curriculum: 2.2

After 2012: General Diploma 2.0

What is the difference between degree seeking and non-degree seeking at South Georgia State College?

South Georgia State College offers five degree options for degree seeking students-Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (BSBS) and Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM). Non-degree seeking students are not trying to earn a degree. South Georgia State College permits students to enroll as non-degree students for a maximum of 12 semester credit hours (including institutional credit).

What college entrance tests are required?

State colleges require an entrance/placement exam known as the AccuPlacer test. Students can be exempt from this test if they meet criteria that include SAT scores of:

  • New SAT scores:
    • 24 Reading for all majors
    • 22 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 25.5 for STEM Majors
  • Old SAT scores:
    • 430 English for all majors 
    • 400 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 470 Math for STEM Majors
  • ACT scores:
    • 17 English for all majors
    • 17 Math for Non-STEM Majors
    • 20 Math for STEM Major

South Georgia State College will no longer be hosting the SAT at our testing center. For available sites, visit FIND SAT TEST CENTERS.

It is recommended that students planning to enroll in transfer programs leading to baccalaureate degrees take the national SAT or ACT. The ACT or SAT is required for admission to the South Georgia State College Nursing Program.

When can I take the AccuPlacer test?

Students who are required to take the AccuPlacer test should call the Admissions Office at 912.260.4206 (Douglas) or 912.449-7592 (Waycross) to schedule a convenient testing time. Testing is available on Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM and 2 PM on the Douglas Campus and 8 AM and 2 PM on the Waycross Campus. Other appointment times may be available upon request.

What if I did not graduate from high school?

You must pass the GED exam in order to apply for acceptance into South Georgia State College.

Will my credits from South Georgia State College transfer to other institutions?

Yes! We have many transfer programs to choose from that will be accepted at other colleges or universities towards a Bachelor’s Degree.

Can I transfer credits from other institutions to South Georgia State College?

Yes! Transfer credits from accredited institutions are evaluated on a class by class basis toward transfer into South Georgia State College. Most credits from other University System schools will be accepted. However, there are limited credits from technical schools that are transferable to South Georgia State College.

When can I visit the campus?

We look forward to your visit! Please contact our Admissions Office at 912.260.4206 (Douglas) or 912.449-7592 (Waycross) to schedule a campus tour at a time convenient for you.

Will someone help me choose the right classes?

After you are accepted, you will be assigned an advisor who will assist you with registration. The assigned advisor will be available by appointment before each registration period to ensure you are registering for the right classes for your degree program.

Are financial aid and scholarships available?

Yes! We can help you identify which federal, state or local financial aid packages you may be eligible to receive. Students that apply for financial aid (including HOPE or foundation scholarships) are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Online forms are available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please remember that a new FAFSA must be completed each year for Fall Semester. SGSC’s FAFSA code is 001592.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! SGSC has numerous Foundation Scholarships. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 912.260.4282, the South Georgia College Foundation Office at 912.260.4268 (Douglas Campus), or the James M. Dye Foundation Office at 912.449.7509 (Waycross Campus) for information on how to apply.

 

Isaiah Ricks

Isaiah Ricks

Waycross Campus

A college education can open many doors, and South Georgia State College has given me the opportunity to pursue my career in music education. I have found friends that encourage me to shoot for the stars. You will find a home at SGSC.

Katie Stewart

Katie Stewart

Douglas Campus

Being a transient student at SGSC is a great way to be able to take a few summer classes while also being able to come home for the summer. My experience was very helpful because I was able to complete an internship while also taking classes all while being home for the summer.