Application Information

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A message from the campus:

Thank you for considering Georgia Highlands College, a limited mission, four-year state college within the University System of Georgia. GHC has five campus locations, with an enrollment of 5,500 students; serving all of northwest Georgia in Cartersville, Douglasville, Floyd, Marietta and Paulding.

The Application Process:

Please go to the GHC Admissions web page at to review the requirements for your specific student type.

Prior to the application deadline, students should submit the application, the application fee and all required admissions documents including official copies of the most recent transcripts.  Application deadlines for each term can be found at

Care should be taken to answer each question completely and accurately as these responses determine your residency status and tuition rate. Applicants who leave the residency questions blank will be charged the current out-of-state tuition rates. If you have difficulty interpreting a question on the online application, please contact a GHC representative before final submission of your application

Failure to list your high school and all colleges previously or currently attended may result in disqualification of the application.  All documents submitted to the GHC Office of Admissions becomes the property of Georgia Highlands College and we are unable to provide copies of any document submitted.

All applicants accepted for admission or readmission to Georgia Highlands 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. Information about the documents required to satisfy this requirement may be found at In some cases, the college may request additional documentation.

If you need assistance, please submit your questions through the GHC online ticketing system via the “Need Help?” link located on the GHC website at under the Admissions tab.

Financial Aid:

Students applying for financial aid should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible by visiting The financial aid priority dates are found at and the GHC Federal Code is 009507. Students may track their financial aid status with GHC at

Last updated: 4/24/2015 9:05AM PST

Admissions Procedures

  • After reading the instructions, please fill out this online application as thoroughly as possible. When you are finished, click the SUBMIT button on the left column of any application screen. Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit your application and keep for your records. The application will not be processed until the application fee of $30 is received.

  • Request that all official documents (high school and/or college transcripts, GED scores, certificate of immunization) be sent directly to:
    Georgia Highlands College
    Admissions Office
    3175 Cedartown Highway
    Rome, GA 30161

  • Submit the GHC Certificate of Immunization Form prior to orientation.

  • Freshman: Request that an official transcript of all high school work completed be sent to Georgia Highlands College (GHC). If you take college courses while completing your senior year of high school, request an official transcript from the college be sent directly to GHC.

  • Transfer: Request that an official transcript be sent directly to GHC from EACH college or university previously attended. If you have less than 30 "transferable" semester hours of college credit you will need to provide an official copy of your high school transcript.

  • Transient: Submit a copy of the transient permission letter from the college or university you are currently attending.

  • Former student: If you have been a student at GHC (formerly Floyd College) previously, you should complete the READMISSION APPLICATION and not this form.

  • Nontraditional: If you have graduated from high school over five years ago, provide proof of high school graduation or GED, and/or college transcripts.

  • International students: Admissions requirements for applicants other than U.S. citizens and/or applicants educated outside the U.S. may be found at the following link:

  • If your first language is not English or your primary language of instruction was not English, submit an official copy of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or satisfactory SAT/ACT scores.

Contact Us

Georgia Highlands College
Office of Admissions
3175 Cedartown Highway
Rome, GA  30161

In-state telephone: (706) 295-6339
Out-of-state telephone: 1-800-332-2406
Fax number: (706) 295-6341


To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

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