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Monday 7.4.2022

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Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Highlands College
3175 Cedartown Highway
Rome, GA 30161

Official telephone: (706) 802-5000
Fax number: (706) 295-6610
Screen last updated on: January 2022

The admissions information below is valid for the 2022 academic year.

Admissions officer: Charlene Graham,
Assistant Director of Admissions
Contacting the office: 800 332-2406
800 332-2406 (toll free)
706-295-6341 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: July 15
Application fee: $30
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Admissions requirements:
SAT or ACT scores are not required for regular admission to the College, but are required of special populations.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: recommended
Interview is: neither required nor recommended
Standardized test requirements: SAT I considered if submitted, ACT considered if submitted, SAT I or ACT considered if submitted, SAT II considered if submitted
Dates test scores should be received: July 15 for SAT I/ACT, July 15 for SAT II
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 recommended
Lab: 4 recommended
Math: 4 recommended
Social studies: 3 recommended
Total: 17 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • Minimum SAT or ACT required for admission to the Dual Enrollment Program.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: conditional admission, Minimum SAT or ACT scores are required for applicants who graduated from a home/high school program that is not accredited by a regional accreditation body and for GED applicants who are under the age of 18.
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report not considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores considered
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA: 3.02
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 92%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis

Number of completed applications received: 1,916
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 1,338
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 1%
Admission may be deferred: yes


Thank you for considering Georgia Highlands College (GHC), a four-year state college within the University System of Georgia. At GHC, we provide educational opportunities for the physical, intellectual, and cultural development of a diverse population in seven northwest Georgia counties, with six locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas and Douglasville.

 GHC offers access to over 30 areas of study with associate degree, bachelor’s degree, and online degree options. GHC offers a fully online Bachelor of Science in both nursing and dental hygiene. Additionally, GHC will begin offering a Bachelor of Business Administration in both healthcare management and logistics and supply chain management in fall 2017 pending SACSCOC approval. We welcome the opportunity to help you find the right career pathway for you!

Our Areas of Study


Important Dates

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall July 15 August 19
Spring December 15 January 7
Summer May 15 May 15


Applications are accepted online and at all campuses through close of business on the deadline date.  When the application deadline date falls on a holiday or weekend the deadline will be close of business on the next business day.  All documents required for acceptance must have been received prior to the application deadline.

The Admissions documents can be found here:

For Waiver Forms or inquiries about International Student Forms, please contact GHC today.

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