Thank you for choosing Georgia Highlands College!

IMPORTANT: Before clicking the "Apply Now" button to begin your application to Georgia Highlands College (GHC),you are strongly encouraged to read the following application information.

Welcome to Georgia Highlands College! GHC is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia.Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves thousands of students in Northwest Georgia across its four locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online. To learn more about the educational opportunities at Georgia Highlands College, please visit

Application and Document Deadlines

Georgia Highlands College must receive your application and all supporting documents required for admission by the posted deadlines ( in order to guarantee timely processing of your application. During peak application periods, it may take longer than expected to receive a decision notification.


Our current Dual Enrollment Program deadlines can be found online at

  • Summer applicants, please note that documents received after March 1st may result in your financial aid not being available prior to the tuition/fee payment deadline for the session you are enrolled. Thus, you should plan to pay for your classes until your financial aid is awarded.

IMPORTANT Application Information

  • Complete the entire online application.
  • Applications are valid only for the term submitted.
  • Admissions applications are complete once all documents have been received.
  • Applications are evaluated in the order in which they are received. Please allow up to two weeks for an admission decision to be made.
  • We use your email and physical mailing address on your admissions application to communicate with you.
  • Students can register for classes only if they have been admitted to the institution.

Application Process

1. Click the blue Apply Now button below and pay the $30.00 non-refundable application fee.

2. Submit ALL official high school and/or college transcripts directly to GHC.

  •         You must request your official high school and/or college transcripts to be sent to GHC.

3. Submit ALL official test scores (ACT, SAT, or Next Generation Accuplacer) directly to GHC.

    • If you will be using an ACT or SAT application fee waiver, email your fee waiver form to to receive a fee waiver code to be used in the online application portal.
    • Official ACT or SAT scores must be sent directly to GHC in order to use the fee waiver.

   4.  Submit Verification of Lawful Presence to

   5.  Submit Certificate of Immunization to

   6.  Apply for Financial Aid

    • Federal School Code: 009507

 Need Assistance?

Please submit your questions to the GHC online ticketing system via the "Need Help? GHC 411" link located throughout the GHC website or by clicking here.

— Last updated by Georgia Highlands College on 3/30/2023 4:42AM PST

Contact Us

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

(706) 802-5000
(706) 295-6341


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