Freshman Admission
Freshmen applicants are or will be high school graduates with no college credit or those having earned fewer than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of transferable college credit coursework (not including joint enrollment and advanced placement credits).

The successful freshman applicant will demonstrate his or her potential for success by completing the College Preparatory Curriculum with a satisfactory grade point average, show strong SAT or ACT score results, and provide a well developed personal essay. The middle 50% of admitted students for Fall 2010 had SAT total scores ranging from 1080 to 1220 (CR+M subscores only), and high school grade point averages ranging from 3.13 to 3.71 (calculated on academic courses only). These numbers are provided only as guidelines. Admissions decisions are based on the total student portfolio and demonstrated potential for contribution to the university and probability for success in the unique environment of the GC community. In the application review process, GC strives to discover students who will bring academic and creative achievements, elements of diversity, a proven commitment to community service, and who have the potential to make significant contributions to society. GC seeks inquisitive freshmen who exhibit the desire to develop an analytical mind; a sense of civic and global responsibility; sound ethical principles; respect for human diversity and individuality; effective writing, speaking, and qualitative skills; and a healthy lifestyle.

A College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) diploma is mandatory for admission to GC. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved CPC curriculum requires:
  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math with Algebra I being the minimum level for consideration
  • 3 units of science including at least 2 units of laboratory science
  • 3 units of social science
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
A word about the SAT and ACT scores: Freshman and/or transferring freshman applicants must submit at least one official SAT or ACT score report which includes the writing assessment. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to GC. GC currently utilizes only the Critical Reading and Math scores from the SAT, and the English, Math and Composite scores from the ACT. GC will also review the timed writing samples from these tests as part of the student's overall portfolio. Receiving official scores directly from the College Board and/or ACT allows us to access the applicant's writing sample.

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