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, a four-year University System of Georgia institution located in Northwest Georgia. Over 6,000 students currently attend GHC at one of six instructional sites located in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville, as well as 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.

Traditional Admissions Deadlines


Priority Application

Received Deadline


Classes Begin

Spring 2020

November 1, 2019

Full Session: December 1, 2019

Short Term I & II Session: January 15, 2020

November 4, 2019

Full Session: January 11, 2020

Short Term Session I: February 4, 2020

Short Term Session II: February 18, 2020

Summer 2020

March 1, 2020

May 15, 2020

March 9, 2020

May Session: May 18, 2020
June Session: June 8, 2020
Full Session: June 8, 2020
July Session: July 2, 2020

Fall 2020

April 1, 2020

July 15, 2020

April 13, 2020

August 15, 2020

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. Apply ONLINE 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. GHC will not request the transcripts on your behalf.

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

    5. Submit Certificate of Immunization

    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 11/5/2019 10:28AM 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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