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JULY 2016

Admissions Requirements


For information and deadlines regarding admission into the Practical Nursing Program on the Americus Campus, please click here.

For information and deadlines regarding admission into the Practical Nursing Program on the Cordele Campus, please click here


AGE: Students applying for admission must be 16 years of age or older. Applicants for Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting must be 17 years of age or older. Students must be 21 years of age or older to enroll in Commercial Truck Driving.

EDUCATION: A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for entry into most programs. Applicants having less than a high school diploma may be admitted on a conditional basis into certain programs provided they demonstrate an ability to benefit from training. All students, however, must earn a high school diploma or GED prior to receiving a diploma from South Georgia Technical College. All persons will be offered the opportunity to receive remedial instruction, if required.

DOCUMENTATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED: A transcript from the last high school attended and all post-secondary schools (if the applicant wishes to be eligible for transfer credit) is requested of all students. Evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent (GED) is mandatory for the following programs: Accounting, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Avionics, Business Office Technology, Computer Information Systems, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Drafting and Advanced Drafting, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electronics Technology, Marketing Management, Medical Assisting, and Practical Nursing.

PLACEMENT TEST: The applicant must make qualifying scores on the exam for the course of training that he/she has elected to pursue. Students may also be admitted on the basis of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Reasonable accommodations are made during testing for those who need them. The examiner should be notified prior to testing if special accommodations are needed.

HEALTH: Applicants must be physically able to attend school. In some programs, a student who has a physical condition that would limit participation in a class/lab should provide the instructor(s) with a written statement from a doctor indicating the student's ability to perform all class/lab requirements.

1. Complete an application.
2. Pay a one-time non-refundable application fee of $20.
3. Furnish a copy of your high school transcript or GED scores.
4. Receive an appointment to take the placement test.
5. Take the placement test as scheduled (contact the Admissions Office if there is a conflict and reschedule testing).
Exceptions in lieu of the placement test are:      
a. SAT scores of at least 430 verbal and 400 math;      
b. Passing grades of (minimum of "C") in credit English and Math courses from an accredited post-secondary institution.
6. Applicant not meeting test or other admission requirements are referred to Developmental Studies/Adult Education for further testing and remedial studies.
7. Applicant is accepted for admission when all requirements are met.

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