South Georgia Technical College waives on-line application fee and suspends Entrance Exam Requirement for Admission during Coronavirus Outbreak

April 2, 2020
Shown above are SGTC Admissions Director Whitney Crisp and Admissions Assistant Jasmine Mercer who show individuals how to apply online at SGTC through a video link at: https://www.southgatech.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/.
Shown above are SGTC Admissions Director Whitney Crisp and Admissions Assistant Jasmine Mercer who show individuals how to apply online at SGTC through a video link at: https://www.southgatech.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/.

   South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) President Dr. John Watford has waived the on-line application fee for individuals interested in enrolling summer semester.  SGTC and the other 21 colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) have also suspended the requirement to take a placement exam and the need to provide an official high school or high school equivalency transcript for admission during the Coronavirus outbreak.

“As we navigate these uncertain and unprecedented times, we want to do everything we can to help our fellow Georgians pursue higher education without barriers,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “By suspending the placement exam and official high school or high school equivalency transcript requirements, we are removing obstacles for people who otherwise would enroll at one of our colleges.”  

“South Georgia Tech has also waived the application fee for students applying for summer semester,” added Dr. Watford.  “This is an awesome opportunity for individuals who would like to continue their education.  A lot of things may be uncertain right now, but one thing is certain.  Once this coronavirus outbreak is over or under control, our area is going to need a qualified, trained workforce more than ever.  This is the perfect opportunity to look at career options that are going to be in high demand.  With the Hope grant, Hope career grant, Hope scholarship and Pell grant financial aid opportunities many students can attend at no personal cost and/or receive a refund.”

Students who are interested or would like more information about how to apply to South Georgia Technical College can visit the college website at www.southgatech.edu and discover the over 200 great associate degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit programs available.  For more information about applying online visit: https://www.southgatech.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/

SGTC Admissions Director Whitney Crisp and SGTC Admissions Assistant Jasmine Mercer walk students through the on-line admissions process in a video.  Once a student applies on-line, they will receive an email from Admissions Director Whitney Crisp.  An acceptance letter or email will follow.

The suspension of the placement exam, ACCUPLACER, still provides SGTC and TCSG colleges the ability to use other placement methods already in place to allow an applicant to continue the enrollment process. The colleges will evaluate program readiness in a number of different ways to ensure student success. 

The suspension of the requirements for official high school or high school equivalency transcripts for admission to TCSG colleges allows applicants who wish to begin this summer or fall semester, the ability to continue their admission process. In the interim, students may submit unofficial transcripts until the colleges resume normal business operations. The students will then have the ability to submit official documents to the college without affecting their current enrollment.

“The Coronavirus has certainly disrupted everyone’s lives in one way or another, but our commitment to providing an excellent education to students does not waver,” said Commissioner Dozier. “These temporary changes to the admissions process are one way where we can help those interested in pursuing a postsecondary credential do so without delay.”

   For more information contact SGTC Admissions Director Whitney Crisp at wcrisp@southgatech.edu.  Your bright future can begin today at South Georgia Tech.