What Kind of Student Am I?

Degree Seeking

Degree seeking students make up the largest segment of our student body. We offer Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in a variety of majors, as well as the opportunity to transfer credit to four-year schools for bachelor’s degree programs.

Non-Degree Seeking

Students not seeking a degree at GMC who wish to attend for personal enrichment are welcome at GMC and encouraged to attend. However, because regular admissions and prerequisite requirements still apply while certain financial options may be limited, it is recommended that such students declare a major while attending at GMC.

First-Time Freshmen

Students who are entering college for the first time are considered first-time freshmen.  First-time freshmen are degree-seeking students.  If you have ever attended another college, you cannot be considered a first-time freshmen (does not apply to students enrolled in Dual Enrollment/ACCEL programs).

Transfer Students

Degree seeking students who have attended another college in the past are considered transfer students.  

Transient Students

Transient students have temporary permission from another school to attend GMC for a specific time frame (usually one term).  Many of our transient students enjoy the convenience of GMC’s 8-week quarter system, allowing them to complete required classes in a shorter time frame.

Instead of a transcript, a transient student must provide transient authorization (usually a letter or form) from their primary institution’s registrar’s office.  This authorization should list the courses the student may take at GMC as well as when the courses should be taken.

Dual Enrollment (Move On When Ready)

Georgia Military College recognizes the need to provide academically talented high school students with opportunities for acceleration of their formal academic programs. This recognition has led to the development of two organized programs: (1) a dual enrollment program in which the student, while continuing his/her enrollment in high school as a sophomore, junior or senior, enrolls in courses for college credit; and (2) an early admission program in which the student enrolls as a full-time student following completion of the junior year in high school. Minimum admission standards for both the dual enrollment and early admission programs are listed in the following sections.