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.

Admissions Standards - Dual Enrollment Program

Students seeking dual enrollment must provide the following:

1. A properly completed official application form. No application fee required.
2. Minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in courses taken from the required high school curriculum units.
3. Written recommendation of high school principal or counselor or completed Student Participation Form
4. Written consent of parent or guardian or completed Student Participation Form
5. Must submit official, qualifying SAT, ACT, or COMPASS scores:
           a. If SAT/ACT scores are submitted, then they must meet the following requirements:
                     i. SAT Critical Reading score of at least 480 OR ACT English score of at least 20.
                     ii. SAT Math score of at least 440 or ACT Math score of at least 18.
           b. If the COMPASS Placement Test is taken in lieu of the SAT or ACT, the following is required:
                     i. GMC Executive Directors will schedule a COMPASS Placement Test for students after receipt of their respective official high school transcript that                                 reflects their cumulative high school grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in courses taken from the required High School Curriculum units.
                     ii. The following are the minimum sub scores for qualifying Dual Enrollment placement: score no less than 78 in Reading, 60 in Writing, and 37 in Math.
6. Must exempt Learning Support Services (LSS) English and Reading prior to registering for courses with LSS English or Reading as a prerequisite.
7. Must exempt Learning Support Services (LSS) Mathematics prior to registering for courses with LSS Mathematics as a prerequisite.
8. Must exempt wither LSS English and Reading or exempt LSS Mathematics.  Students that do not exempt all LSS subject areas are limited to 30 Quarter Hours of coursework, after which they must exempt all LSS subject areas in order to be eligible to register for additional courses.