Applying to Gwinnett Tech
Thanks for your interest in Gwinnett Tech! To apply, follow the three steps detailed below. If you have questions during any part of the process, contact us online or at 678-226-6616.
1. Complete an application and pay the $20 one-time application fee.
You can apply online, download an application, pick one up at the Recruitment Center in Building 100 on campus or call us at 678-226-6616 and we'll send one in the mail. Payment of your one-time, $20 application fee — either online, by mail or in person — must be made at the time of application.
- Note: If you are registering for seminars and workshops offered through the continuing education department ONLY, submit a continuing education registration form and pay your seminar/workshop fee. For more information regarding seminar and workshop registration, click here.
2. Submit all official records.
The documents you need when applying are dependent upon your admission status.
If you are a first-time applicant with a high school diploma but no previous college credits, you should submit the following documents:
- an official high school transcript and
- an official record of your SAT or ACT scores; or
- an official record of a COMPASS or ASSET exam
If you do not meet the required SAT or ACT scores, or if test results are more than 5 years old, we require that a new COMPASS exam be taken for placement.
Applicants with College Credits up to 30 Semester
If you have previous college credits of less than 30 semester hours, you should submit:
- an official transcript from all colleges attended and
- an official high school transcript
- an official record of COMPASS test scores unless waived by college coursework
Applicants with College Credits of 30 Semester Hours or More
If you have earned more than 30 semester hours, please submit:
- an official transcript from all colleges attended
|Admission Status||Please submit|
|No previous college||High school transcript plus SAT/ACT scores or COMPASS/ASSET score|
|< 30 semester hours||Official transcript from all colleges attended, high school transcripts, and official COMPASS test scores, unless waived by college coursework|
|> 30 semester hours||Official transcript from all colleges attended, official COMPASS test scores unless waived by college coursework|
3. Meet the additional requirements for your program of study, if any.
Some degree, diploma and certificate programs have additional admission requirements*. After we receive your application, you will be notified if there are additional documents needed for your area of study.
For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 678-226-6616 or online.
Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States
Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before you are eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:
A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
A current Driver's License or ID issued by a state that verifies immigration status and only issues to persons lawfully present in the United States.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) will accept the following:
Alabama: Issued after August 1, 2000
Florida: Issued after January 1, 2010 AND have a gold star in the upper right hand corner.
South Carolina: Issued after November 1, 2008
Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004.
A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.
An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year.
A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551).
A current, valid military identification card for active duty soldiers or veterans.
A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
A current U.S. Passport.
A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out-of-state and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.
Special Admit Student Admission
Special admit students are those who desire to take credit courses but do not plan to pursue a degree, diploma, or certificate. Special admit students are eligible to take credit classes designated as available to special admits in the class schedule, provided they meet all prerequisites to test score requirements. These students must complete an application and pay the application fee. A student may be classified as special admit for one semester only. Special admit students do not qualify for financial aid.