Your student classification basically indicates your educational goals and will dictate which application process you will follow. You know you’re a credit student – seeking to take degree, diploma or certificate classes for credit. But are you a program student, general studies student, transient student or what?
Browse through the list below and see which classification best fits your educational goals, then link over to the application process that you’ll follow. If you have questions, give us a call at 770-962-7580, ext. 116 and we’ll be glad to help.
Still not sure which classification best suits you? Call us. We’ll be glad to help.
Program students are those planning to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate. You must follow the steps to apply for admission. Once accepted as a program student, you will receive first priority in registering and scheduling classes. Financial aid becomes available for the semester and program specified in your acceptance letter.
General Studies students are those planning to take degree-level courses in the Arts and Sciences division only (English, math, psychology, etc.). You must follow the steps to apply for admission as a program student. General studies students do not qualify for financial aid.
Special Admit students are those desiring to take credit courses, but do not plan to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate. Special admit students do not qualify for financial aid.
Transfer students are those who were previously enrolled in another post-secondary institution and want to transfer their credits at Gwinnett Technical College.
Transient students are those who are currently enrolled in another post-secondary institution and want to take credit classes at Gwinnett Technical College for a specified term(s).
Post-secondary Option students are those currently attending a Georgia public high school and are approved by their high school to attend Gwinnett Tech.
Joint Enrollment students are those currently attending high schools that do not meet the Post-secondary Option criteria, but are approved by their high school to attend Gwinnett Tech.
Tech Prep students are those who have successfully completed four technical courses in high school.