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Adult Learner

Non-Traditional Freshmen

Non-traditional freshmen are defined as individuals who meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Have been out of high school at least five years and whose high school class graduated at least five years ago;
  2. Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in Section of this Policy Manual or have satisfactorily completed the GED; and,
  3. Have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester credit hours.

All non-traditional freshmen must be evaluated for Learning Support status in English (reading/writing) and mathematics using USG placement criteria.

Non-traditional students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores but may do so if they have taken the test.  A student who has scored a 430 Critical Reading (Verbal) and a 430 Math on the SAT may exempt learning support.  An ACT score of 17 English and 18 Math will exempt a student from learning support.

It shall be the policy of Gordon State College to follow the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Admission Policy 4.2 for Undergraduate Admissions.


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