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Admission FAQs

How do I apply online?

To apply online for Admissions: Click Apply Now at the top of the page, create an account and follow the instructions to apply or you can print the Admissions application, complete it and submit it to one of our campuses. Once you apply, you will be mailed a letter from Admissions in 3-5 business days with your GNTC email, ID number, and a list of requirements needed in order to be accepted.

How will I know if I’ve been accepted?

Once your Admission application is received a GNTC student email will be generated. A letter will be mailed to your address of record with your GNTC student ID & email. Once you log into your student email you will see a requirement letter from Admissions listing all outstanding documents. Once all outstanding documents have been received, you will be emailed your acceptance letter to your GNTC student email.

I submitted my admissions application, now what?

Once new students have submitted their admissions application, a letter will be generated and mailed to the students address listing your GNTC student I.D. number along your GNTC student email. Please set up your student email ASAP to view the requirement letter that was emailed advising you what outstanding documents are needed before you can be accepted. Please allow 3-5 business days to receive this letter.

What's the next step after I receive my acceptance letter in my GNTC student email?

Follow the instructions in your acceptance letter to register for the required new student face to face orientation for students. If you need to check your admissions status, you can call 866-983-4682 or email Admissions. Students must register online to attend a face-to-face New Student Orientation.

Am I required to attend the new student face-to-face orientation?

All new students or returning students who have not registered with GNTC within the previous 12 months are required to attend a face-to-face New Student Orientation. Attendance at a face-to-face orientation is required before you can meet with an advisor to get your course schedule.

What will the new student face-to-face orientation cover?

GNTC's New Student Orientation is intended to provide you with the information needed to successfully complete your course work and is required before you can meet with an advisor to get your course schedule. Topics covered during orientation: student email, MyGNTC, financial aid, DegreeWorks, Disability Services, Emergency Alert, and other support services.

What is MyGNTC?

MyGNTC is the Student Information System at GNTC. MyGNTC can be used to view your academic grades, check your financial aid status, obtain an official transcript (if you are a current student), and review your progress toward the completion of your degree, diploma, or certificate. You will log into the secure are of MyGNTC by using your username (first part of your GNTC student email) and your password will be the same as your student email password.

Can I access MyGNTC if I am no longer a student?

If you have not attended GNTC within the previous 12 months, you will not be able to access MyGNTC.

How do I access my GNTC student email?

Every GNTC student has been issued an email account. Every student has been mailed their GNTC email address along with their student ID. Click on Email at the top of the page. The letter gives specific information on how to log onto your email. Your student email is where all official GNTC announcements and documents regarding financial Aid, registration, calendar changes, and college events will be sent.

What is my admissions status?

If you are a new student, you should have received a requirement letter by mail or email from the Office of Admissions listing the requirements to be completed before acceptance to GNTC. Use the letter to check off each requirement when it's submitted. When all documents have been received, you will be emailed an acceptance letter to your GNTC student email. Also, you can call 1-866-983- 4682.

Do I need to wait until I have been accepted by GNTC to apply for Financial Aid?

You do not have to be accepted before you apply. Applying for financial aid can be overwhelming. GNTC students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

What can I do if I am denied admission?

There are 2 ways you may be denied Admissions:

  • If all outstanding requirements are not submitted to Admissions, you will not be accepted.
  • If placement scores do not meet our minimum score, we will suggest tutoring; however, once you receive tutoring, you can retest.

What are the deadlines for admissions? What happens if I miss the deadline?

Your Admission requirements can be found on our Apply Now page. The application deadlines differ depending on the semester you are applying for. If deadlines are not met, you must apply for the upcoming semester. View the priority deadlines for admissions on our Schedules & Calendars page.

I’m still enrolled in high school but I would like to earn college credit. Can I do that?

Students will need to contact their high school counselor to get this process started. Qualified students can maximize their education and training time by beginning college while they are still in high school. Dual Enrollment allows high school students to take academic degree level core courses that will transfer to any TCSG or USG college or university as well as occupational courses and diploma level core courses. To be qualified, any 9th-12th grade students in an eligible Georgia high school or home study program who has achieved required scores on the college placement exam, is eligible to take part in the program. There are NO residency or citizenship requirements. Students can enroll in GNTC courses during Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters while in high school and receive concurrent credit. View our application process for becoming a Dual Enrollment student. Also, students must apply for financial aid and complete the Dual Enrollment funding application at GAFutures website.

Where do I send the required documents?

Required documents for Admissions can be turned in to any of our six campuses help centers.

Are there any fees associated with applying for admission?

The admissions application fee is $25.00, non-refundable

What are the Admissions requirements to be admitted?

View our Academic Plan for Admissions requirements.

What placement exam am I required to take?

GNTC uses the ACCUPLACER placement test and can be taken on any of our six campuses. The ACCUPLACER test covers Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra (if required by your program). View our Testing Center page for more information on the ACCUPLACER test and schedules. GNTC also accepts SAT, ACT, Asset, Compass scores if they are not over 5 years. No appointment is needed to take the ACCUPLACER test; however, you will need to test during a time it is offered on each campus.

What are the general requirements?

Unless otherwise indicated in a specific program, the following entrance requirements will be adhered to for each program offered at GNTC:

  • Entrance Date: Beginning any semester
  • Age: Minimum of 16 years of age
  • Education: High school diploma or GED®, or approved high school equivalency assessment is required
  • Assessment Results: Applicants must achieve minimum scores in reading, writing, and numerical skills on the placement test. Two attempts to achieve the necessary scores are allowed. Applicants not achieving the minimum scores will receive remedial instruction through the Learning Support program at GNTC. Previous training and/or education may be evaluated to provide advanced placement into the program.

What is the contact information to the admissions office?

Admission requirements can be mailed to any of our six campuses. Contact Admissions at 866-983-4682 or email Admissions.

Can I schedule a campus tour? If so, how?

To schedule a campus tour, visit our website or under the Admissions tab you can choose "Request a Tour" or call Admissions at 1-866-983-4682.

What is the maximum number of courses that I can take at one time?

The maximum number of credit hours that a student may carry in one semester without special permission from the Office of Academic Affairs is 20 credit hours.

Is this college/university accredited?

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACS)

Where is the campus located?

We have six campus locations: Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties.

Do you accept transfer credits obtained from another institution?

The college may accept transfer credits from regionally or nationally accredited colleges. A grade of "C" or better is required in order for the credit to transfer. Transfer credit is given only for courses with equivalents at GNTC; however, GNTC does not issue transfer credit for learning support classes.

What credit programs, major, and/or certificate programs are offered?

Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers credit courses in over 200 degrees, diplomas, and certificates in the areas of Business Technologies, Health Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Nursing and Allied Health Technologies, and Public Service Technologies. View our Programs of Study.

How many credits do I need to be considered a part-time or full-time student?

12 credit hours is considered full-time, 6 credit hours is considered part-time.

How long can I go without taking a course before I would have to reapply as a student?

After one year if you haven’t taken a course you will need to reapply with admissions.

Due to family emergency, I had to withdraw from the college. Why do I have to resubmit a new application?

If you have to withdraw due to a family emergency you will not need to resubmit a new application unless it’s been over one year.

Do I need an official transcript or can I send a copy or fax?

GNTC requires all transcripts be received official. No copies or faxes will be accepted.

Have you received my transcripts for admission?

To verify your transcripts have been received, please call 1-866-983-4682 for admissions or email Admissions.

I completed college courses in my home country. Do I have to have my transcripts translated and/or evaluated?

Graduates of secondary schools or colleges outside the United States must have his or her transcripts translated and evaluated for equivalency by an approved evaluation organization or meet accreditation as specified in the approved list of agencies. The cost of the translation and evaluation of the student’s transcript is the responsibility of the student. The evaluation report must be received by the Office of Admissions directly from the evaluation organization and may not be submitted by the student directly. If a foreign secondary transcript is not attainable, possession of a GED® is acceptable. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated. Please call our Admissions office for accepted credential agencies at 1-866-983-4682.

What are the steps for an international student to apply for admissions?

Prospective students must meet the state approved admissions requirements as outlined for all students. You will need to furnish an official English translation and evaluation of secondary records and transcripts showing passing scores on native secondary school examinations and completion of the equivalency of a United States secondary school education. If the high school or secondary transcript is unavailable, the student may take the GED test and submit official GED test scores indicating that the student has passed the GED test.

Do I have to purchase health insurance through the school?

Health insurance is not required by the college

How long will it take to get an I-20?

GNTC is not authorized to issue an I-20M to anyone for a student visa.

What is the contact information for the international admissions office?

Georgia Northwestern Technical College currently does not have an International Admissions Office. Please contact Admissions at any of our six campuses, or by calling 1-866-983-4682.