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Admission FAQs

How do I apply online?

To apply online for Admission to GNTC:  Click “apply now” at the top of the page, and create your enrollment portal.  If new to the application process you will choose a new user. Once the application is completed and the application fee is paid, you will receive an email (to your personal email) with steps on what to do next. Remember your enrollment portal login because you will want to refer back to this page regularly in order to complete your checklist items needed for acceptance and check the overall status of your GNTC application.

How will I know if I’ve been accepted?

You can check your application status in your enrollment portal.  Once all of your checklist items have been received and processed, you will be accepted.  This acceptance notification will appear in your enrollment portal along with instructions on what to do next. 

What's the next step after I receive my acceptance letter?

Once you are accepted to GNTC, you will receive your acceptance letter in your enrollment portal.  In this letter, you will receive your student ID and your GNTC student email. Follow the instructions in this letter on setting up your GNTC student email account and Okta account.

What is Single Sign-on and Okta?

Single sign-on enables users to securely combine several different application login screens into one. With this setup, by logging in you will have access to all of your accounts with GNTC.  Okta is the single sign-on provider for GNTC. Once you are accepted to GNTC you will have various steps to follow to get your email and Okta set up.  These instructions will appear under the “Next Steps” tab in your acceptance letter. Once you have activated Okta, you will be able to access your student email, Office 365, and MyGNTC all in one place.  

Am I required to complete new student orientation?

Orientation is required for all students and must be completed before you can be registered for courses in the upcoming term.  

What will the new student orientation cover?

GNTC's New Student Orientation is intended to provide you with the information needed to complete your coursework 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, Accessibility 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, and print your schedule and your unofficial transcript.  Your MyGNTC can be accessed through your OKTA account.  

What is my admissions status?

You can check your admission status in your enrollment portal.  Once all of your checklist items have been received and processed, you will be accepted.  This acceptance notification will appear in your enrollment portal along with instructions on what to do next. 

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.

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. 

Where do I send the required documents?

Required documents for Admission can be turned into any of our six campus help centers or uploaded into your GNTC enrollment portal. 

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 does not currently require testing scores for admission. 

What is the contact information for 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.

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 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, majors, 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, and 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 a family emergency, I had to withdraw from 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 it?

GNTC requires all transcripts received to be 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 admission?

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.

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.