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Application for Admissions

 

Apply Online

Applying to Southwest Georgia Technical College is easier now than ever. You can apply for SWGTC admission online using GaCollege411.org.

 

Apply by Mail or In Person

Admissions Application
If you cannot print this application, please contact our Admissions Office at 229-225-5060 for assistance.

Applications must be mailed with a $20 application fee to the Admissions Office, Southwest Georgia Technical College, 15689 US Highway 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792. (Fees are waived for reapplications.)

All sections of the applications must be complete. Please print clearly.

Request that official transcripts (high school, GED®, college) be mailed to the Admissions Office, Southwest Georgia Technical College, 15689 US Highway 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792.

Contact the Admissions Office at 229-225-5060 or info@southwestgatech.edu to set up an appointment to take the admissions placement exam or present SAT, ACT, or Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English/Language Arts scores that are not more than five years old.

Contact the Admissions Office if you do not receive communication within two weeks after you return an application.

 

Click here if you have a disability that may require you to receive special assistance.

Click here to access the Application Process and Student Checklist.

 

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 OR have a gold star in the upper right hand corner.
South Carolina: Issued after November 1, 2008
Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004.
Any State: Any valid drivers' license or ID card with this gold starGold Star in the upper right hand corner.

• 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.

 

Tuition Rate (Out-of-state vs. In-State)

Out-of-state students will pay tuition at twice the rate of Georgia residents. Florida residents living in Leon, Jefferson, and Gadsden counties are not subject to out-of-state tuition. Due to a reciprocal agreement, Alabama students are not subject to out-of-state tuition. Southwest Georgia Technical College is not approved to serve international students. 

 

Request an Application Packet

You may also request information about our College using info@southwestgatech.edu and we will mail you an application packet.

 

Competitive Admissions

Several of our programs in the School of Health Sciences have competitive admissions criteria including but not limited to: admissions scores, GPA, and weighted scoring combinations whereby the top ranked students are admitted to the program. Applicants applying for one of these programs will need to complete a separate Competitive Admission Application by the posted program deadline date. Semester program deadline dates are listed on the bottom of the Competitive Admission Application. Applicants without a separate Competitive Admission Application on file will NOT be considered for competition. Information on competitive admissions criteria and other requirements may be obtained in the Admissions Office.

Some programs have additional requirements or prerequisite courses that must be taken prior to taking technical courses or receiving official acceptance to the program. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee program admission. Advisors will discuss these requirements with the applicants.

This application is needed for admission into the following programs:
Associate of Science in Nursing (Generic and Bridge Options)
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
Surgical Technology

Click here to download the Competitive Admissions Application for the School of Health Sciences. 

  

Associate of Science in Nursing Admissions Criteria Requirements:

 

Testing Information 

Acceptance into SWGTC programs is contingent upon applicants achieving a minimum score on one of several nationally recognized assessment examinations (S.A.T., A.C.T., ASSET, and COMPASS).  The minimum scores can be viewed here.

Additionally, several programs require a specialized pre-admissions examination, such as the Associate of Science in Nursing program.  The scheduled dates for the pre-admissions examinations are available here.  Please verify that you have selected the test dates that correspond to the occupational acceptance date you wish to apply for.

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