Gwinnett Tech Students

Admission requirements

Congrats on taking the first step towards your new career.  Complete your admissions file by following the steps below.

View the Academic Programs of Study for any requirements specific to your program:

High School Dual Enrollment students:  Visit the Dual Enrollment admissions page:

Steps to Complete Your Admissions File

1. Submit Online Application

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  • Pay the one-time $25 non-refundable application fee. (If the application fee was previously paid, you do not need to submit another application fee)

2. Submit Proof of Residency and/or Lawful Presence

Residency/Lawful Presence Requirements

  • In accordance with Georgia HB 87 and Technical College System of Georgia policy, all applicants for admissions and re-admissions for Spring Semester 2012 and beyond, who seek to be classified as in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes, are required to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States
  • Students must provide the proper documentation to prove residency status and lawful presence
  • Residency status will determine the tuition rate. See tuition rates
  • In order to qualify for the in-state tuition rate, students must do the following
    • Establish domicile in Georgia and reside in Georgia for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the start date of the term you intend to enroll
    • Be a US Citizen
    • Any non-citizen student requesting to pay at the in-state tuition rate will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States to be classified as an in-state student or awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver
    • TCSG procedure 6.2.2p: “Each college shall be responsible for the verification of the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted student applying for Georgia resident tuition status as required by state and federal immigration laws.”

3. Submit Official Transcripts

High School Graduates

  • Submit your official high school transcript showing the graduation date
  • Submit official AP scores via
  • The transcript can be mailed or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope
  • High school transcripts from Georgia can be requested electronically through
  • The high school must be accredited by an agency included on the TCSG approved accreditation list. View approved accreditation list.
  • High school Certificates of Attendance or other certificates, credentials, or documents where the student did not complete all required coursework or testing required for a high school diploma in that state are not recognized for admission purposes

High School Equivalency (GED, HISET etc.) Graduates

  • Submit your high school equivalency transcript showing passing scores on all sections of the test
  • Official high school equivalency transcripts can be mailed or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope
  • They can be requested electronically at 

Home School Students

Submit an official transcript and official placement scores meeting college established required minimums.

Transfer Students

  • Submit final college transcripts from all previously attended institutions regardless of length of attendance or completion of courses
  • Students submitting transcripts with in-progress grades must submit the final transcript showing final grades
  • Pending transcript review, students with more than 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of coursework completed with a C or better may be exempt from submitting the high school transcript
  • Official high school and college transcripts can be mailed or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope

Students with International Coursework

  • Submit an official foreign transcript evaluation and copies of transcripts translated into English
  • The foreign transcript evaluation agency used must be accredited by NACES
  •  View the list of NACES accredited evaluation agencies.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations must be sent by mail.  Foreign transcript evaluations may not be emailed
  • Transcripts translated in English may be emailed to, mailed in, or hand delivered

4. Submit Official Placement Test Scores

  • We accept a variety of placement exams
    • The exam/score you need depends of the program to which you apply
    • Selected programs may also require additional testing or evaluation
  • Review our test requirements to see which test/score you need
  • If you apply to an associate’s degree, diploma or certificate program, you must take the ACCUPLACER Placement exam unless you have acceptable SAT, ACT or COMPASS scores taken within the past ten years.
  • Minimum Scores for Admission:

Associate’s Degree Programs

Reading 17English 14Reading 79Reading 236
Writing and Language 17Math 17Writing 62Writing 249
Math 21Reading 16Pre-Algebra 37Arithmetic 229
  Intermediate Algebra 37Quantitative Reasoning 245

Diploma or Certificate Programs

Reading 16English 13Reading 70Reading 224
Writing and Language 15Math 14Writing 38Writing 236
Math 18Reading 14Algebra 37Arithmetic 229
  • Official SAT scores
    • SAT scores can be mailed in a sealed envelope to Gwinnett Tech from the College Board
    • SAT Scores can be sent electronically to Gwinnett Tech from
  • Official ACT scores
    • ACT scores can be mailed in a sealed envelope to Gwinnett Tech from ACT
    • ACT scores can be sent electronically to Gwinnett Tech from
  • Gwinnett Tech administers the ACCUPLACER in the Assessment Center located
  • The scores must meet the minimum score requirement for your program level

5. Submit Application Materials in the following ways

  • Hand-delivered to the Recruitment Center located in Building 100, Room 601
  • Mailed to the address below
    • Gwinnett Technical College ATTN: Admissions Office 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville GA 30043
  • Submit transcripts electronically to through eScrip-SAFE, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse
    • Transcripts cannot be faxed or emailed to the applicant’s personal email
    • Opened transcripts are considered unofficial and cannot be used

6. Check the Status of your Admissions Application

  • Check the status of your application on our website: MyGwinnettTech.force/
  • Please allow up to 7 – 10 business days or longer for admissions items to be reviewed and added to your admissions file

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