Beginning Students Application

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Beginning Students Application

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1. Complete an application and pay the $25 one-time non-refundable application fee.
  1. Apply Online (fastest option) OR
  2. Visit the Recruitment Center OR
    (Bldg. 100 at the Lawrenceville campus or A-building at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus)
  3. Download a paper application
    If submitting a paper application:
    • Email:
      Your $25 check or money order payment can be mailed or submitted in person
    • Mail:  GTC Admissions, 5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy Lawrenceville, GA 30043
      Please include your $25 check or money order payment
    • In-person:  The Recruitment Center          
      Your $25 cash, check or money order payment will be collected at the time of application
2. Submit all official records and comply with entrance testing requirements.

The documents you need when applying are dependent upon your student type.

First-Time Applicants
First-time applicants with a high school diploma or GED but no previous college credits needs to submit the following documents:

  • Official high school or GED transcript and
  • Complete the Accuplacer placement exam and/or submit official SAT or ACT scores.
    (Refer below to see if your SAT/ACT scores are high enough to exempt Accuplacer testing).

Minimum requirements for certificate/diploma programs:

ACT Degree Diploma OR
English 14 13
Reading 16 14
Math 17 14
SAT (Old) Degree Diploma OR
Verbal 290 280
Math 380 310
SAT (New) Degree Diploma OR
Reading 17 16
Writing 17 15
Math 21 18

If you do not meet the required SAT or ACT scores, or if test results are more than 5 years old, we require that a new ACCUPLACER exam be taken for placement.

3. Submit proof of Georgia residency/verification of lawful presence in the U.S.

Some degree, diploma and certificate programs have additional admission requirements*. After we receive your application, you will be notified if there are additional documents needed for your area of study.

  • 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 tuition rate. See tuition rates (link to the following webpage:
  • 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 (link to the following webpage: “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.”
  • Non-citizen alien students will be charged the foreign tuition rate
  • Read the Residency and Verification of Lawful Presence Document (link to the following webpage: provides the list of required Lawful Presence documents
  • Lawful Presence documents may be hand delivered, mailed to the mailing address below or emailed to Refer to the Residency and Verification of Lawful Presence Document for detailed information

Mailing Documents send to:

Gwinnett Technical College
Admissions Office
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043