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Admission Policies

The admissions policy of the College of Coastal Georgia is designed to admit students who will have a reasonable chance of success and who seemingly will profit from the educational program of the College.  The College of Coastal Georgia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity/equal access institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected category in its educational programs and activities and employment. Application forms are accessible online at For information on specific categories of admission, please visit the admissions website. For additional admission requirements regarding specific majors, consult the program of study section of this catalog

The Office of Admissions is open Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Admissions counselors are available to provide general information about academic offerings and admissions procedures. Admissions information may also be obtained by visiting the website at


The Office of Admissions sets deadlines each semester for the collection of admissions applications and required documents. For specific deadlines based on applicant classification, specific programs, etc., please refer to the appropriate web page at

The Office of Admissions operates a rolling admission program; in other words, applications are processed and students are accepted on a revolving, continuing schedule. As soon as all items required in support of a student's application are received, the application is evaluated and the student is notified of a decision regarding admission. All required items must be received before a student will be allowed to register for classes.

Acceptance or denial of each application is determined by the Assistant Vice President for Recruitment & Admissions, subject to the right of appeal as outlined by the College and as provided in the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University System. Information outlining the appeals procedure may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

An application is valid only for the semester for which it is submitted. Applications submitted by students who do not enroll are retained in an inactive file for a maximum of three (3) semesters. An application may be reactivated for a future semester by submitting a change of term form before the application deadline of the desired semester. Applicants who apply and do not enroll may update their initial application one time. Applicants will be required to submit updated documents and transcripts as requested by the Office of Admissions.  After one update, an additional application and fee will be required.


All individuals applying to the College of Coastal Georgia should review the admissions website at the College of Coastal Georgia well in advance of their intended entrance date. Admission standards are subject to review and change. All individuals applying for admission must submit the following documentation:

  • Complete online application for admission;

  • Non-refundable application fee;

For additional requirements specific to classification (freshman, transfer, or other applicant types), please refer to the sections below.

In addition to required documents for admissions, admitted applicants who wish to enroll, must also provide the following documentation:

  • Certificate of Immunization to include verification of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis or Td Booster, and Varicella (Chicken Pox). Students under the age of 19 must also provide proof of the Hepatitis B series and students living on campus will also be required to provide proof of a meningitis vaccine or sign a waiver;

  • Verification of lawful presence in the United States if applying for in-state tuition or a waiver of out-of-state tuition


In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, the College of Coastal Georgia may establish additional requirements for admission to the institution or to special programs at the institution provided that the requirements are not less stringent than any Board of Regents’ policy or guideline.


In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, the College of Coastal Georgia will assist Georgia applicants who have been denied admissions in identifying another USG institution that more appropriately matches their academic credentials.


In accordance with University System of Georgia Policy, the University System of Georgia Chancellor may limit the number of students admitted to an institution.


In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, an applicant may be declared eligible for admission, registration, enrollment, or re-enrollment at a USG institution only after satisfying all requirements established by the Board of Regents and the institution. The institution may consider the character and qualifications of the applicant in making admission decisions. In order that this examination and appraisal may be made, the applicant shall furnish to the institution such biographical and other information, including references, as may be required by the institution.

 Each USG institution reserves the right to refuse admission to:

  1.  A non-resident of Georgia;

  2. An applicant whose admission would cause the institution to exceed its maximum capacity;

  3. An applicant whose request for admission is only to a program that is already filled;

  4. An applicant whose transcript is from an unaccredited institution; or

  5. An applicant who is otherwise ineligible for admission.