Information for Guidance Counselors

Information for Guidance Counselors

Schedule a Personalized Campus Tour 
In order to assist with your ability to provide information and support, GC offers personalized tours for guidance counselors throughout the year. During your tour you will have the opportunity to meet with an admissions representative, tour the campus, and learn more about Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University.

Schedule a Group Tour 
If you and a group of guidance counselors are interested in visiting our campus, GC will provide complimentary transportation to and from Milledgeville. Group tours are only available to groups of 10 or more.
Interested in visiting GC? Schedule a tour here

Freshman Profile

Freshmen applicants are or will be high school graduates that have earned less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of transferable college credit coursework (not including joint enrollment and advanced placement credits).

The successful freshman applicant will demonstrate his or her potential for success by completing a rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum with a competitive grade point average, show strong SAT or ACT score results and provide well developed answers to the short answer questions included in the application process. 

The middle 50% of the Fall 2016 entering freshmen class had SAT total scores (Critical Reading and Math sections only) ranging from 1100 to 1240, 23 to 27 ACT Composite scores and high school grade point averages ranging from 3.26 to 3.73 (calculated on academic courses only). These numbers are provided only as guidelines.


Freshmen applicants must submit to the Georgia College Office of Admissions the following documents for admission consideration:

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  •  Official SAT and/or ACT score report, including writing sample – Georgia College's school code is 5252 for SAT and 0828 for ACT
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, if any
  • Personal Essay (2)
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable (i.e. Joint Enrollment Credits)

Since Georgia College utilizes a holistic review process, we also strongly recommend that students include a resume of activities (extracurricular organizations, honors, athletics, part-time employment, etc.) as well as one or two teacher recommendation letters (these recommendations should be written in letter format and submitted to the Office of Admissions - we do not utilize a specific teacher recommendation form). Both of these items are very advantageous to help us learn about you beyond your grades and test scores.


Freshman Short Answers

Georgia College requires two short answers as a component of the application portfolio. Freshman applicants must provide a response to the mandatory questions provided below.  Details:

  • The short answer responses shall be at least 200 but not more than 300 words in length.
  • The short answer responses shall be printed in a 10- or 12-point font and double-spaced.
  • For matching purposes, the short answers shall include the applicant's full name, address, and telephone number (if submitted separate from the application).
  • The short answer responses may be mailed to Campus Box 23, Milledgeville, GA, or e-mailed as a Microsoft Word attachment to

Freshman Short Answer Questions

1) As part of our mission to provide students with a liberal arts education, Georgia College & State University strives to create an atmosphere that instills in students exceptional qualities of mind and character including respect for human diversity and individuality. Viewing diversity as the characteristic of being different from those around you, please tell us how you feel you can contribute to the overall student body of Georgia College. You are encouraged to think past traditional conceptions of diversity such as race and gender. Including examples and situations that have molded you into the person you currently are is encouraged.

2) Georgia College is dedicated to extending learning beyond the classroom to foster critical thinking skills and help students develop the tools necessary to not only consume knowledge, but also produce knowledge. Our faculty create a rigorous and challenging classroom experience, and prepare students to combine that experience with real-world applications. With this educational style in mind, please describe the most important goal you have established for yourself regarding your future undergraduate experience and explain how a Georgia College education fits into accomplishing this goal.