Graduate Catalog 2012-2013

International Graduate Student Admissions

Students from countries other than the United States who intend to be in F-1 or J-1 student visa status must apply for admission through GC’s International Education Center. Prospective students may download admissions materials from the International Center website at, telephone (478) 445-4789, e-mail or write International Admissions, Campus Box 49, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA 31061 USA.

The following regulations apply:

  1. International applicants must complete all parts of the application as provided by the GC International Education Center; the recommended deadlines are April 1 for Fall Semester and September 1 for Spring Semester.
  2. To be considered for admission, international applicants must hold the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited and officially recognized degree-granting institution.
  3. Applicants must present official transcripts (certified or attested) in the original language, as well as official translations in English (certified or attested by the official translator) of all college/university level work. Academic documents authenticated by notary publics are not accepted. Please note that all documents become the property of the University.
  4. Prospective students must present an OFFICIAL document for one of the following:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), or 79 (Internet-based test).
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score report with a minimum score of 6.5.
    • Other appropriate document supporting English proficiency as determined by the International Admissions Committee at Georgia College.
  5. Applicants must submit all required documents for the specific program to which they are applying, including official graduate exam score reports.
  6. International applicants must present evidence of adequate and assured financial resources for the entire time the student will attend GC (complete the GC Declaration of Finances form).
  7. Upon admission and subsequent enrollment, international students are required to join and pay for the GC International Student Health Insurance Plan.