Admissions Process

Admission to a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) college is a multi-step process which consists of evaluation of prior academic experience and assessment for postsecondary readiness of eligible applicants.

Albany Technical College adheres to the TCSG policy stated above and defines the following for the purpose of admissions to the College. Future students must:

1. Submit a completed Application for Admissions and $25.00 non-refundable fee;

2. Take the college entrance exam, if required.

Future students needing special accommodations must self-identify with the Special Needs Coordinator prior to making an appointment with the Testing Center. The entrance exam may be waived for diploma programs if the student has completed acceptable college or technical college credit for English and Math with grades of "C" or higher; meets minimum SAT scores of 310 math and 270 critical reading; or attained ACT scores of 14 Reading, 13 English and 14 Math.

The entrance exam may be waived for degree programs if the student has completed acceptable college or technical college credit for English, math and psychology with grades of "C" or higher; or meets minimum SAT scores of 380 math and 290 critical reading; or attained ACT scores of 16 Reading, 14 English and 17 Math; or a minimum of 525 on the English Language Arts (ELA) Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) to exempt the reading and writing portions of the Compass exam.

The entrance exam will be waived if the applicant holds an associate degree or higher. An official transcript is required for this waiver.

3. Submit official high school transcript or GED® score report showing graduation date and diploma type.

4. Submit official college or technical college transcripts for all previously attended institutions.

5. Attend the College’s mandatory New Student Orientation and the specific area of study Orientation, if applicable.

6. Register for classes during the dates specified on the Student Calendar.

Some Health Care Technology programs require additional admissions assessment exams. Future students interested in health-related programs should inquire with the Office of Admissions or program Faculty Advisors for additional admissions information at least 30 days prior to the term they wish to enroll.