International Students

It is the policy of the Technical College System of Georgia that Visa status is not a condition for admissions to technical colleges; however, prospective students must meet the state approved admissions requirements as outlined for all students. While Visa status is not a condition for admission; it is critical information that must be collected for effective student advisement and tuition and fee assessment purposes.

The President of Albany Technical College has the authority to determine if the College will issue I-20s. If the President elects to issue I-20s, the College must first obtain approval from The Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). ATC shall adhere to the policies and procedures as outlined by CIS for the issuance of I-20s. The President of ATC shall have the authority to waive out-of-country tuition rates (four times that paid by a resident of Georgia) for students who are not citizens of the United States if such waivers do not exceed five percent (5%) of the technical college's full-time enrollment. This waiver allows the student to pay out-of-state tuition rates but does not qualify the student for HOPE. Waivers of out-of-country tuition rates are not available to undocumented immigrants. Undocumented immigrants shall be charged out-of-state tuition (twice that paid by a resident of Georgia) as per 8 USC § 1623.