New Student

Welcome to the Admissions Office. We are excited that you are interested in Southern Crescent Technical College.

Our mission is to assist you in the process of becoming a Southern Crescent student.


Admissions Process

The sections below will guide you step-by-step through the application process. We want to make this process as simple and easy as possible for you.


  Step 1: Complete an Admissions Application

Apply

There are many ways to conveniently apply to our college:

Pay the application fee

The application fee is $25, non-refundable. Former student application fee is waived. You can make your payment online (if you apply online), in person, by mail, or by phone at 770-228-7275.

If you have any questions about the application or admissions feel free to email admissions@sctech.edu or contact us at 770-228-7348.

To check your online application status, follow the instructions on Online Application Status.

High School Transcripts

To request your high school transcripts

  • Contact your high school or Board of Education.
  • Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope or sent electronically from your high school.
  • Many high schools use online transcript services. Check with your high school for more information.

To request Georgia High School Equivalency (GED® & HiSET®) Transcripts:

Out of State GED transcripts

College Transcripts

If you have attended college before, you are required to send in all college transcripts. To request your college transcripts:

  • Please contact your former college for instructions.
  • Many colleges use online transcript services. Check with your college to find out.

NOTE: If the transcript is in a language other than English, provide official English translations of all secondary and post-secondary records and evaluations of those records by an approved independent evaluation service. Applicants must pay the costs of having their records translated and/or evaluated. At a minimum, applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma for most programs. If an applicant has an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree, a high school transcript is not required. After applicants submit this documentation, the Student Affairs Office will evaluate their application material.

About Our Testing Services

Note: Students can now apply and be admitted for Summer and Fall 2020 Semesters without SAT/ACT/Accuplacer or any of the below scores.

Students will now be required to have a 2.0 high school GPA for Regular admittance.

If you have test scores or any of the other placement methods below we can review those for placement but are NOT required for admission in the Summer and Fall 2020 Semester.


Having your test scores helps us make sure we give you the best chance of success. The Technical College System of Georgia is committed to assisting each student to achieve at their maximum potential.

All students applying for diploma, degree, and certificate programs must be assessed prior to acceptance to a program of study at a Technical College.

We accept the following tests:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • PSAT
  • PACT
  • ACCUPLACER/COMPANION
  • COMPASS/ASSET
  • Georgia Milestones Literature & Composition or GA Milestones American Literature & Composition (English admissions requirement only)
  • HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher
  • Completion of GED with a score of 145 or higher on each section for placement into any certificate, diploma or degree program
  • General Education Development {GED} scores of 145+ on English or Math
  • TABE 9-10 scores of 461 or higher in reading and 442 or higher in math for placement into Entry level Workforce Certificate programs
  • TABE 11-12 (Levels M & D) scores of 501 or higher in reading and 496 or higher in math for placement into Entry Level Workforce Certificate programs
  • TABE 11-12 (Level A) scores of 536 or higher in reading and 537 or higher in math for placement into Entry Level Workforce Certificate programs.
  • High school GPA of 2.0 for approved Entry Level Workforce Certificates
  • Completed TCSG form documenting two years of work/career related experience for approved Entry Level Workforce Certificates

Students possessing an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution shall be exempted from placement requirements.

All scores must be valid based on the program minimum requirements. The student may be required to retest or provide acceptable transfer coursework prior to readmission.

If you are a former Southern Crescent student or attended a regional accredited institution, and you completed a College English or College Algebra course and received a grade of C or better, you are not required to take the ACCUPLACER test.

ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your goals and interests, are used by academic advisors to place you in the appropriate college courses.

COMPANION are paper-and-pencil format tests for students who choose not use the computer-based test. The paper-and-pencil COMPANION tests have been designed to use the same score scales as the computer-adaptive tests in ACCUPLACER.

For more information about testing, see our Testing Services page.

Griffin Campus:
770-467-6031
Flint River Campus:
706-646-6226
Henry County Center:
770-914-4412
Jasper County Center:
706-468-9930
Butts County Center:
770-504-7590

TCSG Procedure 6.2.2p: “Each college shall be responsible for the verification of the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted student applying for Georgia resident tuition status as required by state and federal immigration laws.”

How can a student verify lawful presence?

  • Students who file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for federal student aid will have their lawful presence verified as part of the FAFSA process.
  • A clear copy of an original or certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory, A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240). The copy must very clearly show the raised or written seal to be acceptable.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • Unexpired Georgia and select out of state Drivers licenses and state ID cards can be accepted under certain conditions. It must be a Real ID and not contain any of the verbiage listed in the table on the Admissions Policy page.  If the copy received has the top portion of the card cut off the document will not satisfy lawful presence.
  • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent). Documented using the Confirmation of Review of Military ID Worksheet – A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551). We require both the front & back sides of your Permanent Resident Card to be submitted. It must not expire before the first day of class of the term the student will start classes.
  • Students admitted on an F, J or M Visa will have their lawful presence verified through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
  • Students admitted on any other Visa will have their lawful presence verified through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program.

Complete the FAFSA

To receive any financial aid you must complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov).

  • Southern Crescent’s School Code is: 005621

This application is required for the Pell Grant, HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, Student Access Loan, and other financial assistance programs.

Individuals may apply for financial aid BEFORE being before accepted to the College.

If you would like to learn more about what financial aid may be available to you, visit our Financial Aid page.

Complete a ‘HOPE Scholarship Evaluation Request Form’

If you are enrolling in an Associate’s Degree program please complete the “Hope Scholarship Evaluation Request Form”

The request form is not available for completion online. Download, print and submit to the Registrar’s Office at any SCTC location.

Acceptance Letter

Be sure to check your Online Application Stuatus to keep track of your application process. Statuses are updated as documents are received.

You should receive your acceptance letter in about 24-48 hours via email after you have been accepted.

Meet with Career Advisor

Meet with your Career Advisor to register for your classes.

You can find out how to contact your advisor on the Advisement page.

Attend Orientation (ROAR)

SCTC provides an orientation program to fully inform new and returning students on all areas of the College. The orientation session provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with the policies and procedures, and programs of study. It will also introduce students to the college administrators and student activities. Students are responsible for obtaining information presented at orientation sessions.

For details please visit the ROAR (Orientation) page.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Full payment of outstanding charges is due to the college the day before the semester begins.

For Tuition and Fees details/information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Eligible Applicants

Individuals 16 years of age or older or dually enrolled high school students in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades who seek access to quality instruction at the post-secondary level are eligible to register for admissions.

A high school diploma or GED is required for admission to most programs at Southern Crescent Technical College. We do however, offer some Technical Certificate of Credit programs that do not require a high school diploma or GED.

Prospective students entering all degree, diploma and certificate programs must do all of the following: