Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

1145 Non-traditional Applicants

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Associate’s Level

  • An applicant born and educated in the United States.
  • An applicant who is either coming back to college after a long hiatus or starting college more than five years after high school graduation. This includes students who earned a GED diploma.
  • A beginning freshman or a student who has previous college or university attendance, but fewer than 30 credit hours that Perimeter College can accept.

Bachelor’s Level


Non-traditional applicants are defined as individuals who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have been out of high school at least five years or whose high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  • Hold a high school diploma from an accredited high school as specified under 1120 Freshman Applicants  or have satisfactorily completed the GED.
  • Have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester hours or 45 transferable quarter credit hours.


A non-traditional applicant must follow the freshman deadlines (see 1120 Freshman Applicants  for submitting an application, non-refundable application fee, and transcripts. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at admissions.gsu.edu.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must take the ACCUPLACER assessment to be admitted to the university. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions notifies applicants of test date, time, and location. Applicants must earn the following scores on the ACCUPLACER to be eligible for admission: Nex-Gen Reading = 237, ACCUPLACER Writing = 4, and Nex-Gen QAS (math) = 258. If the file is not completed in time for testing to be scheduled prior to registration, it may become necessary to update the application to a future semester.