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You've taken the first step to becoming a Middle Georgia Technical College student. At MGTC, we value our students and want to make becoming one as easy as possible. Below, you'll find outlined some of our admissions guidelines and different methods to apply for admission. We want you to become a student at MGTC because Your Future is Our Business!

Applying for Admission

To make it easy for you, we offer some options for how you can apply:

First-Time MGTC Students:

  • Apply Online: thanks to our partnership with GAcollege411 applying online for admission is a simple and straightforward process.
  • Download an application form: After downloading and completing the application, please bring the application with you to the college.
  • Apply Online through Banner Web.

Returning MGTC Students:

Come by the admissions office: We're more than happy to help you in person, just come by our offices or call 478-988-6850 for more information.

Admissions Procedures:

MGTC Campus


Application may be obtained via the Internet at www.middlegatech.edu or paper applications may be obtained in the Admission Office. A $15 non-refundable application fee must be submitted along with a completed application. Applications from persons who do not actually enroll in Middle Georgia Technical College will be maintained for one year from the date of application.

Documentation of Secondary and Postsecondary Education

It is the responsibility of students to provide Middle Georgia Technical College with a copy of their high school or GED diploma or transcripts. Transcripts from other postsecondary schools attended are also required in order to receive transfer credit. Postsecondary transcripts are required for financial aid purposes, for degree seeking students, and students receiving VA benefits.


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

  • take the ASSET or COMPASS placement test
  • submit acceptable SAT, ACT or CPE scores
  • provide an official transcript from an accredited post secondary institution showing satisfactory completion of appropriate English and math courses

The placement test is offered between 8:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. on Friday. The test is also offered by appointment for those unable to come in during regular testing hours. Contact the Testing Center - or 988-6800 extension 2005 for an appointment.

Waiting Lists

In the event that a student’s program of choice does not have available openings, a waiting list will be created. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis or in accordance with program competitive admission criteria.

Additional requirements for Allied Health programs

In addition to admissions test scores, allied health applicants must submit a copy of their high school transcript or GED, copies of college transcripts (if appropriate), and proof of age. In addition, Allied Health applicants must meet required scores on the specific occupational tests, and should be aware that a medical examination and a dental evaluation form must be completed prior to clinical experiences in the second quarter. Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology students must also make a grade of B or better in the math and Anatomy and Physiology classes to progress from allied health core to occupational specific technical courses. Nursing students must also make a B or higher in Drug Calculation. Nursing students may repeat Anatomy and Physiology and/or Drug Calculation one time in order to make the required grade.

Admissions Requirements:


All students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of application to Middle Georgia Technical College (exceptions may be granted by the President of MGTC). Dental Hygiene, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology applicants must be at least 17 at the time of application; applicants for the Radiologic Technology program must be 18.


Generally, a high school diploma or GED is required for admission to most programs at Middle Georgia Technical College. There are programs that do not require a diploma or GED to enter, but do require that the student receives a GED prior to graduation from MGTC. The President may grant a waiver to the admissions requirements as it relates to possessing a GED or high school diploma for those secondary students who are otherwise eligible to enroll in a program of study that is agreed upon by the secondary school and Middle Georgia Technical College.

Students completing a secondary program of study that is not approved by the United States Department of Education or a recognized accreditation agency accepted by the Technical College System of Georgia may be admitted to Middle Georgia Technical College by attaining a GED or through one of the following paths:

  • Documentation of certified home schooling; appropriate placement test cut-off scores; and a minimum SAT score of 430 verbal/400 math, or ACT score of 18 verbal/16 math.
  • Presidential waiver – students being admitted under this section may seek a Presidential waiver from the usual requirements that they earn a high school diploma or GED prior to graduation from a program.
  • Students with diplomas from secondary schools located outside the United States may have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency by an approved outside evaluation organization or follow a path described above.

Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States

Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before you are eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:

  • A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current Driver’s License or ID issued by a state that verifies immigration status and only issues to persons lawfully present in the United States.
  • The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) will accept the following:

  • Alabama: Issued after August 1, 2000
  • Florida: Issued after January 1, 2010 AND have a gold star in the upper right hand corner.
  • South Carolina: Issued after November 1, 2008
  • Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004.
  • A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551).
  • A current, valid military identification card for active duty soldiers or veterans.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).

Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out-of-state and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.

Ready to apply?

There are several ways to apply online to MGTC. One of the easiest is online application through our partnership with GAcollege411. Go ahead and apply online right now to begin your future

Need more information?

You can contact our admissions department at 478-988-6850 for more information about admissions procedures.

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Placement Testing

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