How can I request for admissions information to be sent to me?
You may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, go to www.mgc.edu click on Admissions and select Get the Kit, or call our office at 478-934-3103 and make a request by phone.
Can I apply on-line?
Yes. Your application is processed much faster if you apply online. You can do so at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting Apply Online
How much is the application fee?
The online application fee is $20. The paper application fee is $30. Both are non-refundable.
What information do I need to turn in to go through the admissions process?
First, apply to MGC online at www.mgc.edu and paying the $20 online application fee, or print out the application & send it in with the $30.00 paper application fee. Next, have your official high school transcripts and all college or technical school transcripts sent to us. For students starting Spring semester 2012, official SAT scores of 430 Critical Reading and 400 math, official ACT scores of 17 English and 17 math OR official COMPASS exam scores of 62 Reading, 32 English, 20 Algebra must be received before a decision can be made.
When is your application deadline?
You need to send the application, transcripts, test scores, and immunization form into us at least thirty days (30) before the first day of registration for the semester in which you intend to enroll. The sooner you mail in your information to us, the sooner we will be able to make an admissions decision.
Do I need a high school transcript and can I fax one?
If you are a brand new freshman or are not transferring in more than 30 semester hours, an official high school transcript is required. A faxed transcript is not official. A transcript must come directly from the high school or may be submitted by you in a sealed envelope from the high school.
What grade point average is required for admission?
For traditional freshman, we require a minimum 2.0 GPA in core academic courses for College Prep students and a minimum 2.2 GPA in core academic courses for Tech Prep students.
Do you accept students who receive Tech Prep diplomas?
Yes. We do accept students with Tech Prep diplomas as long as they have a minimum 2.2 academic core GPA.
Why is the academic core grade point average the Admissions Office calculated different from the GPA on my high school transcript?
The academic core grade point average is calculated on a 4 point scale: 4 points for an A, 3 Points for a B, 2 Points for a C, 1 point for a D, and a 0 for an F. We look at all attempts in your English, math, natural science, and social science courses for Tech/Career Prep students and all attempts in your English, math, natural science, social science, and foreign language courses for College Prep students
Do I have to take the SAT or ACT?
No. SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission. Test scores are still required for ACCEL or dual enrollment students, international students, home schooled students, and students from non-accredited high schools. Starting Spring semester 2012, students without a 430 critical Reading and 400 math on the SAT or a 17 English and 17 math on the ACT, will be required to take the COMPASS exam and submit minimum scores of 62 Reading, 32 English, 20 Algebra.
Do you need college or technical school transcripts?
Yes. We need official transcripts from all colleges and technical schools you have attended. Although you may not have transferable credits from an institution, we still require an official transcript to insure that you have left that institution in good standing.
Do you accept GED scores?
Yes. If you have passing GED scores and your high school graduating class has graduated, you are eligible for admission. You can call 1-800-94-MY-GED to have your official scores sent to MGC.
What do I need to submit if I want to come as a transient student for one semester and return to my home college?
We will need the application for admission, the immunization form and a transient permission form from your home college.
How do I provide proof of citizenship for Admissions?
Proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the US is verified through the FAFSA application or by providing following documentation to the Admissions Office: a Certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory, 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 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, Permanent Resident Card (USCUS form I-151 or I-551), 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, or a Military ID presented in person (service members only, not valid for dependents.) This documentation needs to be submitted prior to registration.
What if I can't provide proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the US? Students who can't provide proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the US may still attend MGC, but will be charge out-of-state tuition.
When will I receive my acceptance letter?
Typically, a decision letter is sent out a week or two after the application and all transcripts and scores are received. Due to high volume after June 1, a decision letter may take longer.
How can I find out if I have been accepted?
Once all documents are received, an admissions decision can be made. You may check your Admissions Status online at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting Application Status Check
Do I really need to turn in the immunization form?
Yes. All students attending classes on campus are required to submit our immunization form. Students taking only online courses are exempt from this requirement. Students are required to submit proof of 2 MMR shots, a Tetanus shot within the last 10 years, and the Varicella vaccination or a dated history of the chicken pox. Students who will be 18 years old or younger at the time of enrollment must also submit the Hepatitis B series of vaccinations. Print out the immunization form, have it signed by a health official, and return it to Admissions before registration.
Will you accept an immunization form from the Health Department?
Yes, as long as it has the information that is requested on the MGC immunization form.
Do you accept international students?
Yes. Please contact Sheila Brantley at 478-934-3351 email@example.com or Elisabeth Travis at 478-934-3136 firstname.lastname@example.org for admissions requirements or click on the Admission at www.mgc.edu and select International Student Admissions.
What is the COMPASS test?
The COMPASS test tests students in reading, English and math. It is used for placement to see if students are ready to go directly into college level courses or if they need remedial help first. Starting Spring semester 2012, COMPASS test will be used as an entrance exam first and then placement after minimum scores are met.
What are the minimum requirements to exempt the COMPASS exam?
We require no college prep deficiencies in English or math and a 430 Critical Reading and 400 Math on the SAT or 17 English and 17 Math on the ACT.
How do I know if I have to take the COMPASS exam?
Your acceptance letter will state that you have to take the COMPASS exam and give you the website to schedule your exam. You may also refer to your Admissions Status Check online at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting Application Status Check. Starting Spring semester 2012, you may also refer to your Admissions Status Check online at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting Application Status Check to see if you need to schedule a COMPASS exam
Why do I have to take the COMPASS exam?
Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT, have graduated with a Technical/Career Prep diploma, or have been out of high school for more than 5 years are some of the people who are required to take the COMPASS exam. The COMPASS exam tests students in English, reading and math to insure that the student is ready for college level course work or to determine if the student needs some remedial help.
When should I take my COMPASS exam?
You need to take the COMPASS exam before Registration or before Orientation. This is a placement exam so it must be taken before you register for your classes. Starting Spring semester 2012, you need to take the COMPASS exam after you have applied to MGC. You may schedule your exam at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting COMPASS testing.
How much is the COMPASS exam?
There is no charge for the initial COMPASS exam. There is a non-refundable $25 charge for any retest of COMPASS, the same cost whether it is one section or all three sections. The $25 fee must be paid to the Business Office at the time the COMPASS retesting appointment is made.
How many times can I take the Compass?
The student may retest one time. All sections of a COMPASS retest must be taken at one time. A second retest may be granted by a written appeal to the Testing Coordinator. Decisions for a second retest will be made on a case-by case basis. All retests must be completed a week prior to the start of the each semester.
Is the COMPASS timed?
No. The test is un-timed so students may take as much time as they need to complete the test.
How do I sign up for the Compass?
Once you receive your acceptance letter, you may schedule your exam at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting COMPASS testing. The test is given on computer so an appointment must be made.
How can I get housing information?
The Residence Life Office phone number is 478-934-3027 and you can reach them by e-mail at email@example.com
Do I need to send in my housing form and damage deposit before I'm accepted? You can; however, it is best to be accepted for admissions first.
Are there CoEd Dorms?
Yes. All of our residence halls are co-ed; however, suite-mates are assigned by gender.
What type of food do you serve?
Our dining services offer a wide variety of meals from hamburgers and fries to made-to-order pasta, international food to good old home cooked meals. Meals are served as all-you-care-to-eat buffet. More information is available at www.mgc.edu/dining/
What is MGC's federal code for the FAFSA?
It is 001581
Is my financial aid in?
You may contact the financial aid office by phone at 478-934-3133 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I apply for financial aid before I apply for admission or before I am accepted?
Yes; however, you will not be awarded financial aid until you have been accepted for admission.
What is the financial aid deadline?
The deadline for Summer semester is April 14, Fall semester is July 1 and Spring is November 1
What happens if I miss the financial aid deadline?
Your paperwork will still be processed, but you may have to pay your fees at the fee deadline and be reimbursed once your financial aid paperwork is completely processed.
What are the fees? How much is it all going to cost?
You can find the most current fees & costs on our website at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting Fees/ Costs.
What are early registration dates?
Dates for registrations can be found on our campus calendar and in our catalog. Early registration dates are for current and returning MGC students. New students will be sent an e-mail regarding registration and orientation dates and times.
Which classes do you offer?
Our catalog lists all of the courses that are available at MGC. Our class schedule lists the courses and times by semester. Class schedules are only available online at www.mgc.edu click on Courses at the top of the page. Our college catalog is also available online at www.mgc.edu click on Academics and then Catalog
When are your classes?
We offer courses in 3 semesters. Fall semester begins in late August, Spring semester begins in early January, and Summer semester begins in May and in June.
Can I get an academic scholarship?
Scholarship applications are available upon request from the Admissions Office or the Financial Aid Office or on our website at http://www.mgc.edu/financialaid/scholarships.cfm MGC scholarships are typically awarded for Fall semester with a scholarship application deadline of April 1.
Can I get a scholarship to play sports?
Athletic scholarships are offered by the each sport's coach.
What is the classification of your varsity athletics?
We are currently classified with NJCAA.
What are our business hours? MGC is open from 8am - 6pm Monday through Thursday and 8am - 12 pm on Fridays. MGC summer hours are Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm. The college is closed for the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holiday, and Christmas holidays until after the start of the new year. Refer to the Academic Calendar for accurate dates.
Who do we talk to about getting a transcript?
The Registrar's Office sends out transcripts for students by written request with signature. There is a transcript request form on our website at www.mgc.edu/forms. Transcripts are free. This can be faxed to 478-934-3049 or mailed to the Registrar's Office
How do I get proof that I am enrolled in school for insurance, etc.?
Student needs to go to Warrior Web to obtain a Certificate of Enrollment. For instructions, visit www.mgc.edu by clicking on Registrar and selecting Enrollment Verification.
I forgot my Warrior Web Pin #?
Please call the Registrar's Office at 934-3036 or 6406
Where do I get a Transient Permission Letter?
You and your advisor may fill out this form at www.mgc.edu/forms.
Where do I get a change of major form?
You and your advisor may fill out this form at www.mgc.edu/forms.
Where do I get a Graduation Check form?
You and your advisor may fill out this form at www.mgc.edu/forms. This form should be filled out 1 semester prior to your last semester at MGC.
How do I change my address?
This form is available online at www.mgc.edu/forms.
How do I get my name changed?
The Change of student information form and instructions are available at www.mgc.edu/forms or call 934-3036 or 6406.
I have questions about my Veteran (GIBILL) benefits?
Students may call 934-3138 or go by the Registrar's Office. Veteran's information is also available online at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Registrar and selecting Veteran's Services or www.gibill.va.gov
I receive benefits from Vocational-Rehab. Who do I need to talk with?
Students need to talk to the Business Office 934-3026.
Questions on Academic Renewal?
Complete the Academic Renewal form and information on www.mgc.edu/forms .
I have questions about Readmission?
Students can check on their re-admission status online at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Admissions and selecting Application Status Check. Students may call to 934-3031.
How do I get my transcript evaluated?
Submit your transcript to the Registrar's Office and call 934-3453
I have Graduation questions.
Graduation information is available online at www.mgc.edu by clicking on Registrar and selecting Graduation or call 934-3029.
Do I have to walk at Commencement?
No, but it is a nice end to all of your hard work.
Where do I order a cap and gown?
Bookstore on BOTH campuses 934-3041
Where do I pick up my cap and gown?
Cap and gowns can be picked up from the bookstore where student originally made the order.
Will my diploma be mailed?
Where do I pay my graduation fee?
Business office on all campuses.
How do I cancel my registration/withdraw from school?
Student MUST submit a request in writing and include their SIGNATURE to our office by mail, fax or in person stating what action they intend to take. The current date must be on the document. Students can do this by completing the Drop Add Withdrawal form at www.mgc.edu/forms.
How do I find out who is my advisor?
Students may go to www.mgc.edu and click on Registrar and select Advisor List. Students can also see their advisor listed on their Warrior Web account.
How do I re-apply if I have already attended MGC?
Our Readmission application is available online at www.mgc.edu/forms. It can be mailed or faxed to the Registrar's Office.
I will be attending MGC as a transient student from another school. Do I need to apply for Readmission?
Yes, if you have already attending MGC in the past. If you have never attended MGC, then you would need to apply for regular admission through the Office of Admissions
How will I register for my transient classes?
We can register transient students by phone for their approved classes. Please call 478-934-3165.
Do Transient students attending MGC from other schools need to provide transcripts from other schools they have previously attended?
No. We only need the transient permission letter from their current school.
How do I find out what kind of hold I have on my record?
Log-on to Warrior Web; Click on Student Services; Click on Student Record Information Menu; Click on View Holds