Getting Started Entering the College

Admissions Process

Admission to Southern Crescent Technical College is a multi-step process, which consists of evaluation of prior academic experience and assessment for post-secondary readiness of eligible applicants.

Eligible Applicants

Any individual 16 years of age or older or dually enrolled high school students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades who seeks access to quality instruction at the post-secondary level are eligible for admission. (Please note that some programs may have different age requirements.)

Applicants must note that completion of the admission steps listed below does NOT guarantee acceptance into a program of study. Minimum admission test score requirements and other admission criteria must be met.

Verification of Lawful Presence

  1. 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. Verification procedures shall comply with O.C.G.A. § 506-1.
  2. Determining a student's residency status must be based on the existence of surrounding objective circumstances that indicate a student's intent to maintain a permanent presence, or Domicile, in the State of Georgia. No single factor is conclusive. Similarly, there is no predetermined number of factors required to be met. The following indicators may be considered when documenting the Domicile of an individual, but this is not an exhaustive list:
    • Location of employment.
    • Location of voter registration.
    • Location of property, including home purchase, and taxes paid thereon. State for which the individual filed and paid state income taxes.
    • Address and other information on federal and state income tax returns.
    • State where the person's automobile title is registered and the payment of property taxes thereon.
    • Address on driver's license and state of issuance.
    • Address on the Georgia Driver's License Bureau ID.
    • Reason for initially coming to Georgia.
    • State of issuance of business, professional, or other licenses.
    • Location of checking, savings, or other banking accounts.
    • Citizenship Requirements:
      • A student meets the Citizenship Requirements, for purposes of this procedure and the related policies, if he or she is a United States Citizen, born or naturalized.
      • A student meets the Citizenship requirements, for purposes of this procedure and the related policies, if he or she is an Eligible Non-Citizen, according to the Federal Title IV definition.
      • Ineligible Non-Citizens: A Non-Citizen cannot qualify for in-state tuition. However, in the discretion of the President of the college the international tuition may be waived in favor of an out of state tuition rate for a Non-Citizen who has been verified as lawfully present in the United States in accordance with state and federal immigration laws.

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 who 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.