Types of Admission
Early Action vs. Early Decision
Be careful about early admission and early decision applications when you get ready to apply. Early action means that a school will let you know if you’ve been accepted earlier in the year than with the regular deadline. Early decision is a binding contract that legally requires you to attend that school and does not allow you to change your mind. Click here to learn even more about early action.
What Type of Applicant Are You?
|Freshman Applicant||You’ve never been enrolled in a college or university, with the exception of dual enrollment through your high school. You’ve completed less than 30 credit hours of college coursework at any institution.|
|Transfer Applicant||You’re enrolled at another college or university but are looking to change schools. You have already completed at least 30 credit hours of college coursework.|
|Non-traditional Applicant||You haven’t been in school in a while and would like to return. It’s been more than five years since you attended high school or completed your last college courses without earning a degree.|
|Post-baccalaureate Applicant||You have already earned a bachelor’s degree but are interested in taking classes without seeking a degree.|
|Transient Applicant||You are enrolled at another college or university but would like to take a few classes elsewhere for credit toward your degree at your home institution.|
|Dual Enrollment Applicant||Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college classes. These students may earn credit toward their high school program and/or college.|
|Home-schooled Applicant||You have completed a home study program. If you are applying as a freshman, you will need to provide information about your home study, and show that you have completed the courses outlined in the Required High School Curriculum.|
|Senior Applicant||Most institutions offer special programs for individuals over the age of 62 who are looking to take classes or earn a degree.|
Some colleges and universities admit students on a conditional basis. This means that there are tasks or programs that you need to complete in order to be fully admitted into the school. Georgia State has two great programs that help our students adjust to college level academics. Once students successfully complete their programs, they’re in for good!
Conditional acceptance is a real admissions decision. It means that a school believes in you and your potential.