Please read all information carefully so as not to miss out on any important steps.
There is no online application form or process for the Gateway to College
Steps one and two:
Call (678)891-3220 or
e-mail gpcgway.edu and request an application packet and make a
reservation for an orientation session. Complete all application materials and
return them prior to attending your orientation session appointment.
Please make sure to fill out
the application form carefully and accurately and sign at the bottom of the
last page. Parent/guardian signature is also required. Please note: your
application will not be considered complete without the 3 required essays.
Please bring your completed application with you to the orientation or you
can mail to: Georgia Perimeter College, Gateway to College Academy,
555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021.
Purpose of the Orientation
To give you an overview of program
expectations and benefits so you will know if this is the right program for
take the API (Adult Placement Indicator) test to assess your vocabulary and
To do an initial review of your application
materials to see how well you will benefit from the program.
Please call our information number for orientation
dates, times and locations. Make arrangements to come to orientation.
You must call our information
number at 678-891-3220 to reserve a place at an orientation session.
Note: You will not receive a
confirmation call back. Once you call to make a reservation, we will be
expecting you unless you call to cancel your appointment.
Please bring the following
materials to the orientation:
will not be able to proceed to the next step, the evaluation, without this. If
you mailed the application to us, we must receive it prior to your orientation
date. The essay topics and instructions are on page four of the application.
Three written essays (see application)
Current high school transcript/s from each school you have attended
A signed and dated high school withdrawal
form issued and signed by the school district.
This is required for all applicants under the age of 18. Home
schooled students do not need this unless you are new to the school system.
Signed Release of Information
A parent/guardian signature is required for applicants under
Important: Georgia Perimeter
College has parking lots designated for students, faculty, and visitors. There
are two visitor lots on campus, located next to buildings A and H.
Please refer to the enclosed campus map, or visit http://www.gpc.edu/Campus_Maps/Clarkston.html
for a campus map.
All materials must be submitted
by the announced deadlines to be considered for selection.
Step three: attend a
two-day evaluation session
You will be referred to an evaluation session if you meet all
criteria at the orientation. You may not attend an evaluation without first
attending an orientation session.
purpose of the evaluation session is to give you an opportunity to demonstrate
your ability to be successful in an adult learning environment. You will be
asked to demonstrate your reading, writing, and math skills and your student
habits in a college classroom environment.
have shown that students who achieve a minimum of 8.0 on the API test are
likely to succeed in the Gateway to College Academy. At the end of
orientation, you will meet individually with a Resource Specialist, to discuss
your options and possibly schedule you for a two-day evaluation.
The evaluation sessions will simulate college
level classes, will require 100% attendance, and completion of in-class and
homework assignments. Please make whatever arrangements necessary with
employers, family and friends to make sure you can attend your scheduled
You must be on time or you will be turned
away, so please make sure you allow plenty of time to find the location, park
and arrive to the classroom on time. We suggest that you plan to arrive a
minimum of 15 minutes early in case the classroom clock is different from your
watch. If you are late or miss the evaluation you may not have the opportunity
to make it up and you would not be eligible to continue the application
GPC has special parking areas for visitors. Please refer to the enclosed
campus map, and allow yourself time to locate the visitors parking area.
Visitors parked in student, staff and faculty parking may be ticketed.
Step four: be prepared for
results of the lottery
aware of the deadline dates for application materials. You must meet all
required deadlines to be included in the lottery for consideration for Gateway
Gateway to College Academy lottery for fall 2005 semester will be held on July
14, 2005. Time and location of the lottery will be announced.
Letters of notification will be mailed July
25 through 29.
Fall 2005 classes start on
August 22. If you do not
hear about your admission by August 1, please call! Do not wait until the
first day of classes to verify your status.
We will have additional openings for spring semester (which begins in
January of 2006). Orientation sessions will be scheduled soon to process
students interested in applying for spring semester. Call 678-891-3220
in September for dates and times.
y Academy is changing lives. Many Gateway graduates across the country have gone on to pursue four-year degrees and challenging careers. In short, Gateway to College provides an opportunity for students to re-invent themselves for their future.