Transient Applicants

Transient applicants are students from another college or university who have permission from their home institution to enroll at Georgia Highlands College for one semester. Students who wish to register for more than one term must re-apply each semester, pay the $30 non-refundable application fee, and submit an updated transient permission letter.


Admissions Requirements

  1. GHC Admissions Application
  2. $30 non-refundable processing fee
  3. Transient Permission Letter from current college, university or technical school on official letterhead, verifying that student is in good academic standing and eligible to return to the home institution
    • GHC will not accept a letter of no objection (in lieu of a transient permission letter) for applicants who have been dismissed from their home institution.


Application Process

  1. Apply ONLINE

  2. Pay $30 non-refundable processing fee
  3. Submit a Transient Permission Letter from your home institution
  4. Submit Verification of Lawful Presence
  5. Contact the Financial Aid Office at home institution and ask that a Consortium Agreement and/or Hope or Zell Transient Certificate be sent to GHC’s Financial Aid Office if seeking federal financial aid and/or state merit awards


Traditional Admissions Deadlines

Traditional Admissions Deadlines
Semester Preferred Application
Final Admissions
Admissions Document
Received Deadline
Classes Begin
Summer 2021 March 1, 2021 May 15, 2021 May 21, 2021 March 8, 2021 May Session:
May 17, 2021
June Session:
June 7, 2021
Full Session:
June 7, 2021
July Session:
July 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Full Session:
April 1, 2021
Full Session:
July 15, 2021
Full Session:
August 14, 2021
Full and Late
Start Sessions:

April 12, 2021
Full Session:
August 14, 2021
Spring 2022 Full Session:
November 1, 2021
Full Session:
December 15, 2021
Full Session:
December 17, 2021
November 1, 2021 Full Session:
January 8, 2022


Additional Information

  • Transient students that wish to remain at Georgia Highlands College within a degree program must apply for admission as a transfer applicant and comply with all admissions requirements and policies for the appropriate enrollment category
  • Transient students are expected to pay their tuition and fees by the GHC fee payment deadline.
  • Transient students are not required to attend a new student orientation session and are not guaranteed course availability.
  • Transients should seek advising at their home institution to make sure that the courses taken at GHC will satisfy degree requirements in their program of study.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to request their GHC transcript to their home institution at the end of the semester.