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You are responsible for making the transcript request to your former school. We do have transcript request forms available in the Admissions Office that you can use to send to prior schools if you would like to use them.
Typically, core courses taken at previous colleges that are accredited by an agency that TCSG will allow us to accept will transfer as long as the student made a C or better. Occupational courses taken within the last 60 months will also more than likely transfer as long as a student made a C or better. (We cannot give definite answers about transfer of credit without actually seeing the official transcript.)
Yes. Students must provide official high school transcripts unless they have successfully completed (with a C or better) more than 30 semester hours at the degree level or 45 quarter hours at the degree level (diploma or certificate level hours will not count in high school transcript exemption).
Yes. Wiregrass requires an official, sealed transcript from your last college of attendance for admission to our college. Transcripts from other colleges of attendance may also be required for HOPE Scholarship Evaluation or Transfer of Credit purposes but are not required for admission to the college.
Yes. If you want transfer of credit from your first college, then we must get an official transcript from there.
No. Student enrolling into any program at WGTC must have already earned a valid GED diploma (or high school diploma).
Yes. You must request that an official GED transcript be sent to our school. We can allow you to start classes with us without your official GED transcript as long as we can verify that you passed the GED exam. You will be asked to sign a GED Waiver if you choose to do this, understanding that if we do not receive your official GED transcript by a certain date, we will place a hold on your records.
It depends. WGTC is allowed to accept high school diplomas and GED's awarded through schools who are accredited by one of the following agencies:
**The name of the accrediting agency must match exactly one of the agencies above. Many accrediting agencies have similar names, but we are only allowed to accept the ones listed above.
Compass is a placement exam and is used to determine your strengths in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, and Algebra. If you do not make the required Compass scores to enter your program, you may be required to perform Short Term Remediation through our Student Success Center, take a Learning Support class, or do some refresher work in our Adult Education Department. Rarely does the Compass exam completely exclude a student from enrolling in classes at WGTC. We encourage every student to seek pre-test help prior to taking the Compass exam through our Student Success Center.
In order to be coded in-state, you must have lived in the state of Georgia for the past 12 months and accurately answer the residency questions on your admissions application. Additionally, because of a new law that was passed in January 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. One of the following must be provided in order to be coded in-state:
Unfortunately, no. Students who have had a break of enrollment since January 2012 must come in under the new law, and therefore must prove residency using one of the items listed above.
Instate students are charged tuition at $85 per credit hour. Fees for most students are $201 a semester. Out of state students pay double tuition, and international students pay four times tuition.
Students enrolled in the Commercial Truck Driving program follow a different tuition and fee schedule. Information about the cost of that program can be obtained through the Admissions Office.
WGTC offers the HOPE Grant, the HOPE Scholarship, the PELL Grant, the Nelnet Payment Plan, Federal Direct Student Loans, Private Student Loans, and WIA. To find out more information about these programs, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 229-333-2107, or log on to our website at http://www.wiregrass.edu/admissions/finaid.php.
These questions will need to be addressed to the Financial Aid Office since this differs for every student.
The campus bookstore can give you information on the cost of the textbooks needed for your classes. We encourage you to research and find the best price on the books that you need. If you purchase your textbooks from sources other than the college bookstore, please make certain that you get the book with the correct ISBN number as textbook editions are typically very different.
Students who receive financial aid usually use a part of their award to pay for their textbooks. There are cases, however, where students have to pay out-of-pocket for necessary books and supplies.
Having access to a computer is required in most programs. Each WGTC campus has computer labs and libraries with computers that students can use to complete their course assignments if they don’t have their own computers.
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Coffee County Campus
Cook County Workforce Development Center