Individuals 16 years of age or older or dually/jointly enrolled high school students in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades who seek access to quality instruction at the post-secondary level are eligible for admissions.
To be admitted by Coastal Pines Technical College, applicants must satisfy one of the six academic readiness paths below:
1). High school graduates must submit an official high school transcript (including graduation date) that reflects the student has met the attendance, academic, and/or assessment requirements for the state’s board of education or equivalent agency.
- Secondary schools must be accredited by an agency included on the TCSG approved accreditation agency list.
- Applicants with diplomas from secondary schools located outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency by an approved outside evaluation organization.
- High school Certificates of Attendance or other certificates, credentials, or documents where the student did not complete all required coursework or testing required for a high school diploma in that state are not recognized for admission purposes.
2). Submission of an official transcript reflecting the student has passed an examination the state recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma (e.g. GED).
3). Submission of an official transcript from each of one or more previously attended postsecondary institutions (accredited by an accepted accrediting agency) reflecting the successful completion (C or better) of a minimum of 30 semesters or 45 quarter credit hours of coursework at the degree level.
4). Applicants who were homeschooled in the state of Georgia and did not attend a recognized accredited program must submit:
- Certificate of Attendance form from the local superintendent’s office or a Declaration of Intent to utilize a Home Study Program from the Georgia Department of Education verifying that the parent or legal guardian complied with the requirements of home study programs as referenced in O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690.
- Annual progress reports or a final transcript for the equivalent of the home-schooled student’s junior and senior years (the final progress report or transcript must include the graduation date).
5). Applicants who were homeschooled outside the state of Georgia and did not attend a recognized accredited program must submit:
- Annual progress reports or a final transcript for the equivalent of the home-schooled student’s junior and senior years (the final progress report or transcript must include the graduation date); and
- One of the following:
- SAT or ACT scores that meet or exceed the TCSG system and college minimum score requirements for program readiness.
- ACCUPLACER or Compass placement scores that meet or exceed the TCSG system and college minimum score requirements for program readiness.
6). Service members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, or Navy may submit an official copy of their DD Form 214 indicating high school graduate or equivalent.
The ability of a student to succeed in a program at Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) is greatly determined by the math and language skills possessed by that student. It is the philosophy of CPTC that a student is not helped by admitting him or her to a program in which he or she does not possess the basic educational skills needed to succeed. The assessment provides CPTC the opportunity to better serve the students through quality placement. The official placement exam approved for use by CPTC and approved by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is the ACCUPLACER. However, in the place of ACCUPLACER, CPTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on any TCSG validated assessment instrument. These placement exams evaluate the reading, writing, math, and algebra skills.