Age: Applicants must be at least 16 years old (Cosmetology and Allied Health applicants must be at least 17).
Education: High school graduation or General Equivalency Development (GED) is required for admission to all associate degree programs, allied health programs, and most of the diploma and technical certificate of credit programs. However, prior to graduation from Augusta Technical College, a GED or high school diploma is required for program graduation. Students completing a secondary program of study that is not approved by the United States Department of Education or a recognized accreditation agency accepted by the Technical College System of Georgia should contact Student Services at 706-771-4150.
Placement Tests: Applicants for degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs must take the COMPASS Test. The Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT), or American College Test (ACT), scores may be accepted in lieu of the COMPASS.
The COMPASS is a series of placement tests in the areas of writing, reading comprehension, pre-algebra, and algebra. The algebra section is required for all associate degree programs and certain diploma and technical certificate of credit programs. The COMPASS is a computerized multiple-choice format test and is not timed. Calculators are provided for the pre-algebra and algebra sections.
NOTE: COMPASS scores remain valid for sixty months.
CLICK HERE for information on how to prepare for COMPASS.
Applicants with a learning or physical disability that may require testing accommodations must notify Counseling Services on the Augusta Campus or Student Services on the Thomson and Waynesboro Campuses or at the Columbia County Center, at least two days prior to the scheduled tests to arrange testing accommodations. Appropriate documentation will be required before allowing test accommodations.
Health: Applicants should be able to attend school regularly and to perform necessary classroom and laboratory / shop activities.
Competitive Programs: Progression into the Associate Degree Nursing, Cardiovascular Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, and Surgical Technology is competitive. These programs use a combination of factors including all or some of the following components:
For more information regarding this process for a specific program, please contact: