Health Sciences and Cosmetology Programs FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can apply to more than one program. You will be required to meet the minimum criteria and submit an application for each program by the designated deadline dates. Programs have different application and results notification dates.

No. Admission requirements and other components of the application process are subject to change each year. For this reason, applicants are required to complete the information session associated with the current application year.

The following chart shows the options for meeting these requirements:

How to meet English and math requirements
College English Readiness College Mathematics Readiness
Option 1: You have completed or received transfer credit for ENG 111. Option 1: You have completed or received transfer credit for one of the following — MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171 (or a higher-level math).
Option 2: You have completed or received waiver credit for all of the following: DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098 Option 2: You have completed or received waiver credit for all of the following: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050
Option 3: You have completed or received waiver credit for ENG 002 with a minimum grade of P2 Option 3: You have completed or received waiver credit for MAT 003 with a minimum grade of P2
Option 4: You have completed or received waiver credit for ENG 011 Option 4: You have completed or received waiver credit for one of the following: MAT 043, MAT 052, or MAT 071
Option 5: An earned Associate or Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution Option 5: An earned Associate or Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
Option 6: Completion of placement test within the past 10 years and achievement of appropriate scores. If you took the placement test elsewhere, you MUST submit those scores to GTCC Admissions! Option 6: Completion of placement test within the past 10 years and achievement of appropriate scores. If you took the placement test elsewhere, you MUST submit those scores to GTCC Admissions!
Option 7: Graduate of a US high school within the last 10 years, with a GPA of 2.8 or higher Option 7: Graduate of a US high school within the last 10 years, with a GPA of 2.8 or higher

Application results are sent to your GTCC email within four weeks after the application deadline. Applicants are encouraged to begin checking their email periodically after the deadline in the event selections are made sooner.

If you are wanting to change your major to a limited entry program, you must submit a program application and be accepted. Once your seat has been accepted, your program will be changed. Students preparing for limited entry programs are usually enrolled in "Associate in General Education" allowing for completion of the general coursework for the program.

There is not point range that will guarantee acceptance to a program. The point range changes with every admission cycle varying with the pool of applicants.

Yes. General education courses can be transferred to GTCC from another accredited college/university. Courses will need to be transferred and reflected on the GTCC transcript when submitting your program application in order to be reviewed/ranked.

There is no penalty for reapplying to a program if not accepted. However, if you are accepted to the program and withdraw or do not pass the first-semester courses, you must apply for readmission to the program resulting in penalty points.

An alternate may offered a seat if space becomes available. Alternates are selected in the order they are ranked. If no space becomes available by the close of the admission cycle noted in the letter, alternates must reapply for the next entry to the program.

Program transfers are not admitted through the Limited Entry Programs Office. You will need to contact the program director to request admittance/transfer to the program. He or she will determine your eligibility to transfer into the program. If you are ineligible, you may apply through the Limited Entry Programs office for selection to start the program from the beginning.

For programs that require the ATI TEAS as part of the application, there is no substitution for this requirement.

Official transcripts must be sent to the Admissions and/or Transcripts office for evaluation. Please do NOT submit official transcripts to the Limited Entry Programs Office as we do not process transfer credits. For instructions on submitting transcripts, please visit the Submitting Transcripts page.