Georgia Gwinnett College – Student Center
Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is a public college in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia. Founded in 2005, it is a member of the University System of Georgia. GGC opened on August 18, 2006. The college has grown rapidly from its original 118 students to over 12,000 enrolled today. GGC is affordable with low-cost tuition and fees. In-state tuition is less than $135 per credit hour!
Georgia Gwinnett College received accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in June 2009. In addition, the School of Education is completely accredited by Georgia Professional Standards for teachers education. In 2018, GGC earned the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for its business school.
Georgia Gwinnett is classified as a Baccalaureate college by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Advising checklists and articulation agreements extend to opportunities to earn associates, master’s and doctorate degrees from other institutions.
GGC offers 20 majors:
- Business Administration
- Cinema and Media Arts Production*
- Criminal Justice/Criminology
- Elementary Education
- Environmental Science
- Exercise Science
- Health Science
- Human Development and Aging Services
- Information Technology
- Integrative Studies
- Middle Grades Education
- Political Science
- Special Education
*GGC students majoring in cinema and media arts production benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from the Georgia Film Academy. GGC also offers a Nexus degree in professional sound design taught onsite at the Georgia Film Academy.
GGC minors include: African American Studies, Anthropology, Business (for students not pursuing the BBA degree), Creative Writing, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, Physics, Professional Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology.
GGC certificate and certification programs: Business Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Gerontology, Global Studies, Latin American Studies, Paralegal, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Not sure what to major in? Prospective students may use Focus 2 Apply, a self-assessment tool for finding majors and occupations that appeal to you. The results will assist you in selecting a major based on your academic strengths and career interests.
The Georgia Gwinnett College campus is 260 acres in size, located in a suburban setting. As GGC’s main focal point, the Student Center (Building E) was designed to represent a new benchmark for higher education. The unique shape of the structure is a symbolic expression for “thinking outside the box.”
Buildings A, B, C, H and W that are used for classes and activities. There are also a Wellness Center (Building F), Administration building (Building D), Athletics Complex (Building G), the Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center, and several residence buildings housing more than 1,000 students.
A new model in public higher education, Georgia Gwinnett College was built from the ground up to facilitate student success. GGC is a dynamic learning community where student engagement and faculty-student mentoring are the hallmark. GGC has an average class size of 18 students. Small classes, student support, high-tech classrooms and flexible scheduling make success possible for everyone at GGC.
Student Success programs ensure that all GGC students, regardless of their academic preparation, have comprehensive support to develop skills needed to succeed. Faculty mentors work closely with students throughout their years at Georgia Gwinnett College. Faculty are available to students via cell phone for questions and academic assistance outside the office.
GGC athletics have had a brief but stellar history. The intercollegiate athletics program was started from scratch, beginning in August 2011. Since then, GGC student athletes and teams have won many honors, awards, and championships. Georgia Gwinnett teams, known as the Grizzlies, are independent members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Varsity athletic sports for Men are Baseball, Soccer and Tennis; and for Women are Softball, Soccer and Tennis.
The $13 million state-of-the-art Grizzly Athletic Complex opened in March 2013 and includes soccer, baseball and softball fields as well as an athletics building with training areas, weight room, team lockers, hospitality suites, academic resource space, coaches and athletic staff offices. In July, 2013, the college acquired the former Collins Hill Tennis & Fitness Center.
Georgia Gwinnett College accepts applications for several different student types, including:
Freshman (Never Attended College) – You are a high school junior/senior or graduate or a GED holder or a regionally accredited homeschool applicant, and you’ve never attended college. View requirements here.
Freshman (Homeschooled) – You are a high school junior/senior or graduate of a non-accredited homeschool program or high school. View requirements here.
Freshman (Fewer than 30 Transferable College Credit Hours) – You’ve attended college, Dual Enrollment included, but have fewer than 30 transferable credit hours. View requirements here.
Transfer Student (College) – You’ve earned more than 30 transferable college credit hours from another regionally accredited institution. View requirements here.
Dual Enrollment (High School Junior/Senior) – You are a high school or homeschooled student seeking to attend college during your junior or senior year of high school. Minimum age requirement is 16 years old. View requirements here.
Homeschool applicants will have to submit a homeschool portfolio as described in the “Georgia Gwinnett College Admissions Guide for Home School Applicants.”
Free Admission March 1-31, 2022
Apply to GGC during the month of March, and they will waive the application fee! Apply by April 1 and you can start in the summer semester!
For more information about applying to GGC, visit https://www.ggc.edu/admissions