Homeschool Student

  • An applicant who completed high school graduation requirements under a homeschool program or graduated from a non-accredited high school.
  • An applicant whose SAT and/or ACT scores exempt placement testing, or whose ACCUPLACER placement scores allows for admission.
  • An applicant also has completed the equivalent of each of the Required High School Curriculum areas as documented by a portfolio of work and/or other evidence that substantiates Required High School Curriculum completion.

Note: Applicants born or educated outside the United States should go to the International Student Admissions page for information.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Perimeter College Application for Admission accompanied by a $20 non-refundable fee
    •  Perimeter College’s application is available online at GAFutures.
    • A Perimeter College application is valid for three consecutive terms, including the term of application.
  2. Official high school transcript
    • This requirement applies to homeschool students in non-regionally accredited home school programs who have ever enrolled in an accredited high school, as well as applicants graduating from regionally accredited home school programs.
    • The transcript will chiefly be used to help determine Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) completions for applicants completing non-regionally accredited home school programs.
    • For transcripts issued from regionally accredited home school programs, the grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or is required. The GPA will be re-calculated by Perimeter College and based upon USG approved RHSC coursework.
    • High school transcript must be noted as official, and arrive in a sealed envelope from the high school or regionally accredited home school program.
    • GED applicants are required to submit official GED passing scores and high school transcript.
  3. SAT or ACT score requirements. Do NOT pay for expedited delivery of SAT and/or ACT scores. Perimeter College requires 5 – 7 business days to process each admission document after it is received.
    • Old SAT score requirements: SAT I Verbal 430, math 400.
    • New SAT score requirements: SAT Reading 26, Math 26.5.
    • Current ACT score requirements: ACT English 17, math 17.
    • If SAT/ACT scores are below Perimeter College academic placement minimum scores the applicant must provide valid ACCUPLACER placement test scores before he/she may be considered for admission. Standard placement requirements apply as they would with new freshmen.
    • Information for requesting official scores or documentation may be found at the SAT and ACT websites.
  4. Home School Portfolio. This requirement applies to homeschool students completing non-regionally accredited homeschool programs.
    • Homeschool applicants must submit a Home School Portfolio Summary form along with supporting documentation. The summary form and documentation must substantiate completion of all Required High School Curriculum units. Failure to submit adequate supporting documentation will delay the processing of the application.
    • Official transcripts from any regionally accredited homeschool program or conventional public or private high schools attended should be submitted if applicable.
  5. Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States. Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification. Georgia State University admits all academically qualified undergraduate students, regardless of immigration status.
  6. Document Upload System. Applicants may upload many documents required for admission, except for official transcripts, test scores, or birth certificates.

Admissions Details

A $20 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application submission. Carefully review and complete all sections of the application, especially the residency information. Failure to answer questions correctly or provide information will delay and/or affect admission consideration.
Perimeter College processes admission documents and renders admission decisions on a rolling basis. A student’s application is valid for a total of three terms of entry, including the term marked initially on the application and the following two terms of entry. Students who wish to be considered for a term of entry within this time frame must submit a reactivation form and any required credentials by the document due date for the desired term of entry.

  • Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
  • Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
  • Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by April 1
Late applications and/or documents are accepted, but Perimeter College may be unable to make an admission decision in time for the student to start classes on the first day. The earlier an applicant completes the application and submits all required documents, the greater the chance of starting classes on the first day. Late applicants may be able to register for second-half classes if full semester classes already have begun.
Admission documents may be mailed directly to the Perimeter College address below or delivered in person in the original sealed envelope to a Perimeter College Enrollment and Registration Services office. Transcripts and test scores must be official.

Mail to: Office of Admissions
Perimeter College
P.O. Box 89000
Atlanta, GA 30356

Immunization, verification of lawful presence documents (EXCEPT for birth certificates) and non-academic documents may be faxed to 404-413-2002.

Birth certificates must be brought to the campus and verified by Perimeter College staff.

Once an applicant has submitted a Perimeter College application, an official letter indicating a Perimeter College identification number will be mailed to that applicant. This ID number is required for an applicant to view the Check My Status page and sign up for text alerts. If you are unsure of your Perimeter College ID, you can retrieve your Perimeter College ID here.

Perimeter College will review an applicant’s record to make an admission decision after all required documents have been submitted, evaluated and posted to the applicant’s record. Please allow up to 21 days for a final review of your record once your file becomes complete.

An applicant’s Check My Status page is the quickest way to view the applicant’s admission checklist and real-time admission processing updates, including an admission decision.

All documents submitted become and remain the property of Perimeter College and will not be returned to the applicant, duplicated or transferred to another institution. Any applicant withholding or falsifying application data or documentation is subject to dismissal without refund.

Both academic and disciplinary standing are factors taken into consideration for applicants being reviewed for admission. For the purposes of admission, good disciplinary and academic standing means that the applicant has no pending disciplinary charges, outstanding disciplinary sanctions or disciplinary or academic issues that would prevent the applicant from re-enrolling at a previously attended high school, college or university. For additional information, please see the General Admission Policy in the Georgia State Undergraduate Catalog.
For admission into Perimeter College's nursing or dental hygiene programs, you must first be accepted to Perimeter College and be enrolled in classes. Meet with your advisor to express your interest in the program and to be sure you register for the correct prerequisites in your first semester.