Erica McGuire is a 32-year-old single mother who is finding success as an online student at Perimeter College. She’s studying criminal justice and believes Perimeter is the best place for her to be both a student and dedicated mom. McGuire realizes online education isn’t for everyone, but she highly recommends it for those interested. “I met a girl who had four kids at home and has been in school full time,” she said. “I could not imagine four laptops,” she added, laughing.
At age 14, David Gaines enrolled at Perimeter College with a plan to get his associate degree, then continue his education to complete a bachelor’s degree, dual medical degrees and a law degree. Gaines graduated with his associate degree at age 16 and is on his way to complete the rest of his journey. Now 18, he recently was accepted into Georgia State University’s College of Law. “Perimeter gave me the opportunity to transition from a smaller campus to the larger Atlanta Campus,” Gaines said.
For Joseph Dunagan, there was no pounding of the pavement to find a job after college. The 2019 graduate of Perimeter College was offered a position in radiologic technology before he wrapped up at Perimeter and before he received his clinical certification from the School of Radiologic Technology at Grady Health System. “I was glad because I couldn’t wait to start working,” he said.
Graduating high school seniors or recent high school graduates who wish to earn an associate degree in one of more than 30 academic pathways.
Students enrolled at other colleges or universities who want to transfer and take advantage of Perimeter College’s extensive selection of pathways.
Students born or educated outside the United States who want to experience life in Atlanta while pursuing a degree can get their start at Perimeter College.