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Adult Learner Pathways

If you are a returning or a first time college student who graduated or should have graduated high school at least 5 years ago, you are considered an Adult Learner or Non-traditional student. Welcome! We have created this space just for you!

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Check out these programs that have been designed specifically for our adult learners. You will find many online and degree completion options within these specific programs and many of the other MGA degrees and programs.
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Applying to MGA is simple. Follow the few steps listed below to begin the process today!

Step 1: Apply and pay application fee.
  1. Apply Online and pay the $30 non-refundable application fee using a credit card
Step 2: Official transcripts and official test scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • Official college transcripts (for transfer students) - Transcript Request Form
    *A transcript must be submitted for every school previously attended.
  • SAT/ACT scores: (for those who graduated high school within the last 5 years)
    • MGA code for the SAT is 5411.
    • MGA code for the ACT is 0837.
  • Compass Exam (as needed)
Step 3: Submit appropriate documentation for Verification of Lawful Presence.

The Board of Regents of University System of Georgia (USG) has recently instituted new policies that affect all applicants who seek in-state tuition at USG institutions. According to USG policy, individuals who apply, or are re-entering, for Fall 2011 and beyond must submit documentation of US citizenship or permanent residency before being considered for in-state tuition. The following documents serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States. One of the following is required before you are eligible for in-state tuition:

  • Present an original birth certificate or send a certified birth certificate showing the applicant was born in the US or a US territory. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Present student’s current military ID (service member only, not dependent). Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Copy of a current US passport.
  • Copy of a current driver’s license/ID issued by the state of Georgia after January 1, 2008. (Note: A limited license or a license issued for a period of less than two years is not acceptable.)
  • Copy of a US certificate of naturalization.
  • Copy of a US certificate of citizenship.
  • A US certificate of birth abroad issued by the Department of State or a consular report of birth abroad.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551).
  • Eligibility for federal student aid confirmed by Financial Aid. The Middle Georgia State University FAFSA code is 001581. (Confirmation will be submitted electronically to the Admissions office.)

If you do not provide any of the above documentation, regardless of how long you have lived in Georgia, you will be classified as an out-of-state student and must pay out-of-state tuition. To avoid paying out-of-state tuition (if you believe you qualify for the in-state rate), submit one of the above documents, or complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Once documentation is received, your application will be evaluated for in-state tuition. Please Note: If you have been classified as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes, verification of lawful presence in the United States may not change your status as an out-of-state student. Additional information may be needed.

Step 4: Submit proof of immunizations.
Step 5: Apply early for financial aid! Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • To receive consideration for Federal Financial Aid (Pell, SEOG, College Work-Study and/or Loans) you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This can be done electronically at
    The FAFSA school code for MGA is 001581.
The address for mailing documentation is:

Middle Georgia State University
Office of Admissions
100 University Parkway
Macon, GA 31206

We encourage you to contact Middle Georgia State to start your application, please contact Ryan Tucker, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 478-471-2725 or via email at   .

  LAST MODIFIED: 5/16/2017