Admission and Registration of Persons 62 Years of Age or Older

According to the provisions of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Georgia, senior citizens who are residents of Georgia now have access to institutional services available through University System units at reduced cost. The rules adopted by the Board of Regents regarding admission and registration of persons 62 years of age or older in units of the University System are listed below:

Current or prospective students must be residents of Georgia, 62 years of age or older at the time of registration, and must present a birth certificate or other comparable written documentation of age to enable the registrar to determine eligibility.

Persons who have been accepted through regular admission procedures may enroll as regular students in courses offered for resident credit on a space available basis without payment of fees, other than supply, laboratory, shop, and transportation charges.

Prospective students must meet all system and institutional admission requirements to include official transcripts of all high school and/or college credit; entrance test scores, i.e., SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc.; letters of recommendation, and/or other materials as may be required.

Students will be provided access to all services available at any particular system unit which are applicable to the creation and maintenance of student and institutional records.

All degree-seeking students must meet all system, institutional, and legislated degree requirements such as the Regents’ Test, major area examinations, preliminary and final oral and/or written examinations, and acceptable theses or dissertations.

Students may not enroll in dental, medical, veterinary, or law schools under the provisions of this policy.