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The Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician (plus), Healthcare Management, Health Information Management Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Motorsports Vehicle Technology, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology programs use a competitive admission process. See specific program brochures for detailed list of admissions requirements.

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Applicants must complete and return all required forms and credentials to the college prior to open registration. Students are encouraged to apply or update their applications well in advance of open registration. Late applications may be considered only if time permits. Delays in acceptance will occur if application materials are received in several segments and/or if the applicant must be reminded to submit certain documents.

Students applying for admission to Lanier Tech must be 16 years of age or older. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older for admission into the Cosmetology and all Health programs.

Articulate Credit
Certain Technical Education courses taken at the secondary level may be exempted through Lanier Technical College's articulation agreements with our service area high schools. If a student has graduated from high school within the last 24 months and passed any of the courses listed on the "Request for articulation form", the student is eligible to take the validation exam for the course at no cost. The student MUST pass the validation exam with 80% in order to exempt the Lanier Tech course. Look over the "How to claim articulated credit form" for the process and contact Office of Admissions at 770-533-7000 for further information.

A regular high school diploma or a General Educational Development Diploma (GED) is required as a prerequisite for entrance into some diploma and certificate programs and for all degree programs. See specific entrance requirements for individual programs. A regular high school diploma or GED is required for all associate degree programs prior to admission.

Applicants must be physically able to attend school. In some programs, a student who has a physical condition that would limit participation in a class/lab should provide a written statement from a doctor indicating the student's ability to perform all class/lab requirements.

Non-Accredited Home Study/Correspondence Course Programs
Applicants of home schools located in Georgia who did not attend a recognized accredited program must adhere to the following alternative path for admission:

  • Submit a letter from the local superintendent's office verifying that (1) the parent or legal guardian notified the superintendent of intent to home school and (2) that the parent or legal guardian submitted the required attendance reports to the superintendent's office on monthly basis as required by a.c.G.A. 20-2-690.
  • Submit annual progress reports or a final transcript for the equivalent of the home-schooled student's junior and senior years. The final progress report. should include the graduation date.

Applicants of home schools located outside the state of Georgia who did not attend a recognized accredited program must adhere to the following alternative path for admission.

  • Submit annual progress reports or a final transcript for the equivalent of the home-schooled student's junior and senior years. The final progress report should include the graduation date.
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores that meet the TCSG system minimum requirements.

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Exceptions to the in-state residency requirements of this policy include:

These exceptions may also qualify for the Hope Program:
  1. Employees and their children who move to Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in Georgia Code 20-4-40;
  2. Non-resident students who are financially dependent upon a parent, parents, or spouse who has been a legal resident of Georgia for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the date of registration; provided, however, that such financial dependence shall have existed for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of registration;
  3. Full-time employees of Georgia's Technical Colleges, their spouses, and their dependent children;
  4. Full-time teachers in the public schools of Georgia or in the University System and their dependent children. Teachers employed full-time on military bases in Georgia qualify for this waiver;
  5. Military personnel and their dependents stationed in Georgia and on active duty;
  6. Military personnel and their dependents who are legal residents of Georgia, but are stationed outside the State.
These exceptions do not qualify for the Hope Program:
  1. Students who are legal residents of out-of-state counties bordering on Georgia counties in the service area in which an institute of the Department is located and who are enrolled in said institute.
  2. International students, selected by the college president or authorized representative, provided however, that the number of the international students exempted does not exceed one percent of the total enrollment of full-time students;
  3. Career consular officers and their dependents who are citizens of the foreign nation which their consular office represents, and who are stationed living in Georgia under order of their respective governments. This waiver shall apply only to those consular officers whose nations operate on the principle of educational reciprocity with the United States.

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The admissions policy and procedures of the Georgia Board of Technical and Adult Education and Lanier Tech assure the citizens of Georgia equal access to the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to secure personally satisfying and socially productive employment. By design and implementation, the policy and procedures governing admission to Lanier Tech are nondiscriminatory to any eligible applicant regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, academic or economic disadvantage, or disability.

Lanier Tech is committed to an "open door" admissions policy. This policy means that any qualified applicant able to benefit from our curriculum will be served by the institution on a first-applied, first-qualified basis. Some programs may use a competitive admission process. Entrance requirements are flexible enough to allow a student opportunity for admission into a specific program. This can be accomplished when the student demonstrates aptitude and ability for a program as determined by satisfactory academic performance, placement tests, and other appropriate evaluations, when deemed necessary, to determine general fitness for admission.

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  • When applying for admission to Georgia‘s Technical Colleges, an individual must indicate whether or not the individual is a legal resident of the State of Georgia, and for what period of time.
  • When a question arises concerning legal residence, proof of intent to remain in Georgia indefinitely must reviewed with each case being considered unique and evaluated accordingly
  • Proof on intent to remain in Georgia indefinitely can be documented by review of factors such as drivers license, voter registration card and automobile registration
  • A student must petition the Technical College such a student is attending for a change in residency status. Change in residency status for fee purposes is not automatic.

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Lanier Tech requires that a minimum of 25% of the course work of a particular program of study be completed at the institution granting the degree, diploma or certificate. When a student attends two or more state technical colleges, the degree, diploma or certificate will be awarded by the College within which the larger number of hours have been accumulated.

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  1. POLICY: DTAE recognizes three student residency categories: Georgia Student, Out of State Student, and Non-Citizen Student. The student residency category governs the tuition rate paid by the student.
    All technical colleges associated with the Department of Technical and Adult Education.
    V.K. Student Tuition and Fees
    Procedure: Residency
    • Domicile: a person’s present, permanent home where that individual returns following periods of temporary absence. Domicile, once established, shall not be affected by mere transient or temporary physical presence in another state. No individual may have more than one Domicile even though an individual may maintain more than one residence. Temporary residence does not constitute the establishment of one’s Domicile. To acquire Domicile, an individual must demonstrate an intent to remain permanently or indefinitely.
    • Eligible Non-Citizen: a person who, in accordance with the Federal Title IV definition, is a United States permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551); or a conditional permanent resident (I-551C); or the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parolee (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired); or Cuban-Haitian Entrant. Persons with an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa do not meet the definition of an Eligible Non-Citizen.
    • Georgia Resident: an individual or the status of such individual who is a United States Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen and is Domiciled in the State of Georgia and meets the in-state tuition requirements of DTAE.
    • Non-Citizen Student: a person who is not a United States born or naturalized citizen of the United States.
    • Out of State Student: a person who has not established domicile in the State of Georgia for a period of at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes for the term for which the person is intending to enroll.
    1. A student's legal residence shall determine the tuition rate paid by the student.
      1. Students who are Georgia Residents shall pay tuition and fees prescribed by the State Board for in-state students.
      2. Out of State Students will pay tuition and fees at a rate two times that charged Georgia Residents.
      3. Non-Citizen Students will pay tuition and fees at a rate four times that charged Georgia Residents.
    2. The President of each technical college has the authority to determine whether the college will make application to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to be approved to accept international students as provided by law.
    3. On the application for admission, the technical colleges shall require students to identify his or her country of lawful residence and may require the submission of other information necessary to make a determination of a student's legal domicile for tuition-rate and student advisement purposes.
Procedure: Residency

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Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before you are eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:

  1. A current Driver’s License issued by the state of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  2. A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  3. A current Driver’s License or ID issued by a state that verifies immigration status and only issues to persons lawfully present in the United States. See list of compliant states at 1210/50/35/173461453.
  4. A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.
  5. An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year.
  6. A current valid Permanent Resident Card(USCIS form I-151 or I-551).
  7. A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad(FS-240).
  8. A current U.S. Passport.
  9. A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  10. A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).

Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as out lined in the TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out of state, and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.

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