General Admission to Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College is an equal opportunity institution with an “open door” admission policy. Individuals who are 18 years of age and have earned their high school diploma or the equivalent are welcome you to explore our academic opportunities. The Admission process varies slightly for different types of students, but all students apply for admission with our free online application for admission. The Application for Virginia Domicile is included online and determines residency status and tuition rates.
Curricular students are those who wish to pursue, on a full- or part-time basis, the completion of a degree or certificate offered by the College. For curricular students, the following items are required for official admission:
Noncurricular students do not currently intend to apply credits toward completion of a program of study (degree or certificate) offered by the College.
Assessment of skill level is mandatory for all new students. Placement testing may be required as part of that assessment. To ensure appropriate placement in beginning classes, new students must demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills in reading, writing and mathematics before registering for classes that require proficiency in these skills.
A student who interrupts his/her enrollment at the College for more than three years is required to submit an up-to-date Application for Admission and Application for Virginia Domicile. This application must be submitted before registering for classes.
Admission to Specific Curricula
In order to be eligible for Financial Aid, students must be placed in an approved program plan. Applicants will be placed in the plan they select on their Application for Admission.
In addition to the general admission requirements, specific requirements are prescribed for each curriculum of the College. The specific requirements for each curriculum are listed in the Programs of Study section of this catalog. Students applying for admission to an Associate Degree program (Associate of Arts & Sciences, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science) must be high school graduates or the equivalent, or otherwise be considered eligible by the College. Nursing Admission: Requirements for admission into the nursing programs are specific, and admission is selective and competitive. Residents of Germanna’s service region in Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg will be offered priority consideration for admission.
Admission of Transfer Students
Normally, transfer students who are eligible for reentrance at the last college of attendance are also eligible for admission to Germanna Community College.
For more information about transfer credit and advanced standing, please see the following page: Transfer Information
Admission of High School and Home School Students
High School Dual Enrollment
Dual Enrollment is an enriching program where high school students take college courses and earn college credit in their own high school. Students earn college and high school credits simultaneously. College credits transfer to Virginia Community Colleges, and most four-year colleges and universities. Individual colleges and universities make final determinations of transfer of credits. Students should check with the institution they are planning to attend regarding transferability of credits.
- Dual Enrollment
- Dual Enrollment Web Page
Home School Students
Homeschools students often enroll in courses at the College to enrich their secondary school curriculum. Courses are available face-to face, online, hybrid and through video conference. Prospective students should be at the Junior or Senior level of high school.