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Apply for Graduation deadlines:

Spring graduation - December 31

Summer graduation - May 31

Fall graduation - September 30

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Both Campus (LGC and FAC)
Monday's & Thursday's 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Tues., Wed., & Fri. 8:30AM - 5:00PM


General Admission to Germanna Community College

Individuals are eligible for admission to Germanna Community College if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit from a program at the Community College. Dual enrollment students will be admitted according to the provisions in the current Virginia Plan for dual enrollment. Other persons not meeting these admissions criteria may apply to the college for special consideration for admittance. The College reserves the right to evaluate and document special cases and to refuse or revoke admission if the College determines that the applicant or student poses a threat, is a potential danger, is significantly disruptive to the College, or if such refusal or revocation is considered to be in the best interest of the College. The College also reserves the right to refuse admission for applicants that have been expelled or suspended from, or determined to be a threat, potential danger or significantly disruptive by, another college. Students whose admission is revoked after enrollment must be given due process. By accepting an offer of admission, the student agrees to adhere to the statement of student rights and responsibilities included in the Student Handbook portion of this catalog.

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Curricular Students

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:

  • A completed College Application for Admission with social security number requested.
  • A completed Application for Virginia Domicile (for students requesting in-state tuition rates).
  • An official high school or GED transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

High school transcripts may not be required if the record is more than ten years old or the student has completed 20 semester hours (or equivalent) at a regionally-accredited college or university. However, admission to the nursing programs requires submission of high school and college transcripts.

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Noncurricular Students

Noncurricular students do not currently intend to apply credits toward completion of a program of study (degree or certificate) offered by the College. A noncurricular student is, therefore, not formally admitted to one of the curricula. For noncurricular students, the following items are required for admission:

  • A completed College Application for Admission.
  • A completed Application for Virginia Domicile (for persons requesting in-state tuition rates).

Inquiries and requests for information pertaining to admission to the College should be addressed to:

Admissions and Records Office

LOCUST GROVE CAMPUS

2130 Germanna Highway

Locust Grove, VA 22508

FREDERICKSBURG CAMPUS

10000 Germanna Point Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Telephone:

(540) 423-9122 from the Culpeper area

(540) 891-3020 from the Fredericksburg area

(540) 423-9888 TTY from the Culpeper area

(540) 891-3059 TTY from the Fredericksburg area

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Assessment/Placement

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. This may be accomplished in one of the following ways:

  • Take Germanna’s placement tests, VPT English, or Compass/ESL for English as a second language students, and VPT Math.
  • Submit current SAT, ACT or placement test scores from another Virginia community college.
  • Present transcript of math and/or English credit earned at a “C” grade or higher at another accredited college.

To determine if placement tests are required, contact the Counseling Center for information on the placement testing policy. Students should take placement tests prior to the beginning of the term in which they plan to start classes. An Application for Admission must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office before taking the tests. Taking placement tests early is extremely important. Students who delay testing until near, or during, the final registration period; could experience lengthy waiting periods for counseling and advising sessions. They will also register late and may not be able to enroll in the classes of their choice due to filled classes. Placement testing is done through Testing Services on a walk-in basis for students who can present an approved photo ID and their Germanna student ID number. Students should consult the Testing Services webpage for Testing Center hours of operation. Students with learning or physical disabilities may request accommodations through the Disabilities Services Coordinator.

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Readmission

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.

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Admission to Specific Curricula

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 a 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.

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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.

Normally, transfer students who are eligible for reentrance at the last college of attendance are also eligible for admission to Germanna Community College. Transfer students who are ineligible to return to a particular curriculum in a previous college generally may not be allowed to enroll in the same curriculum in the community college until one semester elapses or until an approved program at the college is completed.

The admissions committee of the college shall decide on each case and can impose special conditions for the admittance of such students. Students transferring from another college or university should consult the Admissions and Records Office for an evaluation of transfer credit in order to determine their standing before registering for classes. Official transfer credit evaluations will be completed when all official transcripts and a Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credit form are received by the Admissions and Records Office.

Coursework transferred to Germanna Community College must represent collegiate coursework applicable to the student’s curriculum, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in Germanna’s curricula. Collegiate coursework from regionally accredited institutions typically meets the above criteria. No credit will be given for courses with grades lower than “C.” Any VCCS course in which a student received a grade of “C” or better will transfer as the same course at any other college in the VCCS.

Grade point averages from prior institutions will not be transferred. Transfer students may be advised to repeat courses if it would clearly be advantageous to their curriculum advancement. For more information about transfer credit and advanced standing, please refer to “Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing” found in the Academic Information section of this catalog or contact the Registrar.

For more information about transfer credit and advanced standing, please see the following page: Transfer Information

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Admission of High School and Home School Students

Based on the guidelines developed and approved by the State Department of Education and the Virginia Community College System, Germanna Community College provides opportunities for qualified high school junior and senior level students to enroll in traditional credit courses at the College. Although the enrollment of high school students has the potential to enrich their academic program, it is not meant to substitute for their traditional high school or home school experience. Therefore, Germanna has developed the following admission and registration procedures to assist them in meeting their educational goals.

High School Students must:

  • Complete a GCC Application for Admission and application for Virginia Domicile (for students requesting in-state tuition rate).
  • Provide documentation of attainment of eleventh grade level or above.
  • Provide a completed High School Student Permission to Enroll form signed by a high school counselor or principal.
  • Demonstrate that they possess specific prerequisite skills by taking Germanna’s placement tests or submitting ACT or SAT scores. All students who take the placement tests are required to take the reading and writing tests. Students wishing to register for a class in mathematics must also complete the VPT-Math placement test.
  • Submit all required documentation to a counselor in Student Services at Germanna prior to admission. Following counselor assessment and approval, high school students will be eligible for admission to the College, receive academic advising, and register for classes. Prospective students may be required to meet with the Dean of Student Services prior to admission.
  • See the College counselor prior to each subsequent registration for course approval.

Home School Students must:

  • Complete a GCC Application for Admission and application for Virginia Domicile (for students requesting instate tuition rate).
  • Provide documentation of attainment of eleventh grade level or above, such as the Stanford 10 achievement test.
  • Provide a current copy of a signed home school agreement between the appropriate school system and the authorizing parent or guardian.
  • Provide a written recommendation from the home school teacher or tutor.
  • Demonstrate that they possess specific prerequisite skills by taking Germanna’s placement tests or submitting ACT or SAT scores. All students who take the placement tests are required to take the reading and writing tests. Students wishing to register for a class in mathematics must also complete the VPT-Math placement test.
  • Submit all required documentation to a counselor in Student Services at Germanna prior to admission. Following counselor assessment and approval, home school students will be eligible for admission to the College, receive academic advising, and register for classes. Prospective students may be required to meet with the Dean of Student Services prior to admission.
  • See the College counselor prior to each subsequent registration for course approval. The College reserves the right to evaluate special cases and to refuse admission to an applicant when such action is in the best interest of the College and/or the applicant. The College also reserves the right to limit the number and type of courses a student may take if they do not possess a high school diploma or equivalent. High school/home school students are not permitted to enroll in developmental studies courses at the College, as this level of instruction should be available in the high school or home school program. Because Germanna strives to maintain a mature academic environment, high school/home school students admitted under the special provisions will be subject to all rules, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct described in the Germanna Community College Catalog & Student Handbook. High school students must be in good academic and behavioral standing in high school in order to be considered for admission to the College.

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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.

Students should contact their high school guidance office for information on the dual enrollment program.

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F-1 VISA (International Students Admissions)

Germanna Community College accepts applications from international students from overseas or from within the United States in F-1 visa status. Students who meet the qualifications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. New students are not accepted in the summer.

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