New Student

Welcome to the Admissions Office! Thanks for your interest in Atlanta Technical College.

Our mission is to assist you in the process of becoming an ATC student.


You may submit the ATC Application for Admission and pay the $25 admissions fee. If your fee is not paid, you will not be permitted to take the placement test. Note: The placement test requirement will be waived for applicants for the fall, 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021 semesters.


Submit official high school or GED transcript directly from your high school (if you graduated). We do not accept special education diplomas or certificates of attendance. Applicants who have completed a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours at the degree level may submit official college transcripts in lieu of the high school or GED transcript. We must receive transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities in a sealed envelope from the receiving institution. You may also have your transcripts sent electronically.

Here is a list of the accreditation associations recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia.

  • The Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • The Georgia Association of Christian Schools
  • The Association of Christian Schools International
  • The Georgia Private School Accreditation Council
  • The Accrediting Commission for Independent Study
  • The Southern Association of Independent Schools
  • The Distance Education Training Council
  • The Florida Council of Independent Schools
  • A public school regulated by a school system and state department of education

Students from secondary schools or colleges outside the United States must have transcripts sent directly to an ATC-approved organization for evaluation and translation to U.S. equivalency. We currently accept transcripts from World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

College Assessment

Applicants who have earned an Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college/university are exempt from placement/assessment exams. Applicants who have earned a C or better in English and/or mathematics courses from another college/university are exempt from placement assessment exams.

Applicants will be admitted with regular status to an associate degree program with the following SAT I and ACT scores:

Verification of Lawful Presence 

Submit Verification of Lawful Presence in the U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, driver’s license, passport).

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Nondiscrimination Policy

As set forth in its student catalog, Atlanta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For further information regarding these laws (Title VI and IX) contact Tracye Paggett, Director of Student Services, Special Needs and Equity, Academic and Student Affairs Division, Atlanta Technical College, Academic Building, Suite C1109B, 404.225.4446. Email: