New students often have questions about the admissions process. Perhaps one can help you!
Q: I want to attend OFTC. How do I get started?
A: First, determine what type of student you are: first-time student, returning, transfer or transient. (The Admissions web page will walk you through the admissions process.) The process is slightly different for each type of student.
A general admission or first-time new student will submit a completed application with their $25.00 non-refundable application fee. The $25 application fee must be paid before application will be processed. Applications are available online. Applicants must also submit an official copy of their high school or GED transcript along with all official copies of college transcripts. Transcript request forms are available in the Admissions Office or online.
Additional information on admissions is available in the online OFTC Catalog.
Q: What is the minimum educational requirement for the programs at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC)?
A: A high school diploma or a GED is required for all degree and diploma programs, and most certificate programs. Special Education diplomas and Certificates of Attendance are not recognized for admission purposes. Detailed admissions requirements for each program of study are also available online or by contacting the Admissions Office.
Q: What are “official” transcripts?
A: Official transcripts are issued directly to Oconee Fall Line Technical College from the high school or college(s) you attended. They are submitted in sealed envelopes and contain official signatures/seals of the high school or college(s).
To request official transcripts, contact your high school and previous college(s). Transcript request forms are available in the Admissions Office or from OFTC’s website. Faxed transcripts are not considered official.
Transcripts can also be sent electronically via services like Parchment, Credential Solutions, or National Student Clearinghouse to email@example.com.
It can take several weeks to process official transcripts. Thus, it is recommended that you request official transcripts as soon as you start the admissions process. You must submit ALL college transcripts from ALL colleges attended.
Q: I was accepted for last semester, but I could not start then. What do I have to do to come this semester?
A: Students desiring to update their admission for another semester will need to complete the appropriate paperwork at the Admissions Office. A new application fee is not required.
Q: Can I apply for financial aid when I submit my application?
A: Yes, it is highly recommended that you complete your financial aid paperwork at the same time you complete the admissions application. Failure to submit financial aid documents in a timely manner may result in funds being unavailable on the first day of classes.
Q: How do I check my admissions status?
- LOGIN to your online student portal to check your admissions status.
- Use the same email address and password that you initially used to create your account.
- If a decision has been made it will be displayed on the Home tab.
- If a decision has not been made it will display your Checklist Items to the right of the screen. These items are needed to complete your application for admissions
- Click Complete Checklist to submit your documents to complete your checklist items.
Q: What are the Admissions Office’s hours?
A: OFTC Admissions Office Hours of Operation are Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm and Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00pm.
Q: When will I register for classes?
A: Newly admitted students will attend a New Student Registration and Orientation before the beginning of each term. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet their advisor, and register for classes. You will receive these important dates and other reminders in your acceptance letter.
Should you have a question that is not addressed above, please call OFTC’s Admissions Office or visit the nearest OFTC location.
- (North Campus) Sandersville – Admissions: (478) 553-2064
- (South Campus) Dublin – Admissions: (478) 274-7837