Spring 2016 Application Deadline - November 12th

New applicants

All supporting documents must be received by November 12th. Once all documents have been received, your application will be reviewed for admission. Allow two weeks for all documents to be received and Compass scores evaluated before receiving your email notification.

Incomplete or late applicants for credit programs will be advised to consider special admission status or a future term. The application will be maintained for one academic year from the date of application. Applicants will then have to complete the admissions process and submit all documents again.

Apply to Atlanta Technical College in Five Easy Steps


Complete the Admissions Application online through the home page of our website at www.atlantatech.edu and pay the $20 application fee online. Your electronic receipt will be sent to the email address from your application. (Please save and print the receipt to take with you to the Compass Placement Assessment or retrieve from the Business Office Cashier located in the Cleveland Dennard Building.)


Complete Placement Assessment (SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Schedule the Compass Placement Assessment online at www.registerblast.com/atlantatech/exam.
  • Provide scores for all 4 areas of the Compass Assessment taken within the last five years (Reading/Writing/Pre-Algebra/Algebra)
  • Provide eligible SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 5 years.
  • Provide a transcript(s) showing you have passed degree level English and algebra with grade of C or better from an ATC/TCSG approved regionally-accredited institution(s).


Submit a sealed official completed high school transcript or high school equivalent (i.e. GED) transcript. (We DO NOT accept Special Education diplomas, Life Skills diplomas, Certificates of Completion or Certificates of Attendance.)  Applicants who have completed an Associate’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution do not need to submit a high school transcript.

Applicants who do NOT submit a high school transcript indicating graduation or high school equivalent are NOT able to use federal financial aid, i.e. the PELL Grant or federal student loans. For more financial aid information call (404) 225-4716.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: Students WITHOUT a high school diploma or a GED may enroll in the following programs: Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Carpentry and Diesel Equipment Technology. However, you must earn and submit an official, sealed high school transcript or a GED transcript prior to completion of the program in order to graduate ATC.


Submit sealed official college transcripts. Send transcripts from ALL previously-attended institutions.Transcript can be submitted via direct mail, E-Scrip, and Parchment or in person (NO emails, faxes or opened documents will be accepted).  Applicants awarded an associate’s degree or higher from an ATC/TCSG-approved accredited institution may not be required to submit a high school transcript or high school equivalency.

Students from secondary schools and/or colleges outside the United States MUST have transcripts sent directly to an ATC-approved organization for evaluation to U.S. equivalency.  We currently accept transcripts from World Education Services (www.wes.org), Education Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) and Josef Silny (www.jsilny.com).


Verification of Citizenship: Please provide your driver’s license/government-issued I.D. Card: (GA issued after 2008, FL issued after 2010, SC issued after Nov. 2008, or TN issued after May 2004, ORIGINAL or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, or a valid U.S. Passport.

Admission to Atlanta Tech is not a guarantee acceptance to a specific certificate, diploma, or degree program. The admission process encourages students to enter programs in which they have a reasonable expectation of success. Applicants furnishing false, incomplete, or misleading information will be subject to rejection or dismissal without a refund. ATC admits students regardless of age, sex, race, national origin, color or handicap. Students seeking admission into any credit or non-credit course or program must be at least 16 years of age.

Checking Your Admissions Status

After completing the application, you may check your status by logging back into your account. Enter your Login ID and Pin (Very important!). Once in, under ‘Processed Applications’ click on the term for which you are applying.

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