Dalton State Offers One-Stop Shop for Speedy Admission
April 10, 2013
It’s not too late to go to college this summer or fall. Students wishing to begin or resume a college education at Dalton State College are invited to attend Quick Admit Day to facilitate the application, enrollment, and registration process. Quick Admit Day will be held on the Dalton State campus Monday, April 29.
“Education is transformational, and we want to make college education as accessible as we can,” said Dr. Andy Meyer, Dalton State’s Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. “An important part of access is removing obstacles that make it difficult to enroll in college, so we’ve created a ‘one-stop shop’ to expedite the enrollment process.”
“On our Quick Admit Day, we will have Dalton State representatives from Enrollment Services and Financial Aid available to help students complete their college applications and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms,” said Veronica Summers, Financial Aid Counselor. “We have scheduled morning and afternoon Compass Test times for placement testing. We may even be able to advise students and register them for classes on the same day.”
Summers added that those planning to come to Dalton State for Quick Admit Day on April 29 should bring with them the following items: official high school transcript, official college transcript(s), application fee of $30, driver’s license issued after January 1, 2008 (those holding licenses issued before January 1, 2008 will need to provide certified birth certificate or a United States passport), and COMPASS scores, if available. Those who do not already have COMPASS scores can take the COMPASS test on Quick Admit Day, or schedule it for a later date. Official transcripts can either be mailed from their respective schools to the Office of Enrollment Services at Dalton State (650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720) or hand delivered on Quick Admit Day in sealed envelopes from their respective schools.
“Estimates are that by the year 2020–seven short years from now—60 percent of jobs will require some form of higher education; currently only 42 percent of adults have education beyond high school,” Meyer said. “The state of Georgia has set a goal to add 250,000 college graduates by 2020 to meet the job needs of the future.”
“There are many compelling reasons to consider Dalton State,” he added. “We have 14 bachelor’s degree programs (Accounting, Biology, Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Early Childhood Education, English, History, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics, Nursing, Social Work, and Technology Management) as well as associate degree and certificate programs,” Meyer said. “In addition, the Department of Education has identified Dalton State as having among the lowest tuition and fees in the nation, so education dollars go a long way at Dalton State.
“This is a great time to be a Roadrunner with intercollegiate athletics just starting up,” he said. “You can feel it on campus; it’s just an exciting time to be here.”
For those residing in Gilmer, Pickens, and Fannin counties, a separate Quick Admit Day will be held at Dalton State’s Gilmer Center on Friday, April 26.
Sandy Ott, Gilmer County Center Extended Campus Site Coordinator, also added “The Gilmer County Center is conveniently located to Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens County with class times that fit the schedules of both traditional and non-traditional students.”
Those wanting more information or wishing to register for a Quick Admit appointment can call the Dalton campus at 706-272-4436 or 800-829-4436, or the Gilmer Center at 706-635-1260 or visit www.daltonstate.edu/adultlearner/quickadmit/.