Admissions FAQs

How do I apply to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC)?

To apply, please follow the link https://www.gafutures.org/ . Please make sure you use CHROME as your browser. Follow the steps below to complete the free application:

  1. Create an account on GAFutures.org as a General User
  2. Once your account is created, scroll to the bottom of the GAFutures homepage under the Resources Tab and select College Applications
  3. Find Atlanta Metropolitan State College under the Post-Secondary College list
  4. Click Apply
  5. Read all verbiage
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click APPLY NOW (or continue application)

High School students, be sure to ask your school counselor to send your school transcript to Atlanta Metropolitan State College right away!

What other documents do I need to complete my application?

Depending on your academic history, the most urgent required documents are high school transcripts/official GED scores, college transcripts, proof of immunizations, and lawful presence documents (copy of driver's license, certified copy of birth certificate, etc.) Additional documents may be needed.

When will I receive a student ID number?

You will receive your student ID number when your admissions application is received and processed. To retrieve your AMSCID# go to our website at www.atlm.edu and click on Students, scroll down, click on Student Portal, Scroll down and click on Retrieve ID. Enter the information as requested and click "Search"

How can I check my Admissions application status?

From our home page www.atlm.edu; Click on Student tab, then click on "Admissions", then scroll down to Check My Admissions Status. Log-In using your 9-digit AMSCID# and your 10-digit PIN [First initial first name (CAPS) + First Initial last name (lowercase) + Birthdate (mmddyyyy) Click "Login" Scroll down to "Processed Application" and click on the hyper-link semester.

When can I register for classes?

To register for classes, you must be officially accepted to Atlanta Metropolitan. Once you are accepted, you will receive an official Acceptance Notification. Your Acceptance Notification will contain your acceptance letter along with an invitation to New Student Orientation. At New Student Orientation, you will be advised and receive you class schedule.

Do I need all my transcripts?

Yes, all Official Transcripts must be received and processed before you are Accepted. Transcripts sent by student's personal email or fax are considered unofficial and will not be used for admissions decisions.

What if I owe a college money and I can't get my transcript?

If you owe a balance, contact the institution's business office to find out your options.

How do I request my transcripts from previous college(s)?

Contact your previous institution's Registrar's Office and request to have your official transcript sent to Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Office of Recruitment & Admissions. We will accept transcripts electronically from Parchment, Clearinghouse, as well as other secure databases transcript processing companies and by mail.

What if I'm on Academic Suspension at my college?

Academic issues that would prevent the applicant from reenrolling at their previously attended school must be satisfied before being admitted to Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

What if I attended here before?

If you have previously attended Atlanta Metropolitan State College, you must complete the Application for Readmissions select Application for Readmission. Contact or visit the Office of the Registrar at 404-756-4001 for more information.

How do I request my shot records?

Before requesting your shot records, research your personal and family records. If not, contact your school district, health department where you grew up, current and or former college(s). You may have to sign a consent to release information and there may be a fee.

What is Verification of Lawful Presence?

Lawful Presence is to verify that you are in the United States lawfully. Students applying for In-State-Tuition must provide proof of Lawful Presence (BoR 4.3.4).

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia now requires all applicants to provide proof of Lawful Presence in the United States in order to be considered for In- State resident tuition fees. This change is effective immediately for ALL applicants. See policy below* You MUST provide proof of lawful presence in the United States in ONE of the following ways in order to be considered for In- State tuition:

  • A clear copy of an original or certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. The copy must very clearly show the raised or written seal to be acceptable.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
  • A clear copy of an original or certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. The copy must very clearly show the raised or written seal to be acceptable.
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A current Driver's License/ID issued by the State of Georgia. A limited term license/ID is not acceptable.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551). We will need a picture of the front and back of the card.
  • Your completed FASFA for the current financial aid year. Atlanta Metropolitan State College school code is 012165

You can submit the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov or submit any one of the other documents listed above to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Acceptable attachments must be clear and legible. Pictures taken on cellphones, unclear or low- quality attachments may delay processing.

We CAN NOT accept the following documents using this form:

  • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent).

*Military ID's must be presented in person at the Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Driver's License/ID - USG Approved States

Effective January 2021, the following list of states from which licenses and ID cards may now be accepted as evidence of U.S. lawful presence are below. The requirements for acceptance are provided, as well.

Only unexpired licenses and state-issued IDs with the REAL ID symbol may be accepted. Licenses and IDs marked “Not for REAL ID Purposes," "Federal Limits Apply," or similar will not be accepted.

Temporary/interim driver's licenses and/or IDs (paper copy provided until the official DL/ID card is generated) cannot be accepted.

Temporary/interim driver's licenses and/or IDs (paper copy provided until the official DL/ID card is generated) cannot be accepted.

State DL/ID Requirements for Acceptance
Alabama Must NOT be marked “FN”
Alaska Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
California Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”. Instruction Permits, Commercial Learner’s Permits, and temporary licenses cannot be accepted.
Delaware Must NOT be marked “Limited Term” or “Temporary”
Florida Must NOT be marked “Temporary”
Georgia Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
Idaho Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
Iowa Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
Kentucky Must NOT be marked “Not for REAL ID purposes”
Louisiana Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
Maryland Must NOT indicate “T” restriction
Missouri Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
Montana Must NOT be marked “Limited Term” or “Temporary”
Nevada Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
North Carolina Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
Ohio Must NOT indicate that it is “nonrenewable and nontransferable”
Oklahoma Must NOT be marked “Temporary”
South Carolina Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”
Tennessee Must NOT be marked “Temporary”
Texas Must NOT be marked “Limited Term” or “Temporary”
Vermont Must NOT be marked "Limited Term"
Wisconsin Must NOT be marked “Limited Term”

As The Board of Regents of University System of Georgia (USG) continues to review this new policy, other states may be added to this list.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ONE OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL IMPACT YOUR TUITION ASSESSMENT!

*BOR Policy 4.3.4: Each University System institution shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted person applying for resident tuition status (in-state tuition), as defined in Section 7.3 of this Policy Manual, and of every person admitted to an institution referenced in Section 4.1.6 of this Policy Manual

What documents may I use to provide proof of Lawful Presence?

To satisfy Verification of Lawful Presence we accept the following documents:

  • Your completed FAFSA for current financial aid year
  • Certified U.S. or U.S. Territory Birth Certificate
  • Georgia ID or Georgia Driver's License
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • US Certificate of Birth Abroad
  • Current US Passport
  • Current Military ID
  • Current and Valid Permanent Resident Card
What is the school code for Financial Aid?

Our school code is 012165.

What are your office hours?

Office hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:30am until 6:00 pm and on Friday 8:30-12:30pm

Who do I speak to about Dual Enrollment or Early College?

Please speak to Mr. Ivan McKee, Dual Enrollment Coordinator (404) 756 2774. email: imckee@atlm.edu

If a Dual Enrollment student was accepted and enrolled when test score requirements were waived, must SAT/ACT scores be submitted for 2022 freshman admission?

Students with less than 30 transferable hours completed through Dual Enrollment must meet 2022 freshman admission requirements, including applicable SAT/ACT requirements.

Admissions decision for students with 30 or more transferable hours completed through Dual Enrollment -will be based on their college GPA rather than freshman credentials.

How do I request my high school transcript?

Most high school transcripts can be requested from Parchment: Digital Credential Service https://www.parchment.com/ . If you have graduated from a high school in the metro area you can follow the provided links below:

Transcript request links:

Parchment Transcript Services - https://www.parchment.com/

Atlanta Public High Schools - https://apsga.scriborder.com/

DeKalb County High Schools - https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/records-and-transcripts/

Clayton County High Schools - https://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54515&pageId=90711

Cobb County High Schools - https://cobbga.scriborder.com/application

Henry County High Schools - https://tinyurl.com/4vbapsvh

GED Transcripts - https://ged.com/life_after_ged/

Contact Information

Telephone: (404)756-4004
Email: admissions@atlm.edu
Location: Student Services and Success Center(Building 650)

Office of Recruitment & Admissions

Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310

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