Through GEORGIA MATCH, the College of Coastal Georgia recognizes your hard work in school. Students selected through this program are eligible for direct admissions to the College of Coastal Georgia. This accomplishment is available to students attending high school in Georgia, and is based on the most recent transcript data sent from the high school to GAfutures.org.
Students who select and apply to Coastal Georgia through GEORGIA MATCH will receive several benefits. These include:
Explore Coastal Georgia is a half-day event where you and your guests can learn more about the College of Coastal Georgia. Event activities include a welcome session in Stembler Theatre, a campus tour, and a browsing session in our Campus Center.
8:30 a.m. – Check-in
9:00 a.m. – Welcome Session
9:30 a.m. – Campus Tours
10:30 a.m. – Browsing Session
Daily Campus Tours
We invite you to visit campus and get a sneak peek into what it means to be a Mariner! Offered Monday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday at 11 a.m., and Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m., our daily campus visit includes a 20-minute overview of Coastal Georgia and a 45-minute walking tour of campus. During the tour, you will be able to view residence life common spaces, look inside an academic classroom, learn more about student life, and more!
If you would like to tour the College of Coastal Georgia but are not able to make it at one of the designated times, please contact Shane Apps at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 912-279-5776.
Students who select Coastal Georgia through GEORGIA MATCH should finalize their admissions application and submit their high school transcript in order to confirm their acceptance. Students are invited to apply for free, using code GAMATCH.
The cost of an education at the College of Coastal Georgia is extremely affordable. In-state tuition and fees are among the lowest in the southeast, and the cost for out-of-state students is inexpensive as well. With more than 85 percent of our students receiving financial aid, you’ll find our quality education to be well within reach. In addition to being one of the best values in Georgia’s University System, the College also offers a wide array of scholarships. Incoming students can now apply for over 40 scholarships offered by the College with just one application. On-campus federal work study is also available for those who qualify.
The Office of Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs is dedicated to helping students and families apply for an obtain financial aid to assist them with pursuing their educational goals. We want to help set you up for success not only academically, but financially as well. As a Coastal Georgia student, you’ll have a dedicated financial counselor who can meet with you to help you navigate all the complexities of financial aid, paying for college, and finding scholarships. Students can even get help figuring out a personal budget and a financial plan for the future.
Coastal Georgia offers diverse academic programs through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Management, and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Our bachelor programs prepare students to succeed in the workforce and in advanced studies in many different fields. Some of our most popular majors are business, health sciences, biology, and psychology. Students may customize their course of studies through concentrations in subjects such as marketing, accounting, secondary education, and more. Career associate programs prepare students to thrive as culinary and healthcare professionals.
What is GEORGIA MATCH?
GEORGIA MATCH is a simple way for you to know where you are eligible for admission (to be admitted to college), based on your recent high school calculated HOPE grade point average (GPA). You will still need to submit an application, but that will be easy – keep reading to learn how! Your GEORGIA MATCH colleges are on your GAfutures Student Dashboard. If Coastal Georgia is listed on the student’s GEORGIA MATCH letter or dashboard, it represents a provisional acceptance only and does not guarantee acceptance to a college or university or a specific major/program of study. An official admissions status is determined using your final transcript and high school graduation status.
What if I did not receive a GEORGIA MATCH letter?
A senior may not have received a letter because the most recent transcript record submitted electronically and securely by your high school for you did not include a deliverable address, a calculated HOPE GPA, or your SSN. Contact your high school to update your information with them. Correcting your information with your high school will help when you need your final high school transcript to be sent to Coastal Georgia. Note: You must be a senior at one of Georgia’s public or private accredited high schools that works with GAfutures.
What if the College of Coastal Georgia was not on my list?
Even if Coastal Georgia is not on your GEORGIA MATCH list, you may still apply here.
Am I guaranteed admission to Coastal Georgia on my GEORGIA MATCH letter?
GEORGIA MATCH looks to see if you meet the initial eligibility for admission at USG Colleges and Universities including Coastal Georgia. Upon completion of the full application and submission of your high school transcript, the admissions office at Coastal Georgia will review the submitted information to ensure you have met the Required High School Curriculum. Please note that Coastal Georgia will make every effort to allow you to make up missing requirements.
What are my next steps at Coastal Georgia?
At Coastal Georgia, your next step is to apply for admission here. This will allow you to confirm your acceptance to Coastal Georgia.
If you are wanting to explore your options for colleges through GEORGIA MATCH, Use the Student Dashboard link on GAfutures.org (you will be prompted to sign into your GAfutures account if you have not done so). Your Student Dashboard will list all the colleges for which you are eligible for provisional admission with GEORGIA MATCH. Select the colleges you want to request more information. Once you have found the right college or university, such as Coastal Georgia, select claim your spot.
What are the differences between Coastal Georgia and other University System of Georgia colleges and universities and colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia?
The University System of Georgia (USG) is one of the largest and most respected systems for higher education in the United States. Featuring some of the nation’s best public research institutions, the state’s first public HBCU, and top-ranked campuses in every region of the state, USG’s 26 public colleges and universities offer a comprehensive range of academic programs including certificates, Nexus (a new innovative degree tied to high demand careers), associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degrees that prioritize the knowledge and skills you need for high-impact jobs that move Georgia forward.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) serves Georgians in all of the state’s 159 counties. With 22 colleges and 88 campuses, every Georgia resident lives within 50 miles of a Technical College. TCSG colleges offer some courses that can be transferred later to a University System of Georgia college or university. Additionally, TCSG offers certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in high demand career areas including Health Care, Cybersecurity, Aviation, Commercial Driver’s Licenses, and many more. Students can take courses in person, online, or in a hybrid format. Employers are highly engaged with the Technical Colleges, which leads to a 99% placement rate for TCSG graduates.
How much does it cost to apply?
The application fee to Coastal Georgia is $25. However, if you are matched with Coastal Georgia through GEORGIA MATCH, you are invited to apply for free here using the fee waiver code: GAMATCH.
What is the deadline to apply?
We want you to apply now! Our priority deadline is December 1, and our final deadline is closer to the start of the Fall semester. Why now? We want to communicate with you about all of the steps in the enrollment process as well as the opportunities available to you here at Coastal Georgia.
How will I pay for college at Coastal Georgia?
The cost of an education at the College of Coastal Georgia is extremely affordable. In-state tuition and fees are among the lowest in the southeast, and the cost for out-of- state students is inexpensive as well. With more than 85 percent of our students receiving financial aid, you’ll find our quality education to be well within reach. In addition to being one of the best values in Georgia’s University System, the College also offers a wide array of scholarships. Incoming students can now apply for over 40 scholarships offered by the College with just one application. On-campus federal work study is also available for those who qualify.
The Office of Financial Aid & Veteran’s Affairs is dedicated to helping students and families apply for and obtain financial aid to assist them with pursuing their educational goals. We want to help set you up for success not only academically, but financially as well. As a Coastal Georgia student, you’ll have a dedicated financial counselor who can meet with you to help you navigate all the complexities of financial aid, paying for college and finding scholarships. Students can even get help figuring out a personal budget and a financial plan for the future.
What will I study in college?
Most students do not know exactly what they want to study in college. In many ways, college is there for you to figure out what interests you the most and what you can do for your career. You may have already taken an aptitude assessment like YouScience. These assessments can provide valuable information about your interests and skillsets. We encourage you to utilize the Resources tab at www.gafutures.org. There are helpful tools that may assist you in identifying areas of interest for you, such as possible majors and career choices. Additionally, the Resources tab includes links to College Search, Scholarship Search, and Georgia Degrees Pay.
What other info do I need to know?
Please note that the College of Coastal Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and a participant of GEORGIA MATCH. GEORGIA MATCH is coordinated through the Georgia Student Finance Commission and information on the program can be found at www.gafutures.org.
GEORGIA MATCH is not a guarantee of admission to any of the colleges; you must still apply for admission and provide your final official high school transcript after graduation to the institution(s) of your choice.
GEORGIA MATCH does not mean you automatically qualify for the HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships and grants; you must still meet the program requirements and apply. Complete the GSFAPP or FAFSA then the Financial Aid Office of the college you claim your spot with will determine your eligibility.
If your final calculated HOPE GPA (at the time of graduation) is lower than what it was at the time of the GEORGIA MATCH letter, your options for admission may change.
Every student at Coastal Georgia has found a way to make their time here in the Golden Isles unique. Whether they’re discovering a new career path, making connections in a student organization, sharing a research or service project with the public, or more, every Mariner has something to share with their community. We invite you to hear directly from Coastal Georgia students, faculty, and alums about what makes a Coastal Georgia education so exciting.