When can I begin an academic program?
All academic programs in the Department of Kinesiology are designed to begin in the fall of a given academic year. Courses and field experiences build upon one another, so missing a semester or beginning at a time other than the fall puts the student out of sequence. In rare instances, exceptions to this may be made at the discretion of the program coordinator for a specific program of study and often requires Maymester or summer study to catch up.
When can I apply for an academic program in the Department of Kinesiology?
All pre-major students apply in the spring of each year. Normally announcements about the application process are made in an Area F kinesiology course, at which time the course instructor will provide students with detailed information. Faculty normally hold an information session in class or at a time that does not interfere with classes to ensure that potential majors understand the process and the documents to be submitted.
When are applications due?
Applications are accepted for a pre-designated period of time that is announced at information sessions. Due dates for each program area may vary slightly from year to year.
I missed the application deadline, am I out of luck?
This depends upon the program you are applying for. We continue to receive and evaluate applications until a cohort is full, however applications are considered in the order they are received. Some programs interview potential majors, therefore it is important to be in the mix selected for interviewing by submitting the application in a timely fashion.
When will I be notified whether or not I have been accepted into a program?
Notification announcements are sent by email (eCats address) prior to early registration for the semester in which a student will begin to take major courses. Students who have not completed pre-requisite courses or other admission requirements for a specific major are conditionally admitted and expected to complete all pre-requisite requirements before regular admission is granted. Conditionally acceptance normally means that the student must complete these requirements by the beginning of the semester in which major courses begin. This enables a student to ensure that all general education core and Area F pre-requisites are completed for regular admission or select an alternative major.
Can I get into the program with a GPA less than 2.5?
A 2.5 GPA is required for admission into all academic programs in the College of Health Sciences. Programs in the DoK are competitive, with the GPA being one factor that is taken into account, therefore a GPA of 2.5 is the minimum requirement for regular admission, but does not guarantee acceptance to a major.
Are any of your degree programs offered online or via distance education?
The Kinesiology Department believes in the value of student-faculty and student-student interaction in the learning environment. Many of our courses are web-enhanced but it is not possible to receive a degree or complete major program requirements via online or distance education.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Undergraduate Applicants Transferring to GC Kinesiology Programs
How will I know if general education core credits will transfer?
Transfer courses that are applicable to the general education core are assessed by the Registrar. DegreeWorks is our online assessment program that lists all general education, Area F (pre-requisite to a major), and major requirements - along with courses that you have passed at an acceptable grade that satisfy a requirement or may be listed as potential elective courses.
We require all potential students to complete a "DoK Transfer Assessment" with an advisor in the major area to which the student will apply. This process helps us and a student to plan a realistic program of study and to identify pre-requisite requirements that must be complete prior to application to a program.
Will I need any other courses besides those in Areas A through E?
Yes, you will need the courses to complete specific to the major in
Area F. As well, some of our programs of study suggest specific
courses Areas A-E classes to ensure that pre-requisites to
subsequent classes that are required in the major are in place.
Review the Program of Studies checklist linked to the specific
academic program you are interested in on this web site.
If I already have a degree, will all of my courses transfer?
Degree works will note courses that are transferable to the general education core and other courses that may be used with the permission of the academic department in which the major resides.
Are there any other requirements?
Yes, you may need to take the Regents' Test and/or the
US and Georgia History Tests. Note that these requirements
must be completed before a student completes 30 credit
hours (non-transfer students) or before making application to
Dr. Lisa Griffin
Campus Box 112
Milledgeville, GA 31061