Academic Flexibility

Decatur, GA
Tuition (in-state)
$8,635 ($2,995)
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4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I was easily able to balance school and work due to the flexible scheduling options.

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4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The classes to take in one particular semester are picked by the student, not the school, so it's nice.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I've attended three colleges so far, and I very much enjoy my current college. The classes focus on what I need to know to better my grade. Very good starter school.

3 College Student

Academic Flexibility: The convenience of my classes are somewhat ok but i had to change my work schedule and personal schedule around it.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: If I have an issue or need to work around my schedule for school, or whatever reason, I can easily talk with most, if not all, my professors and make arrangements for classes.


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  • 1356th
    Most Flexible Class Schedules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

ricky riley
atlanta, ga
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Most of the students at GPC hold jobs, have families, and have decided to return to college for a chance at a degree. The College is very flexible to accomodate them. Classes start anywhere from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can take classes from Monday to Saturday, fall to summer, and in person or online. There is also a transfer program that ensures students with a 2.0 GPA can attend other universities after graduating from GPC.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
3 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
3 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
15 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
3 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
20 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
6 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
Look into taking the CLEP exams. If you get a score of 50 or higher, you could test out of some basic courses.
Academic/Testing Requirements
All incoming students are required to take the COMPASS tests to determine their English, reading, and math placement. Exemptions apply for students with certain SAT/ACT scores or other factors that illustrate academic competency.

Passing the Regents' Test, which measures reading and composition ability, is a graduation requirement for students in transfer degree programs. Students may be exempt from one or both portions of the test depending on SAT/ACT or AP/IB scores.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Transfering into the school is easy. Just submit a transcript and test scores to the college. You may have to provide immunization records, also. Transfering out of school can be difficult if you plan to leave before getting an associate degree. If you decide to stick it out, you can sign an agreement form that guarantees admission into one of twenty different universities in Georgia.
Typical Session Length
Full-term classes are approximately 16 weeks. Half-term classes are about 7 weeks each.
Did You Know?
Georgia Perimeter College was formerly called Dekalb College. There are five different campuses across metro Atlanta.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 190 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 152 responses

  • 3% They are not flexible at all.
  • 39% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 13% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 5% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 39% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 151 responses

  • 47% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.
  • 9% None of my credits transferred.
  • 5% They only replaced electives.
  • 19% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 21% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 151 responses

  • 40% Non-applicable
  • 11% No
  • 49% Yes

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 152 responses

  • 3% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.
  • 24% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 73% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
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