External Degree Program at Georgia Highlands College
Approved by the Board of Regents in August, 2002, as a cooperative effort between Georgia Highlands College and the University of West Georgia, the External Degree Program serves students in the Floyd County area who wish to continue formal education beyond the associate degree to seek a Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education.
Undergraduates who wish to enroll in the program at Georgia Highlands College apply to West Georgia as transfer students. The University requires an application for admission, a $30 application fee, an immunization certificate, and official transcripts from each college previously attended. In addition to meeting criteria for admission to the University, undergraduates who wish to enroll in courses through the Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs must meet criteria established for those programs. West Georgia offers a complete Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education, as well.
All necessary forms are available online.
Registration and Orientation for Education Majors
Representatives of West Georgia conduct orientation for the External Degree Program during summer semester at Georgia Highlands College. Registration dates, locations, semester class schedules, and general information are available through the External Degree Program office at Georgia Highlands College, 706-368-7759, or the College of Education Academic Advisement Center, 678-839-6050.