Procedures and Criteria for Academic Common Market
For students wishing to enter a program as an Academic Common Market student, the following steps are to be followed. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Office of Academic Affairs (404-962-3079) about possible access through the Academic Common Market.
The student must first be accepted for admission into a program for which his/her state has access through the Academic Common Market. Unless accepted for admission, all other preparations could be wasted effort should the student not be accepted by the institution.
The student must then be certified as a resident of his/her home state. Each state has developed its own forms and procedures for certifying students. The criteria for certification are at least as strict as those used by the state in classifying students as residents for its own academic programs. As long as the student remains enrolled, this certification will be valid.
After certifying the residency of an applicant, a representative in the Office of Academic Affairs sends a notice of certification to the student and to the institutional coordinator at the receiving institution.
The institutional coordinator then makes arrangements with the appropriate officials at his institution so that the student is not charged out-of-state tuition fees.
For programs no longer available through the Academic Common Market, students already enrolled will be given a reasonable amount of time to complete the degree program while receiving Academic Common Market benefits.