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Gordon State College at McDonough

Spring Schedules have been published for 2017!

Click here to view the McDonough Center Spring 2017 Course Schedule.

Gordon State College offers day and evening classes at the Academy of Advanced Studies located at Henry County High School in McDonough. This site, known as the McDonough Center, is perfect for adults who must work around employment or family responsibilities, but is also conveniently located for traditional-age college students or Move On When Ready (MOWR) students from the McDonough area. The McDonough Center also hosts Gordon State College’s Weekend College Program.

Location and Staff Contact Hours

Location: 401 E. Tomlinson Street
McDonough, GA 30253
(678) 359-5034
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday

Staff is available most evenings until 6:00 PM, and can be available at other times by appointment.

How to apply to Gordon State College at McDonough

  1. Submit an application to Gordon State College. You can Apply Online, download and print an application (pdf), or complete an application at the McDonough Center.
    Printed applications can be faxed to 770.358.5080 or mailed to: Gordon State College Office of Admissions 419 College Drive Barnesville, GA 30204
  2. Submit official final high school transcript showing the date of graduation and type of diploma received. Please contact your high school and request official transcripts be sent to Gordon admissions office at the address above.
  3. Submit official SAT, ACT or Compass test scores.
    If you do not have SAT or ACT scores, please schedule an appointment at Gordon State College to take the Compass Placement test.  The Compass test is an un-timed test.  You will be tested in the areas of Writing, Reading, and Algebra.  Please bring your photo ID in order to be admitted into the testing area. 
  4. Also, make sure you complete an Immunization Record Form (pdf)

How to apply for financial aid?

Students should apply for financial assistance through the Gordon State College Financial Aid Office. To apply for federal student aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Process  www.fafsa.ed.gov  . Gordon State College FAFSA code is 001575. Get more information about Financial Aid here.

How do I register for classes?

Accepted students must attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) program on the Gordon State College campus offered on select dates May – November. The NSO allows students to receive academic advising, training and oversight of the course registration process, and a more informed understanding of Gordon State College resources policies, and procedures.

How do I pay fees?

Students pay fees and tuition through the Gordon State College Business Office.  You may pay in person with cash, check, or money order in Room 230, Lambdin Hall.  Or, you may pay online through your Gordon State College Banner Web account using webcheck or credit card.  DISCOVER, MasterCard, and American express are accepted online.  For important payment information, click this link http://www.gordonstate.edu/business-office/tuition-fees-and-payment-information1.


McDonough Center Staff

Dr. Ric Calhoun
Director of Gordon State College at McDonough
678. 359. 5034
Cristy McAbee
Program Administrator
678. 359. 5035


Kathleen Chumbley
Admissions Counselor, Henry County
678. 359. 5118