The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is dedicated to helping students whose first language is not English. Our goal is to give you the skills and resources you'll need to succeed at GGC.

How EAP Works

If English is not your first language, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes will provide you with the appropriate English language support. You will need to take the placement test for EAP placement if you:

  • scored below 480 on the SAT or
  • scored below 21 on the ACT or
  • do not have any college-level English credits to transfer to GGC.

Your placement scores will be used as part of your admission and placement process. Depending upon your English Placement Index (EPI) score, you may be required to take a few EAP courses before taking college-level English.

Students should visit Testing Services or call 678.407.5240 to schedule a placement test. The Accuplacer placement test consists of a reading comprehension test and WritePlacer writing test. 

Exiting the EAP Program

To exit the EAP program, students in EAP for Student Success II (90-level) courses must pass all courses with a C or better and complete any other exit requirements for each course.