Middle Georgia State University

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Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Strategic Partnerships is proud to offer employees, parents and youth of NECCO access to in-demand fully-online certificates, associate’s, bachelor's and master's degrees. We also provide a concierge service composed of enrollment representatives dedicated to serving NECCO.

Are you ready to achieve greatness?


Middle Georgia State is one of the nation’s best values in public higher education. We invite you to utilize your tuition reimbursement benefits here. The online campus allows students, regardless of their state of residency, to enjoy the same low flat-rate online tuition for courses leading to undergraduate degrees at only $150 per credit hour + fees.

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Learn more about NECCO’s tuition reimbursement and educational assistance benefits here.


Courses in MGA Direct programs run short, eight-week terms, and are all fully online – schedule your classes around your life!

We recommend that working adults take one or two classes per session, three semesters a year in order to complete your degree as soon as possible.

MGA Direct features 8-week classes

Summer 2024

Maymester 2024 (4 weeks) – May 13th
First session (4 weeks) – May 15th
Full semester (8 weeks) – May 22nd
Second Session (4 weeks) – June 20th

Fall 2024

First 8 Week Session – August 14th
Full semester – August 14th
Second 8 Week Session – October 9th



With continuous admissions, we’re always ready to say “Welcome!” Can't start this term? No worries – apply now, pay the $30 application fee, and if you’re accepted, you’ll be ready to go when the next term starts. With short, 8-week sessions, the next start date is never too far off. Visit our admissions page to find out more about how to get started at MGA.

Apply Online Today!


Complete an Application Packet: Download and complete a paper application and the additional required documentation. Once completed, scan and email the forms along with all official test scores and transcripts to online@mga.edu along with one form of lawful presence.

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Leverage Your Prior Learning

You may be closer to your degree than you think! With Middle Georgia State, students may leverage prior learning gained through life or work outside of higher educational courses towards degree programs via Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits, reducing the repetition of relevant course-related material and the time and money required to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree.

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With Middle Georgia State, you can leverage your prior learning. Our prior learning credit options (see below) mean that you may be able to enter with several course credits before you take your first class with us. Depending on your program of choice, you may be able to earn up to 65 hours of credit towards the completion of your associate’s degree or up to 27 hours towards the completion of your bachelor’s degree.

Our prior learning credit options mean that you may be able to enter with several course credits before you take your first class with us.  Click here to find out more about prior learning credit.

Middle Georgia State also accepts credits from all regional accredited institutions at time of attendance. All other types of accreditation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We will automatically accept credit from institutions that are members of one of the following seven regional accrediting agencies:

Learn more

The Office of Strategic Partnerships provides dedicated representatives for NECCO employees, parents, and youth. If you have any questions, call the number below to be connected to an MGA employee who can help you get started.

Want to talk to someone in person? We'll be hosting recruiting events where you'll be able to meet with the Office of Strategic Partnerships, admissions counselors, academic advisors, and financial aid specialists.

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