The following minimum freshman admissions requirements have been approved by the Board of Regents:

Regular admission to programs leading to the baccalaureate degree requires. . .

Students must have a minimum of a 1.8 high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale on all academic courses) or a 330 verbal SAT score or a 310 mathematics SAT score (or comparable ACT scores). Students scoring below 430 on the verbal SAT or 400 mathematics SAT or who did not complete the CPC in English or mathematics must be tested for entry into appropriate learning support courses.

Students who have not attended school within the previous five years and have earned fewer than 20 transferable hours may take the University System of Georgia Collegiate Placement Examination instead of the SAT or ACT. The admissions policy was revised in June 1996, and higher standards will be phased in by 2001.

Admission to career degree programs requires. . .

Satisfaction of these minima does not guarantee admission to any University System institution since institutions may establish both higher and additional admissions requirements.

Source: The Policy Manual


The purpose of both programs is to provide academically talented high school students with opportunities for acceleration of their formal academic programs. A joint enrollment student is one who is enrolled in courses for college credit while continuing in high school. An early admissions student is one who enrolls as a full-time college student following completion of the junior year in high school. Minimum admissions requirements are 1) a minimum combined Scholastic Assessment Test score of 970 or equivalent ACT scores, 2) a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 in academic subjects, 3) written approval (joint enrollment) or written recommendation (early admission) of the high school principal, 4) written consent of parent or guardian (if student is a minor), and 5) completion of CPC. Early admission also requires exemption of all learning support requirements. Institutions may establish higher admissions standards or additional admissions requirements for either or both programs. In Fall 1996, 1,642 students were enrolled through the joint enrollment program, an increase of 18 percent since 1995. Many of these students were enrolled under the Post-Secondary Options program.

Sources: Academic Affairs Handbook; Student Information Reporting System


Pursuant to a Georgia constitutional amendment passed in 1976, Georgia residents, 62 years of age or older, may enroll as a regular or auditing student in degree credit work on a "space available" basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees. Students must meet all System and institution undergraduate or graduate school admission requirements and follow the same program as other degree-seeking students. The program does not apply to Dental, Medical, Veterinary, or Law Schools. In Fall 1996, 332 persons were enrolled through the program.

Sources: The Policy Manual; Student Information Reporting System

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