Admissions and Enrollment
The USG undergraduate admission requirements have been established to ensure students have the preparation to succeed in college. The Board of Regents (BOR) undergraduate admission policies set the minimum admission requirements for the different sectors, or types, of USG institutions (State Colleges, State Universities, Comprehensive Universities, and Research Universities). In addition to the minimum requirements established by the BOR, the USG colleges and universities may have additional requirements. Students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office for their college or university of interest to learn more about their admission requirements, necessary documentation, and pertinent deadlines.
All students applying to pay at the in-state tuition rate or applying for admission to an institution which, for the two most recent academic years, did not admit all academically qualified applicants (except for cases in which applicants were rejected for non-academic reasons), must be verified to be lawfully present in the United States. Click here to learn more about the verification of lawful presence requirement.
Board Policy 4.8.2 requires all new students wishing to enroll in a USG college or university meet immunization requirements. A certificate of immunization will need to be completed and signed by your health care provider and returned to the college or university. Click here for additional immunization resources.
Click on the grey menu bars below to learn more about the USG requirements for Dual Enrollment (MOWR) and Freshman admission.
The USG colleges and universities provide students with a number of options to enrich their high school experience and to get a jump start on college by enrolling in college while still in high school. Click here to learn more about the opportunities for high school students.
Freshman Admission Requirements
A freshman is a student who has not attended a college or university after high school graduation. Students applying for freshman admission are expected to have completed a rigorous high school curriculum and to have at least a minimum high school grade point average (HSGPA). In addition, students applying to a research, comprehensive, or state university, as well as to some of the state colleges, must meet minimum SAT/ACT and Freshman Index requirements. Click on the links below to learn more about the freshman admission requirements.
- Required High School Curriculum (RHSC)
- High School Grade Point Average (HSGPA) Requirements
- SAT/ACT Test Score Requirements
- Freshman Index (FI) Requirements
Click here to view the test score and high school GPA averages by USG institution sector and institution.
Freshmen with College Credit
Click on the links below to learn more about how the USG colleges and universities grant credit for AP and IB exam scores and successfully completed dual enrollment coursework.
College Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Scores
View how the USG colleges and universities award college credit based on Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores.
College Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Scores
BOR Policy 188.8.131.52, Course Credits for International Baccalaureate Diploma Completion, provides the USG policy for granting college credit based on IB exam scores.
Use this free tool to explore how college coursework completed through dual enrollment will transfer.
Acceptance of Core Coursework from TCSG Colleges
This document provides the courses that transfer between the colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the USG colleges and universities.
Transferring Core Curriculum Credit FAQs
Information on transferring core curriculum credit between USG institutions.
The Transfer Officers handle problems related to core curriculum transfer.