Academic Common Market

University System of Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I obtain the Georgia ACM application?

Click here to access the Georgia ACM Application Portal!

At the portal log-in page, click on “Not a member?” and set-up a username and password for your account.
Make sure you choose ACM as your application type.
The portal will then walk you through the steps you need to take in order to submit your application.
If you do not have all of the needed documentation, you can save your entries and return later to upload additional files and submit.

  • How long do I need to be a Georgia resident before I can apply for ACM?
    You must be a resident for 12 consecutive months.

  • Is there a deadline for submitting my ACM application?
    The state of Georgia does not have an application deadline, however, please be sure to check with your school to see if they have their own deadline for ACM applications.

  • How long does it take to process my application?
    Please allow up to one to two months for processing after you’ve submitted an application. To avoid the last-minute flood of applications (particularly in July and August) it is wise to start the application process early and before registration takes place.

  • Will I receive any money?
    There is no money involved. A waiver will be initiated at the receiving institution.

  • Can Georgia educational scholarships be used for tuition?
    No. Scholarships such a HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship are specific to Georgia.

  • Is it possible to double major?
    Yes. Both majors must be part of the Academic Common Market inventory.

  • What if I want to change majors
    If you change your major to a different program that is included in the Georgia Academic Common Market, you must be recertified. You must be approved by your institution for a Georgia Academic Common Market qualified major, and you must have an official letter indicating acceptance into the major. Go to the Southern Regional Educational Board website. Click the button to “E-mail SREB.” This will take you to the “Contact SREB” page. Fill out the entire page, indicating your new major. In the “Questions/Comments” box at the bottom of the page, indicate that you wish to change majors within the Georgia Academic Common Market. Then click “Send” to submit. Please do this only once. This will generate a request for application materials and information.

  • Do I need to reapply each year?
    No. As long as you remain continuously enrolled, you will remain certified until you complete your major. If you have a break in attendance or change your major during your course of study, you will need to reapply for ACM status. In that case, you will need to send a new acceptance letter showing your major and effective date for recertification.

  • Where can I view a list of ACM programs?
    A list of ACM approved programs for Georgia residents can be found here.

  • If the program I want is not listed, can I still get ACM?
    Georgia is currently NOT processing requests for the addition of new programs to the ACM inventory. Georgia residents may only select programs from the state’s currently approved list.