Student Affairs

Academic Affairs Division

High School GPA Requirements

Information for High School Counselors

The High School GPA (HSGPA) is calculated using the 17 units of the USG’s Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) and is calculated on an alpha four point scale with high school numerical grades converted to letter grades based on the conversion tables provided by each high school. Those letter grades are then converted to quality points as follows:

A = 4
B = 3
C = 2
D = 1
F = 0

Each USG college and university has established a minimum HSGPA required for freshman admission. Prospective freshmen are encouraged to view the USG Freshman Admission Requirements document for the HSGPA, test score and freshman index requirements for each of the colleges and universities in the University System.

Some prospective students may also find it helpful to view the average high school GPA and test score information for the previous freshman class that entered their college or university of interest. This information can be found in the USG’s annual College Readiness reports.

Quick Links

  • Staying on Course - provides information about the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), including the specific high school courses approved to satisfy the 17 RHSC units.
  • 2022 USG Freshman Admission Requirements - provides the minimum test scores, high school GPA, and Freshman Index required for 2022 admission to each USG college and university.
  • USG College Readiness reports - view reports providing the high school Grade Point Averages (GPA) and SAT/ACT test score averages for previous first-time entering freshmen for each USG college and university.