Student Affairs

Academic Affairs Division

Freshman Admission

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Information for Future Students

Important Message Regarding Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 Freshman Admission
Due to uncertainty about the scheduling of SAT and ACT testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University System of Georgia colleges and universities are approved to evaluate their Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 applicants without test scores. Students must meet a minimum High School Grade Point Average and other requirements.


A freshman is a student who has not attended a college or university after high school graduation. Students who have completed less than 30 transferrable hours after high school graduation must also meet freshman admission requirements. 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.

Use the following links to learn more about each freshman admission requirement:

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.
  • USG Freshman Admission Requirements (2021) - provides the minimum test scores, high school GPA, and Freshman Index required for 2021 admission to each USG college and university.
  • USG Freshman Admission Requirements (2022) - coming soon!
  • 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.
  • USG Admission FAQs - view the most frequently asked questions related to the USG admission requirements.