Student Affairs

Academic Affairs Division

Freshman Admission

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Information for Future Students


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.
  • 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.
  • Find Your Future… Find Your School - resource designed to help prospective freshmen discover the USG colleges and universities that may be the best fit.
  • USG Degrees and Majors Authorized - searchable database of the degrees and majors available at the 26 USG colleges and universities.
  • USG College Readiness Reports - 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 Facts and Figures - document published by the Georgia Institute of Technology Office of Admissions on behalf of the USG colleges and universities.
  • USG Admission FAQs - most frequently asked questions related to the USG admission requirements.