Student Affairs

Academic Affairs Division

Freshman Index Requirements

Information for Future Students

In addition to meeting the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), High School GPA (HSGPA) and SAT/ACT score requirements, students applying to a research, comprehensive, or state university, or select state colleges, must meet a minimum Freshman Index (FI). The FI is calculated using an applicant’s HSGPA and SAT/ACT scores.

SAT administered March 2016 or later
FI = 500 x (HSGPA) + 1.06 x (SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score + SAT Math section score) - 74

SAT administered prior to March 2016
500 x (HSGPA) + old SAT Critical Reading section score + old SAT Math section score

ACT
500 x (HSGPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88

Quick Links

  • USG’s Staying on Course document - provides information about the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), including the specific high school courses approved to satisfy the 17 RHSC units.
  • USG’s Freshman Admission Requirements document - provides the minimum test scores, high school GPA, and Freshman Index required for admission to each USG college and university.
  • USG’s 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.