September 15, 2022
USG to extend temporary test optional admission for Academic Year 2023-2024
The University System of Georgia (USG) will continue the temporary waiver of test score requirements for Academic Year 2023-2024 (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024) admission at 24 of the 26 USG institutions. The temporary waiver does not apply to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia.
For Academic Year 2023-2024, the remaining institutions have two options to make admission decisions:
- Freshman index: Includes high school grade point average and test scores for either the SAT or ACT.
- Test Optional: Use the high school grade point average on the required high school curriculum without a standardized test score at the following minimum grade point averages:
- 3.4 for research universities: Augusta University and Georgia State university
- 3.2 for comprehensive universities and Georgia College and State University: Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, University of West Georgia and Valdosta State University.
- 3.0 for state universities: Albany State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Middle Georgia State University, Savannah State University and the University of North Georgia.
- State colleges (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, College of Coastal Georgia, Dalton State College, East Georgia State College, Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Highlands College, Gordon State College and South Georgia State College) continue to be test optional in accordance with Board policy.
Test scores continue to be required to apply for Zell Miller scholarships. The test optional path is not available for dual enrollment. Students applying for dual enrollment must still meet existing admissions requirements.