First-year students applying to Georgia Southern University through the summer 2025 semester can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score, if they have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.* Students who have a GPA of less than 3.2 should submit official ACT or SAT scores along with their high school transcript to be considered for admission. All students must be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum to be admitted. Learn more on the Freshman Requirements Page.
*Georgia Southern calculates your high school GPA for admission based on 17 required high school courses.
The University System of Georgia authorized this change.
Students who are still completing their high school education – or have recently received their diploma and have not taken college or university courses after high school – are considered freshmen for admission purposes at Georgia Southern.
Whether you’re currently completing your high school education or have recently graduated, Georgia Southern University welcomes you as a freshman applicant. Our admissions team understands that each student’s academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to reach out to your dedicated Admissions Counselor for personalized guidance and assistance. We are committed to providing you with the support you need to navigate the admissions process and make a smooth transition to Georgia Southern.
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Thank you for your interest in Georgia Southern University! As you review the requirements below, please note, there are many options for attending Georgia Southern. We encourage you to have a conversation with your Admissions Counselor if you have any questions about the requirements or your academic history. We’re here to help!
- Apply online.
- Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee online or upload an acceptable fee waiver as you submit your application. We accept official application fee waivers from College Board, ACT, and NACAC.
- Send us your high school transcript.
Georgia Southern accepts mailed, faxed, emailed, or e-transcripts that come directly from the high school. To process transcripts, we must recalculate your GPA based on the Required High School Curriculum, so it may appear lower than you originally anticipated because we do not factor in classes like art, drama, theater, etc.
- Tell us what classes you are taking during your senior year.
We have to review a list of all courses you are taking during your senior year of high school if you are still enrolled. This is to be sure you are on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum. You can provide this on your transcript, on your admission application, or by clicking here to complete a short form.
- Send us your SAT/ACT scores (SAT Code: 5253 / ACT Code: 0830).
We can only make a decision based on the highest scores that we receive. Please make sure that those scores are up-to-date. If you submit scores and then take the test again, you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will reassess your file and make a new decision based on the updated scores. Writing scores are not required for the ACT or SAT. Visit the College Board and ACT websites for available test dates.
We also offer the ACT-On Campus on the Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses for students who have already applied to Georgia Southern. Learn more and register on the Testing Services website.
- Check your status online.
This status will reflect whatever we have in our records at that exact moment. You will be aware of our admissions decision as soon as it is made without having to wait for an admissions letter.
All application materials should be mailed to: Office of Admissions, PO Box 8024, Statesboro, GA 30460.
Summer and Fall term applicants are admitted on a rolling basis beginning in September. Students who will not be admitted will be notified beginning in November. Decisions are posted online through the New Undergraduate Admissions Status Check.
The Office of Admissions considers the following when evaluating students for admission to Georgia Southern University.
High School Curriculum
Your High School GPA is calculated by the Office of Admissions using the 17 Required High School Curriculum courses listed at the bottom of this page. Additional information can be found at Staying on Course. Grades will be used as listed on your official high school transcript. If you received a GED, click the “GED Students” tab above to review your options.
High School GPA
Georgia Southern would like for students to have a 2.5 or higher High School GPA on the 17 courses noted above. However, all applicants, regardless of GPA, will be evaluated for admission.
SAT or ACT Test Scores
First-year students applying to Georgia Southern University for any 2023 semester (through the summer 2024 semester) can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score, if they have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.*
Students who have a GPA of less than 3.2 should submit ACT or SAT scores along with their high school transcript to be considered for admission.
Students are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores to Georgia Southern from the testing agency. Visit the College Board and ACT websites for available test dates (SAT Code: 5253 / ACT Code: 0830). We also offer the ACT-On Campus on the Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses for students who have already applied to Georgia Southern. Learn more and register on the Testing Services website. Georgia Southern would like for students to have the test scores noted below; however, all applicants, regardless of test scores, will be evaluated for admission.
|Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 480+||English or Reading: 17+|
|Math: 440+||Math: 17+|
|Note: We will utilize your highest subtest scores from all scores received to evaluate your application.|
All applicants, regardless of GPA and test score totals/composites, will be evaluated for admission.
Liberty Campus Admissions
The Office of Admissions can admit new freshmen to the Liberty Campus as long as they have earned a high school diploma. However, if students are admitted without meeting the admission criteria listed above for the Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses, they must complete thirty or more credit hours with a cumulative 2.0+ GPA and satisfy any Required High School Curriculum deficiencies before transitioning to the Statesboro or Armstrong Campuses. Please contact your admissions counselor to learn more.
- MATHEMATICS: Four units of Mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a fourth year of advanced Mathematics or Mathematics I, II, III, and a fourth unit of advanced Mathematics. Georgia Southern does not accept Mathematics Support or Mathematics of Finance.
- ENGLISH: Four units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.
- SCIENCE: Four units of science where two courses include a laboratory component. Georgia public high school graduates must have at least one unit of Biology, one unit of Physical Science or Physics, one unit of Chemistry, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, or an advanced placement science course, and a fourth science.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE: Three units of social science, with at least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies.
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Two units in the same foreign language emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Two units of American Sign Language or certain Computer Science courses may be used to satisfy this requirement.
- If you graduated from high school five or more years prior to your intended enrollment date, you are considered a non-traditional student. To learn more, visit our Non-Traditional Students page.
- The Georgia Southern Office of Undergraduate Admissions will only maintain a record of non-enrolling student test scores and transcripts for five years. Admission applications and fees are kept active for two years. After two years, students must reapply for consideration.
Summer and Fall term applicants are admitted on a rolling basis beginning in September. Students who will not be admitted will be notified beginning in mid-January. Decisions are posted online through the New Undergraduate Admissions Status Check.
Students who have participated in Dual Enrollment or another dual-enrollment program while also in high school are required to send transcripts from all colleges attended, even if the courses are listed on the high school transcript. Earned college credit will not be awarded without these official transcripts. Additionally, failure to submit these transcripts could result in delays in financial aid or the ability to alter your schedule once enrolled at Georgia Southern.
If you are interested in participating in Dual Enrollment at Georgia Southern University, review eligibility requirements here.
If you are a current Dual Enrollment student at Georgia Southern and want to continue as a freshman, learn more about Staying at Southern.
Students from accredited homeschool programs should meet regular admission criteria.
Applicants graduating from non-accredited homeschools or high schools must meet the admission criteria required of other applicants but may demonstrate their graduation and completion of the RHSC in an alternative way, including a course portfolio. Please contact your admissions counselor for additional information.
Home study programs accredited or approved by the following agencies are acceptable.
|Association of Christian Schools International||PO Box 1537, Snellville, GA 30075||770-353-7090|
|GA Accrediting Commission Inc.||706-353-7090|
|GA Association of Christian Schools||Athens, GA 30605||706-549-2190|
|Southern Association of College and Schools||Decatur, GA 30033||404-679-4500|
|The GA Private School Accrediting Commission||706-549-2190|
- GED students can attend our Liberty campus and later transition as regular students to one of our Armstrong or Statesboro Campus. Students should submit a regular application for admission to Georgia Southern and select the Liberty campus as their preferred option.
- GED students can participate in the Bobcat to Eagle Program.
- GED students can attend a 2-year or technical college and transfer after completing 30 college credit hours.
Last updated: 12/1/2023