Home-Schooled Students

Home-schooled students are students who are taught in their homes, usually by their parents.

Admissions Criteria
    1. Minimum 1110 SAT or 24 ACT (composite)
      Per Board of Regents’ policy, home-schooled students must take the SAT or ACT test and score at or above the average SAT score of the previous year’s fall semester first-time freshman class. The freshman standard this year at Georgia Southern is a combined SAT score of 1100. Georgia Southern will accept current and redesigned SAT scores for admission. Applicants may submit scores from either the current SAT or the redesigned SAT (offered beginning spring 2016).
    2. Completion of the following required high school curriculum (required for regular admission to any Georgia public university):
      • Mathematics: Four (4) units of Mathematics, including Algebra I,
        Algebra II, and Geometry. For students who graduate from a Georgia
        public school in 2012 or later, the 4 units of Mathematics must
        include a course at the level of Math 3 or higher.
      • English: Four (4) units of English which have as their emphasis
        grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and
        advanced composition skills.
      • Science: Students who graduate in 2012 or later must have four (4)
        units of science. Three (3) units of science are required for those who
        graduated in 2011 or earlier. Students need at least one laboratory
        course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the
        physical sciences. Georgia public high school graduates must have
        at least one (1) unit of biology, one (1) unit of physical science or
        physics, and one (1) unit of chemistry, earth systems, environmental
        science, or an advanced placement science course.
      • Social Science: Three (3) units of social science, with at least one (1)
        course focusing on United States studies and one (1) course focusing on
        world studies.
      • Foreign Language: Two (2) units in the same foreign language
        emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Two (2) units
        of American Sign Language may be used to satisfy this requirement.


Home study programs accredited or approved by the following agencies are acceptable.

Agency Address Phone
The Accrediting Commission for Independent Study, Inc. PO Box 909, Roswell, GA 30263 770-645-2673
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

Applicants home-schooled in a non-accredited program or from non-accredited high schools who wish to apply as freshman must submit the following items to be considered for admission to the university:

      1. Copy of Declaration of Intent to Home School as filed with local Board of Education.
      2. High School Summation Exam taken during the twelfth grade year (Iowa TAP, SAT II, California Achievement Test, Stanford Achievement Test). The GED will not substitute for this standardized test.
      3. Letter from primary teacher certifying completion of high school and date of high school graduation.

If a transcript is not available to you, please complete this form: Home School Credit Evaluation Form

AP/IB Credits

Georgia Southern awards credit for acceptable Advanced Placement (AP) Exam scores and International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam scores. When you take either exam, request that a copy of your score report be sent to Georgia Southern University. Awarded credit can be viewed on WINGS by selecting Academic Transcript.

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 only kept for two years.
Office of Admissions1332 Southern Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 • (912) 478-5391 • admissions@georgiasouthern.edu