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Applying is easier than ever. Incoming Freshmen for Fall 2021 are not required to submit test scores and the Application Fee is waived until Sept. 2nd! 

Students applying for Spring 2022 and any following semester will be required to submit test scores. See information below about tests score requirements. 

Steps to Apply




Complete the admissions application and submit the $30 non-refundable application fee.

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An official copy of all completed high school work must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. High school GPA will be calculated based on the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC). Students may not have more than three RHSC deficiencies.  Students may satisfy one or more RHSC deficiencies through standardized exams such as the Accuplacer.  Upon graduation, applicants must submit a final, official transcript including their date of graduation. Students must have a 2.0 GPA on their RHSC. 


Test Scores (For anyone applying for Spring 2022 or after)

Official New SAT or ACT test scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from,, or from the students’ high school. Students must earn minimum New SAT scores of 19 Critical Reading and 18/ 360 Math or minimum ACT scores of 12 English and 14 Math. Students must meet the required Freshman Index of 1830.  The Freshman Index is calculated using a student’s High School GPA and his or her highest SAT or ACT scores.

Students with SAT scores at or above 19 Critical Reading and 18/ 360 Math or with ACT scores at or above 12 English and 14 Math (University System of Georgia’s minimum requirements) but below 23 Critical Reading and/or 470 Math or ACT scores of 17 English and/or 18 Math will take co-requisite English and math courses.

Students who score a minimum of 23 Critical Reading and/or 470 Math or ACT scores of 17 Englishand/or 18 Math are eligible to take non-corequisite English and/or math courses.

The Access Institute provides an alternative admission pathway to applicants identified as having the potential to succeed in college but who do not otherwise meet admissions criteria. Unless Access Institute students have Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) deficiencies, the Accuplacer exam will not be administered. 

Although all GSC students have assigned advisors, Access Institute students will meet regularly with academic coaches, advisors, and tutors appointed by the college at no additional cost.  Students will take a set of prescribed courses with a cohort. Students will also receive information on study skills, leadership opportunities, and support from faculty and staff.  The requirements for the Access Institute Pathway are as follows:

Freshmen Index 

Freshman Index is calculated as:

  • SAT FI = (HS GPA x 500) + SAT Verbal+SAT Math
  • ACT FI = (HS GPAx500) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88

SAT Test Score Conversion 

Convert your new SAT score

Once we have received all required documents, we will evaluate your file for acceptance.

There is also study help for the SAT. Let an SAT Prep Guide help you get ready.


We will also need

While you are getting your transcripts to us, you can also send your Proof of Lawful Presence. 

Proof of Lawful Presence

Students may satisfy the University System of Georgia Verification of Lawful Presence requirement by providing any one of the following:

  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Dept. of State (DS-1350) or Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate (Photocopy is not acceptable.)
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS Form N-560 or N-561)
  • Current Driver’s License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
  • Current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
  • Current U.S. Military ID
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570)
  • Current U.S. Passport
  • Current Permanent Resident Alien card (USCIS form 1-151 or I-551)
  • Verification through SAVE
  • Item from Table 1 of Manual for Determining Tuition Classification
  • Verification through SEVIS