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AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus

 

USG Admission Criteria following the Cancellation of SAT and ACT Testing 

Effective March 19, 2020, the Chancellor has approved the temporary adjustment of admission requirements for The University System of Georgia (USG) institutions in response to the cancelation of spring SAT and ACT testing dates. This adjustment is for prospective students seeking admission into associate and baccalaureate programs identified in Board of Regents’ Policy 4.2.1.1, at state colleges, state universities, comprehensive universities and research universities in the USG for the summer or fall 2020 semester.

 

USG Schools:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

  • Albany State University

  • Armstrong State University

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College

  • Augusta University

  • Bainbridge State College

  • Clayton State University

  • College of Coastal Georgia

  • Columbus State University

  • Dalton State College

  • Darton State College

  • East Georgia State College

  • Fort Valley State University

  • Georgia College and State University

  • Georgia Gwinnett College

  • Georgia Highlands College

  • Georgia Institute of Technology*

  • Georgia Southern University

  • Georgia Southwestern State University

  • Georgia State University

  • Gordon State College

  • Kennesaw State University

  • Middle Georgia State University

  • Savannah State University

  • South Georgia State College

  • University of Georgia*

  • University of North Georgia

  • University of West Georgia

  • Valdosta State University

*Since Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia have already admitted their freshmen classes, and have students on waiting lists, this change does not affect admissions at those institutions.


In light of the decision made by the College Board and ACT to suspend the availability of testing during the COVID-19 virus pandemic, prospective students applying for admission in fall 2020 will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT score. 

 

A student who has scores is still free to submit them, and an institution should feel free to utilize those scores to decide admission in the established way. 

 

Prospective first-year students must meet all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum and all other requested documentation. But, in the absence of ACT/SAT scores, institutions will make admissions eligibility decisions based on the materials that the student has submitted, utilizing a GPA threshold that is at least the following sector minimum rather than the usual Freshman Index (FI) criteria.

 

Sector

Minimum unweighted high-school GPA*

Research

  3.0

Comprehensive

  2.31

State University

  2.18

State College

  2.0

*These thresholds were calculated to be consistent with the established sector FI thresholds, but utilizing only high-school GPA. 

 

Institutions may encounter students who submit their ACT/SAT scores, but who are only admissible by not including those submitted scores. Institutions may admit applicants who would be denied for admission by using their submitted test-scores but can be admitted to the summer or fall 2020 terms using the GPA based criteria.

 

To recognize that there may be also students whose GPA does not adequately represent their academic record we will increase the availability of presidential exceptions by increasing the available limited admission percentages to:

 

Sector

Limited Admission %

Research

Increase from 7% to 10%

Comprehensive

Increase from 15% to 20%

State University

Increase from 20% to 25%

State College

Increase from 33% to 40%

 

These percentages will be calculated based on Fall 2019 enrollment. We encourage institutions to allow students to submit scores such as Accuplacer, and PSAT to be taken into consideration as part of the presidential exception and limited admission decision.

Institutions may encounter some previously denied applicants who may be admissible under these temporary provisions.  Institutions, at their discretion, may reconsider applicants previously denied for admission to the summer or fall 2020 terms.

 

From Dr. Tristan Denley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer for USG

 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
 
 
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