Georgia Southern Universtiy

1332 Southern Drive Statesboro, GA 30458

Freshman Requirements

To be Considered for Regular Admission

Acceptance is based on the following criteria:

Official SAT or ACT test scores.

  • Your SAT total must be at least 1010 (Math + Critical Reading only), however, the State of Georgia requires you earn at least a 430 in Critical Reading and a 400 in Math.
  • Your ACT composite score must be at least 21, however, the State of Georgia requires you earn at least a 17 in English and a 17 in Math.

Satisfactory Grade Point Average on the following Required High School Curriculum (as mandated by University System of Georgia policy). Additional information can be found at Staying on Course. These 17 courses are the only courses that will be used to calculate your Grade Point Average. Grades as listed on your official high school transcript will be used; Georgia Southern does not add or remove weight for accelerated courses.

  1. MATHEMATICS: Four (4) 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.
  2. ENGLISH: Four (4) units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.
  3. SCIENCE: Four (4) units of science where two courses include a laboratory component. 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, and a fourth science.
  4. 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.
  5. FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Two (2) units in the same foreign language emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Two (2) units of American Sign Language or certain Computer Science courses may be used to satisfy this requirement.