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Freshman

Traditional Students

Those students who have never enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The following minimum requirements must be met in order for a student to be considered as a freshman:

* Applicants transferring into EGSC with less than 30 hours of transferable college credit will need to meet freshmen requirements to be guaranteed admission. See below for specific documents for admission and registration.

  • EGSC Application for Admission and $20 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official High School Transcript

    The transcript needs to indicate type of diploma received (college preparatory or technical/career) and date of graduation.  Certificates of performance or special education diplomas are not acceptable.  All transcripts will be evaluated for College Preparatory Curriculum completions regardless of type of diploma received.

    Required High School Curriculum

    • Completion of the USG’s Required High School Curriculum (“RHSC”) requirements and graduation from a high school accredited by a regional accrediting association (such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) or the Georgia Accrediting Commission or from a public school regulated by a school system and state department of education.
    • Students applying to any institution must present credit for sixteen (16) specified units. Students who graduate from high school in 2012 or later must present credits for seventeen (17) specified units. The specified USG units are:
      1. MATHEMATICS: Four (4) units of Mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry for those graduating prior to 2012. For students who graduate from a Georgia Public School in 2012 or later Math I, II, III, Math III Support or Math IV is required.
      2. ENGLISH: Four (4) units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, British, World), and advanced composition skills.
      3. SCIENCE: Three (3) units of science, with at least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences. Students who graduate in 2012 or later must have four (4) units of science. 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.
      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 can be used to satisfy this requirement.

    In addition to these minimum requirements, students are encouraged to take additional academic units in high school to improve their probability for admission and success. Those students who do not meet the RHSC will either be required to take the COMPASS exam or take an additional course at EGSC to satisfy their RHSC requirements.

  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA):

    The High School Grade Point Average (HSGPA) is calculated on an alpha four point scale. Numerical grades indicated on transcripts should be converted to letter grades based on the conversion table provided by the high school. Institutions must obtain these tables. The letter grades should be converted to quality points as follows:

    *A = 4 , *B = 3, *C = 2, *D = 1, *F = 0

    The HSGPA is calculated only on the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units required for all students. If a student takes more than the required number of courses in any one area, the best grades may be used in the calculation of the HSGPA (instead of the first courses taken that satisfy the requirement). If a student takes two years each of two foreign languages, the language in which the student had the best grades would be counted.

    Students graduating from high school before 2012 must have the following HSGPA calculated on the grades in the required 17 units of the RHSC.:

    • Students graduating with a College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) Diploma must have a 2.00 HSGPA calculated on the grades in the 16 required units of the CPC.
    • Students graduating with a Technical/Career Program (TCP) Diploma must have a 2.20 HSGPA calculated on the grades in the 12 academic units of the TCP.

    Institutions are required to use a standard procedure to calculate the HSGPA for reporting to the BoR, which includes not adding weights to particular courses. However, institutions may use other methods of HSGPA calculation for determining admission eligibility.

    • Applicants who received a General Education Development (GED) diploma need to submit official passing GED scores as well as high school transcripts of coursework completed.

    High school seniors who submit a transcript prior to their graduation will receive preliminary admission pending a final transcript and passing Entrance Exam scores.

  • Official College Transcript(s)
    • Transcripts from each college, university, or technical school attended must be submitted.
    • Transcripts must have final grades to be considered official.
    • Applicants must be eligible to return to institution they last attended.
  • All required immunization records
  • Entrance Exam testing (COMPASS) if required.

NOTE:  Freshman applicants who score less than 430 on the SAT Critical Reading portion (17 on the ACT English) or less than a 400 on the SAT Math portion (17 on the ACT Math) or has a CPC deficiency in English or Math will be required to take the Compass entrance exam  in the applicable area(s) to determine acceptance and placement in first semester courses. These exams in English, Reading, and Algebra are given Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am - 3:00pm, excluding holidays. There is no cost to take this exam nor is an appointment necessary..