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A student who is still completing a high school or secondary school education, or has completed high school or secondary school and has not taken a college or university course, or those who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree, is considered a freshman for purposes of admission to East Georgia State College. Applicants transferring into EGSC with less than 30 hours of transferable college credit will need to meet freshmen requirements to be guaranteed admission. The following minimum requirements must be met in order for a student to be considered as a freshman:

Admissions Checklist

  1. EGSC Application for Admission and $20 non-refundable application fee. 
    We accept official application fee waivers from College Board, ACT, and NACAC.
     
  2. Official High School Transcript
    We must recalculate your HSGPA on the Required Curriculum, so it may appear lower than you originally anticipated because we do not factor in classes like Art, Drama, Theater, etc. The transcript will need to indicate type of diploma received and date/expected date of graduation.  Certificates of performance or special education diplomas are not acceptable.  All transcripts will be evaluated for Required High School Curriculum completions regardless of type of diploma received.

    Required High School Curriculum

    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.

    • 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:
      • 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.
      • ENGLISH: Four (4) units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, British, World), and advanced composition skills.
      • 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.
      • 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 or approved Computer Science courses can be used to satisfy this requirement.
         
  3. Senior Schedule
    We have to review a list of all courses you are taking during your Senior year of high school if you are still enrolled. This is to be sure you are on track to complete the required high school curriculum. Typically this will be included on your high school transcript, if it is not simply have your counselor send that information to our office.
     
  4. 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.:

    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.

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

    • 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.
    • 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.
       
  5. 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.
       
  6. All required immunization records
     
  7. Test scores
    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.

    Decisions are based on the highest scores that we receive and must be in the same test (Compass, AccuPlacer, ACT, SAT, ASSET) to be "super scored". Please make sure that those scores are up-to-date. If you submit scores and then take the test again, then you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will reassess your file and make a new decision based on the updated scores. Writing scores are not required for the ACT or redesigned SAT.

    About the Redesigned SAT: EGSC will accept the redesigned SAT for summer and fall 2016. We will convert redesigned scores to old scores for summer and fall 2016 admission. The Reading test score will be used to create a Critical Reading score and the Math section score will be used to create a Math score. Concordance information can be found here. Use the College Board converter tool with caution. You should add the Critical Reading and Math section scores to calculate your converted total. Do not use estimated totals provided within the converter tool. If you have taken the March 2016 redesigned SAT and have questions about how your score will be converted, please contact your admissions counselor.
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