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Entrance Exam

  • Any student taking the NEW SAT must submit an official test score report with all six test scores, click here for instructions. These are needed to be able to convert your scores to the old SAT.  To see where your test score would convert to, please view the concordance tables for NEW SAT to OLD SAT can be here.

Remote Testing Option

Do you live outside of the Swainsboro area? Students who are unable to test at either the Swainsboro, Statesboro or Augusta offices are able to take the exam at an Accuplacer Remote Testing Site of their choosing at an institution closest to them. With the Remote Testing Option, you can quickly and conveniently arrange to have your Accuplacer exam administered from accredited testing centers across the country. 

Please be aware that each institution charges a proctoring fee for this service which the student will be responsible for. Results will be downloaded the following day after testing has been completed. If you would like to set up a remote test other than at EGSC, please find a location at the list below and fill out the Accuplacer remote request form*Please note that only those students that have applied to EGSC are eligible for a remote exam.

  • The Remote Testing Voucher will allow you to test at another site and your test scores will be sent to EGSC electronically upon completion. (The WritePlacer portion of the exam may take 24-48 hours to receive results)
  • Remote exam requests must be submitted at least 3 business days before the date you are wanting to test.
  • Students will be sent an email within 72 hours (excluding weekends) with their voucher code and remote testing information.
  • Each institution charges a separate fee for remote testing, please contact the institution directly for cost.
  • Take your voucher and a valid photo I.D. to your testing site on the date of your test.
  • We will be notified by email upon completion of your test.
  • Please Note: The remote testing site may not print your score for you and we cannot release scores through email or by phone.
Remote Testing Locations    
ABAC Dalton State College Southeastern Technical College
Albany Technical College Darton State College Southern Crescent Technical College
Athens Technical College Georgia Military College Southern Regional Technical College
Augusta Technical College Georgia NW Technical College Truett McConnell University
Central Georgia Technical College Kennesaw State University University of North Georgia
Clayton State University Middle Georgia State University Valdosta State University
Coastal Pines Technical College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
College of Coastal Georgia Ogeechee Technical College  
Columbus State University Savannah State University  
























 

 

Accuplacer Information

As of December 1, the Compass Placement Exam will be replaced with the AccuPlacer Entrance Exam, per USG recommendation. Compass placement test scores will continue to be honored until 12/31/16. Scores may be combined with SAT or ACT along with the Compass or Accuplacer exam, however SAT and ACT scores cannot be combined for superscoring. Any student taking the Accuplacer exam at another institution other than EGSC must have taken the following sections: Reading Comprehension, WritePlacer, and Elementary Algebra and meet minimum requirements before a decision can be made. Sentence Skills scores will not be accepted in place of the WritePlacer exam.

What is the Accuplacer Exam?

Accuplacer is a computer-adaptive exam used to assess college readiness in Reading, English and Math. It is part of the college admissions and enrollment process where the scores are used by advisors to help students take courses that match their skill level and give them the best opportunities for success. Personal calculators are not allowed except those provided on the testing screen. Results for the Reading Comprehension and Elementary Algebra sections will be made available upon completion of the exam, however the WritePlacer portion of the exam may take up to 24-48 hours to receive results. Please see below for exemption and placement information.

The Accuplacer exam is offered to students at the Swainsboro location Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, no appointment necessary. Testing is also available, by appointment only, at our Statesboro and Augusta locations.

If you are a student that requires accommodations for the exam, you are asked to coordinate these accommodations with the Counseling and Disability Services Office at (478) 289-2039.

Students who wish to take the Accuplacer exam at EGSC but to be used at another institution will be required to pay a $25 fee and will be tested on an as-available basis.

The Official Web-Based Study App
This web-based study app features tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, and Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills. It's accessible from an internet-capable device, and it will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions

Free ACCUPLACER Sample Questions (PDF)
This free PDF document gives you examples of the types of questions you will see when you take the ACCUPLACER test. It is useful for some fast and simple preparation prior to taking the test.

Compass Information

As of December 1, EGSC no longer administers the Compass exam, however  we can accept equivalent COMPASS scores from any USG, COC-accredited, and non-COC-accredited TCSG institutions. We are unable to accept the Pre-Algebra section as it not an equivalent to the Algebra Section. Any student that has tested at an institution other than East Georgia State College will need to have those scores forwarded to the Admissions office.

Exemption Information

All new incoming freshmen are required to take the entrance exam, unless they can exempt sections by meeting the ACT/SAT minimum test requirements and the completion of the 4 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of English and the 4 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of Math. The exemption scores are as follows:

    OLD SAT Critical Reading score ≥ 430 or ACT English ≥ 17
    OLD SAT Math score ≥ 400 or ACT Math ≥ 17
    NEW SAT Reading score ≥ 24 or ACT English ≥ 17
    NEW SAT Math score ≥ 22 or ACT Math ≥ 17
    GHSGT-ELA Score ≥ 235
          (2010-2012 graduates ONLY; Satisfies only the Writing and Reading Compass sections)

Measure or Score Recommended Maximum “Age”
SAT/ACT 7 years from date of administration
HSGPA 5 years from date of graduation
COMPASS 1 year from date of administration
Accuplacer 1 year from date of administration











Transfer students that have taken ENGL 1101 and/or MATH 1111 or higher level course from approved institutions are exempt from the entrance exam requirement.

Submit your SAT scores via College Board (SAT school code – 5200)  or submit your ACT scores via ACT (ACT school code – 0799) for evaluation. Please allow up to 4 weeks for scores to be mailed as we do not upload electronically. Students are also able to print an official SAT score report for review. 

Entrance Exam Score Information

East Georgia State College has established minimum Entrance scores in each subject area.  Students must meet an exempting score in at least one area and score at least a minimum score in the other two areas. Those that are placed in all three areas of Learning Support are encouraged to consider the Summer Jump Start Academy as an alternative option. *Students who have a calculated high school GPA below 2.00 OR have earned a GED diploma, must exit TWO subject areas and a minimum score in ONE area.

  ACT Old SAT
(prior to March 2016)
New SAT
(as of March 2016)
Compass AccuPlacer ASSET
Min. Score to Exempt Writing 17 English 430 Critical Reading 24 Reading 7 eWrite OR  
60 Writing
4 WritePlacer 42 Writing Skills
Min. Score to Exempt Reading 17 English 430 Critical Reading 24 Reading 74 Reading 61 Reading Comprehension 40 Reading Skills
Min. Score to Exempt Algebra 17 Math 400 Math 22 Math 37 Algebra 67 Elem. Algebra 42 Algebra w/Elem Algebra












 

  Compass AccuPlacer ASSET
Min. Score for Writing 4 eWrite OR 
32
Writing
2 WritePlacer 37 Writing Skills
Min. Score for Reading 62 Reading 46 Reading Comprehension 36 Reading Skills
Min. Score for Algebra  20 Algebra 32 Elem. Algebra 31 Algebra  w/Elem Algebra










Testing Instructions

  1. Students must bring a Photo ID to the test for identity verification. 
  2. Cell phones are NOT permitted in the testing lab.
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to practice prior to taking the exam but using the practice links on the right.
  4. Personal calculators are not permitted in the testing lab as there is a calculator built into the test for you to use.
  5. This test is computerized. The Reading Comprehension and Elementary Algebra sections are not timed while the WritePlacer has a 60 minute time limit.
  6. There is no cost for this test if the student has applied for admission to EGSC. There is a $25 fee if the student is not an EGSC applicant.
  7. Children are not allowed in the testing room and cannot be left alone outside of the testing area.

Retesting Policy

  1. Students currently enrolled in Learning Support classes are not eligible to retest as registering for classes will immediately eliminate the retest option — no exceptions.
  2. The retest must be taken before the Admission deadline date for that term.
  3. Students may retest once without showing proof of remediation. 
  4. Students must wait at least one week between exam and retest to allow for remediation.
  5. Students who have tested two times and have not obtained acceptable scores are allowed a 3rd attempt after they have completed at least 6 hours of remediation.
  6. Students who have tested three times and have not obtained acceptable scores are allowed a 4th attempt after they have completed at least 20 hours of remediation.
  7. A $15 retest fee is assessed for each seated visit, not per test section.
  8. The retest fee may be paid at the Business Office at the Swainsboro campus and receipt must be shown in order to verify testing.

Contact Us

Office of Student Affairs
131 College Circle
Swainsboro Georgia 30401
Email us
Phone: (478) 289-2169
Fax: (478) 289-2353