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Freshman

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:

  1. Required High School Curriculum (as mandated by University System of Georgia policy). Additional information can be found at Staying on Course. These 17 courses will be used to calculate your Grade Point Average. Grades as listed on your official high school transcript will be used; East Georgia State does not add or remove weight for accelerated courses.
  • 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. Mathematics Support or Mathematics of Finance are not acceptable courses.
  • ENGLISH: Four (4) units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.
  • 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.
  • 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 certain Computer Science courses may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  1. 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. 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. The HSGPA is calculated only on the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units required for all students.
     
  2. 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

    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 General Education (GE) Diploma must have at least a 2.00 HSGPA calculated on the grades in the 17 required units of the RHSC.
    • 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.
    • Students who did not graduate high school but received a General Education Development (GED) diploma will need to submit official passing GED scores as well as any high school transcripts of coursework completed through the 11th or 12th grade. *This may satisfy any RHSC deficiencies, those that left in the 9th or 10th grades will not need to submit transcripts.

SAT/ACT/Compass/ASSET/AccuPlacer test scores: Freshman applicants are asked to submit any and all test scores they may have in order to determine acceptance or testing placement. Those that meet the minimum requires AND have completed all 4 RHSC English courses and/or all 4 RHSC Math courses will be eligible to exempt the entrance exam and be placed in college level courses. Those 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 RHSC deficiency in English or Math will be required to take the 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 at the Swainsboro campus, excluding holidays. Testing at the Statesboro and Augusta campuses are by appointment only. There is no cost to take this exam for EGSC applicants.

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.

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

About the Redesigned SAT:

  • East Georgia State College will accept old and Redesigned SAT scores for admission and scholarship consideration. Applicants may submit scores from either the old SAT or the Redesigned SAT (offered beginning March 2016).
  • The University System of Georgia also requires that students earn at least a 24 reading test score (the equivalent of a 430 on the old critical reading) and a 22 math test score (the equivalent of a 400 on the old math).
  • East Georgia State College will use concordance tables provided by College Board to convert old SAT scores to Redesigned scores.
  • East Georgia State College can only make a decision based on the highest scores that we receive. 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. SAT Code: 5200
  • Writing scores are not required for the Redesigned SAT.
  • East Georgia State College will take the highest Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and highest Math scores (or their equivalent from the old exam) for a combined total on the Redesigned SAT.

College Board Concordance tables - use the College Board converter tool with caution. Visit HERE for instructions on printing out your score report. 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.

If you graduated from high school five or more years prior to your intended enrollment date, you are considered a non-traditional student. To learn more, visit our Non-Traditional Students page.


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