Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

USG Waives Test Scores for Fall 2022

Published on: 3/24/2022


The University System of Georgia (USG) will temporarily waive test score requirements for Fall 2022 admission at 23 of the 26 USG institutions effective March 18, 2022. The temporary waiver does not include applicants to Georgia College & State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia.

For Fall Semester, the remaining institutions have two options to make admission decisions:

  1. Use existing freshman index that includes test scores for either the SAT or ACT.
  2. Allow students to apply for Fall 2022 admission without submitting ACT or SAT scores. Students must still meet all other admission requirements, including adjusted minimum grade point average eligibility thresholds for each USG sector, which are as follows: 3.4 for research universities, 3.2 for comprehensive universities and 3.0 for state universities. State colleges have open admission policies and accept all qualified applicants.

Students who have SAT/ACT scores may still submit them, and test scores are required to apply for Zell Miller scholarships. The test optional path is not available for dual enrollment. Students applying for dual enrollment must still meet existing admissions requirements.

Students and parents may click this link​ for additional information. 

Research Universities ~ 3.4 GPA (SAT/ACT waived)
Augusta University
Georgia State University
Comprehensive Universities ~ 3.2 GPA (SAT/ACT waived)
Georgia Southern University
Kennesaw State University
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
State Universities ~ 3.0 GPA (SAT/ACT waived)
Albany State University
Clayton State University
Columbus State University
Fort Valley State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Middle Georgia State University
Savannah State University
University of North Georgia
State Colleges ~ Open Admission 
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
College of Coastal Georgia
Dalton State College
East Georgia State College
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Highlands College
Gordon State College
South Georgia State College




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