Augusta University recognizes that most students who have graduated from a non-accredited
home school or high school are amply prepared for college work.
The University System of Georgia policy dictates that in addition to SAT I or equivalent
ACT scores and the Freshman Index, students must present seventeen (17) specific required
High School curriculum units to be accepted to a comprehensive research university.
These units must be completed through a high school with regional accreditation. This
accreditation is determined through an association with the Georgia Accrediting Commission,
the Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission, or through a public high school
regulated by the school system and the Department of Education.
Students who have completed the RHSC's in a homeschooled program or secondary school
that is not accredited by one of the agencies listed above have the following three
(3) options available in order to validate RHSC units. Students can select the option
per subject area that is most suitable for them.
Stanford Achievement Test, California Achievement Test, or Iowa Test of Basic Skills- Submit a high school transcript and subject test scores from the Stanford Achievement,
California Achievement test or the Iowa Test of Basic Skills for each RHSC subject
area. Scores greater than or equal to the 50 percentiles of national takers will validate
acceptable proficiency in RHSC subject areas.
SAT/ACT Scores-RHSC’s in Mathematics can be validated with a SAT I of at least 400 or an ACT score
of at least 17. RHSC’s in English can be validated with a SAT I verbal score of at
least 430 or an ACT score of at least 17. Students can validate additional RHSC's
by presenting other standardized tests such as CLEP or SAT II. In addition to English
and Mathematics, other sections of the ACT scores can be used to validate comprehension
in specific subjects, such as science through the Science Reasoning section, and through
the Sub scores (if student participated), Social Studies section.