Life Enrichment (Non-Traditional Students)

A life enrichment student is one who has graduated from high school or the equivalent, has not attended high school in the past five years, and has earned no more than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of transferable college credit.

adult students








If you meet admission requirements as a non-traditional student based on your academic record and are required to take the ACCUPLACER Exam, the results of your exam determine your eligibility to enroll at Augusta University.

You will review notification via the applicant checklist if you are required to take the ACCUPLACER Exam. Please note as Augusta University transitions from offering the COMPASS Exam to the ACCUPLACER, you may still see references to the COMPASS. Just apply those references to the ACCUPLACER. If you see that you are required to take the COMPASS, you are actually required to take the ACCUPLACER.

The ACCUPLACER Exam is given by the Office of Testing and Disability services. They may be contacted at 706-737-1469. You can also visit their website for information about ACCUPLACER. The Testing Lab is located on the first floor of Galloway Hall. It is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00am through 11:00am, as well as Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm until 3:00pm, unless otherwise stated on the calendar. Registration is NOT required for this test and students can arrive anytime between the times that the test is offered. Picture ID is required for testing. 

Please note that ACCUPLACER Exam scores received from other institutions must be less than one year old and will be considered on an individual basis for acceptability per University System of Georgia Board of Regents standards. 

In order to be eligible for admission to Augusta University, the following scores must be met on ACCUPLACER:

       ACCUPLACER Critical Reading: 61 or higher to be placed in ENGL 1101
       ACCUPLACER Writing: 4 or higher to be placed in ENGL 1101
       ACCUPLACER Math: 67 or higher to be placed in MATH 1101/1001; 79 to be placed in MATH 1111

  • Official high school transcript showing graduation date, or Official GED Scores
  • Verification of Lawful Presence
  • Official college transcripts if applicable
  • Any further documents as requested by the Augusta University Office of Academic Admissions

*Note: Life Enrichment students who submit minimum re-centered SAT scores within the 7 years of 500 Critical Reading and 500 Math can opt to exempt the COMPASS.

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