A beginning freshman is any student who has graduated from a regionally accredited high school within the past five years, including students from non-accredited home school programs. If you graduated from high school more than five years ago, please see the Life Enrichment requirements. 

Admissions info

Fall 2019 Admissions
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Fall 2019 Admissions
Scholarship Deadline
February 1
Fall 2019 Admissions
Application Deadline
July 1


Admission Requirements

The most important consideration for determining eligibility for freshman admissions at Augusta University is the Freshman Index (FI). The FI is determined by the following formula(s)

  • FI = SAT critical reading + SAT math + (High School GPA x 500)
  • FI = (ACT Composite x 42) + (High School GPA x 500) +88

Applicants who achieve at least a 2240 FI score and who meet the minimum high school course requirements and test score requirements will automatically be offered admission. Applicants who achieve less than a 2240 FI score and who meet the minimum high school course requirements may also be offered admission through Jaguar Jumpstart, but their applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

*Per the guidelines provided by the University System of Georgia, when calculating the Freshman Index, Augusta University will convert new SAT scores to the equivalent old SAT Score. The equivalent old SAT scores will be used in calculating the Freshman Index for admission consideration.  
You can 
reference the new concordance tables online.

Required High School Courses

These requirements are for students who graduated from high school in 2012 or later:History Walk

  • English: 4 units
  • Mathematics: 4 units
  • Science: 4 units with labs
  • Social Science: 3 units
  • Foreign Language: 2 units of the same foreign language

USG High School Curriculum Requirements


  • High School Transcript
    If you are currently enrolled in your senior year, please include a copy of your current schedule along with your transcript.
  • SAT Scores or ACT Scores
  • Verification of Lawful Presence


Requirements for Regular Admission

Fall 2018

2240 Freshman Index*

Min. SAT Scores

24 on Reading
22 on Math

Min. SAT Scores
before March 2016

430 on Critical Reading
400 on Math

Min. ACT Scores

17 for English
17 for Math

Required HS Curriculum

17 units must have been
completed by time of graduation

 *Students who fall below the 2240 Freshman Index will be considered for the Jaguar Jumpstart Program.

Test Score Information

Below are the school codes for Augusta University:

  • SAT Augusta University School Code: 5406
  • ACT Augusta University School Code: 0836


FAQs About SAT

In March 2016 the College Board introduced the redesigned SAT. All future SAT test administrations will be the redesigned version. For more information on what changes have been made to the test, as well as the reasons for these changes, please see www.CollegeBoard.com.

Applicants to Augusta University for terms in 2016 will use the 'old' SAT (the test offered prior to March 2016). Applicants for terms in 2017 and after will primarily take the redesigned SAT, although Augusta University will still accept the old SAT scores. The College Board has provided concordance tools (correlating scores between the tests) that allow colleges and universities to determine how scores on the new test equate to scores on the old test. This allowed Augusta University to set minimum requirements on the new SAT that correspond to the requirements on the old SAT. Applicants can also continue to use the ACT for admission to Augusta University.

The redesigned SAT has two 800-point sections instead of three. The Math section will remain, but components of the Critical Reading and Writing sections will be used to create the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score. Also, the essay portion will now become optional and will not be a factor in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section. For more information on these changes, please see www.CollegeBoard.com. Per University System of Georgia policy, Augusta University will use the new SAT Total Score (on a 1600 scale) to set the SAT Total minimum requirement. The new Reading Test score, one component of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section, will be used to replace the old Critical Reading score, and the new Math Section score will replace the old math score

Superscoring refers to combining a student's best Critical Reading score from one sitting of the SAT with her/his best Math score from another. It does not include the Writing score, which has not been formally considered at Augusta University. We will continue to superscore the SAT among pre-March 2016 sittings. We will also begin superscoring among the redesigned SAT (March 2016 and after) sittings, using the highest Reading Test score, Math Section score, and SAT Total Score on a 1600 scale.

The redesigned SAT makes the essay portion optional, and we will not require it of our applicants or use it in admission decisions. However, you are welcome to provide scores that include the essay.

Augusta University accepts both the SAT and the ACT. Although it is not required that you take both tests, some applicants choose to take both. Augusta University recommends that you consider trying both tests.

The College Board offers tools for converting old SAT scores to new, new SAT scores to old, as well as new SAT scores to equivalents on the ACT.