Applications for the Fall, Spring, and Summer 2023 terms are open. If you have any questions, contact your counselor.
An incoming freshman is any senior in high school or a student who has graduated from high school and has not attended another college since graduating.
If you graduated from high school more than five years ago, please see the Life Enrichment requirements.
Augusta University will waive the testing requirement for qualified first-year students for the upcoming Fall 2023 semester.
In the absence of test scores, we will employ a GPA threshold (a minimum high school GPA of 3.4 as calculated by the Office of Academic Admissions based on the Required High School Curriculum) to make admissions eligibility decisions. Incoming Freshman must still meet all other admissions requirements, which includes completing the Required High School Curriculum and providing all other requested documentation. Students below a 3.4 GPA will need to submit SAT or ACT scores meeting our minimum requirement for admission.
Students submitting SAT scores must meet the following minimums. Meeting these minimums does not guarantee admission. (SAT School Code – 5406. Students must submit either SAT or ACT scores – only one is required.)
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing – 480
Math – 440
Students submitting ACT scores must meet the following minimums. Meeting these minimums does not guarantee admission. (ACT School Code – 0836. Students must submit either SAT or ACT scores – only one is required.)
English or Reading - 17
Math – 17
Students must show satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum.
We will recalculate the GPA based solely on these 17 required courses (4 English, 4 math, 4 science, 3 social science, 2 foreign language).
Initial admissions decisions are made by calculating the Freshman Index (FI). In addition to the minimums above, students must meet the minimum FI requirement to be admitted.
FI Minimum – 2240
(The Freshman Index score is calculated by combining SAT/ACT scores with the recalculated high school GPA using the formulas below.)
FI = 500 x (GPA) + 1.06 x (SAT EBRW + SAT Math) – 74
FI = (ACT Composite x 42) + (High School GPA x 500) +88
Students who meet regular admissions requirements—i.e. have completed the required high school curriculum (RHSC) from an accredited high school (find your regional accrediting agency here) should follow instructions for freshman admissions. This includes students who attended a public high school outside of the state of Georgia.
Students from non-accredited homeschool programs (or non-accredited high schools) may demonstrate their graduation and completion of the RHSC in an alternative way. In addition, a score at or above the average SAT or ACT score of the previous year’s fall semester first-time freshman class is required. *
Though not required, applicants are encouraged to submit any or all of the following:
*For Fall 2020, the freshman standard is 1118 on the SAT or 23 on the ACT.
Please contact your admissions counselor for additional information.
Step 1 – Application
Apply online and submit a non-refundable $55 application fee. We do accept NACAC, College Board, and ACT fee waivers – learn more.
Already applied? You can log into your personalized application portal and check the status of your application.
Step 2 – Submit Official Documentation
Submit official SAT or ACT scores directly from your College Board or ACT account. We don’t require both exams, but students are welcomed to send both. We will superscore and use the highest scores you submit to give you the greatest opportunity.
Submit an official high school transcript. This should be sent electronically directly from your high school. If you’re currently enrolled in your senior year, please include a copy of your current class schedule.
If you’ve taken Dual Enrollment classes, have your college send official transcripts to AU. We will award as much credit as possible, based on our transfer equivalency guide.
Submit any official AP or IB exam scores. Learn more about credit by exam.
Continue checking your application portal as new requirements might be added to your checklist throughout the process. If you have questions about documentation needed, please contact email@example.com.
Step 3 – Confirm Your Enrollment
If you are admitted, you will need to secure your seat by confirming your enrollment and submitting a $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit.
After submitting the acceptance agreement on your portal and activating your AU credentials, you can access your POUNCE account and submit your deposit. DEPOSIT INSTRUCTIONS
Students in selective or graduate programs whose academic endeavors were interrupted by their military service will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.