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.

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Admission Requirements

Requirements for regular admission


Minimum SAT Scores
SAT School Code 5406

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480
  • Math Section Score 440

Minimum SAT Scores
before March 2016

  • 430 on Critical Reading
  • 400 on Math

Minimum ACT Scores
ACT School Code 0836

  • 17 for English or Reading
  • 17 for Math

Required High School Curriculum

Freshman Index

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

  • FI = 500 x (High School GPA) + 1.06 x (SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section score + SAT Math section score) – 74
  • For SAT taken prior to March 2016, 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 meet the minimum high school course requirements but have less than a 2240 FI score may be offered a place in our summer bridge program but their applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Required High School Courses

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

  • 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

Official Documentation

  • 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