Application Information

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Freshmen Applicants

Freshmen applicants are evaluated on the basis of their demonstrated academic performance in RHSC courses, SAT/ACT test score results, achievement of the University System requirements (a minimum of SAT verbal 430 and math 400 along with 17 RHSC units), and potential for completing the requirements for the desired degree.

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ACCEL/Joint Enrollment/Dual Enrollment/Early Admission

The ACCEL/Joint Enrollment programs and early admission is available for high school students at Georgia Southwestern State University. Students must meet minimum SAT/ACT scores and have a 3.0 GPA to qualify for the programs. Interested students are encouraged to speak with their high school guidance counselor for more information and to complete the application process.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants with 30 or more semester hours completed will be evaluated on the basis of their academic performance and potential for completing the requirements for the desired degree. Those with less than 30 semester hours completed at their previous college or university will be required to submit a high school transcript and may also have to submit SAT/ACT scores.

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Transient Applicants

Transient applicants (a student who expects to return to their college or university where they are presently enrolled) must present from the registrar of the institution (presently attending) a statement recommending admission as a transient student. Evaluation is based on review of satisfactory previous academic work and potential for completing transient term successfully.

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Nontraditional Applicants

Nontraditional applicants are individuals who have not attended college, have either graduated high school or earned a GED, and whose high school class graduated at least 5 years previously. Nontraditional applicants must submit proof of graduation or any attendance of high school by submitting an official high school transcript and/or submit proof of satisfied completion of the requirements for the General Education Development (GED) Equivalency Certificate by submitting scores and copy of certificate of completion. Applicants will also be required to meet minimum scores on the Compass test. Evaluation is based on potential for completing the requirements for the desired degree. Students may require placement in learning support courses to sharpen collegiate skills.

International Applicants

International applicants are evaluated on the basis of their demonstrated academic performance. Several submissions are required to properly evaluate academic performance in a foreign country, as well as satisfy immigration requirements.

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Second Baccalaureate Degree Applicants

Students who have already earned a four-year college degree from an accredited college or university and wish to earn another bachelor's degree from GSW should choose this option. Evaluation will be based on past academic college-level performance.

Returning Southwestern Students/Readmit

Students who have earned hours at Georgia Southwestern in the past, and wish to return to Southwestern, should choose this option. 

Last updated: 8/13/2014 7:19AM PST


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Georgia Southwestern State University
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA  31709-4693

In-state telephone: (229) 928-1273
Out-of-state telephone: (800) 338-0082
Fax number: (229) 931-2983


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