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Below are the current admission requirements for ASU undergraduate first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 transferable semester hours.

Admissions Requirements

Minimum Standards


  • Minimum High School CPC grade point average: 2.00

OLD Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
(taken prior to March 2016)
Combine 830 (Critical Reading and Math Scores combined)
Critical Reading: 430
Mathematics: 400
Writing: Not considered
Minimum High School GPA of 2.0

NEW Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
(taken March 2016 or after)
Critical Reading: 24
Mathematics: 22
Writing: Not considered
Minimum High School GPA of 2.0

American College Testing (ACT)
English – 17
Mathematics – 17
Science Reasoning: Not Considered
Reading: Not Considered
Minimum High School GPA of 2.0

Access Pathway to Certificate, Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Minimum Standards

Minimum SAT/ACT scores and Freshmen Index are not required for those applying to the Associate Pathway at Albany State University.  Applicants are screened for Learning Support placement by taking the ACCUPLACER Exam as part of the admission process.  A minimum 2.0 High School GPA is required.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Minimum Score
Paper-based TOEFL – 523
Computer-based TOEFL – 193
Internet-based TOEFL – 69

Recommended Score
Paper-based TOEFL – 550
Computer-based TOEFL – 213
Internet-based TOEFL – 79

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Minimum Score

Recommended Score
IELTS – 6.5

College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) Requirements

Applicants must meet the University System of Georgia’s College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements for regular admission. The high school curriculum is the cornerstone of the University System of Georgia (USG) admissions policy. The high school requirements must be met by all freshman applicants and transfer applicants with less than 30 transferable semester hours.

4 Units of English
4 Units of Mathematics
4 Units of Natural Science
3 Units of Social Science
2 Units of the same Foreign Language

Minimum High School CPC grade point average: 2.22

Applicants who do not take the SAT and/or ACT, or who score below 430 SAT verbal (17 ACT English) or 400 SAT math (17 ACT math) on the national SAT/ACT, must take the Accuplacer Placement Examination to determine whether Learning Support course work is required.  Students entering bachelor degree programs are required to provide SAT/ACT results as part of their application for admission.