Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

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Priority Application Deadlines

These dates are for priority consideration. Applications will be available after these dates; however, decisions are based on the student's ability to submit all required documents by the General Admission deadlines. International applicants must submit materials 30 days prior to the standard deadline.

  • Spring semester: October 1
  • Summer semester: March 1
  • Fall semester: April 1

Important Admission Deadlines for Spring

Students wishing to be fully considered for admission should submit all application materials by the application deadline dates below to receive full consideration for admission for their desired term of entry. Students that apply after the application deadline will be considered for admission, but will not be guaranteed acceptance to the university for the requested term.

Term Full term B-Term International Dual enrollment
SPRING 2021 - Admissions (includes Transcript(s) & Test Scores), Financial Aid Nov 1, 2020  Nov 1, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
SPRING 2021 - Fee Payment Jan 4, 2021 Mar 5, 2021 Jan 4, 2021  
SPRING 2021 - Drop for Non-Payment Jan 11, 2021 Mar 16, 2021 Jan 11, 2021  


Important Admission Deadlines for Summer

Term Full term B-Term International Dual enrollment
SUMMER 2021 - Admissions (includes Transcript(s) & Test Scores), Financial Aid April 1, 2021  April 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 
SUMMER 2021 - Fee Payment May 15, 2021 June 22, 2021 May 15, 2021  
SUMMER 2021 - Drop for Non-Payment May 22, 2021 June 26, 2021 May 22, 2021  


Important Admission Deadlines for Fall

Term Full term B-Term International Dual enrollment
FALL 2021 - Admissions (includes Transcript(s) & Test Scores), Financial Aid June 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 May 1, 2021 June 1, 2021
FALL 2021 - Fee Payment Aug 7, 2021 Oct 2, 2021 Aug 7, 2021  
FALL 2021 - Drop for Non-Payment Aug 14, 2021 Oct 9, 2021 Aug 14, 2021  

Certificate, Associate Degree, and/or Access Pathway Bachelor'S Degree Requirements

Minimum Standards

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

Admissions Requirements

Minimum Standards

  • Minimum High School CPC grade point average: 2.00


NEW Scholastic Aptitude Test

(taken March 2016 or after)

American College Testing

Evidence Writing:  480

Math:  440 SAT

Writing:  Not Considered

Minimum High School GPA 2.0

English or Reading – 17
Mathematics – 17
Science Reasoning: Not Considered
Minimum High School GPA of 2.0

First-year students applying to Albany State University for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 semesters can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score, if they have a high school GPA of at least a 2.0.  This is yet another way Albany State University is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prospective first-year students must meet one of the following admission criteria:

  • 2.0+ unweighted GPA with Evidence Writing 480 & Math 440 SAT or
  • 2.0+ unweighted GPA with English or Reading 17 or Math 17 
  • Freshman can be admitted into our Bachelors degree programs without an ACT or SAT score if they have a high school GPA of at least a 2.5.  Applicants with a high school GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 can be admitted into our access pathway programs.  

Requirements include satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum and all other requested documentation.  

The University System of Georgia authorized this change. 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL)

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


Required High School Curriculum Requirements 

Applicants must meet the University System of Georgia’s Required High School Curriculum 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 - Required High School Curriculum Requirements grade point average: 2.0

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, are strongly encouraged to take the Next Generation Accuplacer  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.