GS adopted new temporary admissions requirement

Morgan Bridges, Print Managing Editor

Georgia Southern temporarily drops the previous SAT and ACT admissions requirement as of March 18, 2022.

What’s new: If students have a 3.2 GPA or higher, these standardized test scores are not required for consideration of their admission.

  • However, if a student has a GPA of less than 3.2, they are encouraged to still submit scores for consideration. 

Why it matters: “700 new GS students were admitted to the institution immediately following this decision,” said Amy Clines, Director of Admissions.

  • Many applications either came from those reevaluated applicants, whose scores either did not meet the university requirements prior to this change, explained Clines.
  • Students who had incomplete applications due to missing test scores are also now being considered for admission once the Office of Admissions has calculated the students’ GPA.
  • This decision comes from the University System of Georgia. 

What’s next: This temporary adaptation for admissions will allow students more flexibility in their applications for Fall 2022 and aims to encourage growth in GS’ numbers in following the effects of the pandemic on college enrollment.