Admissions waives SAT/ACT requirement for 2021

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Due to uncertainty about the availability of SAT/ACT testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Augusta University will waive the SAT/ACT requirement for first-year students for the upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 semesters.

First-year students must still meet all other admissions requirements, which includes completing the Required High School Curriculum and providing all other requested documentation. Students who have SAT and ACT scores already are encouraged to submit them, but are not required.

In the absence of SAT and ACT scores, Augusta University will make admissions eligibility decisions based on the materials that applicants submit, so students are encouraged to include as much relevant information as possible in their admissions application.

Additionally, Augusta University will employ a GPA threshold (a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0) to make admissions eligibility decisions, rather than using the usual Freshman Index (FI) system.

Augusta University is Georgia’s designated center of health sciences excellence and a thriving comprehensive research university. Students can apply for admission on the website.

For more information, contact Academic Admissions at


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