Students walking on a college campus

Augusta University to remain test optional for 2024-25 academic year, waiving SAT/ACT requirements

Augusta University’s Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs is embracing the recent decision by the University System of Georgia to waive SAT/ACT test requirements for another academic year. Augusta University is one of 23 USG institutions included in the waiver for the 2024 admissions cycle. Twenty-six institutions are governed by USG Board of Regents.

“Augusta University is excited to continue offering test-optional admissions for qualified first-year applicants,” said Nathan Rice, director of undergraduate admissions. “This policy has allowed us to provide expanded access to our wonderful opportunities, and we are delighted for it to continue. We are committed to working with students and providing them multiple avenues to become Jaguars.”

USG began waiving test requirements in March 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. System administrators say nearly 79% of accredited colleges and universities countrywide do not require standardized tests for admission.

“We are excited that USG is continuing to offer flexibility in how Augusta University evaluates applicants for admission. AU is competing for the nation’s top students among top universities. This decision will certainly improve our ability to enroll and retain these students,” said Alexis Pope, PhD, vice president for enrollment management.

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
Written by
Monique Williams
View all articles
Written by Monique Williams

Jagwire is your source for news and stories from Augusta University. Daily updates highlight the many ways students, faculty, staff, researchers and clinicians "bring their A games" in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state of Georgia.

graphic that says download jag mobile with icon buttons below that say download on app store and download on google play with a picture of a phone