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ACT, SAT requirements waived at most GA colleges including KSU


Applying to most public universities in Georgia, including Cobb’s Kennesaw State, continues to be a lot easier thanks to changes to the requirements around ACT or SAT scores.

Despite previously announced plans to reinstate test score requirements in the spring of 2022, the University System of Georgia said this week that test scores will be temporarily waived this fall at 23 of 26 public universities. This follows last year’s action where the system waived test score requirements for spring, summer and fall 2021 admission to its 26 campuses. 

What was in place for one year has been extended because there is still an unusually high number of incomplete applications. The system attributes this to the pandemic and accompanying social-distancing protocols that made the administration of college-entrance tests difficult.

The system’s waiver extension does not include Georgia College & State University, Georgia Tech, or the University of Georgia.

All other admission requirements must be met by students applying to the other 23 universities including a 3.4 GPA for research universities, 3.2 GPA for comprehensive universities, and 3.0 GPA for state universities.

Students can find a list of which universities belong to each category on the University System of Georgia website at usg.edu/news/usgfacts.

To attend KSU, the admissions office says students who do not submit test scores must have a minimum 3.2 GPA to be accepted. If a student does submit test scores that qualify for admission, the student only needs a 2.5 GPA minimum.


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