University System of Georgia temporarily waives ACT, SAT requirements for most schools

ATLANTA — Students who apply to public universities in Georgia for the upcoming fall semester will not be required to submit standardized testing scores.

The University System of Georgia announced this week it will temporarily waive ACT and SAT score requirements for most of its schools for Fall 2022.

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The waiver does not include students who apply to Georgia College & State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

USG says other all admission requirements must be met, including the adjusted minimum grade point average: 3.4 for research universities, 3.2 for comprehensive universities and 3.0 for state universities.


Student can still submit their ACT or SAT scores with their application. The scores are still required to apply for the Zell Miller scholarship, but not the HOPE scholarship, which has never required the scores.

Many school systems across the country have also temporarily paused requirements since the coronavirus pandemic started two years ago.

The Associated Press reported that more than 1,800 colleges and universities, or nearly 80% of U.S. four-year campuses, adopted either test-optional or score-free policies for fall 2022 applicants, according to anti-testing group FairTest.

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