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Home School Students

Georgia College welcomes qualified home schooled students and students from non-accredited high schools. Georgia College and the Board of Regents have established guidelines for admission of home schooled students and students from non-accredited/recognized high schools.

Students with a diploma from a regionally accredited home study program such as the American School or the Seton Home Study School or a diploma from the Center of the Accrediting Council for Independent Study (Georgia only) will be given the same consideration for admission as a student from a public high school.

Admission of home schooled students from programs not included in the previous paragraph and students from non-accredited schools will be made based on students having an SAT or ACT test score equal to or above the average score of the previous year's entering freshman class, (the average SAT for freshmen enrolled Fall 2012 was 1161, the equivalent ACT composite score is 25.) and providing a portfolio and/or other evidence of having the equivalent of the Georgia high school college preparatory curriculum as defined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Supplementary documentation may include scores on the Iowa Test for Academic Proficiency, The California Achievement Test, or the Stanford Achievement Test.

Students may also be considered for admission based on the minimum SAT II subject exam scores indicated below and showing proficiency with a foreign language equivalent to two years of high school foreign language completion. The required SAT II subject exams and minimum scores are as follows:

  • SAT II Subject Test
  • English Writing, 520 (minimum score)
  • English Literature, 530
  • Math IC-500, Math II C 570
  • Biology, 520
  • Chemistry or Physics, 450 Chemistry/590 Physics
  • American History & SS, 560
  • World History, 540

Foreign Language

Foreign language proficiency must be satisfied by completing a college level foreign language class with a grade of C or better at another accredited/recognized college or university OR provide Georgia College with your College Level Examination Program (CLEP) score of at least 50, or by passing a proficiency exam at Georgia College. Home-educated applicants are invited to contact the Director of Admissions for specific details regarding the evaluation process: 478-445-1283, or toll-free, 800-342-0471, extension 1283.


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