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Freshman

STEPS TO APPLY

Submit the following materials to the Office of Undergraduate Admission:

  1. A completed electronic application for admission to Southern Polytechnic.
  2. The non-refundable application fee is $30 for an electronic application.
  3. Official scores from the SAT or ACT. International students must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
  4. Official high school transcript sent electronically from GAcollege411 or mailed from your high school.
  5. All students applying for in-state tuition must verify lawful presence in the United States. 

If you have submitted an application to SPSU within the last year, you may not need to apply again. Please use the Entrance Term Update Form to update your existing application. You will be notified by email if you need to complete a new application. Admission deadline dates apply.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Regular freshman admission standards:

Regular freshmen are typically applicants who will be first-time college students and who attend the University soon after completing high school. SPSU's minimum requirements for admission as a regular freshman include the following:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited high school, a high school accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission or an approved University System of Georgia agency or from a public school under the authority of the State Department of Education.

  2. Completion of the 17 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units.

  3. An academic high school GPA of at least 2.5 and minimum scores of 500 on the SAT I Critical Reading (21 ACT - English) and 500 on the SAT I Math (21 ACT - Math).

Limited freshman admission standards:

The University System permits SPSU to admit a limited number of traditional freshmen each year who do not meet all the minimum requirements listed above, but whose records are sufficiently strong enough to show promise for success at the University. SPSU's minimum requirements for limited freshman admission include the following:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited high school, a high school accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission or an Approved University System of Georgia agency or from a public school under the authority of the State Department of Education.

  2. Completion of the 17 required RHSC units.

  3. An academic high school GPA of at least 2.5 and minimum scores of 450 on the SAT I Critical Reading (18 ACT - English) and 450 on the SAT I Math (18 ACT - Math). Minimum total score of 950.

Alternatives for home school and other applicants: 

Applicants, including home school students, who have not graduated from a regionally accredited or University System recognized high school may validate the RHSC in an alternative way. These students should submit a portfolio of high school level work that substantiates completion of the required Required High School Curriculum. Please contact the Admission Office for further details about the portfolio.

Minimum SAT I scores of 500 Critical Reading (21-ACT-English) and 500 Math (21 ACT-Math) and 1130 SAT Critical Reading plus Math total (24 ACT-Composite) are required for these applicants. (Valid for admissions during the 2011-2012 school year only.)

Home School Form

RHSC Units:

To be eligible for admission to Southern Polytechnic, you must have completed the University System of Georgia's Required High School Curriculum requirements, which include a minimum of 17 units in the following areas:

 

Course (units)   
 Required course emphasis
English (4) American, English, and World Literature integrated with grammar and usage and advanced composition skills.
Mathematics (4) Algebra I and II, Geometry, and a fourth year that may include such courses as Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Algebra III, Precalculus, Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, AP Calculus, IB Mathematics, Analysis.
Science (4) Must include at least one lab course from Life Science and one lab course from Physical Science.

Social Science (3) Must include U.S. History and World History
Foreign Language (2) Two units, both of which must be in the same language and must emphasize speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Official high school transcript must be sent directly to SPSU at:

Southern Polytechnic State University
Attn: Undergraduate Admission
1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

Official SAT or ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing institution to SPSU. The testing websites are:

SAT 1 Test
http://www.collegeboard.org/

SPSU's Institutional Code for the SAT is 5626.

ACT Test
http://www.act.org/

SPSU's Institutional Code for the ACT is 0865.


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