Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Academic Affairs Division

Freshman Index Requirements

Information for Future Students

In addition to meeting the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), High School GPA (HSGPA) and SAT/ACT score requirements, students applying to a research, comprehensive, or state university, or select state colleges, must meet a minimum Freshman Index (FI). The FI is calculated using an applicant’s HSGPA and SAT/ACT scores.

SAT administered March 2016 or later
FI = 500 x (HSGPA) + 1.06 x (SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score + SAT Math section score) - 74

SAT administered prior to March 2016
500 x (HSGPA) + old SAT Critical Reading section score + old SAT Math section score

500 x (HSGPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88

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  • Georgia Degrees Pay - puts all the information prospective students and their families need about degree attainment, student success, costs and affordability at the 26 USG colleges & universities at their fingertips.
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  • Find Your Future… Find Your School - interactive resource that allows prospective freshmen to discover the USG colleges and universities that may be the best fit.
  • USG Freshman Admission Requirements - document that provides the freshman admission requirements for each USG college and university.
  • Staying on Course - provides information about the USG’s Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), including the specific high school courses approved to satisfy the 17 RHSC units.
  • USG Degrees and Majors Authorized - searchable database of the degrees and majors available at the 26 USG colleges and universities.
  • - document published by the Georgia Institute of Technology Office of Admissions on behalf of the USG colleges and universities.
  • USG Admission FAQs - most frequently asked questions related to the USG admission requirements.