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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 16 required CPC units, plus two additional academic units.

  3. An academic high school GPA of at least 2.5 and minimum scores of 500 on the SAT I Verbal (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 16 required CPC units.

  3. An academic high school GPA of at least 2.5 and minimum scores of 450 on the SAT I Verbal (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 CPC in an alternative way. These students should submit a portfolio of high school level work that substantiates completion of the required College Preparatory Courses. 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)

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Joint enrollment/post-secondary option
To be considered for joint enrollment, an applicant must:

  1. Be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school.

  2. Have minimum SAT I scores of 530 Verbal (23 ACT - English) and 530 Math (22 ACT - Math).

  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  4. Be on track for completion of CPC requirements by the end of their senior year in high school.

  5. Have written consent from parents.
CPC units
To be eligible for admission to Southern Polytechnic, you must have completed the University System of Georgia's College Preparatory Curriculum requirements, which include a minimum of 16 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 (3) Must include at least one lab course from Life Science and one lab course from Physical Science.
Social Sciences (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.






For more information about applying as an entering freshman, contact the Admissions Office.


Southern Polytechnic
State University
1100 South Marietta
Parkway
Marietta, GA
30060-2896
1-800-635-3204
678-915-7778