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AMERICUS, GA (March 27, 2020) — There’s no better time than now to apply to Georgia Southwestern State University! First-year students applying for Summer and Fall 2020 no longer need SAT or ACT scores and the application fee is waived for a limited time. This two-fold announcement brings a lot of excitement and eagerness amongst high school seniors who may have been inadvertently affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

These changes come in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which prompted the College Board and ACT to suspend all upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates. The University System of Georgia authorized this change.

“Everyone at Georgia Soutwestern understands there have been challenges facing not only our current faculty, staff, and students, but also our prospective students and their families,” states GSW President Neal Weaver. “We want to ensure that every student’s path to college is not hindered by this current health crisis.”

Director of Recruitment and Admissions Jonathan Scott said “We are ready and willing to help our prospective students navigate the college admissions process during this challenging time. Waiving this requirement will relieve some of the stress facing graduating seniors who are unable to take or retake the SAT or ACT.”

Georgia Southwestern offers an affordable, quality education in a safe environment. Since April’s Preview Day has been cancelled, other alternatives are being considered such as a virtual tour and an Instagram picture story. Be sure to follow Georgia Southwestern on Facebook and Instagram so you can experience our campus.

Prospective first-year students applying to GSW for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters can be admitted without an SAT or ACT score, if they meet the required GPA and all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum and all other requested documentation. This does not apply to Dual-Enrollment students.

Admissions counselors remain available and are ready to assist applicants and prospective students by phone and email.

Start your journey today. You can visit www.gsw.edu/admissions, email admissions@gsw.edu, or call 229-928-1273.

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