Traditional Freshmen are applicants who have been out of high school less than five years from an accredited or approved high school.
As a new Freshman applicant you must submit the following:
- Apply for Free
- Have your guidance counselor send us your official high school transcript.
Savannah State University accepts mailed, faxed, emailed, or e-transcripts that come directly from the high school. To process transcripts, we will recalculate your GPA based on the Required High School Curriculum, so it may appear lower than you originally anticipated GPA.
- Send us official copies of your SAT/ACT scores from the testing agency (SAT Code: 5609 / ACT code: 0858).
If you submit scores and then take the test again, you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will reassess your file and make a new decision based on the updated scores. Writing scores are not required for the ACT or SAT. We “super-score” ACT or SAT exams; we consider the highest score from a single test.
- If you have completed Dual Enrollment coursework at another institution, you are required to send your official college transcript from any institution you attend. It is highly recommended that transcripts be electronically sent to the Registrar's office. However, your transcripts can be mailed to:
Savannah State University
Office of the Registrar
Colston Administration Building
Savannah, GA 31404
- Check your status online.
This status will reflect your admission record at the current moment of review. You will be able to see if your record is missing any documents needed for an admissions decisions. You will be aware of our admissions decision as soon as it is made without having to wait for an admissions letter.
All application materials should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Savannah State University
3219 College Street
P.O. Box 20209
Savannah, GA 31404
- Verification of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to Savannah State University and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States. The U.S. Department of Education will automatically validate the lawful presence of any student who completes a FAFSA application; therefore, if you are applying for financial aid it will not be necessary for Savannah State University to perform additional verification of your residency status. Otherwise, you will be required to submit one of the following documents to the Office of Admissions:
- Certified U.S. Birth Certificate (no photocopies)
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
- Current U.S. Passport
- GA Driver's License (issued after 1/1/2008) Optional: Take a snapshot of your GA Driver’s License using cellular phone, email to Admissions@savannahstate.edu.
- GA ID Card (issued after 1/1/2008)
- U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issue by Dept. of State (DS-1350)
- U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561)
- U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570)
- Submit a Certificate of Immunization to
Harris-McDew Student Health Center
3219 College Street, Box 20448
Savannah, Georgia 31404
The Office of Admissions considers the following when evaluating students for admission to Savannah State University.
High School GPA & Required High School Curriculum
- Minimum 2.3 High School GPA
- Your High School GPA is calculated by the Office of Admissions using the 17 Required High School Curriculum courses listed at the bottom of this page. Additional information can be found at Staying on Course. Grades will be used as listed on your official high school transcript; Savannah State University does not add or remove weight for accelerated courses.
SAT & ACT Test ScoresSSU accepts both the SAT (Redesigned and old) and ACT.
(Administered prior to March 2016)
(Redesigned Exam) March 7, 2016
Critical Reading: 430
Reading Test Score: 24+
Note: We will "super-score" your highest Reading and Math Test Score.
In addition to completing the above RHSC requirements an applicant must meet the following requirements, for full admissions (regular); satisfy the minimum test requirements of a 430 SAT I verbal score (ACT 17) and a 400 SAT I math score (ACT 17) and earn a Freshmen Index (FI) of at least 1940. The FI is calculated by multiplying the academic grade point average (college prep courses only) by 500 and adding the combined SAT I math and verbal scores. For ACT, the FI is calculated by multiplying the college prep courses grade point average by 500, and adding the ACT scores which includes the verbal, math, and composite +88.
Savannah State University will consider applications from students who are educated through a home schooled program who meet the requirements for admission with a diploma from a regionally accredited home study program will be given the same consideration for admission as students with a diploma from a public school. The prospective student should submit a home schooled transcript that includes a list of all coursework (both completed and in progress), showing final grades and units earned for each course completed. A brief description of each course the student has taken or is planning to take (with information regarding the teaching materials including the title and author of all textbooks, DVD's, and other teaching materials utilized) and the methods used for evaluation should accompany the home schooled transcriptHome study programs accredited or approved by the following are acceptable:
- Accrediting Commission for Independent Study
- Association of Christian Schools International
- Georgia Association of Christian Schools
- Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Complete Application for Admission online at www.gafutures.org.
- A complete Certificate of Immunization form if you are not a Georgia Resident.
- Official SAT I or ACT scores (It is highly recommended that scores be electronically sent to the Admissions Office from the testing source. SAT Code:5609 ACT Code:0858)
- Official transcripts from any public/private high school or colleges attended (Also it is highly recommended that transcripts be electronically sent to the Admissions Office from schools attended.)
- Check your status online here.
- Copy of Declaration of Intent to Home School as filed with local Board of Education.
- Copy of a National Standardized High School Summation Exam (12th grade level). (Example; Iowa TAP, SAT II, California Achievement Test, Stanford Achievement Test)
- Completed Required High School Curriculum Credit Worksheet and Home School Credit Evaluation High School course work will be evaluated for completion of the required High School Preparatory Curriculum (17 Units).
- Student and Primary Teacher Certification of completion of high school and date of high school graduation.
|Fall Semester||July 15|
|Spring Semester||November 15|
|Summer Semester||May 1|