The Admissions Process in a Nutshell
The first step of the admissions process at Augusta State University is filling out the undergraduate admissions application and submitting the $30 application fee. This process is entirely electronic and can be done at www.aug.edu. Once the application has been submitted students will receive an acknowledgment letter in the mail from our office. This letter will contain the applicant's student identification number and instructions on how to set up their MyASU account. This account allows the student to check their admissions status online and provides them with a campus email account that serves as our official method of correspondence with the student.
The timeline for a decision to be made on an admissions application depends on how quickly the student submits the appropriate documentation to our office. We do not require letters of recommendation or personal essays as part of our process. In order to reach a decision, we require SAT/ACT scores, the student's high school transcript, and in many cases, COMPASS placement examination scores (details below).
All freshman applicants, regardless of test scores, are required to take the COMPASS Math Exam. Students can potentially exempt the two English portions of the exam if they score high enough on the appropriate section of either the SAT or ACT. To exempt the COMPASS English exams, students must earn a score 500 or better on the Critical Reading section of the SAT or a 21 or better on the English portion of the ACT. If students qualify to exempt the English COMPASS exams, we will accept the student and then request that they take the Math portion of the exam (this must be done prior to attending New Student Orientation). If students do not qualify for exemption then we will withhold a decision on their application until we receive scores for all three portions of the COMPASS exam.
Once a student has been accepted to Augusta State University the final step is to register for New Student Orientation through the office of Student Activities. At orientation, the student will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes for the upcoming Fall semester.