Applicants to Andrew College are evaluated on an individual basis. The minimum academic standards for unconditional acceptance to the college are listed below:
Completed application for admission (including the $20 application fee)
A high school GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in academic, college-preparatory coursework from an accredited high school;
Minimum 1000 SAT (EBRW+Math) with scores of at 500 Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing and 500 Math* OR
Minimum 19 Composite ACT score with a minimum ACT score of 19 Reading and 19 Math.*
* Students who meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements for non-conditional acceptance will be excused from college placement testing.
Students not meeting the minimum academic requirements for unconditional acceptance may be conditionally accepted to the college. Students conditionally accepted will be required to take the COMPASS college placement test before registering for classes for their first semester. COMPASS test results will determine the placement of students in either learning support classes or introductory -level college courses for English and/or math.
Students who meet the minimum combined SAT and/or ACT score required for admission, but do not meet the minimum 460 or 19 of each test section, will be required to take the portion of the COMPASS test for which there is a deficiency. For example, if a student scores a 480 verbal and a 440 math, the student will be required to take the mathematics portion of the COMPASS test.
For more information about admission, click here to view the College Catalog.
Admission decisions are based on the applicant's academic record, test scores, recommendations, and in some cases, a personal or telephone interview. All applicants must submit transcripts of home school work attempted or GED (if studies are done through a formal home schooling program, this record should be an official transcript from the program. If the program is crafted by parents, a portfolio detailing subjects studied, texts used, and books read should accompany an evaluation of the student's performance in specific areas), transcripts of college course work attempted, if applicable, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT.
The breadth of Andrew College academic experience allows home-schooled students to thrive in an environment that is nurturing and challenging. Andrew's small classes, caring professors, and academically challenging curriculum prepare home-schooled students to succeed at the next level and beyond. Home-schooled students have been welcome at Andrew and have historically done well. Andrew College looks forward to meeting the needs of the increasing number of home-schooled students.
Application Requirements for Home-Schooled Students:
A completed application for admission (including the $20 application fee)
Transcripts of home school course work attempted (or GED)
*If studies are done through a formal home school program, this record should be an official transcript of the program
**If the program is crafted by parents or others, a detailed account of subjects studied, texts used, and books read should accompany an evaluation of the student’s performance in specific areas.
Transcripts of college course work attempted, if applicable
Copy of Declaration of Intent to Home School as filed with the local school board. (needed when applying for HOPE)
Scores from either the SAT or the ACT
Students not meeting the minimum academic requirements for unconditional acceptance may be accepted conditionally but are required to take placement examinations prior to their first semester of attendance and provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members, (coach, clergy, employer, etc.). Students may be contacted by a member of the Admission Committee. The Admission Committee will then evaluate the student’s file to determine their admission status.
Students who have successfully completed work at other colleges and who are not currently on suspension from another college may apply to Andrew College as transfer students. Students who have less than 24 semester hours accepted for transfer credit will be considered on the basis of their college transcript, high school transcript, and SAT/ACT scores. Students who have 24 or more semester hours accepted for credit will be considered on the basis of their college transcript.
Students who have successfully completed their high school junior year requirements and wish to be considered for early admission should schedule an interview with the Director of Admission and the Academic Dean. The minimum requirements for early admission include a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 1050 SAT (minimum 500 verbal, minimum 25 ACT English score), and permission from their parent/guardian and high school principal.
Move on When Ready
High school students have an opportunity to acquire college credit through the Move on When Ready program. Please click the link for more information about the Move on When Ready program.
Andrew College students who withdrew from all classes or who were not enrolled during the previous academic term (excluding summer term) must apply for readmission. They will be considered on the basis of academic average, disciplinary record, and upon request, two letters of recommendation. Students who were previously on academic suspension must have their application evaluated by the Enrollment Management Committee.
Andrew College is authorized under federal regulations to enroll international students who possess the proper documentation. International students who have completed Secondary Education (12 years), and score 61 Internet Based Test / 173 Computer Based Test / 500 Paper Based Test or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or score 5.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or obtain an acceptable score on an equivalent English language examination may be eligible for unconditional admission to Andrew College.
Andrew College is approved by the Georgia State Approving Agency for veterans, reservists, and eligible dependents to receive educational benefits under the various educational law or programs administered by the Veterans Administration. Eligible veterans are required to meet the same academic criteria for admission as non-veterans including placement testing.
A student enrolled as a regular student at another college or university may apply for temporary admission to Andrew College. The applicant must be a student in good standing at the other college, and the applicant must be recommended in writing by the Academic Dean or Registrar of the institution at which the student is currently enrolled.