Columbus State Extends ‘test-optional’ Admissions Standards for 2023-24 Academic Year

Staff Report

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Columbus State University is among the 24 University System of Georgia (USG) institutions allowed recently to continue temporarily waiving test score requirements for the 2023-24 academic year. The extension of this waiver, approved recently by the USG, applies to undergraduate student applications for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 semesters.

“Test-optional” admissions criteria applies to prospective students who:

Have a high school of grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the required high school curriculum.
Hold a 2.2 or better GPA if residing in one of the following counties: Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Stewart, Talbot, Taylor or Troup counties. These students would be admitted to the Associate Pathway. For more information on the Associate Pathway program, visit:
Also, first-year students with a GPA of less than 3.0 can be admitted if they meet existing admissions requirements that include meeting minimum SAT or ACT scores.

The test-optional path is not available to dual-enrollment applicants. They must meet minimum requirements on one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT, pre-ACT or Accuplacer.

In addition, standardized test scores continue to be required of all students applying for Zell Miller Scholarships.

For more information on admission to CSU, visit