Dual Enrollment
Georgia Southern University

Appealing Eligibility Criteria

All students, including dual enrolled applicants, have the right to appeal their admission decision. Georgia Southern will consider appeals in which students do not meet the test score or classification/age requirements, but will not consider appeals for high school GPA, which is mandated by the University System of Georgia.

SAT/ACT Scores

Georgia Southern requires a 1050 total SAT or 20 composite ACT for dual enrollment admission. This is the same test score requirement required of new freshmen. Students who have attempted the exams multiple times and still fall slightly below this requirement may submit an appeal, but should be prepared to submit letters of recommendation from multiple current academic teachers. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

Age or Classification

Georgia Southern requires dual enrollment students to either be at least 16 years old or a junior in high school. Students who will not be juniors or 16 years old on the first day of classes for the term in which they wish to enroll may submit an appeal. An appeal should indicate the motivation for participating in dual enrollment early, including specific courses for which they wish to enroll. Emotional maturity is a chief concern for students who wish to enter early. A strong letter of support from a school counselor or teacher attesting to the student’s maturity and discipline will make for a much more effective appeal. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

High School Grade Point Average

The University System of Georgia requires a 3.0 Grade Point Average, as calculated by the Office of Admissions (academic courses only). Students with a high school GPA lower than 3.0 are unable to participate in dual enrollment.


To discuss appeal options, please contact Devon Hodges, Office of Admissions, dhodges@georgiasouthern.edu, 912.478.0647

Last updated: 1/27/2020