High School Student
Freshman applicants must:
- Have graduated from an accredited high school or a high school that is approved by the University.
- Have satisfactorily completed the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT):
- Students taking the old SAT must have a minimum of 430 on the Critical Reading and 400 on the Math Sections.
- Students taking the new re-designed SAT must have a minimum 24 on the SAT Reading and 22 on the SAT Math sections.
- Students taking the ACT must have a 17 English, 17 Math, and 17 Composite.
Please note, we do not combine the old and new SAT scores.
- Freshman Index of 2300
- About the Redesigned SAT: Clayton State University will accept the redesigned SAT for fall 2016. We will convert redesigned scores to old scores for fall 2016 admission. The Reading subscore will be used to create a Critical Reading score and the Math score will be used to create a Math score. The concordance tables can be found here. If you have taken the March 2016 redesigned SAT and have questions about how your score will be converted, please contact us at 678-466-4115 or by email at csuinfo@clayton.edu
- Freshman applicants who have attended a college must also meet our Transfer Admission GPA (must be in good academic standing with a 2.0 or higher GPA on transferable course work)
- Send official transcripts from any previously attended colleges (including transcripts for Dual Enrollment).
- Send official High School Transcript showing credit for the following 17 Required High School Curriculum units (16 for students graduating before 2011)
English |
All graduating classes:
4 units
Grammar
Literature
Advanced Composition |
Mathematics |
2012 or later graduates:
4 units
Mathematics I (Algebra/Geometry/Statistics)
Mathematics II (Geometry/Algebra II/Statistics)
Mathematics III (Advanced Algebra/Statistics)
Mathematics IV (Pre-Calculus-Trigonometry/Statistics)
2011 or before graduates:
4 units
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
An additional mathematics course that has these courses as prerequisites |
Science |
2012 or later graduates:
4 total units (and encouraged to have at least one unit of)
Biology
Physical Science or Physics
Chemistry
Earth Systems
Environmental Science.
2011 or before graduates:
3 units
At least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences. |
Social Science |
All graduating classes:
3 units
Must include a unit focusing on U.S. studies and a unit focusing on world studies. |
Foreign Language |
All graduating classes:
2 units of the same foreign language
2 units of American Sign Language may also be used to satisfy this requirement. |
Calculating the Freshman Index
** Freshman Index [SAT] = SAT Verbal score + SAT Math score + (500 x recalculated HSGPA†)
** Freshman Index [ACT] = (42 x ACT Composite score) + (500 x recalculated HSGPA†) + 88
†Based on the Required High School Curriculum units. The University recalculates the High School GPA using the courses that fulfill the Required High School Curriculum requirements.