Students wanting to participate in Move On When Ready should speak with their high school guidance counselor before starting the application process.
To be eligible for the Move On When Ready (MOWR) program you must:
- Attend a private or public secondary educational institution within the State of Georgia or a home study program operated pursuant to §O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 that has been approved by the Georgia Student Finance Commission as a MOWR participating school. Ask your guidance counselor to be sure your school is approved to participate.
- Submit qualifying test score.*
- For Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018: the minimum score on the Redesigned exam must be at least a 1090 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section score + Math section score). The State of Georgia requires that you also earn at least a 24 on the Reading test score and a 22 on the Math test score. Valid old SAT scores are also accepted and converted to Redesigned scores using the converter tool provide by The College Board.
- Beginning Fall 2018, the minimum score will change to a 1050 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section score + Math section score)
- For Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018: Your ACT composite score must be at least 21. The State of Georgia requires you also earn at least a 17 in English and a 17 in Math.
- Beginning in Fall 2018: The minimum composite score will change to a 20.
- Homeschooled students who are interested in MOWR have to meet the regular freshman requirements for homeschooled students.
- These requirements are subject to change.
- Be a high school junior or senior or at least 16 years of age by time of enrollment. Students wishing to participate in MOWR prior to their junior year or age 16 may appeal.
- Have a high school academic GPA of 3.0 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions).
- Obtain approval from high school guidance counselor and parents/guardians by completing the MOWR Student Participation Agreement.
- Complete the GAfutures MOWR Scholarship Application with your parent/guardian. This form must be completed and submitted prior to the first day of classes at Georgia Southern.
- Be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum, as defined by the University System of Georgia.
- 4 English Credits
- 4 Math Credits
- 4 Science credits
- 3 Social Science credits
- 2 Foreign Language credits (same language)
For more information about appealing eligibility criteria, click here.
Students not eligible for the Move On When Ready Program (out-of-state students, for instance), but who want to dual-enroll, should contact Devon Jameson in the Office of Admissions.
*We can only make a decision based on the highest scores that we receive. Please make sure that scores are up-to-date. If you submit scores and then take the test again, then you may submit the new scores for us to review. We will simply reassess your file and make another decision based on the updated scores. Georgia Southern will accept current and redesigned SAT scores for admission.
Last updated: 8/8/2017