Definition: Student who has earned a high school diploma from an accredited school or who has passed the GED within the past five years and has never attended another college or university.
A freshman applicant must submit the following items in order to be considered for admission:
- Application for Admission
- $30 Non-Refundable Application Fee
- Official High School Transcript
- Official SAT or ACT Scores
- Accuplacer Exam Scores
- Certificate of Immunization
- Verification of Lawful Presence (students seeking in-state tuition)
A freshman application must meet ALL of the listed admission requirements:
Minimum SAT or ACT requirements
About the redesigned SAT:
Dalton State will accept the redesigned SAT beginning summer 2016. Redesigned scores will be converted to old scores for admission evaluation purposes. The two-digit Reading test score will be used to create a Critical Reading score and the Math section score will be used to create a Math score. Concordance information can be found via College Board.
SAT = Critical Reading 330, Math 310
ACT = English 14, Math 12
Minimum Freshman Index requirement
Freshman Index = 1830
SAT : Freshman Index = (Academic High School GPA x 500) + SAT Verbal/Critical Reading + SAT Math
ACT: Freshman Index = (Academic High School GPA x 500) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88
Learning Support requirements
Applicants must score above learning support requirement scores in at least ONE area
Reading = 80
English/Writing = 70
Math = 37
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