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Georgia Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements
GPA requirement 2.5 individual minimum; 3.0 cohort average

Georgia allows a waiver whereby institutions can admit up to 10 percent of a candidate cohort that does not meet the admissions requirements.
Test requirement A basic skills test

Teacher preparation programs can exempt candidates who demonstrate equivalent performance on the SAT, ACT, or GRE. Georgia allows a waiver whereby institutions can admit up to 10 percent of a candidate cohort that does not meet the admissions requirements.

Citation

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Georgia Professional Standards Commission Basic Skills Information:
http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/BasicSkillsInfo.aspx
GaPSC Rule 505-3-.01

State Response

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Georgia was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.

Georgia disagreed with NCTQ's analysis that a minimum GPA of 2.5 would possibly meet the state's requirements. The state noted that the minimum GPA is 2.5; therefore a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 meets the state requirement. Georgia also stated that all state-approved programs must meet this requirement.

Georgia Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

Kennesaw State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A

University of West Georgia

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.7 Possible N/A N/A

Albany State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 Possible N/A N/A

University of Georgia

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.8 Yes N/A N/A

Mercer University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 Possible N/A N/A

Columbus State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 Possible N/A N/A

Georgia State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A

Piedmont College

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 Possible N/A N/A

Georgia Southern University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

Georgia Southern University noted that teacher candidates are required to have at least a 2.5 GPA, and the program must have a cohort GPA of 3.0. The institution added that all of Georgia Southern Universitys programs individually meet the 3.0 requirement. Georgia Southern provided data showing that the programs average GPA is above the 3.0 each semester. The institution does not agree with NCTQ's analysis that Georgia Southern possibly meets the GPA requirement. Georgia Southern noted that they not only meet, but surpass the states GPA requirement.

Valdosta State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A