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March 20, 2020 - CSU Announces Admissions Changes in Response to COVID-19

Columbus State University announced today that it will admit students applying for the summer and fall 2020 semesters without an ACT or SAT score, if they have a sufficiently high GPA. In response to COVID-19, the College Board and ACT have suspended all upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates, which could prevent some students from completing their admissions applications. CSU will also waive the undergraduate admission fee until March 31.

“We recognize the challenges our prospective students and their families are facing right now and we want to ensure the students’ path to college is not hindered by the current health crisis,” said CSU President Chris Markwood. “We welcome the Class of 2024 as they navigate the college admissions process in this unprecedented and unpredictable time.”

The University System of Georgia authorized this change for prospective students seeking admission into associate and baccalaureate programs at state colleges, state universities, comprehensive universities, and some of the research universities in the USG. Prospective first-year students must meet all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum and all other requested documentation.

“Although many CSU employees are working from home, our enrollment management services team is fully staffed and focused on delivering timely admissions decisions as well as financial aid awards,” added Sallie McMullin, AVP for Enrollment Management.

For more information on Columbus State University admissions, visit, email or call 706-507-8800.