ALBANY, GAAlbany State University (ASU) is waving the SAT and ACT scores and the application fee for first-year students applying for the summer and fall 2020 semester. This adaption of the admissions process followed the cancellation of testing services by the College Board. This change was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and authorized by the University System of Georgia. Students will still have to meet other established requirements for admissions.

“Our promise to you, is we will ensure continuity of instruction while ASU participates in online and remote instruction. Campus leadership, faculty and staff are committed to each student’s academic success. That’s the Golden Ran Guarantee,” said Marion Ross Fredrick, president of Albany State University.

ASU has established measures, so students will received the same quality of instruction while they are taking online courses. These measures include:

  • Virtual lectures through Zoom and WebEx
  • Virtual Office Hours daily for all faculty members
  • RAM Central promise to call back 30 minutes after you leave voicemail
  • Virtual studying and tutoring services
  • Virtual Career Services resume critiques, mock interviews and more

Additionally, the ASU Foundation is providing the Local Scholars Grant. Students who graduate from one of ASU’s 28 county service area high schools are eligible (based upon availability of funds) to receive this grant.

“In these unprecedented times we ant prospective students to easily apply for admission without any added pressure,” said Kenyatta Johnson, Vice President of enrollment management and student success.

The application deadline for summer enrollment at ASU is May 1 and the fall deadline is June 1. ASU is proud to offer a multitude of programs including certificates, associates, bachelors, masters and a specialist degree.

For additional information about admissions changes and the local scholars grant, please visit ASU admissions here , email: or call 229-500-4358.


About Albany State University

Albany State University (ASU) is one of Georgia’s diverse, educational gems. Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, the University prepares students to be effective contributors to a globally diverse society. ASU offers 13 post secondary certificate programs and 55 associate, bachelor’s, and master’s and specialist degree programs, many of which are offered fully online. For more information, visit

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