Georgia Southern University

Loss of SACS Accreditation Won’t Prevent Clayton County Students from Applying to Georgia Southern

eagle headGeorgia Southern University shares the concern of students and parents regarding the loss of SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation by the Clayton County School System.

Admission to Georgia Southern University for Clayton County School System high school graduates is not negatively impacted with the loss of accreditation.

Current University System of Georgia policy allows for the consideration of students graduating from a high school regulated by a school system and state department of education. The Clayton County School System continues to meet this requirement.

Students graduating from a Clayton County high school, meeting all other Board of Regents and institutional admission requirements (including the 16 units required of the College Preparatory Curriculum (for those graduating prior to 2012) or the 17 units required for the Required High School Curriculum (for those graduating 2012 or later), will continue to be considered for admission in the same manner as students from SACS accredited schools in the state. An update regarding the HOPE scholarship for graduates of Clayton County Schools can be found at

The Undergraduate Admissions section of the Board of Regents Academic Affairs Handbook may be viewed online at

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.? Visit:

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