- Freshmen are required to score a minimum of 1010* on the SAT (Math plus Critical Reading only) or 21 ACT (composite). The writing portion of the SAT is required. State minimums for each portion of the SAT/ACT: 430 Critical Reading, 400 Math; 17 English, 17 Math. Students must have a high school academic GPA of 2.0+ calculated based on the following credits: 4 English Credits, 4 Math Credits, 3 Science Credits (at least 2 lab science), 3 Social Science Credits, and 2 Foreign Language Credits (same language).
- Transfer students are required to have 30 transferable semester hours or 45 transferable quarter hours with a Cumulative College GPA of 2.0+ (all work attempted). Students must be eligible to return to their current school. Students with less than 30 hours must meet freshmen requirements.
- Non-traditional students must have been out of high school at least five years or their high school class must have graduated at least five years ago. Students must hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED. Students must have less than 30 transferable credit hours and have not attended college within the past five years (or in good standing at the last college attended if admitted as a non-traditional student).
- We hope to assist you in better meeting your academic goals; however, not all of our programs are available in all states. If you are located in a state other than Georgia and wish to enroll in one of our online offerings, please check here to determine if we have acquired permission to offer online courses and programs in your state.
Apply early for admission – seats in courses fill up very quickly.
The Georgia Southern Online BIS is a cohort-driven program. A limited number of students are admitted each semester. Registration requirements are (1) completion of Admission or Former student process, AND (2) early registration and completion of Online Orientation (Online SOAR) via the Online BIS office listed below.
Be sure to submit all admissions information as early as possible to have the best chance of registering for courses in the desired term.
Be sure to read all of the Academic Renewal Policy if you were previously enrolled in a University System of Georgia school and are returning to finish your degree.
Both newly admitted and readmitted students are required to complete the Online Orientation. For more information regarding the Online SOAR:
Online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
(912) 478 – 2316
Academic Renewal and Exclusion
The Academic Renewal policy [click Other Information > Readmission > Academic Renewal] allows students who are enrolled in the University System of Georgia to have a fresh start if they have had academic difficulties in the past.
Be aware of the academic exclusion policies that go went into effect Fall 2011 as well. The consequences of not being aware of this particular policy can cause significant delay in degree completion.
Last updated: 10/9/2017