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Summer Challenge: Start Early, Start Strong!

Armstrong's summer program is designed to provide students who are provisionally accepted for summer admission with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to succeed at college-level work. Students who pass all summer courses with a “C” or better in each course can enroll regularly for the following fall semester.

  • Students who are interested in participating in the program should complete the regular Undergraduate Admission Application. Qualified applicants will be invited to join the program. Once selected for the program, students will complete a contract and submit the non-refundable $75 deposit to reserve their space. Space in the program is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Students take three college-level academic courses and earn seven hours of academic credit during the summer. Courses taken during Challenge are not remedial and count toward graduation. The professors are hand-selected from among the best professors at Armstrong and have a proven track record of successful teaching and student mentoring.
  • All Armstrong Summer Challenge students are required to live on campus while attending the program. All Challenge students will reside in Windward Commons Residence Hall.

Provisional Admission Requirements

Test Score Requirements (ACT or SAT)

  • SAT: 850 Combined (minumum 430 Critical Reading and 400 Math)
  • ACT: 18 Composite (minumum 17 English and 17 Math)

High School GPA & Core Course Requirements

  • 2.25 High School GPA (core course grade point average)
  • 17 College Prepartary Courses (4 years of English, 4 years of Mathematics, 4 years of Science, 3 years of Social Studies, and 2 years of the same Foriegn Language).

See High School Curriculum Requirements for the University System of Georgia  for more information. 

Freshman Index of 2006

In addition to meeting the above admission criteria, applicants graduating or who would have graduated from high school within the past five years must meet the requirements of the college preparatory curriculum (CPC) of the Board of Regents. 

  • SAT Freshman Index: Combined SAT I scores + (High School Grade Point Average x 500)
  • ACT Freshman Index: (High School Grade Point Average x 500) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88

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