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Exemption from Placement Testing

Applicants who graduated from high school with a College Preparatory Diploma and who submit SAT and/or ACT scores, or who are transferring credits from another post- secondary institution, may exempt parts of the COMPASS Placement Test. Portions of the Compass Placement Test may also be exempted by the English Language Arts section of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

Final determination is made by Admissions after receipt of all official records.

  • Traditional freshmen who graduate with a College Preparatory Diploma and who submit minimum SAT critical reading scores of 430 (17 ACT English) are not required to take the English or reading portions of the placement test.

  • Traditional freshmen who graduate with a College Preparatory Diploma and who submit minimum SAT math scores of 400 (17 ACT math) are not required to take the algebra portion of the placement test.

  • Traditional freshmen who graduate with a College Preparatory Diploma and who submit a minimum English Language Arts score of 235 or higher on the Georgia High School Graduation will not be required to take the Reading and English portions of the placement test.

Traditional freshmen who do not take the SAT or ACT are required to take the Placement Test.

Transfer applicants must have all official transcripts sent to Admissions before Placement Test requirements can be determined.

Applicants for readmission to Darton may or may not be required to take the Compass Placement test. For more information, click here.

To begin the application process, you may download the Readmission Application. No application fee is required. If you have further questions, contact 229-317-6742.

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