Welcome Georgia High School Senior, Class of 2024!
Congratulations on your eligibility for admission into Georgia’s public colleges and universities! We want you to continue your education and start your career in Georgia!
GSFC/GAfutures mailed the inaugural GEORGIA MATCH letter on October 10, 2023 to the current seniors – Class of 2024! However, seniors can still use this page and their GAfutures Student Dashboard even if they did not receive a letter in the mail. Additionally, the GEORGIA MATCH postcard is mailed late February to seniors that have not applied to a participating public college or university.
The colleges listed on your GEORGIA MATCH letter and your GAfutures Student Dashboard are an academic match based on your HOPE GPA and they are holding a spot for you in their Fall 2024 Class. We created a way for you to request information from your GEORGIA MATCH colleges and claim your spot for admission to the GEORGIA MATCH college of your choice.
Did you know attending a Georgia college or university makes financial sense, and that some of the nation’s best institutions are right here in the state?
Please read the FAQs below and access the Student Dashboard to take action!
Frequently Asked Questions
GEORGIA MATCH is a simple way for you to know where you are eligible for admission (to be admitted to college), based on your high school calculated HOPE grade point average (GPA) through 11th grade. We want to make it easy for you to see where you could attend college in Georgia based on your current academic record and to apply to institutions you are most interested in attending! You will still need to submit an application, but that will be easy – keep reading to learn how! Your GEORGIA MATCH colleges are on your GAfutures Student Dashboard.
Note: GEORGIA MATCH works with public and private accredited high schools in Georgia.
DISCLAIMER: The colleges and universities listed on the student’s GEORGIA MATCH letter or Dashboard represent a provisional acceptance only and does not guarantee acceptance to a college or university or a specific major/program of study. An official admissions status is determined by the college or university using their admission criteria and the student’s final transcript and high school graduation status.
Many of Georgia’s public institutions of higher education offer admissions based solely on your academic record. The institutions on your list were selected based on your high school submitting your transcript data after your 11th grade so an underclass HOPE GPA could be calculated by mid-September 2023.
You will still need to submit an admissions application, but that will be easy – keep reading to learn how!
A senior may not have received a letter in October because the 11th grade transcript record submitted electronically and securely by your high school for you did not include a deliverable address, a calculated HOPE GPA, or your SSN. Contact your high school to update your information with them. Correcting your information with your high school will help when you need your final high school transcript to be sent to a college. Note: You must be a senior at one of Georgia's public or private accredited high schools that works with GAfutures.
In late February, a postcard will be mailed to Georgia seniors that have not completed an admissions application as of the end of January with at least one of the public colleges and universities participating in GEORGIA MATCH. Seniors can still apply for admission to a college or university and enroll the fall term following their high school graduation in spring. You have options for new opportunities.
If you are interested in a college or university within Georgia that is not on your list, you may still apply to that college! You can use the GAfutures’ College Search to learn more about colleges in Georgia and to apply to an individual college or university.
No, GEORGIA MATCH looks to see if you meet the initial eligibility for admission at USG Colleges and Universities. Upon completion of the full application, submission of your high school transcript, and test scores (if required) the USG College or University will review the submitted information to ensure you have met the Required High School Curriculum (including Foreign Language) and standardized test scores if needed. Participating GEORGIA MATCH Institutions will make every effort to allow students to make up missing requirements.
Georgia College & State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia conduct a holistic review of applications, which means they review applicant’s academic record in addition to unique experiences through activities outside of the classroom and personal essays. To learn more about the admissions process at these universities, visit College Search which includes information and links to all the Georgia colleges and universities eligible for state aid and more.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) serves Georgians in all of the state’s 159 counties. With 22 colleges and 88 campuses, every Georgia resident lives within 50 miles of a Technical College. TCSG colleges offer some courses that can be transferred later to a University System of Georgia college or university. Additionally, TCSG offers certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in high demand career areas including Health Care, Cybersecurity, Aviation, Commercial Driver's Licenses, and many more. Students can take courses in person, online, or in a hybrid format. Employers are highly engaged with the Technical Colleges, which leads to a 99% placement rate for TCSG graduates.
The University System of Georgia (USG) is one of the largest and most respected systems for higher education in the United States. Featuring some of the nation’s best public research institutions, the state’s first public HBCU, and top-ranked campuses in every region of the state, USG’s 26 public colleges and universities offer a comprehensive range of academic programs including certificates, Nexus (a new innovative degree tied to high demand careers), associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degrees that prioritize the knowledge and skills you need for high-impact jobs that move Georgia forward.
Use the Student Dashboard link above (you will be prompted to sign into your GAfutures account if you have not done so). Your Student Dashboard will list all the colleges for which you are eligible for provisional admission with GEORGIA MATCH. Select the colleges you want to request more information. Once you have found the right college or university, claim your spot.
What does it mean to “Request Info”? Your name and address will be shared with the institutions that you select for them to send you additional information.
What does it mean to “Claim Your Spot!”? Your name, address and ACT or SAT scores will be sent to the institution(s) selected. Those institutions will be in touch shortly with the next steps for you to enroll!
GSFC matches student data using your Social Security Number, and date of birth. If your GAfutures Account Profile does not match the information your High School reported in your transcript record, a Dashboard cannot be created for you. Please confirm with your high school that your demographic information is correct.
Creating an account:
Hopefully you have already created a GAfutures account, but if not, you can create one by going to the “Create Account” button on the top right corner of this screen.
Already have an existing account:
If you already have an account, use the “Sign In” button at the top right corner of this page. Don’t worry if you don’t remember your username or password. You may simply click the “Forgot Password” or “Forgot Username” buttons on the “Sign In” screen to reset this information if needed.
Students with a GAfutures account have a Student Dashboard of information that tracks your progress as you work towards high school graduation, plan for college, and attend college in Georgia at one of the state aid eligible colleges.
The Dashboard includes your GEORGIA MATCH information with the "Request Information” and “Claim Your Spot” options. In your GAfutures Dashboard you may check where you are with HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship academic eligibility, the status of your ACT or SAT scores, FAFSA and GSFAPP and request your high school transcript be sent to a Georgia state aid eligible college or the NCAA.
Once you have signed in to your GAfutures account, select the “Claim Your Spot!” button next to the institution you are interested in. GAfutures will submit your details* to the institution you selected. The institution will communicate with you about the college’s steps to apply and enroll to pursue a major. Please be aware there may be an individual institutional fee to submit an admission application. You have not committed to any fee just by claiming your spot.
*Details shared with the institution for Request Info will be:
- Student Name
- Email Address
*Details shared with the institution when you Claim Your Spot will also include your highest ACT/SAT score on file with GAfutures.
The big advantage: : A spot is being saved for you using your GEORGIA MATCH letter! Now you can use the GAfutures website to make applying easier. You press “Claim Your Spot” and you wait until the college sends you additional information!
Keep in mind, you may only use the “Claim Your Spot” option for three (3) institutions. Before claiming your spot, you may want to research the colleges in more detail to see if that is the college for you. All the Georgia colleges and universities are listed on GAfutures under the College Search feature.
Some institutions have an admission application fee. Most colleges waive their application fees in November and March during the Apply to College Month long event. Be sure to take advantage of submitting your applications during those months! More information about Apply to College Month will be on GAfutures.
We want you to apply now! The colleges on your GEORGIA MATCH letter and your GAfutures GEORGIA MATCH Student Dashboard want to communicate with you now.
Georgia offers a variety of ways to help you pay for college, and there are also federal sources of financial aid. We know the financial aid application process can be overwhelming, but we can help.
The first step in getting help paying for college is completing the Georgia Student Finance application (GSFAPP) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once completed the Financial Aid Office will review your applications to see what type of federal and state aid you qualify for. There are two types of student aid. Gift Aid is scholarships and grants that do not have to be repaid. Examples of Gift Aid are the Federal Pell Grant and the HOPE Scholarship. Self Help Aid are loans and work study that require cash repayment or for you to work while you are in school.
Need help completing the GSFAPP or FAFSA? Financial Aid events for students and parents happen throughout the state regularly – check out this calendar for dates, times, and location. If you don’t see a session in your area, GAfutures’ Outreach Representatives are available for one-on-one sessions.
You can view your Calculated HOPE GPA and any test scores that GSFC has on your GAfutures Student Dashboard – My High School HOPE GPA. Note: the HOPE GPA calculation is used for the Zell Miller Scholarship academic eligibility as well.
Most students do not know exactly what they want to study in college. In many ways, college is there for you to figure out what interests you the most and what you can do for your career. You may have already taken an aptitude assessment like YouScience. These assessments can provide valuable information about your interests and skillsets. In the Resources tab above are some helpful tools that may assist you in identifying areas of interest for you, such as possible majors and career choices. Additionally, the Resources tab includes links to College Search, Scholarship Search, TCSG, USG and Georgia Degrees Pay.
- GEORGIA MATCH is not a guarantee of admission to any of the colleges; you must still apply for admission and provide your final official high school transcript after graduation to the institution(s) of your choice.
- GEORGIA MATCH does not mean you automatically qualify for the HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships and grants; you must still meet the program requirements and apply. Complete the GSFAPP or FAFSA then the Financial Aid Office of the college you claim your spot with will determine your eligibility.
- If your final calculated HOPE GPA (at the time of graduation) is lower than what it was at the time of the GEORGIA MATCH letter, your options for admission may change.
- Test scores used are based on the highest single sitting SAT or ACT score GAfutures received as of September of your senior year. Superscores may be used by institutions but were not used in selecting the institutions for your letter. (Superscores use your best scores from each subject from multiple test attempts.) You will need to verify with a specific institution if superscore is accepted for admissions and then use their individual application process to utilize a superscore.
- If you took the ACT On-Campus™, your score is only eligible for review at the specific campus where you took the test. This score is not a part of your high school transcript data and therefore was not considered as part of GEORGIA MATCH.