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Institutional SAT® Exam

Gordon State College offers the Institutional SAT® exam.  You must be a Gordon State applicant to take this exam. (National score requirements differ for admission.)

Minimum Admission Requirements (traditional beginning freshman)
SAT® (Critical Reading)            330   
SAT® (Mathematics)                 310

Minimum Scores to Exempt Learning Support (with no RHSC deficiencies):
SAT® (Critical Reading)            430
SAT® (Mathematics)                 430

MOWR student criteria

Institutional SAT Exam dates for Summer/Fall 2017:

Friday                   2/24/17              1:00 p.m.          

Monday                3/20/17               9:00 a.m.    

Friday                  4/07/17               9:00 a.m.

Friday                   4/21/17               9:00 a.m.   

Thursday               5/11/17               1:00 p.m.       

Thursday              5/25/17               9:00 a.m.

Summer testing dates:  TBA

Summer 2017 semester begins Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fall 2017 semester begins Wednesday, August 9, 2017


NOTE: We are only able to administer two (2) Institutional SAT exams to any student.


To register for the Institutional SAT:

Please send an email with the following information to isat@gordonstate.edu or call 678-359-5138.

  •     your name
  •     Gordon student ID number
  •     phone number
  •     date you would like to test

You will receive a confirmation email - please do not assume you can take the test without having first received this email. Check-in is from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.in the Testing Center (other than 2/24/17), located in the Student Center, room 234, Gordon State College, 419 College Drive, Barnesville. (map) The test begins at 9:00 a.m. Students arriving late may not be allowed to test.


$50.00 cash or money order only is required on the day of testing; SAT fee waivers may not be used for an Institutional SAT exam. You may utilize our Online payment system, using a credit/debit card - an additional $3 is added to the cost for processing fee.

If you qualify for accommodations in testing due to a disability, please contact our office in advance to make the necessary arrangements.

Things to Remember:

  • You must bring a PICTURE ID in order to take the test
  • Please bring two sharpened #2 pencils
  • You must provide your own calculator. Gordon State College cannot provide calculators
  • To view calculators permitted for the ISAT visit :  SAT Calculator Policy
  • Please do not bring other personal belongings
  • SAT® On-Campus Student Guide and Getting Ready for the SAT  - we encourage you to read these
  • We administer the older version of the SAT exam and do not include the essay section
  • The test will take approximately 3 ½ - 4 hours. Scores will be mailed the following business day. Test scores are only valid for Gordon State College and are not transferable to other colleges.

Additional SAT® Resources

"The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes