Albany State University Unveils the Golden RAM Guarantee

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Albany State University (ASU) is waiving the SAT and ACT scores and the application fee for first-year students applying for the summer and fall 2020 semester. This adaption of the admissions process followed the cancellation of testing services by the College Board. This change was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and authorized by the University System of Georgia. Students will still have to meet other established requirements for admissions.

“Our promise to you, is we will ensure continuity of instruction while ASU participates in online and remote instruction. Campus leadership, faculty and staff are committed to each student’s academic success. That’s the Golden Ram Guarantee,” said Marion Ross Fedrick, president of Albany State University. 

ASU has established measures, so students will receive the same quality of instruction while they are taking online courses. These measures include:

Virtual lectures through Zoom and WebEx 

Virtual Office Hours daily for all faculty members 

RAM Central promise to call back 30 minutes after you leave a voicemail 

Virtual studying and tutoring services 

Virtual Career Services resume critiques, mock interviews and more

Additionally, the ASU Foundation is providing the Local Scholars Grant. Students who graduate from one of ASU’s 28 county service area high schools are eligible to receive this grant. 

A $1,000 grant will be awarded if a student’s final high school transcript grade point average (GPA) reflects a 3.5 or above. 

A $500 grant will be awarded if a student’s final high school transcript GPA reflects between a 3.0 and 3.49. 

A $100 book voucher will be awarded if a student’s final high school transcript GPA reflects between a 2.5 and a 2.99. 

“ln these unprecedented times we want prospective students to easily apply for admission without any added pressure,” said Kenyatta Johnson, vice president of enrollment management and student success. 

RAM Central (Enrollment Services Center) specialists are prepared to assist our future Golden Rams through the enrollment process. Albany State University is excited to welcome new students into the RAMily for the upcoming summer and fall semesters.

The application deadline for summer enrollment at ASU is May 1 and the fall deadline is June 1. ASU is proud to offer a multitude of programs including certificates, associates, bachelors, masters and a specialist degree. 

For additional information about admissions changes and the local scholars grant, please visit ASU admissions at, email [email protected] or call 229-500-4358.