|Complete and submit your application. Sign and date your application.|
|Pay the application fee. Georgia State requires a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Online applications are processed only when accompanied by the fee through a credit card or checking account system. Paper applications are processed only when accompanied by a check or money order.|
|Transfer applicants are required to have completed 30 semester credit hours or 45 quarter credit hours of college-level coursework. If you haven’t met this requirement, you must meet all first-year requirements AND submit one of the following:
*SAT/ACT scores are not required for transfer students unless they have earned fewer than 30 hours of transfer credit. In that case, they must meet all first-year student requirements.
|Submit proof of English proficiency. Read the information below on this page to learn more about the English requirements.|
Submit official transcripts for all colleges and universities that you have attended.
If you attended a college or university in the United States, please follow the transcript submission requirements on our Domestic Transfer Applicant page here. Schools may send transcripts to us electronically through an approved transcript company (Parchment, Escrip-safe, National Student Clearinghouse, Credential Solutions or Joint Services Transcript) at [email protected] or mail them to us here:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
|Students who attended colleges or universities outside of the United States must also provide a course-by-course international credential evaluation in addition to their official transcripts. Please have your university send your transcript via mail to the address above, email transcripts to [email protected], or have the evaluation company provide your verified transcripts with your course-by-course evaluation. See the Foreign Credit Evaluations and Document Submission sections below for details. Additional document verification or translation may be requested|
|Check your application status. After you are academically admitted to Georgia State, International Student and Scholar Services will contact you about the next steps to request your immigration documents and student visa.|
Applicants to Georgia State are classified as “international” if they meet any of the following criteria:
- Students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.)
- Students who are living outside the U.S. and will require an F-1 visa to study in the U.S.
- Students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency Card
- Students who have been educated outside the U.S.
International applicants must meet the admission requirements for their student type. If you have never attended college, you are a first-year applicant. If you have completed college coursework and wish to complete your undergraduate degree at Georgia State, you are a transfer applicant. If you don’t fit either of those categories, review the other applicant types.
In addition to meeting all of the admission requirements for your student type, as an international student you must also submit the following materials by the appropriate deadline:
Georgia State requires international credential evaluation for international transfer students who have attended colleges or universities outside the U.S. Students must apply for a course-by-course evaluation through a NACES-approved academic credential verification service. The credential verification service must send an official copy of this report to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions either electronically or by mail.
Many of our applicants have worked with these evaluation companies. If you would like to do so, choose one of the following:
Note: The international credential evaluation must be based on official documents and should list all courses taken abroad as well as the U.S. equivalency of your academic credit and your U.S.-equivalent grade point average. Please request that your evaluation be sent electronically to the Georgia State Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
If you have questions about foreign credential evaluation, contact International Admissions at [email protected] with your Georgia State Panther Number and your full name.
In addition to meeting all other applicable requirements for admission, non-native speakers of English must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency. This may be demonstrated by any of the following methods:
- Graduation from a U.S. high school
- Completion of an approved University System of Georgia (USG) campus-based English-as-a-second-language (ESL) program of study
- Proof of degree completion inside or outside the U.S., where English is the official language of academic instruction
- Proof of completion of the equivalent of English 1101 and/or 1102 with a grade of C or better at an accredited U.S. institution
- Minimum scores on one of the following approved English-proficiency tests:
|TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language||69|
|IELTS – International English Language Testing System||6|
|PTE – Pearson Test of English Academic||53|
|SAT Critical Reading Score||480|
|ACT English Score||17|
|MET (Michigan English Test)||55|
|Cambridge English Scale Score||169 (CPE=180)|
|Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE & “O” Level “English” exams||“D” or better|
|UK GCSE “English” Exam||“C” or better|
|UK GCE A-Level “English” Exam||“C” or better|
|EdExcel International A-Levels and EGCSE English exams||“D” or better|
Non-native English-speaking students who do not yet have the required level of English proficiency for admission are encouraged to seek the following support:
- Intensive English Program (IEP) at Georgia State University: full-time English-for -an academic-purposes program offered at Georgia State’s Atlanta Campus
- Accuplacer Preparation: links from Georgia State’s Counseling & Testing Center to various websites that may help students studying for all areas of the Accuplacer Exam
F-1 Visa Applicants Only
Non-native speakers of English who meet all admission requirements except English language proficiency may be granted conditional admission.
To be eligible for conditional admission, applicants must meet one of the following:
- TOEFL score of either:
- 480-524 (paper test)
- 54-69 (internet-based test)
- IELTS score of 4.5-5.9
Students granted conditional admission will be required to take certain courses in the Intensive English Program (IEP) before matriculating and taking any academic courses at Georgia State.
Conditionally admitted students are required to:
- Apply for admission to IEP online.
- Obtain official I-20 from IEP if a student visa (F-1) is required
- Enroll full time at IEP until the required English proficiency level is met
A student may remain on conditional admission status for no more than three semesters.
Financial aid is not typically available to IEP students.
Official transcripts must be sent by your college or university in one of the following ways:
- Email transcripts to [email protected] or [email protected]
- Mail transcripts to the following address:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4009
Atlanta, GA 30302-4009
- Send transcripts through an Approved Electronic Transcript Service (Parchment, Escrip-safe, National Student Clearinghouse, Credential Solutions or Joint Services Transcript)
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will also accept official documents from:
- A NACES Member Evaluation Company (Evaluation must state that it was based on authenticated or verified documents received from the institution)
- Verified officials from national or regional Ministries of Education
- Education USA
International schools must submit transcripts, graduation certificates, mark sheets, examinations and any other official documentation to [email protected] with the student’s full name and Panther ID Number.
All documents submitted by students will be considered unofficial unless they can be verified online by a national or regional examination board. Unofficial documents will not be processed unless they can be verified. All documents must be submitted in the original native language, accompanied by an English translation, if the native language is not English.
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