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Georgia College & State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Georgia College & State University (GCSU) admissions are not very selective. The university had an acceptance rate of 78% for 2018 fall admissions. The total number of full-time freshmen applicants was 4,329 out of which 3,367 were offered admission. 1481 of the selected applicants chose to enroll at GCSU. The applicants are informed about the admission decision in the span of 3 weeks.

  • Students can apply through the Common Application.
  • All the students under the age of 21, have to live on campus for the first year.
  • Immunization records have to be submitted after admission
  • The university has rolling admissions, with priority deadlines.
  • Students are required to provide a personal essay.
  • Students can track their application status.
  • Early action applicants will be eligible for Scholarship Priority Consideration.


Acceptance Rate78%
Application feeOnline – 35 USD
Paper Application – 40 USD
Application PortalUniversity Application Portal/ Common Application
Average SAT score range1140 to 1280
Average ACT score range24 to 29
Average GPA range3.39 – 3.87
Academic CalendarSemester Based
Financial AidScholarships

Admissions Deadline

Georgia College & State University has admissions on a rolling basis, but there are some early action deadlines provided by them.

Fall (Early Action)November 1
Regular AdmissionJanuary 1 - April 1
FallJuly 1
SpringNovember 1
SummerApril 1

Note – Most graduate programs follow the priority deadlines given by the university with the exception of the MFA in Creative Writing and Master of Public Administration programs.

Georgia College & State University International Admission

The general requirements remain the same for the international students, but there are some additional requirements that international students are required to meet which are given below-

Application portal – Paper Application Undergraduate and Paper Application Graduate

Admission Requirement:

  • Submission of online or paper application.
  • English proficiency test score.
  • Sufficient financial support as specified on the Declaration of Finances.
  • Official high school or university transcripts, translated in English if not already and to be submitted with the official one.

English Proficiency Test Score


Visa Process

International students must carefully apply for an F1 or J1 visa depending on the nature of their program. Successful completion of the Visa process is a crucial prerequisite for international students. Given below are the steps to obtain a student visa:

  • I-20 forms to be issued by the institution currently attending.
  • Documents required to provide for the i-20 form are-
    • Copy of passport
    • Bank statements
    • Proof of finances
    • Sponsor letter, if any.
  • After completion of i-20 form pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for F-1 or J-1 visa.

Georgia College & State University Undergraduate Admissions

For a successful freshman application, students will have to complete a rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum with a competitive GPA, strong SAT or ACT scores and a well developed personal essay.

Application Portal –, Paper Application, and Common Application

Application fee – 35 USD for online and 40 USD of paper.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Minimum GPA – 2.5
  • Minimum SAT
    • Math – 440
    • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Based- 480 section
  • Minimum ACT scores
    • Math – 17
    • English – 17
  • Personal Essay
  • Teacher recommendation letter and resume, are both optional but highly recommended.
  • Applicants may be requested for a personal interview.

Georgia College & State University Transfer Admissions

Transfer students along with the above-mentioned documents have to submit their official college transcripts and have to meet the minimum admission requirements, which are-

  • Applicants with fewer than 30 earned semester credit hours: 2.5 Transfer GPA required + Freshmen Evaluation
  • Applicants with at least 30 earned semester credit hours: 2.5 Transfer GPA required

Georgia College & State University Graduate Admissions

There are 32 graduate program and 21 online/hybrid programs provided by the university. Some of the major graduate programs, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Criminal Justice, Masters in Logistics of Supply Chain Management and Management of Information System are all online. Applicants are required to fulfill some general requirements for all the majors which are mentioned below-

Application portalGraduate Application Portal

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all prior schools attended.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • GRE, GMAT or MAT scores, if required by the program, are to be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Note – There might be some additional requirements depending on the major.

Admission decisions are based on the total student portfolio; their creativity, academic performance and contribution to the community are the key factors in the application review process. Applicants are advised to apply on the given priority deadlines as it will increase their chances greatly for the admission.

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