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

With an acceptance rate of 52%, Georgia State University admissions are competitive. In the 2018-19 academic year, the university accepted 11393 applicants out of a pool of 19838, from these 5001 enrolled in the university.

  • The university requires a minimum high school core GPA of 3.2-3.7.
  • SAT range (critical reading + math score) taken before March 2016 are in the range 950-1160 and for the test taken after March 2016 are in the range 1030-1230, this implies that the university is competitive to get in through SAT scores.
  • The ACT composite recorded for admitted students is 20-25, which makes the university moderately competitive for ACT scores.
  • The undergraduate applicants can apply through the Common Application.
  • The students applying for graduate programs can apply through the university’s online application.
  • The university has an early application program for admissions.


Application PortalCommon Application
Transfer: Online Application
Application Fee60 USD
Payment ModeCredit card or checking account system
High school core GPA3.2-3.7
Acceptance Rate52%
SAT range (Critical Reading + Math score)Taken before March 2016: 950-1160
Taken after March 2016: 1030-1230
ACT composite20-25
Tuition (per semester)Georgia Residents: 4474  USD
Non-Residents: 13993 USD
International: 21843 USD
Application PortalApply online
Application fee50 USD
Payment ModeAmerican Express, Visa, and Mastercard
Tuition (Annual)In-state: 4680 USD
Out-of-state: 15012 USD

Georgia State University Admission Deadlines

FAFSA Priority DeadlineApril 1
International Students DeadlineFall Priority: November 15
Fall Regular: June 1
Freshman Fall DeadlinesPriority Deadline: November 16
Scholarship Deadline: March 1
Regular Deadline: May 1
Freshman Spring DeadlineNovember 1
Freshman Summer DeadlineApril 1
Transfer Application DeadlinesFall: June 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
Application DeadlinesVaries for Different Courses

Georgia State University International Admissions

International Student and Scholar Services is the body that provides assistance to international students, not only for the application process but throughout their stay in the U.S. They assist students in their academic lives as well as helps them adjust to life in the U.S.

Requirements for international applicants:

  • ACT or SAT scores (should be submitted electronically).
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Official high school transcripts.
    • High school graduation certificate.
    • Mark sheet.
    • Special examinations.
  • All academic records should be submitted in the native language, accompanied by an English translation.

Language Requirements for International Students

Non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by fulfilling any of the following:

TestMinimum Score
TOEFL (Internet)69
Pearson Test of English Academic58
SAT Critical Reading Score430
ACT English Score17
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery77
Cambridge English Scale Score169 (CPE=180)
Cambridge International Examinations 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

Georgia State University Undergraduate Admissions

The body responsible for Georgia State University admissions for undergraduates is the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students are implored to seek assistance from this office regarding any queries they might have regarding the admission process. The university will calculate the applicant’s admissibility by evaluating the high school GPA and the official test scores for the SAT, ACT or both.

Following are the requirements for undergraduate applicants:

  • SAT or ACT scores
  • High School Curriculum (RHSC) course units:
    • 4 unit courses of English, Math, Natural Science each.
    • 3 unit courses of Social Science
    • 2 unit courses of Foreign Language

Transfer: Following are the requirements to transfer to Georgia State University:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA should be 2.5 for all college-level coursework.
  • Completion of 30 semester credit hours or 45 quarter credit hours of college-level coursework.
  • Eligibility to re-enroll at the last institution the applicant attended.

Georgia State University Graduate Admissions

The Georgia State University admissions for graduate applicants are managed by the Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs and can be contacted regarding degree, certificate, non-degree and transient graduate programs across Georgia State University.

Applicants of The College of Law and the executive programs in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business should especially seek the guidance of the office as their application process is distinct from all other graduate programs.

Georgia State University Graduate Courses Admissions

  • The application portal for all graduate courses is a common online application portal.
  • The application for all graduate courses is 50 USD.
  • All international applicants are required to submit either the TOEFL or IELTS score to fulfill the minimum English language proficiency.
CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
MBAEarly Scholarship: October 1
Priority Scholarship
Deadline II: December 15
Priority Scholarship Deadline III: February 1
International Student Deadline: April 1
Final Deadline: June 1
GMAT/GRE scores or an advanced degree; Minimum 5 years of full-time experience;
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and a minimum 3 years of professional full-time experience.  
M.S. ChemistryFall/Summer: April 1
Spring: November 15
Official GRE scores
M.S. Computer ScienceFall: April 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 1
Official GRE scores
M.S.A. Data Science & AnalyticsJune 1Official GRE scores
M.S. PhysicsJanuary 15Official GRE scores

The supporting documents may include:

  • Transcripts
  • Essays
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendations
  • Statement of purpose

Georgia State University boasts of accommodating students from more than 150 countries. To guide and support such a vast diversity of students, the university has established the International Student & Scholar Services which advises the international students throughout their stay in the U.S.

Students should be aware of the iStart portal which is a comprehensive international data management tool. It helps international applicants with immigration services, requests, and other benefits.
Once the applicants have been officially accepted to Georgia State University, they can use iStart to request immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) and other services.

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