International Admission Requirements

 

Undergraduate Admissions

 

Georgia College Responds to COVID-19

 

We understand that applicants have been greatly impacted by recent cancellations of standardized exams such as the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL. Georgia College also accepts the Duolingo English Test. We recognize that many final qualifications (IBO, French Baccalaureate, A-levels, etc.) have been modified or canceled, and we will accept adjusted methods of assessment as determined appropriate by the examining body/ministry of education on a case-by-case basis. The University System of Georgia has also temporarily changed its SAT/ACT and English Language Proficiency policy. Please see our International Admissions Updates for Fall 2020 document for detailed information. Note that we use a holistic review process, and that reaching a minimum GPA or minimum test score does not guarantee admission.

  • For complete information and so that we may give you all the assistance that you might need, email: intladm@gcsu.edu

 

To be considered for admission to an undergraduate program at Georgia College, applicants must document the following:

  • For new first-year students, the successful completion of the foreign equivalent of a U.S. college-preparatory high school program.
    - For international applicants who graduated from a high school located inside the United States, or located inside the jurisdiction of the United States educational system: The completion of the College Preparatory Curriculum requirements.
  • Transfer applicants with 30 or more earned semester credit hours must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (out of a 4.0 grading scale).
    - Georgia College's International Education Center reviews submitted educational documents and equates previously completed coursework to U.S. grade equivalencies.
  • Applicants with no university transfer credit must submit SAT or ACT score results. This requirement is also applicable to transfer students who have completed less than 30 credit hours of undergraduate coursework.

  • English language proficiency through one of the following ways:*
    • Official TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 69 on the Internet-based test or 523 on the paper-based test.
    • Official IELTS score report with a minimum score of 6.0
    • Official Duolingo English Test score report with a minimum score of 100
    • Official SAT score report with a minimum Reading score of 24
    • Official ACT score report with a minimum English score of 17   
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  • Sufficient financial support as specified on the applicant's Declaration of Finances.
  • Eligibility to continue enrollment at a current or previous academic institution (i.e. not on academic exclusion, suspension or dismissal).
* Please note that some undergraduate programs have further admission requirements. Please check admission requirements under the specific program in the GC catalog.

 

Graduate Admissions

 

To be considered for admission to a graduate program, applicants must document the following:*

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum grade point average and test scores required for the graduate program.
Program requirements vary. Please refer to the specific program requirements in the graduate catalog.

  • Georgia College's International Education Center reviews submitted educational documents and equates previously completed coursework to U.S. grade equivalencies.
  • Eligibility to continue enrollment at a current or previous academic institution (i.e. not on academic exclusion, suspension or dismissal).
  • English language proficiency through one of the following ways:
    • Official TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test
    • Official IELTS score report with a minimum score of 6.5
  • Sufficient financial support as specified on the Declaration of Finances. 
  • * Please note that some graduate programs have further admission requirements. Please check admission requirements under the specific program in the GC catalog.