Admission to Georgia State University

Thank you for your interest in Georgia State University!

To become a student at Georgia State, first select the academic program you wish to pursue, and apply for academic admission.

  • For graduate (Masters or PhD) degrees, contact the specific academic college of interest to you. Each college has unique graduate admissions criteria. Their websites provide the details of requirements and application deadlines.
  • For exchange program possibilities, please contact the program director in charge of the exchange agreement of interest to you.

NOTE: International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is NOT involved in the academic admissions process. For application status, please contact the appropriate admissions office.

  • Be sure to complete your academic admissions application by the posted deadlines. There are three academic semesters at Georgia State when you could be admitted. Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (June).

After you have been academically admitted to Georgia State by the appropriate admissions office, you will receive an email from the International Admissions Coordinator in ISSS. This email will invite you to upload financial and other information that is required to obtain immigration paperwork. You will upload this information via an online system called “iStart”. Once your immigration file is complete, your form I-20 or DS-2019 will be processed and sent to you. Then, you can apply for a visa to enter the US.

If you are overseas and need assistance with the U.S. academic admissions process, please contact the nearest EducationUSA advising center. These helpful centers advise prospective international students and others on higher education options  in the United States.