Admission to Georgia State University

Thank you for your interest in Georgia State University!

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

  • If you seek a graduate degree, contact the specific¬†academic college for admissions information. Each college has unique graduate admissions criteria, and their websites can confirm for you the documentation required, and the deadlines for applying.
  • If you are interested in coming to Georgia State on an exchange program, please contact the program director in charge of that agreement.

Note that International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is NOT involved in the admissions process. We are here to help you and provide as many answers as we can. However, for admissions information and the status of your application, please contact the appropriate admissions office.

Make sure to complete your admissions application by the posted deadline for that academic term. Georgia State University has three academic semesters when an F-1 student could potentially gain admission to begin a degree program; Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (June).

Academic admission is the first step to obtaining an I-20 to attend Georgia State University. To view the full admissions and I-20 process for F-1 international students, see the attached handout. After you have been accepted into Georgia State by the appropriate admissions office, you will be asked to provide financial documentation by the International Admissions Coordinator in ISSS. Once your financial documents have been approved, a Form I-20 will be processed and sent to you.

For overseas assistance with the U.S. admissions process, we urge you to seek out your local EducationUSA advising center. These helpful centers advise prospective international students and other audiences on higher education and study opportunities in the United States. They can be very useful to you in the admissions process, and we urge you to seek out your local center for assistance.