Placement tests for Math and English, if required, are part of International Orientation events.
- What: Georgia State Test of English Proficiency (GSTEP) is required for many graduate students by their academic departments even if the student has already been academically accepted.
- Purpose: To evaluate the English proficiency of current or prospective Georgia State students.
- When: Testing occurs during International Student Orientation.
- Website: Georgia State Test of English Proficiency.
- ISSS has no control over this testing policy, your test outcomes or further ESL requirements.
Who Administers GSTEP?
- GSTEP is administered by the Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language at Georgia State.
How do I know if I have to take GSTEP?
- New international graduate students should contact their academic department to find out if the Orientation GSTEP is required.
- What: (Optional) Math Skills Placement Exam
- Purpose: This exam provides a way for New Freshman and Transfer undergraduate students to skip introductory Mathematics courses if they wish to enroll in higher-level math courses for which this test qualifies them.
- When: Provided as part of International Student Orientation. Please review the Orientation Schedule for the specific date and time.
- Website: For more information, see the Testing Center website
- Reminder: Undergraduate students should not register for new student orientation (incept), which is a new student orientation program for U.S. domestic students that required payment.
ISSS is committed to maintaining support and services to you during this time and will continue to operate under normal operating procedures for the remainder of the semester, just from a remote and online platform. This means you can call us directly or email us to request information and/or telephone/web appointments for advisement during our regular advisement hours.