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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

1110 International Students, Students with Non-U.S. Credentials, and Non native Speakers of English

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Applicants to Georgia State University are classified as international applicants if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Students who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States
  • Students who have been educated outside of the U.S.
  • Students whose native language is a language other than English.

1110.05 English Proficiency

See college admissions pages for expectations regarding English proficiency. Proof of English proficiency can be demonstrated through one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Documentation that the baccalaureate or a prior graduate degree was obtained in an English-speaking country
  • Completion of a University System of Georgia approved ESL program

1110.10 Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States

  • Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification or to receive any out-of-state tuition differential waiver or a tuition waiver associated with a graduate assistantship
  • Students on any type of visa will be asked by International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to upload immigration information into iStart for this purpose AFTER admission and prior to enrollment.