Applicants with International Credentials
Applicants who have completed all or part of their education outside the United States are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. It is recommended that you use Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. We will also accept evaluations of foreign credentials from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., and World Education Services.
Allow sufficient time to have your credentials assessed to assure the evaluating service has enough time to send their evaluation to the Office of Academic Assistance by the application deadline. On average, it takes four weeks from the time the evaluation agency receives your materials until we receive the evaluation.
|Program||Type of Evaluation Required|
|Nursing, Master of Science and Graduate Certificate||Grade Point Average Equivalent and Course-by-Course|
|Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy||Grade Point Average Equivalent and Document-by Document|
|Nutrition||Grade Point Average Equivalent and Course-by-Course|
|Physical Therapy||Grade Point Average Equivalent and Course-by-Course|
|Respiratory Care||Grade Point Average Equivalent and Document-by-Document|
Applicants with credentials from international schools are required to submit transcripts by the appropriate deadline to the Office of Academic Assistance. These transcripts must be official copies and are in addition to the transcripts submitted to the independent evaluation service. If you use Josef Silny & Associates as the independent evaluation service, you will not need to provide transcripts.
Verification of Financial Support
Applicants who plan to attend Georgia State on an F-1 or J-1 visa must submit a financial statement showing the financial support necessary for the cost associated with the first year of study. Complete the Foreign Student Financial Statement.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores (not more than two years old) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official scores must be reported from the Educational Testing Service prior to the application deadline. It is recommended that you send a photocopy of your test score with your application materials. The TOEFL is not required of international applicants who have received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL information can be found at http://www.toefl.org/. Applicants living in the Atlanta area may take the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency (GSTEP) in the place of the TOEFL. GSTEP information is found here.
For additional information pertaining to international applicants and students at Georgia State, refer to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services on the Georgia State website at www.gsu.edu/isss.
Loans can be an important part of a student’s paying-for-college strategy. Georgia State offers educational loans from a variety of sources, including federal, state, private, commercial and institutional. We understand that borrowing for one’s education is an important investment in the future. We encourage our families to borrow wisely and to work with our financial aid counselors to ensure no more debt than is necessary and manageable is taken.