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Incoming Freshmen Admissions

First-Time Freshman

A first-time freshman is defined as an entering student under 25 years of age who has never attended any college (or other postsecondary institution). This includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college standing-college credits earned before graduation from high school. If you have taken dual enrollment courses or additional courses at other institutions, those transcripts should also be sent to the admissions office.


What you need to get started

1. Non- refundable $20 application fee

Application fee waivers are not allowed. Application fees can be paid:

  • Online when submitting an application only

  • By mail with a money order or check

  • By credit card by calling the cashier's office (318) 274-2671 or (318) 274-2285

Please do not complete multiple applications for one semester or submit payment for more than one application.

2. Official High School Transcript

3. Proof of Immunization/TB Questionnaire

4. ACT or SAT test scores

Scores can be mailed to the Office of Admissions or faxed to 318-274-3292

GSU Test Codes:

ACT: 1582 | SAT:6250

Testing Requirements: 
ACT: 20 Composite or 
19 Math or

18 EnglishSAT: 1030 total score or 

510 ERW (reading) or
510 ERW (reading) or
510 Math or
25 Writing and Language (SS)
Accuplacer:  Writing – 250, Math - 250

In – state Student's Admission criteria:

  • Must meet core 4 curriculum (19 credits) : 4 English, 4 Math, 4 Social Studies, 4 Science, 2 Foreign languages (or 2 speech classes), one elective.

  • Minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA

Out of State Students Admissions criteria:

  • Must meet 17 of the 19 core credits

  • Minimum  2.0 unweighted GPA

*Additional Options due to Covid-19 Testing Site Cancellations:
College Level Math or English Dual Enrollment Courses (passing grade of C or better)
Introductory Algebra or Developmental Writing through Grambling Global Academy (passing grade of C or better) via
Please apply and turn in your transcripts and the test scores you have in a PDF file to your admissions counselor.

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