For admissions purposes, non-U.S. applicants are those individuals who meet one of the criteria below:
- Green Card or Visa holders
- Applicants with international credentials, i.e. attended an institution outside of the U.S.
English Proficiency/TOEFL – Language Requirements
In addition to meeting the regular admission requirements, a non-U.S. applicant whose native language is other than English must submit official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Neither the TOEFL nor the IELTS is required of U.S. naturalized citizens or international applicants who have received a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Documentation of citizenship status or proof of a U.S. degree must accompany the application. The communication skills of all students are key to their success in our graduate programs.
We require TOEFL scores of 101 or higher. To electronically send TOEFL scores to our office, please use the college’s TOEFL code number for master’s-level programs (5251) and the college’s department code number (02).
We require IELTS scores of 7.5 or higher. Please send all IELTS scores to:
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3989
Atlanta, GA 30302-3989
Countries where English is the one-and-only language
The TOEFL and IELTS are not required for:
- New Zealand
- Canada, excluding Quebec*
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent
- Great Britain
- Trinidad & Tobago
- U.S. Territories, excluding Puerto Rico**
*Quebec is primarily French-speaking
**Puerto Rico is primarily Spanish-speaking
Intensive English Program
Georgia State’s Intensive English Program (IEP) can help you improve your English skills in order to meet Robinson’s admissions requirements. If you are interested in participating, visit the IEP website for information about classes, tuition/fees, and housing. If you have a question about the IEP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad may be required to have their foreign credentials evaluated by Josef Silny, Educational Credential Evaluators or WES (World Education Services).
Please see the stipulations below:
- If degree transcripts are not in English, the transcripts must be translated.
- If it is a three-year degree, credential evaluation is required.
- If it is a four-year degree, the student should submit transcripts to be reviewed by an international admissions coordinator. Whether or not the transcripts will need to be evaluated is up to the discretion of the international admissions coordinator.
Please note that an evaluation is generally not required of applicants who submit their transcripts in English, but under some circumstances it is required. Applicants should submit their transcripts as early as possible along with their applications, and will be notified if an evaluation is needed.
Once applicants have been admitted, they will receive information from International Student and Scholar Services about how to obtain an I-20.