Admission Requirements & Criteria

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Admission Requirements

The following credentials must be received in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment by the published priority deadlines for fall, spring, or summer:

  • Application for Admission
  • To apply online, click here
  • Non-refundable $20 application fee. Application fee waivers are not allowed. Application fees can be paid:
  • Online when submitting the web application.
  • By mail with a money order or check.
  • By credit card by calling (318) 274-6253.
  • ACT or SAT scores. Test scores are required of all freshman students. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.
  • GSU Test codes:
    ACT: 1582
    SAT: 6250
  • Official High School Transcript (New Freshman Applicants) - Please Note: Transcripts cannot be faxed.
  • Louisiana Applicants - We will request your seventh semester and final high school transcript from the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Department of Education’s Student Transcript System (STS). It will not be necessary to have transcripts sent to Grambling State University from your high school, unless you graduated before 2004.

    * Note:If a Louisiana student applies close to the application deadline, we will ask the student to request a transcript from the school. This will expedite the application process, as it may take several days to retrieve a transcript from STS.

  • Out-of-State Applicants must submit an official, sixth or seventh semester transcript that indicates a minimum cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. The final transcript must be mailed to us immediately after graduation.
  • Official College Transcript (Transfer Applicants) - Note: Transcripts cannot be faxed.
  • Submit official transcript(s) from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended (even if the credits appear on another transcript).
  • Proof of Immunization/TB Questionnaire (Mandatory)

    Louisiana Law (R.S. 17:170/R.S. 17:170.1/Schools of Higher Learning) requires that all students entering Grambling State University are to be immunized for the following: Measles (2 doses), Mumps, Rubella--required for those born on or after January 1, 1957; Tetanus-Diphtheria (within the past 10 years); and against Meningococcal disease (Meningitis).

    All students are required to submit a Medical History/Proof of Immunization form and TB Questionnaire to our Health Center before they can begin the registration process.  To download the required forms, please visit the health center website at and click on Life at GSU and then select Student Services, Health Center, and Medical Forms and Policies. You may mail or fax the completed forms.  Mail proof of immunization and forms to 403 Main Street; P.O. Box 4251, Grambling, LA 71245 or fax documents to (318) 274-2481.

  • Application Priority Deadlines
    • Fall Semester – June 1st
    • Spring Semester – December 1st
    • Summer Sessions – May 1st

Note: If student does not enroll for the semester applied, written notification to change to the next semester must be received. The application fee and credentials can only be applied to the subsequent semester of the initial application.


Any prospective new student who is denied admission to Grambling State University has the right to appeal the decision by writing to the Admissions Appeal Committee – 403 Main Street, Box 4200 - Grambling, LA 71245.

New Freshman Applicants: A letter of appeal from the applicant and two (2) letters of recommendation from the principal, teacher or counselor must be submitted to the Admissions Appeal Committee. The prospective student will be notified of the decision by regular mail or email.

Transfer Applicants: A letter of appeal from the applicant describing special circumstances which contributed to student’s inability to meet the admission criteria, and two (2) letters of recommendation from an official at the school previously attended must be submitted to the Admissions Appeal Committee. The prospective student will be notified of the decision by regular mail or email.

All decisions of the Admissions Appeal Committee are final.