The university has offered ESL instruction since 1967.
In order to enroll in courses, students must first be in a Georgia State degree program at the graduate level or undergraduate level.
If not enrolled as a Georgia State student, the Intensive English Program (IEP) may be an alternative. For information about the IEP, a non-credit English language program, visit the Intensive English Program website.
In collaboration with the Department of English, English Composition courses are offered for bilingual resident and international undergraduate students to offer essential academic English and cultural support.
Our ESL program offers courses to help Georgia State's international graduate students increase their confidence and understanding of academic English and U.S. academic culture.
The Georgia State Test of English Proficiency (GSTEP) is required for most new international graduate students at the university. Students typically take this exam during International Student Orientation.