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Specific Information for:

First-Time Freshman


A first-time freshman is defined as an entering freshman who has never attended any college (or other postsecondary institution). Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing-college credits earned before graduation from high school. Students interested in attending Grambling State University should submit an on-line application, along with all required documents to the Office of Admissions.

Applicants with Certificate of Achievement diplomas and General Equivalency Diplomas (GED) are not eligible for admission to Grambling; however, we can assist you with a referral to community colleges where you can complete the requirements to be admitted to Grambling State University.

All applicants must submit the general admissions documents (http://www.gram.edu/admissions/apply/), and new freshmen must meet the following criteria for admission. Admission to the university is conditional until evidence of graduation from high school and completion of required core units are received.

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY
MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS for FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN <25 years of age
REQUIRED STANDARDS

High School Curriculum

19 units from Required Core 4 Curriculum
(see below)

Minimum  HS GPA

Overall 2.0 GPA
(on 4.0 scale)

Developmental Course Requirement

Require no more than one developmental course requirement for students meeting specific requirements. ACT 18 English or 19 Math 

SAT 450 Critical Reading or 460 Math (Before March 2016)) 
NEW SAT: 25 Writing & Language, Math 500 or 25

 (optional) Admitted students with an ACT Math subscore of 17 or 18 or an ACT English subscore of 16 or 17 may participate in the Developmental Pilot Program that requires enrollment in specific courses. 

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
HS GPA 2.00 GPA
Test Score ACT Composite: 20 or
SAT (Verbal and Math combined):  940 (before March 2016)
SAT (Verbal and Math combined): 1020
Required Core 4 Curriculum

(19 units)

English I, English II, English III, English IV 4
- Algebra I or Applied Algebra 1A & 1B (count as 1 unit);
- Algebra II (1 unit);
- Geometry (1 unit);
- One unit from:  Financial Math/Math Essentials, Pre-Calculus, Functions/Statistics, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Math, or an approved Advanced Math Substitute
4
- Biology (1 unit);
- Chemistry (1 unit);
- Two units from: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Physics I or II, Physics of Technology I or II, Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Agriscience II, Anatomy & Physiology, or approved Advanced Science substitute
4
- Civics or AP American Government (1/2 unit);
- Free Enterprise or Economics (1/2 unit);
- American History (1 unit);
- Two units from:  World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History, Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, African American Studies, or approved Social Studies substitute. (Note:  Religion I, II, III, IV are approved substitutes for optional course(s)).
4
- Fine Arts Survey or one unit from the following:
- Art, Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Applied Arts; or an approved Arts substitute.
1
-Foreign Language (two units from same language) or 2 Speech courses 2
Note: Those courses in bold print must be taken and those separated by commas provide the students with choices.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR OUT-OF-STATE NEW FRESHMEN
Options Conditions
Option 1:  (must meet all conditions) Same admission standards as in-state students
Option 2:  (must meet all conditions) 17or 18 units from Core 4 Curriculum
Minimum 2.00 GPA on Core 4 Curriculum
ACT 18 English or 19 Math  or SAT 450 Critical Reading or 460 Math (Before March 2016))
NEW SAT: 25 Writing & Language, Math 500 or 25
Minimum 2.00 overall GPA (on 4.0 scale)
Require no more than one developmental course
(See Developmental Course Minimum above)
Option 3:  (must meet all conditions) ACT Composite:  23 or SAT 1050 (Reading & Math combined)
Minimum 2.00 overall GPA (on 4.0 scale)
Require no more than one developmental course
(See Developmental Course Requirement above)

Note: Admitted students with an ACT Math subscore of 17 or 18 or an ACT English subscore of 16 or 17 must participate in a Developmental Pilot Program that requires enrollment in specific courses.