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 the BPCC @ GSU Program 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
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 Minimum

No more than one developmental course allowed
Students must have a minimum test score of:

ACT English=18 and ACT Math=19
Or
SAT Verbal=450 and SAT Math=460
Or
COMPASS Writing=68 and COMPASS Algebra=40

 

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

Fall 2012
(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 Composite: 20 or SAT 940 (Reading & Math combined)
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 developmental coursework
(See Developmental Course Minimum above)