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 standing-college credits earned before graduation from high school. Students interested in attending Grambling State University should submit an on-line application, along with high school transcripts and test scores. If the student has taken dual enrollment courses or additional courses at other institutions, those transcripts should also be sent to the admissions office.

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 (, and new freshmen must meet the following criteria for admission. Admission to the university is conditional until final, official high school transcripts are sent and completion of required core units are received.

Grambling State University Admissions Standard for First Time Freshman
(under 25 years of age)

  • Non- refundable $20 application fee. Application fee waivers are not allowed.  Application fees can be paid:
    1. Online when submitting application only.
    2. By mail with a money order or check.
    3. By credit card by calling the Cashiers Office (318) 274-2671 or 274-2285

Please do not complete multiple applications for one semester or submit payment for more than one application.

  • ACT or SAT test scores. Scores can be mailed to the Office of Admissions or faxed to 318-274-3292.

GSU Test Codes:

ACT: 1582

Testing Requirements:

ACT: 20 Composite or
19 Math or
18 English
SAT: 1030 total score or
510 ERW (reading) or
510 Math or
25 Writing and Language (SS)

Accuplacer:  Writing – 250, Math - 250

  • Official High School Transcript
  • Proof of Immunization/TB Questionnaire

In – state Students Admission criteria:

  • Must meet core 4 curriculum (19 credits) : 4 English, 4 Math, 4 Social Studies, 4 Science, 2 Foreign languages (or 2 speech classes), one elective.
  • Minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA

Out of State Students Admissions criteria:

  • Must meet 17 of the 19 core credits
  • Minimum  2.0 unweighted GPA

*Additional Options due to Covid-19 Testing Site Cancellations:
College Level Math or English Dual Enrollment Courses (passing grade of C or better)
Introductory Algebra or Developmental Writing through Grambling Global Academy (passing grade of C or better)

Please apply and turn in your transcripts and the test scores you have in a PDF file to your admissions counselor.