Representing 37 countries, our international students come to Clayton State from Albania to Zimbabwe and many places in between. Our suburban location and proximity to the city of Atlanta allow our students to experience life in a quiet suburb just beyond the bright city lights of a major metropolis.
If you’re an international student ready to bring your diverse ethnic and cultural perspectives to a thriving, supportive university, then Clayton State is for you!
There are two ways to complete an application for admissions. Apply online via GA Futures or download a paper application.
A paper application must be completed if submitting an application fee waiver. Fee waivers cannot be attached to the online application at this time. Access our Fee Waiver policy for more details.
Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $40.00 application fee. Online applicants must use a credit or debit card to pay the application fee.
Certificate of Immunization
Submit Transfer Clearance Form
You must submit an official transcript from your high school and each college or university you’ve attended, with a certified English translation, if not already in English.
If you have 30 or more transferable credits from an accredited college or university, you must submit an official copy of all college transcripts. You must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluations services:
World Education Services
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
Other evaluation services accredited by NACES.
Official transcripts must have the institution’s seal and must be presented in an unopened official envelope from the sending institution.
Submit an official transcript
You may mail or deliver your transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Edgewater Hall, Suite 150
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
International applicants whose primary native language is English must submit official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores, with a minimum of 430 Critical Reading (old verbal) and 400 Math, OR official American College Test (ACT) scores, with a minimum of 17 English, 17 Math, and 17 Composite. Official test scores must arrive directly from the testing source. No photocopies, faxes, scans, or email attachments are accepted.
Take the SAT or ACT
Clayton State University periodically administers the SAT and SCT on site. Contact the Testing Center for more information.
Register for an SAT or ACT test.
Proof of English Proficiency
International applicants whose primary native language is not English must document proof of proficiency in English through one of the following options. (Official test scores must arrive directly from the testing source. No photocopies, faxes, scans or email attachments are accepted.):
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 78−79 total on the internet-based TOEFL (ibT) or 550+ on the paper-based TOEFL
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with minimum scores of 6.5 total
- Minimum score of 430 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT or 17 on the ACT
- Completion of an approved intensive ESL program at one of the following USG (University System of Georgia) schools:
- Georgia Perimeter College - Advanced Level ENSL 0090/0091 or ENGL 1101
- Georgia State University - English for Academic Purposes Program, level 5 (Advanced)
- Georgia Tech - Upper Advanced 700 Level ESL + Certificate of Completion
- Other USG ESL programs may be acceptable
- Contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions to inquire
- Earned a grade of "C" or better in College English / English Composition and Rhetoric from a regionally accredited US college or university
- Two years of English (not ESL) taken in a US high school with grades of "C" or better
Financial Verification Form
F-1 Visa students must provide evidence of financial support. Submit the Financial Verification Form with the following:
- Affidavit from your financial sponsor indicating support required by the institution as indicated on the form
- Sworn or notarized letter from sponsor’s bank showing required funds available, in U.S. dollars
Fall: July 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15