Eligibility Requirements

General Requirements:

Students who participate in any study abroad program must be in Good Academic Standing, which is defined at Georgia State University as a cumulative *2.0 GPA for Undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for Graduate students. Students must also not be on academic probation, suspension or exclusion. Students who are not in Good Academic Standing will not be permitted to study abroad as a student of Georgia State University.
*Robinson College of Business requires a 2.5 GPA for upper level courses.

Certain study abroad programs may require a higher GPA or other prerequisites before acceptance into the program.

Students must have an institutional (Georgia State University) GPA by the time they begin their study abroad experience.

First year students are eligible to study abroad during the Maymester following their first completed Spring semester.

Transfer students must complete at least one term at Georgia State before they can study abroad.

International students wishing to study abroad should meet with an advisor in International Student & Scholar Services to verify that their visa will allow them to study in a country other than the U.S.

Georgia State University requires every student who receives an undergraduate degree to meet the GSU residency requirement. You must have at least 39 semester hours of 3000 or 4000 level GSU credit (taken on campus in Atlanta or abroad on a GSU credit-earning program). Any GSU course at the 3000 or 4000 level will count toward residency no matter if it falls in your major, minor, or electives area. Please check with your Academic Adviser to ensure that you will meet residency requirements within your planned graduation timeframe.