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Orientation GSTEP

The Orientation GSTEP, a test for international graduate students at Georgia State University, is given at the beginning of each semester, during orientation for new international students. The test is given to graduate students whose colleges/departments require the test. Check with your department to see if it requires the GSTEP. There is no cost for this test. It includes the following components:


  • A reading/writing section including short answers and one essay
  • A multiple choice listening section
  • A multiple choice reading section
  • An oral interview


Based on the results of the test, students may be required to take (1) no ESL courses, (2) graduate-level ESL courses, or (3) Intensive English Program courses. Please see the Important Dates link to the left for dates, times, and locations of the test. Contact ISSS (International Student and Scholar Services) for questions about international student orientation.

FAQs for the Orientation GSTEP

Testing Coordinator: 404-413-5200