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International students come to Clayton State from all over the world, 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!


Application Requirements

Official SAT or ACT

If you are applying as an incoming freshman, you must submit official SAT/ACT test scores.

If you are applying as a transfer student, you must have 30 or more transferable hours to not require the SAT/ACT. We will determine upon receiving your official transcripts. Should you not have 30 or more transferable hours, you must submit official SAT/ACT test scores.

Official test scores must arrive directly from the testing source. No photocopies, faxes, scans or email attachments are accepted.


480 - Evidence-based Reading and Writing

440 - Math

17 - English

17 - Math

17 - Composite

Register for an SAT or ACT test.

Clayton State University periodically administers the SAT and ACT on site. Contact the Testing Center for more information.

Non-traditional Transfer application requirements

Applicants can be classified as Non-traditional Transfer.

Non-traditional Transfer

A Non-traditional Transfer is someone who graduated from high school, or would have graduated from high school, more than five years ago, and has some but less than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferable college course credit.

Application Requirements

Non-traditional Transfer:

Graduated more than 5 years ago

Earned less than 30 Semester Hours or 50 Quarter Hours

Application for Admission


College Transcripts

Minimum 2.0 GPA

High School Transcripts


SAT/ACT Scores




I-20/Student Visa Requirements


Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: April 15