From IEP to Georgia State University
Many IEP students enter university undergraduate degree programs while they are finishing IEP courses. These students are called bridge students. To become a bridge student, you can demonstrate language proficiency by:
- completing most of the IEP classes at Level 5,* and/or
- scoring well on the GSTEP (Georgia State Testing of English Proficiency exam).
Bridge Student Eligibility:
- Apply to Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia State and meet all requirements for entry (except language proficiency).
- Complete all Level 4 courses with a C- or better in the IEP a semester or more prior to Georgia State entry. *
- Complete at least 9 hours at Level 5:
- Structure and Composition (6 course hours)
- Academic Writing (3 course hours)
- Reading/Listening (3 course hours)
- Extensive Reading (3 course hours)
- Oral Communication (3 course hours)
- Be exempt from at least 9 hours based on your GSTEP results.
- Receive recommendation to be a bridge student from the IEP and/or the GSTEP testing coordinator.*
- Receive permission to take Georgia State courses from the Admissions Office.
- Register for classes in the IEP and at Georgia State.
* Important: A student must receive a “C-” or better in all courses the semester before entering Georgia State University.