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Grambling Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Grambling, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 15 and the fee for the application costs $20. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Grambling by April 1.

Applying Early to Grambling?

Grambling State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is August 23, which is coming up fast! Grambling will release EA admissions decisions no later than August 23.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Grambling?

Grambling is anot competitive school to get into. Grambling evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Grambling **accepted 97% of students, around 3,023 of the 3,109 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Grambling, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive. For applicants who are not residents of Louisiana, getting into Grambling State University is slightly difficult.

What Does Grambling Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Grambling

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Grambling 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Grambling must submit the following items. Double check with Grambling's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Other Requirements 19 units from Required Core 4 Curriculum including no more than one developmental course
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Grambling?

Students admitted to Grambling have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. , 3% were in the top 25%

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Grambling State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 100%

Grambling does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2020, 26% of Grambling's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 74% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Grambling?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Grambling?

To be most competitive at Grambling, you should strive to earn between 16 and 20 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Grambling's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Grambling students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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Transferring to Grambling State University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Grambling.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by June 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Grambling during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Grambling Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Grambling?

Students who are admitted to Grambling must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Grambling accept transfer credits?

Grambling accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Grambling accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Grambling accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Grambling does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Grambling?

Grambling. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Grambling Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Grambling? Grambling is a open admission institution. The Grambling acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.



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Grambling Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Grambling is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Grambling is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Grambling ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above


16 to 20


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Grambling is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Grambling. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Grambling SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 520


Reading SAT Range

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Grambling GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Grambling, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.01. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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