31709 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Georgia Southwestern State University, a four-year unit of the University System of Georgia, was founded in 1906 as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School. GSSU offers degree programs in Education, Nursing, English, Physical and Natural Sciences, Social Science, Business, Fine Arts, Music, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The University has been highly rated by U.S. News and World Report and Money magazines. GSW is the alma mater of former president of the United States, Jimmy Carter and his wife, Mrs. Rosalyn Carter. The school is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Intensive English. The ELI offers full time intensive classes for students or professionals who wish to develop their English proficiency. Many students who come for this purpose will continue their studies at GSW or other universities in the U.S. Classes are small, with about 6-12 students per class. During fall and spring semesters, classes are four or five hours per day, five days a week. Students are expected to spend additional time in preparation for the next day's classes. Summer semester is more intense with students spending 7-8 hours a day in class, five days a week. Consists of: Grammar, Listening/Speaking, Writing, Reading, TOEFL Preparation and American Culture classes.
Short-term English Program. For qualified students, the ELI offers the option of joining regular ELI courses on a short-term basis. Students are able to join these courses for lengths of up to half a semester. For more information about this option, please contact the ELI.
Out-of-state Residents enrolled in a single course will pay $517 (undergraduate) or $594 (graduate) per semester hour.