Gateway Admission


Gateway Application

Applicants interested in taking just a few courses (up to 9 credit hours) at GIAL may choose to complete the Gateway application. This streamlined application process does not require a GRE score or letters of recommendation. Just complete the few simple steps below. Gateway students who complete their 9 credit hours but wish to take more courses will need to complete the requirements for Undergraduate or Graduate admission before taking more courses at GIAL.

Fill out an application form (online). Apply now

Then proceed through the rest of the application steps below.

1. Send us your transcripts

An official copy of an appropriate post-high school transcript which verifies that you are qualified to participate in the intended coursework.  School records should come directly to GIAL from the school itself or be in an unopened, signed and sealed envelope which you received directly from the school. Electronic transcripts sent by the school are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official. If using regular mail instead, schools should direct transcripts to GIAL Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX  75236.

Official academic records from outside the United States do not need be sent to a credential evaluation service, but an English translation of the transcript should be provided along with the transcript, as needed.
  • To qualify to take any undergraduate courses or up to 6 semester hours of graduate level courses at GIAL, this transcript should show at least 54 credit hours  of undergraduate study with at least a 2.80 cumulative GPA.
  • To qualify to take more than 6 semester hours of graduate level courses at GIAL, this transcript should show the equivalent of an earned B.A. or M.A. degree with at least a 2.80 cumulative GPA.

2. Additional Requirements for non-native English speakers

For non-native speakers of English, evidence of satisfactory proficiency in English must be provided.  Recent TOEFL or IELTS scores are preferred.  Contact at GIAL for further information and direction in providing this proof.

3. Additional requirements for international students requiring a visa

If you will be needing a student visa while studying at GIAL, please visit our International Student admission page for steps and instructions.  The visa application process takes time, so be sure to apply early.  Contact our international student coordinator ( with any questions.