Gateway Admission


Applicants interested in taking just a few courses at GIAL (6 – 9 semester hours, depending on your level of education so far) may choose to complete the Gateway application. This streamlined application process does not require submission of test scores or letters of recommendation–just a few simple steps.

Gateway students who complete their 6 -9 semester hours and wish to take more courses will need to complete the requirements for Undergraduate or Graduate admission before continuing their studies at GIAL.

Fill out an application form (online). Apply now

Then proceed through the rest of the application steps below.

1. Send us a transcript

An official copy of an appropriate transcript which verifies that you are qualified to participate in the intended coursework.  The transcript should show the highest level of schooling you have completed so far. (See the bulleted list below.)

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. Those may be sent to 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 for transcripts not already in English.

To qualify for any level of enrollment (graduate or undergraduate classes) at GIAL, please submit a transcript showing one of the following:

  • a completed Master’s degree with at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average GPA,
  • a completed Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.80 cumulative GPA, or
  • at least 54 undergraduate credit hours with at least a 2.80 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale).

To qualify for enrollment in undergraduate-level classes at GIAL, please submit a transcript showing one of the following:

  • a completed Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA,
  • a transcript showing at least 54 undergraduate credit hours with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale), or
  • graduation from high school with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Students who have not yet completed high school at the time they begin classes at GIAL are limited to enrollment in two specific classes: IS1301-IN and IS1311-IN. To qualify please submit a high school transcript showing:

•  at least two years of high school completed with at least a 2.75 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 international student application process includes the requirements for visa certification and therefore will take a few weeks extra to complete.  Submit your Gateway application early–2 to 3 months before your first class at GIAL.   Contact our international student coordinator ( with any questions.