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Congratulations on taking the first step in making Georgia Southern your new home.

A big university offers a lot: thousands of course options and more than 120 majors, a constant buzz of activity, big-time sporting events and spirited intramurals, and lively study sessions and intense research opportunities. All within a campus of stately buildings, filled with history and tradition. That’s Georgia Southern.

A smaller place has its advantages: close working relationships with your professors, classmates who become more than faces in the crowd, and opportunities to make a difference in student life on campus. All within a safe, warm community, where just about everyone says hello to one another. That’s Georgia Southern.


Here are some helpful hints to make the most of the resources linked to the left on this site:

  • Utilize the Check Your Status link to track your admission application. It provides live updates so you can know exactly where you are in the process.
  • Once admitted, the Accepted Student Checklist can help you complete the steps to confirm your attendance at Georgia Southern.
  • Be sure to sit down with your family to review Paying for College. It is important that you have a plan and complete the necessary steps to receive aid, if needed.
  • If you haven’t already, Visit Georgia Southern! There are many different visit opportunities so that you can make your final college choice.
  • Don’t miss the important Admissions Scholarships deadlines. The MyScholarships application link is available here along with important tips for scholarships.
  • Your Status Check Page will confirm your Residency status. If you are listed as an out-of-state student and feel that may be in error, be sure to review this section.
  • After you are admitted you’ll need to sign up for SOAR, our Orientation for new students.
  • Meet Your Counselor is one of the most important steps. Find out who your admissions counselor is and start a conversation with them. They can help you through this entire process.
  • If you have earned Credit by Exam from AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP exams, learn what scores are needed to receive college credit.
  • All students have the right to appeal their admission decision. To discuss appeal options, please contact your admissions counselor at (912) 478-5391 or admissions@georgiasouthern.edu.

Last updated: 6/12/2017