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Accepted Student Checklist

We’re happy to have you as an Eagle! Be sure to take care of the following as soon as possible. Completing everything listed below will make your transition into college much smoother.

Freshmen

Note that not all items may pertain to your situation.

Apply for On-Campus Housing
Apply early for housing to receive the best options! There is a mandatory live-on campus requirement for all incoming freshmen. After two to three days of your acceptance, you will be able to log into the Housing Application using your Eagle ID and date of birth. You will need to pay a $100 non-refundable application fee at the time of completing the application.

Register for SOAR
SOAR is a mandatory orientation program for all new students. You will attend information sessions and register for classes. Visit the SOAR website to sign up and to get more information, including what to bring, what to expect, where to stay, etc.

Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
If you need financial aid or would like to be considered for the HOPE scholarship (Georgia students only), you will need to complete the FAFSA.

Return Immunization Forms
Visit the Health Services website for instructions on submitting the required immunization records, tuberculosis screening, and medical history forms. These completed  forms should be faxed to the Health Services at 912-478-0792, or, if you have already signed up for SOAR, we recommend submitting in the My.GeorgiaSouthern portal in Online Student Health. All forms should be received prior to beginning classes.

Request Final Transcripts
If you are in high school, request that your guidance counselor send us your final high school transcript. This will include all of your classes and grades from all four years of high school and will not be available until after you graduate. Make sure it includes your graduation date as well. If you have attended college, we will need all final transcripts from all colleges attended.

Pay Tuition and Fees
After you sign up for SOAR and register for classes, your tuition and fees will be tallied by the Office of Student Fees. The bill will vary in amount, but will be based on the following:
-Number of credit hours you are registered to take during the semester
-Residence Hall costs
-Student Fees
-Meal Plan
-Financial Aid Award

Additional expenses not billed by Georgia Southern include: EAGLEXPRESS, food, gas, off-campus rent, utilities, etc. The bill can be accessed online and is due by the first day of classes. Anyone who fails to pay their tuition and fees by this time will have their classes cancelled.

Transfer

Note that not all items may pertain to your situation.

Register for SOAR

SOAR is a mandatory orientation program for all new students. You will attend information sessions and register for classes. Visit the SOAR website to sign up and to get more information, including what to bring, what to expect, where to stay, etc. Apply for On-Campus Housing.

View Your Credit Evaluation

Once you have been accepted to Georgia Southern, you can view your detailed credit evaluation report online via your Status Check Page.

Speak to an Academic Advisor

You have the opportunity to be advised prior to your SOAR session.  Through the early advisement process, you can receive an approved schedule that will all you quicker access to registration at SOAR.  In some cases, your advisor will pre-register you for critical courses necessary for your degree program. Your advisor will contact you prior to SOAR.

Submit Immunization Forms

Visit the Health Services website for instructions on submitting the required immunization records, tuberculosis screening, and medical history forms. These completed  forms should be faxed to the Health Services at 912-478-0792, or, if you have already signed up for SOAR, we recommend submitting in the My.GeorgiaSouthern portal in Online Student Health. All forms should be received prior to beginning classes.

Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you need financial aid or would like to be considered for the HOPE scholarship (Georgia students only), you will need to complete the FAFSA.

Secure Housing  

If you are transferring to Georgia Southern with less than 30 credits, you will be required to live on campus during your first year.  You’ll want to apply early for housing to get your preferred option.  Two to three days after you have been accepted, you’ll be able to access the online housing applicationIf you are transferring with more than 30 credits, you have the option to live on or off campus.  There are great options on campus for upperclassmen students on campus, including Freedom’s Landing.

Request Final College Transcripts

If you were accepted under the Conditional Acceptance policy, then your acceptance to Georgia Southern is contingent upon the successful completion of 30 transferable semester hours (45 transferable quarter hours) and a final cumulative transferable 2.o GPA.  To prove this you must send an official final college transcript to our office before the first day of classes.  If you are currently in classes and were accepted as a regular transfer student, we will need a copy of your final college transcript in order to give you credit for these courses and finalize your acceptance.

Pay Tuition and Fees

After you sign up for SOAR and register for classes, your tuition and fees will be tallied by the Office of Student Fees. The bill will vary in amount, but will be based on the following:
-Number of credit hours you are registered to take during the semester
-Residence Hall costs (if applicable)
-Student Fees
-Meal Plan (if applicable)
-Financial Aid Award (if applicable)

International

Review the international student accepted checklist here.

Eagle Incentive Program

Review the EIP accepted checklist here.

Transient

Once you have been accepted to Georgia Southern as a transient student, you will be able to register for the courses approved by your home institution. You will need to watch the introductory registration video online with instructions on how to log in to MyGeorgiaSouthern as a first-time user. Your Registration Access Number (RAN) is located in the center column of your MyGeorgiaSouthern screen. Once you have your RAN, watch the video about WINGS, outlining the online registration process. Upon completion of all steps above, you will be able to register for the courses approved by your home institution.


As a transient student at Georgia Southern you are able to enroll for one semester in order to complete work to be transferred back to your parent institution.

Post-Baccalaureate

Degree Seeking

Once you have been accepted to Georgia Southern as a degree seeking Post-Baccalaureate student, you will be able to be advised and register for classes. You have the privilege of having your Registration Access Number (RAN) available to you via your MyGeorgiaSouthern portal. Simply log into your MyGeorgiaSouthern account and click on “Lookup RAN” in the Registration Information section of your homepage. As a degree-seeking student, you should contact the advisor for your program for assistance on course selection.


View Your Credit Evaluation: Once you have been accepted to Georgia Southern you will receive a credit evaluation through your student WINGS account detailing what courses will transfer into our institution. For more detailed information about what specific class will transfer, please use the Transfer Equivalency Tool


Non-Degree Seeking

Once you have been accepted to Georgia Southern as a non-degree seeking Post-Baccalaureate student, you have the privilege of having your Registration Access Number (RAN) available to you via your MyGeorgiaSouthern portal. Simply log into your MyGeorgiaSouthern account and click on “Lookup RAN” in the Registration Information section of your homepage. Since you do not plan on seeking a degree, it is not necessary for you to contact an advisor for advisement. You may simply use the RAN provided to you in your MyGeorgiaSouthern portal to register for courses in your student WINGS account.


As a non-degree seeking Post-Baccalaureate student, you will not receive a credit evaluation. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

 

Last updated: 9/8/2016