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Other Student Types

Students in this category include former Georgia Southern undergraduate students, non-traditional students, fully online students, transient students, and post-baccalaureate students. There are also resources listed for military/veteran students.

Transient

A transient student is an undergraduate student in good standing at another accredited institution who enrolls for one semester at Georgia Southern University in order to complete work to be transferred back to the parent institution.

Admissions Criteria
  1. Apply for Admission ($30 non-refundable application fee)
  2. Letter of Good Standing from current school

 


Meet your Admissions Team

Neal Richardson, Associate Director for Transfer Recruitment
Brittanie Blunt, Coordinator of Online Program & Transfer Recruitment
Elizabeth Rowe, Transfer Credit Evaluator
Katie Siler, Transfer Credit Evaluator

The Georgia Southern Office of Undergraduate Admissions will only maintain a record of non-enrolling student test scores and transcripts for five years. Admission applications and fees are only kept for two years.

Non-Traditional

You are a non-traditional student if you have been out of high school at least five years or your high school class graduated at least five years ago.

Admissions Criteria

Non-Traditional Freshmen

Provisional acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have been out of high school at least five years or high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  2. Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED.
  3. Have earned between zero (0) and 29 transferable semester credit hours.
  4. Have a 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.*

Upon admission, you may be required to take the COMPASS test, a computerized placement test that measures skills in math, reading, and English. Contact the Academic Success Center to schedule a time to take the test. The COMPASS must be completed prior to enrollment. Online Bachelor of General Studies majors must complete the COMPASS prior to signing up for online SOAR.

*If you have under a 2.0 on all attempted college work, you may contact our office to discuss additional options.

Non-Traditional Transfers

Acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have been out of high school at least five years or high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  2. Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED.
  3. Have earned 30+ transferable semester credit hours.
  4. Have a 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.*

*If you have under a 2.0 on all attempted college work, you may contact our office to discuss additional options.

If you have been out of college for five or more years, we strongly recommend that you contact the Academic Success Center to learn more about the services provided to help you succeed in college.


Transfer and Spring/Fall Transient students who have taken remedial, learning support, and/or required high school curriculum make-up courses in college must:

  • Exit those courses successfully, and
  • Earn credit for Area A equivalent courses that correspond to the mandated remedial/learning support courses with a “C” or higher.

Meet your Admissions Team
Stephanie del Forn, Admissions Specialist
Fully Online

Georgia Southern University offers a wide variety of programs to meet the diverse needs of our students, including several online academic programs. We hope to assist you in better meeting your academic goals; however, not all of our programs are available in all states. If you are located in a state other than Georgia and wish to enroll in one of our online offerings, please check here to determine if we are able to offer online courses and programs in your state.

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Apply for Admission to Georgia Southern Online Programs

Online Bachelor of General Studies

Georgia Southern University provides the opportunity to achieve your goal of earning your college diploma with its fully online Bachelor of General Studies degree. The program is perfect for transfer students, full-time professionals, stay-at-home parents who want to go back to school or others who just want the convenience that a fully online degree program offers you.

This multi-disciplinary, flexible degree offers a well-rounded education that prepares graduates for a variety of careers and graduate programs. An established and respected roster of academic advisors and faculty mentors provide ongoing assistance throughout your education. This program provides the opportunity to structure your degree to meet your individual and professional goals by building a degree program which includes three Areas of Study.

Choose three areas of study from the following six options:
• Business
• Justice Studies
• Music
• Public Administration
• Sociology
• Writing

Students will have flexibility in choosing from a wide variety of upper-division courses in these areas of study each semester. You can see all of the courses which you will have the opportunity to take here.

Transfer students may also be eligible for Academic Renewal, which allows a student to have their previous grade point average replaced with a “renewed” grade point average. Learn more here, under the tab Academic Renewal.

Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Information Technology is changing our world including how we live, work, learn and play. A wide range of employment opportunities in Information Technology exist because it is required for most companies to be competitive or even to exist in today’s markets.

The Web BSIT program is designed for people seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, but whose lifestyles make it difficult to attend traditional classes on campus. This program lets you continue your current job while pursing the degree which will provide countless opportunities.

The program is essentially the final two years of a Bachelor degree, only the IT major courses, with the assumption the general education curriculum has been completed. If you have not completed the general education curriculum, or are close, you will need to do so before starting this program. This program is also popular for students who have a Bachelor’s degree in another area of study. See the WebBSIT Course List for prospective students.

Online RN to BSN

Our online RN-BSN Program is designed exclusively for individuals who are currently Registered Nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and achieve professional advancement and personal enrichment. Our affordable, flexible, and individualized program means you can enroll part-time or full-time with faculty led courses. The RN-BSN Program at Georgia Southern University is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE. The answers to many frequently asked questions about the program can be found here.

The online program and course objectives are identical to those for conventional classroom teaching; however, instructional methods that fit the requirements of online education are employed within the courses. Both synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (on your own, not live) formats are used. Most of the course work is asynchronous but live sessions are scheduled in selected online courses. There are typically alternative assignments to the live sessions available as necessary.

Veterans

Welcome to Georgia Southern University! We in the Office of Admissions are excited that you are considering our university for your educational pursuits. We are committed to helping military personnel and their families. For the third year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named a Military Friendly School® by G.I. Jobs magazine for its efforts to provide educational opportunities to America’s veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. Because of our commitment to serve our serviceman and women and their families, we have dedicated this page to offer helpful resources to assist you with your admissions process and eligibility for educational benefits for you and your family.

We encourage you to visit the Military and Veteran Student Center for additional resources.

FAQs

We encourage you to visit the Military and Veteran Student Center for additional resources.

I am an active duty serviceman; do I have to pay an application fee?

Yes, you will need to pay the $30 application for admissions consideration. However there are other fees that you are not obligated to pay once you become a student. To petition for special institutional fee waivers or other tuition fee waivers, please visit our Tuition Classification/Fee Waivers on the Office of the Registrar website for more information.

I am applying for the Green to Gold program. What are your school’s FICE Academic Code and/or ROTC Code?

Georgia Southern University’s code is 001572. For other school codes, you may view the following document. Start by visiting Georgia Southern University Office of Veterans Services. You may also gain beneficial information by visiting the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

GSU Office of Veterans Services
The Office of Veterans Services’ main goal is to initiate and assure continuation of educational benefits. They are available to provide supportive services to veterans, national guardsmen, reservists, and eligible beneficiaries enrolled at Georgia Southern University.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Are you prior military and have questions about your education benefits? Visit the USDVA website for more information about education benefits for yourself or for your dependents.

I am interested in learning more about your university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program and your Military Science Program. Where do I look?

The Military Science program is a non-degree program in the College of Science & Mathematics. GSU offers an ROTC program for the Army branch of the military.

College of Science & Mathematics: Department of Military Science

Eagle Battalion Army ROTC Program

Are you interested in participating in our Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program?

Established in 1980, the Eagle Battalion has a national reputation for producing the country’s best mentally and physically prepared Officers to serve our nation. Visit our website for more information.

Do you offer credit for military training and prior service education?

GSU does offer transferable credit for prior military training and service education. In order for us to adequately review your eligibility, you must submit an official transcript.

Joint Services Transcripts (JST)
JST is a computerized transcript system that produces official transcripts for eligible Soldiers upon request by combining a Soldier’s military education and job experience with descriptions and college credit recommendations developed by the American Council on Education (ACE). In addition to name and SSN, the transcript contains the following information:

• Current or highest enlisted rank

• Military status (active or inactive)*

• Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI) and Skill Qualification Identifiers (SQI)

• Formal military courses

• Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) held

• Standardized test score descriptions and credit recommendations developed by ACE

I am currently an active duty serviceman, active duty National Guard, or Reserve solider and would like to us my Tuition Assistance. Where do I go for assistance?

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process’ and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

Army Military Assistance – GoArmyEd
GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning. It allows Soldiers to manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support. GoArmyEd is also the virtual gateway for Army Civilians to apply for their Civilian education, training, and leader development events.

Air Force Tuition Assistance

Navy Tuition Assistance

Marine Tuition Assistance

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program, a component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, is a career development and employment assistance program. MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate’s Degrees (excluding Associate’s Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.

For more information on approved certificate and licensure programs at GSU, you may visit the GSU Division of Continuing Education.

Other Helpful Military Resources
Please note that the Office of Admissions does not endorse any of the specified websites or its counterparts, rather we are only providing a simple platform of obtaining information about helpful resources for military families.
www.military.comhttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/http://www.military1.com/CLEP ExaminationsDSST ExaminationsVeterans United Foundation

Green To Gold Army ROTC Program

Rosland Capital Fund

Post-Baccalaureate

A post-baccalaureate student is a student that has received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who is not seeking graduate-level credit.


Non-Degree Seeking
  1. Apply for Admission ($30 non-refundable application fee).
  2. Official transcript from the institution in which undergraduate degree was received.

On Page 3 of your application, under “Enrollment Information:”

  • Application Type: “Postbaccalaureate”
  • Do you plan to seek a degree? “No”
  • What degree do you intend to earn? “Select a degree”
  • What is your intended major? “Non Degree – Post Baccalaureate”

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.


Degree Seeking
  1. Apply for Admission ($30 non-refundable application fee).
  2. Official transcripts from all previous institutions.

On Page 3 of your application, under “Enrollment Information:”

  • Application Type: “Postbaccalaureate”
  • Do you plan to seek a degree? “Yes”
  • What degree do you intend to earn? “Bachelor’s”
  • What is your intended major? Choose the major you intend to earn.

Credit Evaluation

Once you have been accepted to Georgia Southern University you will receive a credit evaluation detailing what courses will transfer into our institution. For more detailed information about what specific class will transfer, please use the Registrar’s Transfer Equivalency Tool.


Meet your Admissions Team

Neal Richardson, Associate Director for Transfer Recruitment
Brittanie Blunt, Coordinator of Online Program & Transfer Recruitment
Stephanie del Forn, Coordinator of Residency & Processing
Katie Siler, Transfer Credit Evaluator

Questions? Email us.

The Georgia Southern Office of Undergraduate Admissions will only maintain a record of non-enrolling student test scores and transcripts for five years. Admission applications and fees are only kept for two years.

Former Georgia Southern Students
If you have attended Georgia Southern as an undergraduate student past the end of the Drop/Add period, then you are a former Georgia Southern student. If you wish to re-enroll in any undergraduate capacity (freshman, transfer, transient, or post-baccalaureate), you should complete the Former Student Application and work with the Office of the Registrar.
If you have an undergraduate degree or previous coursework as an undergraduate from Georgia Southern, but want to begin graduate school, you should apply as a new graduate student. Learn more at the College of Graduate Studies.

The Georgia Southern Office of Undergraduate Admissions will only maintain a record of non-enrolling student test scores and transcripts for five years. Admission applications and fees are only kept for two years.

College of Graduate Studies

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Last updated: 8/9/2016