Georgia Southern University welcomes and supports Out of State students! Students from 48 different states currently study at Georgia Southern University. Out of State students currently make up 6% of the study body. Georgia Southern is recognized world-wide for offering students a superior university education taught by exceptional and caring faculty. Georgia Southern is the largest and most comprehensive university in the southern half of the state. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, ensuring an educational experience recognized by employers for its high quality. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Georgia Southern University, our academic programs, and our admissions process.
Stephen Warner, Coordinator of Out of State Recruitment
Patricia Beavan, Coordinator of Florida Recruitment
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.
Out-of-State Fee Waiver Scholarship Deadline is February 1, 2016. The waiver is a competitive academic scholarship that allows select out-of-state students to attend Georgia Southern without paying an additional out-of-state fee. Such fees, which are common at state universities throughout the country, are assessed because students who live in another state haven’t supported the institution with tax dollars. But the state of Georgia recognizes the value of inviting good students to study and earn degrees here regardless of where they live, allowing Georgia Southern to grant a limited number of out-of-state fee waivers. Eligibility is based upon the following criteria:
- Minimum 1200 SAT or 27 ACT (composite)
- High School Academic GPA 3.2+
- Admission to Georgia Southern University
- Minimum College GPA 3.5+
- Admission to Georgia Southern University
Requirements Please complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission online. You must also complete the online Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program. Be sure to indicate on your scholarship application that you would like to be considered for the out-of-state fee waiver. Scholarship applications are due no later than February 1st. Go here for more information about Scholarships. Selected students will be asked to interview for the Out-of-State Fee waiver Scholarship on campus. For more information contact: Stephen Warner or Patricia Beaven.
Why attend Georgia Southern from Out of State? Georgia Southern is the largest and most comprehensive university in the southern half of the state. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, ensuring an educational experience recognized by employers for its high quality. Georgia Southern’s increasingly selective admission standards have raised the average SAT score for the University’s freshman class to 1,113, exceeding state and national averages. Another indicator of rising student quality is the growth of the University Honors Program, which is a magnet for high-achieving students. Our nearly 1000-acre campus is a mix of the old and traditional with the new and cutting edge. Set in a park-like environment of lawns, lakes and trees, Georgia Southern offers places of hustle and bustle you’d expect with an enrollment of more than 20,500 where there is plenty to do and many opportunities to make new friends. Yet, there are quiet places where you can find time to be apart and find yourself.
Are there other Out of State students at Georgia Southern University? Yes, hundreds of students from around the United States apply to study at Georgia Southern each year. The Out of State student population makes up six percent of the student body and is growing!
Are there any special admission requirements for Out of State students?All prospective students must meet the same requirements no matter the state they are from. These requirements include a minimum 1010 SAT (critical reading + math) or 21 ACT (composite). Student must have a Satisfactory Grade Point Average* on the following required high school curriculum:
- Mathematics: Four (4) units of Mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. For students who graduate from a Georgia public school in 2012 or later, the 4 units of Mathematics must include a course at the level of Math 3 or higher.
- English: Four (4) units of English which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.
- Science: Students who graduate in 2012 or later must have four (4) units of science. Three (3) units of science are required for those who graduated in 2011 or earlier. Students need at least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences. Georgia public high school graduates must have at least one (1) unit of biology, one (1) unit of physical science or physics, and one (1) unit of chemistry, earth systems, environmental science, or an advanced placement science course.
- Social Science: Three (3) units of social science, with at least one (1) course focusing on United States studies and one (1) course focusing on world studies.
- Foreign Language: Two (2) units in the same foreign language emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Two (2) units of American Sign Language may be used to satisfy this requirement.
*The average high school Grade Point Average of our current class of freshman is a 3.20.
My high school graduation course requirements are different from the courses listed for admission. What do I need to do? In order to be admitted to Georgia Southern you must meet the admission course requirements as listed above and on the freshman admissions page. This is required by the Georgia Board of Regents. However, there may other opportunities to satisfy these requirements. Please reach out to your admissions counselor for more information.
Is there a limit on the number of Out of State students Georgia Southern will accepted each year? No, there is no limit on the number of Out of State students Georgia Southern will accept each year.
Is there special assistance or scholarships for Out of State students? Yes, Georgia Southern offers the Out of State Fee Waiver Scholarship for Out of State students. In addition, Out of State students are eligible to apply for academic merit based scholarships.
Do you accept Florida Prepay or other 529 plans? Yes, most states allow students to use their pre-paid money for any college, whether or not it is in-state or out-of-state. Student with a prepaid account should contact the program for specific information regarding specifics about the use of the funds.
Will Georgia Southern accept state tax scholarships, such as Bright Futures and Palmetto Fellows? No, the scholarship funds generated through state taxes must stay within the state. For instance, Bright Futures is for Florida students who attend a Florida college or university. Students cannot use the award in another state, just as Georgia students could not use their HOPE to attend a school outside the state of Georgia.
Where is Georgia Southern University? Georgia Southern is located in the southern part of the United States, in the state of Georgia. The campus is located in the town of Statesboro, about an hour’s drive from Savannah and Tybee Island beach, 3-hours from Atlanta, and 2-hours from Florida.
How much does it cost? The cost of attending Georgia Southern is around $32,000 per year for Out of State undergraduate students. This includes expenses for tuition and fees, housing and food, and other personal expenses. These costs are lower than many other U.S. universities of comparable size and facilities. To see a breakdown of fees, visit the Office of Student Accounts.