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New Students


Prospective students who want to attend Georgia Southern University have a unique opportunity to START NOW! Meet with a counselor to discuss your ability to receive a same-day admission decision and meet with an academic advisor to start classes this fall. Start Now events are offered at all three campuses; select the event registration below for the campus you wish to enroll at.


Start Now Steps:
1. Register to attend an event by campus below.
2. Complete your application online for free by using the fee waiver included in your event registration confirmation email.
3. Gather official copies of transcripts from all schools attended.*
4. Visit the Georgia Southern campus you registered for on the event day.

*Unofficial transcripts may be acceptable at the event for conditional acceptance.


Students will be able to speak with Financial Aid while they wait for a decision. If admitted by a certain time (varies by campus; see individual event details for more information), students may also see an academic advisor on the same day! Students unable to meet with an advisor on the same day will be contacted by an academic advisor the next day to be advised. Some students may be required to take a college placement exam prior to receiving a decision.

Admitted students are required to pay for and attend SOAR (orientation) after the Start Now event in order to remain registered for classes. See below for SOAR summer semester dates.


Event information by Campus:

  • Tuesday, July 31 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Lewis Hall, Statesboro Campus | REGISTER
  • Wednesday, August 1 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Victor Hall, Armstrong Campus | REGISTER
  • Thursday, August 2 | 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Liberty Campus | REGISTER

This event is specifically tailored for transfer and adult & non-traditional students.  If you are a high school senior, please visit our Freshman Admissions page.


Fall Semester SOAR Sessions:

  • Statesboro Campus | $55 | Saturday, August 11
  • Armstrong Campus | $55 | Saturday, August 11
  • Liberty Campus | $30 | Tuesday, August 7

Learn more about SOAR.

Former Students


Former students who want to re-enroll at Georgia Southern University have a unique opportunity to START NOW! Meet with a representative to be readmitted and meet with an academic advisor to register for classes this fall. Start Now events are offered at all three campuses; plan to attend an event at the campus you wish to enroll at.


Start Now Steps:
1. Complete the returning student form.

  • If you have/know your My.GeorgiaSouthern.edu login credentials, use this form.
  • If you don’t have/know your My.GeorgiaSouthern.edu login credentials, use this form and select the “Create New Account” on the left side below the Log In button. You will need to complete your registration and activate your account by following the link you receive in your email after creating a new account. Then you will be able to complete the returning student form needed prior to the event.

2. Gather official copies of transcripts from all schools attended.*
3. Visit the Georgia Southern campus you wish to enroll at on the event day.

*Unofficial transcripts may be acceptable at the event for conditional acceptance.


Students will be able to speak with Financial Aid while they wait for a decision. If admitted by a certain time (varies by campus; see individual event details for more information), students may also see an academic advisor on the same day! Students unable to meet with an advisor on the same day will be contacted by an academic advisor the next day to be advised.


Event information by Campus:

  • Tues., July 31  | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Lewis Hall, Statesboro Campus
  • Wed., August 1 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Victor Hall, Armstrong Campus
  • Thurs., August 2  | 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Liberty Campus

There is no pre-registration for former students. Arrive at check-in and you will be directed to the appropriate representative.

Last updated: 7/5/2018