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Accepted Student Checklist

We’re happy you’re joining the Eagle Nation! Below is all the information you need to enroll at Georgia Southern. View your official acceptance letter on your Admissions Status Check Page

May 1 National Candidates Reply Date

Georgia Southern University supports the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission. This includes the May 1 National Candidates Reply Date. New students admitted for a fall semester have until at least May 1st to accept their offer of admission. This includes committing to required summer programs. Georgia Southern does not require an enrollment deposit. Commitment is gauged by registration and payments for SOAR (orientation) and on-campus housing.

Freshmen

Note that not all items may pertain to your situation.

Apply for On-Campus Housing (beginning in November)

Apply early for housing to receive the best options! There is a mandatory live-on campus requirement for all incoming freshmen. Two to three days after 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 non-refundable application fee when completing the application.

Register for SOAR (beginning in February)

SOAR is a mandatory orientation program for all new students. Registration for Spring SOAR will be available in mid-October, and registration for Summer and Fall SOAR will be available in February. New information and updates are posted regularly on the SOAR website.

Once you have signed up for SOAR, you will be able to access a course, “Pre-Advisement Course”, within your MyGeorgiaSouthern portal under Folio. You will want to be sure to complete this course at least two weeks prior to your Virtual SOAR session to ensure you receive a course schedule at the Virtual SOAR event!

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. The 2021-22 FAFSA (for the fall 2021 semester) opens October 1, 2020.

Request Final Transcripts (High School AND Dual Enrollment)

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 through Dual Enrollment, we will need all final transcripts from all colleges attended. Make sure they are sent to us directly from the college once you complete all of your Dual Enrollment work.

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 submitted in the My.GeorgiaSouthern portal in Online Student Health. All forms should be received prior to beginning classes.

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. Note, tuition and fees are approved by the University System of Georgia annually, and changes in tuition and fee rates are typically effective fall semester each year. 

Review tuition and fees for the current academic year here: 

TUITION AND FEES

Transfer

Note that not all items may pertain to your situation.

Register for SOAR

SOAR is a mandatory orientation program for all new students. Registration for Spring SOAR will be available in mid-October, and registration for Summer and Fall SOAR will be available in February. New information and updates will be posted regularly on the SOAR website.

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.

Complete the Pre-Advisement Course (After Registering for SOAR)

Once you have signed up for SOAR, you will be able to access a course, “Pre-Advisement Course,” within your MyGeorgiaSouthern portal under Folio. You will want to be sure to complete this course at least two weeks prior to your Virtual SOAR session to ensure you receive a course schedule at the Virtual SOAR event!

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. Review off-campus housing options here.

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 2.0 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.

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 submitted in the My.GeorgiaSouthern portal in Online Student Health. All forms should be received prior to beginning classes.

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)

Note, tuition and fees are approved by the University System of Georgia annually, and changes in tuition and fee rates are typically effective fall semester each year. 

Review tuition and fees for the current academic year here: 

TUITION AND FEES

 

International

Visit the International Student Admissions & Programs page and review the international student 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 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.

Note, tuition and fees are approved by the University System of Georgia annually, and changes in tuition and fee rates are typically effective fall semester each year. 

Review tuition and fees for the current academic year here: 

TUITION AND FEES

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 EvaluationOnce 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.


(Optional) Pre-Professional Programs:

If you are pursuing a Pre-Professional program, (medical school, physical therapy programs, dentistry, optometry, as well as law school programs), meet with the Pre-Professional Advisor to discuss test requirements. Please visit our Pre-Professional Advising page to connect with a pre-professional advisor from your desired program.

Last updated: 6/11/2021