Admissions

International SOAR

All students are required to attend a SOAR session prior to enrolling in classes. SOAR sessions are led by current Georgia Southern students who will be a great resource for you to ask questions of and show you what it means to be a Georgia Southern student! You will also be able to meet with your academic advisor, who will advise you on which classes have been selected for your first semester.

Statesboro Campus

SOAR Session Date for International Students | Fall 2020

  • International SOAR: August 12-14, 2020

Arrival

Depending on when your flight arrives, you may need to spend the night at an airport hotel. A list of Savannah/Hilton Head Airport hotels can be found here. There is limited transportation between the airport and campus.  We recommend an Uber or Lyft for approximately $60.00, or a taxi for approximately $100.

If you are arriving early and staying in a Residence Hall, please notify the Office of International Programs and Services and/or University Housing of your early arrival date.  If you are arriving prior to Monday, August 10th, be prepared to pay $23 per night to stay in your Residence Hall early.  If arriving on or after Monday, August 10th, your early arrival stay in your Residence Hall is covered by your SOAR fee.


Reservation Process & Fees

Student Fee: $125.00
Includes: Orientation Program Guide, SOAR T-shirt, some meals, and trained staff to assist with your transition.  This fee also covers early arrival overnight accommodations in your Residence Hall, beginning with Monday, August 12th.

Parent/Guest Fee: $35 for the first guest and $10 for each additional guest.
If parents are traveling with you, they are encouraged to attend SOAR. There will be morning and afternoon presentations specific to family needs on August 13th and 14th. Includes: Orientation Program Guide, SOAR T-shirt, some meals, and trained staff to assist with your transition.

SOAR Reservation Process:

  • To make a reservation please click the “Register” button above to access our SOAR registration system.
  • Enter your last name, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your Eagle ID number. Click the “Check Status” button.
    • Don’t know your Eagle ID? It’s included with your acceptance packet and begins with 900 or 901.
  • In the Orientation tab, click on the “SOAR Online Reservation Form” link.
  • Follow the instructions by selecting the International SOAR session and completing your registration with a credit card payment.
  • If you have any questions during the reservation process, call 912.478.7627 or email orientation@georgiasouthern.edu.

Information about making changes to your SOAR reservation, and the SOAR Cancellation/Refund Policy can be found here.


Changing your Major

If you need to change your major, you can do so by completing the Change of Major Form.


What to Expect

  • Lots of energy! Our program is power-packed with information, fun, and spirit! Be ready to SOAR!
  • Outstanding administration, faculty, staff and students to assist you.
  • A different climate. Usually warm, but a different kind of sticky warm because it’s humid here in Georgia! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, bring an umbrella, and a light jacket if you get cold indoors (we have great air conditioning!).
  • Be prepared to learn a lot. Bring a pen and paper.

Accessing your SOAR Confirmation Letter

  • After reserving your SOAR session, return to the Admissions Status Check page.
  • Enter your last name, date of birth and last 4 digits of your Eagle ID number. Click the “Check Status” button.
  • In the Orientation Information tab, click on the “Review/Edit My Reservation” link. Print your confirmation letter.

Armstrong Campus

SOAR Session Date for International Students | Fall 2020

  • International SOAR: August 12-14, 2020

Arrival

Depending on when your flight arrives, you may need to spend the night at an airport hotel. A list of Savannah/Hilton Head Airport hotels can be found here.  We recommend an Uber or Lyft for approximately $30.00, or a taxi for approximately $50.

If you are arriving early and staying in a Residence Hall, please notify the Office of International Programs ans Services and/or University Housing of your early arrival date.  If you are arriving prior to Monday, August 10th, be prepared to pay $23 per night to stay in your Residence Hall early.  If arriving on or after Monday, August 10th, your early arrival stay in your Residence Hall is covered by your SOAR fee.


Reservation Process & Fees

Student Fee: $125.00
Includes: Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Student Guidebook, SOAR T-shirt, some meals, and trained staff to assist with your transition.  This fee also covers early arrival overnight accommodations in your Residence Hall, beginning with Monday, August 12th.

Parent/Guest Fee: $35 for the first guest and $10 for each additional guest.
If parents are traveling with you, they are encouraged to attend SOAR. There will be morning and afternoon presentations specific to family needs on August 13th and 14th. Includes: Orientation Program Guide, SOAR T-shirt, some meals, and trained staff to assist with your transition.

SOAR Reservation Process:

  • To make a reservation please click the “Register” button above to access our SOAR reservation system.
  • Enter your last name, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your Eagle ID number. Click the “Check Status” button.Don’t know your Eagle ID? It’s included with your acceptance packet and begins with 900 or 901.
  • In the Orientation tab, click on the “SOAR Online Reservation Form” link.
  • Follow the instructions by selecting the International SOAR session and completing your reservation with a credit card payment.
  • If you have any questions during the reservation process, call 912.478.7627 or email orientation@georgiasouthern.edu.

Information about making changes to your SOAR reservation, and the SOAR Cancellation/Refund Policy can be found here.


Changing your Major

If you need to change your major, you can do so by completing the Change of Major Form.


What to Expect

  • Lots of energy! Our program is power-packed with information, fun, and spirit! Be ready to SOAR!
  • Outstanding administration, faculty, staff and students to assist you.
  • A different climate. Usually warm, but a different kind of sticky warm because it’s humid here in Georgia! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, bring an umbrella, and a light jacket if you get cold indoors (we have great air conditioning!).
  • Be prepared to learn a lot. Bring a pen and paper.

Accessing your SOAR Confirmation Letter

  • After reserving your SOAR session, return to the Admissions Status Check page.
  • Enter your last name, date of birth and last 4 digits of your Eagle ID number. Click the “Check Status” button.
  • In the Orientation Information tab, click on the “Review/Edit My Reservation” link. Print your confirmation letter.

Last updated: 2/20/2020

Orientation P.O. Box 8096 Statesboro, GA 30460 912-478-7627 orientation@georgiasouthern.edu