Application Information

Priority Application Deadlines
These dates are for priority consideration. Applications will be available after these dates; however, decisions are based on the student's ability to submit all required documents at least one week prior to the first day of classes. International applicants must submit materials 30 days prior to the standard deadline.
  • Spring semester: December 1
  • Spring (Mini) semester: March 1
  • Summer semester: April 1
  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Fall (Mini) semester: October 1

The Admissions Process

Please complete the entire online application. The information you provide is critical in allowing Georgia Southern University to communicate with you and evaluate your potential as a student.

Choosing Your Application Type: On page three, under Enrollment Information, you are asked to pick your Application Type. Use the definitions below to choose your type.

  • Freshman-Never Dual-Enrolled: I am attending college soon after high school and have not attended college anywhere else - either through dual-enrollment/MOWR or after graduation.
  • Freshman-Previously Dual-Enrolled: I attended college while in high school, perhaps through MOWR/Dual Enrollment, but not at Georgia Southern. Now I want to attend Georgia Southern after high school graduation.
  • Dual-Enrollment: I want to attend Georgia Southern while I am still in high school. (No Application Fee is required for new Dual-Enrollment students).
  • Transfer: I have attended and am transferring credit from another college.
  • Transient: I am attending another college, but I want to be at Georgia Southern for one semester only.
  • Post-baccalaureate: I earned a bachelor's degree and want to take additional classes or earn another bachelor's degree. (You must choose Yes or No on the question that asks "Do you plan to seek a degree" so we  know if you intend to earn a second bachelor's degree.) FORMER STUDENTS: If you attended Georgia Southern University or Armstrong State University after your high school graduation date, you are a former student. If you only attended prior to graduation date (Dual Enrollment) or as a transient student, then select a student type from above. (No Application Fee is required for Former Students).
  • Former Student: I am returning to Georgia Southern University and have not earned a four year degree from Georgia Southern or another institution.
  • Transient-Former Student: I am currently enrolled at another university and want to attend Georgia Southern for one semester only.
  • Post Baccalaureate (Seeking Degree)-Former Student: I have already earned a four year degree from Georgia Southern University/Armstrong State University or another accredited institution and intend to pursue another undergraduate degree.
  • Post Baccalaureate (NOT Seeking Degree)-Former Student: I have already earned a four year degree from Georgia Southern University/Armstrong State University or another accredited institution and do NOT plan on earning another undergraduate degree.

To learn more about each student type and the requirements and supplemental items needed, visit our Future Students website.

Application Fee: $30

Check Your Application Status: Please check your status 3 business days after submitting your application at This page contains live information about your admission status.

Secondary Admit Programs

The following programs at Georgia Southern University require secondary admission. This means that you can be admitted to the University but will have to apply to the specific program after you are enrolled. Each program has different admission criteria, and you should refer to the program website or speak with your academic advisor at SOAR to learn more. If you choose one of these programs on your undergraduate Application for Admission, you will initially be assigned to a different major with closely matched coursework.

Medical Laboratory Sciences  |  Nursing  |  Radiologic Sciences  |  Respiratory Therapy


Georgia Southern recognizes academically talented students with a variety of academic scholarships or positions in the University Honors Program or Southern Leaders Program. To qualify, students should have demonstrated achievement inside the classroom, outstanding SAT/ACT scores, leadership experience, and extracurricular involvement. Georgia Southern awards over 250 scholarships to outstanding incoming freshmen and transfer students every year.

Complete the MyScholarships application by the deadlines listed below. For more information: Please contact your admissions counselor at (912) 478-5391 or email

  • Final Deadline for Fall Freshmen: February 1
  • Priority Deadline for Fall Transfers: February 1
  • Final Deadline for Fall Transfers: May 1

Paying for College & Financial Aid

Paying for college and navigating the financial aid process can be scary and confusing. Georgia Southern wants to be as transparent as possible with the cost of attendance and our staff want to help. You should be sure to plan ahead with your family on how to pay for college.

Applying for financial aid isn't as complex as you might imagine. For a step-by-step checklist, visit the Office of Financial Aid's website. Start the process by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available October 1st for the following fall term. You should complete the FAFSA by February 1st for fall semester aid. Contact Georgia Southern's Office of Financial Aid at (912) 478-5413 or

If you would like to receive a 1098-T form after each year of enrollment to claim an education credit on your (or your parents') tax return, you must provide a social security number on this application.

— Last updated by Georgia Southern University on 12/11/2020 11:31AM PST

Contact Us

Georgia Southern University
Office of Admissions
PO Box 8024
Statesboro, GA 30460-8024

(912) 478-5391
(912) 478-7240


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