APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Application Information

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To complete your application to Georgia Southern University, please read all of the information below and click on the grey button (Begin or Continue Application) at the bottom of this page.

Georgia Southern University is Georgia's large-scale, small-feel research university.  Georgia Southern is also the largest and most comprehensive center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. A residential campus of over 20,400 students, Georgia Southern is one of the top universities of choice in Georgia for new freshmen; 49 states and 86 foreign nations are represented in the student body. Eight academic colleges offer 124 programs of study. Our nearly 1,000 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 our enrollment, where there is plenty to do and many opportunities to make new friends.

Georgia Southern University's hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success.

Admissions Process

After submitting your online application, check your status online at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/admissions.

Please fill out the online application as thoroughly as possible. When you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button on the left column of any application screen. Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the application. The nonrefundable application fee is $30 (MasterCard or Visa). If you plan to use an application fee waiver, print each page of the application and mail it in with the waiver.

Freshman and Joint Enrolled with Another College
To be considered for freshman admission, submit the following items:

  • This online application for admission and $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • If joint enrolling with another college, college transcript(s)

Transfer
To be considered for transfer admission, submit the following items:

  • This online application for admission and $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • If you have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester or 45 quarter hours, submit items required for freshman admission or a listing of courses in progress to earn 30 hours.

Mature/Non-Traditional
To be considered for mature/non-traditional student admission, submit the following items and meet the following requirements:

  • This online application for admission and $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Must have been out of High School at least 5 years or graduation class must have graduated at least 5 years ago, if obtained GED
  • Official transcripts from all High School, GED and/or colleges attended

Transient
To be considered for transient admission, submit the following items:

  • This online application for admission and $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Letter of Good Standing (or Transient Permission Form) from current institution

Post-Baccalaureate
To be considered for post-baccalaureate admission, submit the following items:

  • This online application for admission and $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Degree-seeking: Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Non-degree-seeking: Official transcript from the college from which you received your undergraduate degree.

International
To be considered for international student admission, submit the following items:

  • This online application for admission and $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary and colleges/universities attended
  • Transcript evaluation from professional credential evaluation service for all colleges/universities attended
  • Official SAT or ACT scores or TOEFL scores (Please contact the Office of Admissions to determine which apply to you)

Application Deadlines

Georgia Southern must receive your application for admission by the following dates. International applicants must submit materials 30 days prior to the standard deadline.

  • Spring semester: December 1
  • Summer semester: April 1
  • Fall semester (freshmen): Priority: April 1; Final: May 1
  • Fall semester (transfer, MOWR, transient, post-baccalaureate): August 1

Scholarship Process

Georgia Southern recognizes academically talented students with a variety of academic scholarships or positions in the University Honors Program. To qualify, students should have demonstrated achievement inside the classroom, outstanding SAT/ACT scores, leadership experience, and extracurricular involvement. Georgia Southern awards over 100 scholarships to outstanding incoming freshmen and transfer students every year.

Complete the MyScholarships application by the deadlines listed below. The MyScholarships application is available online at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/AdmissionsScholarships.

  • The 1906 Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship from the University Honors Program, is awarded to 10-15 freshmen each year. These students receive a scholarship in the amount of tuition and receive all benefits of the University Honors Program.  To be competitive, students should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and SAT total of 1360 (redesigned exam) or a 29 ACT composite.The application deadline is November 1st.

  • The University Honors Program (UHP) at Georgia Southern is designed to offer exceptionally able and diligent students the opportunity to enroll in particularly stimulating classes and to integrate their classroom learning with the needs of the community in which they live. The UHP accepts about 140 students each year. Selected students will interview for 5-10 $1,500, renewable scholarships. The application deadline is February 1st.

  • Academic Scholarships: To qualify for an academic scholarship, a student must earn a minimum 1270 SAT total (redesigned exam) or a 27 ACT score, and demonstrate academic ability in the classroom. The application deadline for academic scholarships is February 1st. Most scholarships require a personal interview.

  • Leadership Scholarships: To qualify for the Southern Leaders Program or select related leadership scholarships, a student must earn a minimum 1170 SAT total (redesigned exam) or a 24 ACT score, and demonstrate academic ability in the classroom, along with leadership or service experience in the high school or community. The application deadline for leadership scholarships is February 1st. Most scholarships require a personal interview.

For more information: Please contact your admissions counselor at (912) 478-5391 or email scholarships@georgiasouthern.edu.

Financial Aid Process

Georgia Southern is one of the most affordable universities in the nation, and offers a variety of financial aid options for students of all income levels:

  • Scholarships (including HOPE for Georgia students with a B or better averages, and the Zell Miller Scholarship for those who qualify)
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-study programs

Applying for financial aid isn't as complex as you might imagine. For a step-by-step checklist, go to our financial aid website at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/finaid. Start the process by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available from your high school counselor or on the web by calling (800) 4-FED-AID or by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov. You should complete the FAFSA by February 1st for fall semester aid. You may contact Georgia Southern's Office of Financial Aid by calling (912) 478-5413 or by emailing them at finaid@georgiasouthern.edu.

NOTE: 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: 9/9/2016 6:58AM PST

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

Telephone: (912) 478-5391
Fax number: (912) 478-1156
Website: admissions.georgiasouther...
E-mail: admissions@georgiasouthern.edu

Instructions

To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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