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First-year students applying to Georgia Southern University through the summer 2026 semester can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score, if they have a GPA of  3.2 or higher.* Students who have a GPA of less than 3.2 should submit official ACT or SAT scores along with their high school transcript to be considered for admission. All students must be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum to be admitted. Learn more on the Freshman Requirements Page

*Georgia Southern calculates your high school GPA for admission based on 17 required high school courses.

The University System of Georgia authorized this change.

First-time Users

Please review the application instructions below before starting your application.

Returning Users

Have you already started an application with Georgia Southern?

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If you have questions about an application in progress, contact us at 912-478-5391.

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Application Instructions

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.

  • Fall Semester: August 1
    • Students who are able to submit all documents required for admission will be reviewed for the full fall semester through Wednesday, August 17. Note that classes begin on Wednesday, August 10. Course options will be limited, but our team will do all we can to assist and help you enroll.
    • Fall Minimester: October 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1
    • Spring Minimester: March 1
  • Summer Semester: April 1

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  1. Review admissions requirements for your student type:
  2. Review your desired primary campus.
  3. Review the majors offered on our campuses.
  4. Create an application account. You will be emailed a pin number to confirm your account.
  5. 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.
  6. Pay the $30 application fee after submitting your application. You can also upload a valid fee waiver. All application fees are non-refundable, regardless of admission decision. Dual Enrollment and Former Student applicants are not required to pay the application fee.
  7. Three business days after submitting your application, you can check your application status at This page contains live information about your admission status, including a checklist of missing documents needed for your decision.

Note: Official AP scores and college transcripts are required for credit to be granted by Georgia Southern. Official final high school transcripts with graduation dates are required for financial aid to disburse to your student account.

All application materials should be mailed to: Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 8024, Statesboro, GA 30460. We can also accept official documents electronically or by email to

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 a different major with closely matched coursework.

Last updated: 3/21/2022