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Future Students

Not sure where to start? Start here! Our future students page will help you determine just what type of student you are, and get you to the most relevant information quickly. When you’re ready, just click “Apply Now” or “More Information” if you still need help.

Are you the parent of a student? We’ve got you covered, too! Just visit our Parents and Families page to learn more about how you can support your student during the admissions process and beyond.

Check out our COVID-19 response page for full information on how the university is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Kind of Student am I?

Freshmen are students currently enrolled in high school or who have recently graduated high school and have not enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another university or college since graduation. These students are considered undergraduate students.

Learn more about applying as a freshman student.

Transfer students are those who have attended one or more regionally accredited postsecondary institution(s) since graduating from high school. These students may have earned credit transferable to Georgia Southern, but have never attended Georgia Southern as more than a transient.

Learn more about applying as a transfer student.

Dual Enrollment is a state program allowing select high school students to attend college before receiving a high school diploma. Georgia Southern allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to participate.

Learn more about becoming a dual enrollment student.

International students are students who are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident who wishes to attend a U.S. university or college.

Learn more about becoming a student at Georgia Southern University as an international student.

Adult students and working professionals are those who have been out of high school for at least five years or your high school class graduated at least five years ago.

Learn more about becoming a student as an adult.

A transient is an undergraduate student in good standing at another institution who enrolls for one semester at Georgia Southern University in order to complete work to be transferred back to the home institution.

Learn more about applying as a transient student.

A post-baccalaureate is a student that has received a bachelor’s degree from another institution and wants to enroll in additional undergraduate level courses. They may or may not seek to earn a second undergraduate degree.

Learn more about applying as a post-baccalaureate student.

Former students are those that have attended Georgia Southern before, have sat out for a year or more, and are looking to return to complete an undergraduate degree.

Learn more about how to re-enroll at Georgia Southern.

Military and veteran students are all active duty military, veterans, military spouses and family members. We want to thank you for your service and for the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country. It’s our pleasure to support your success. Go to the page below to learn more about the many benefits we offer to thank you for your service to our nation.

Learn more about applying as a military or veteran student.

Graduate students are those who have earned a Bachelor’s degree and are looking to earn an advanced degree from Georgia Southern.

Learn more about applying to receive a graduate degree from Georgia Southern.

Parents and Families