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Welcome to Georgia State

Congratulations on your acceptance to Georgia State as an entering transfer, transient or postbaccalaureate student! Below are the steps you need to complete the post-acceptance process.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 404-413-2500
Email: admissions@gsu.edu

Next Steps Checklist

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First Steps

Below are the first steps you need to complete.

Let us know your enrollment plans for the fall. No payment is necessary to submit your intent to enroll.

Intent To Enroll Form 

Campus ID – the account name you’ll use to log into pretty much everything.

Activate Your Campus ID 

Select Activate Your CampusID to get started.
Your Panther ID is the nine-digit number located on your acceptance letter.

You’ll use this email address for all official communications with the university.

Go to PantherMail 

PAWS is the online portal to access things like student accounts, housing, orientation, and more.  Log In to PAWS using CAMPUS ID 

While you’re there, check out the New Students tab. View your student record under the Enrollment (One Stop Shop) tab.  Click the Essentials tab for housing information.

The housing application is available in late January. Housing priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

View Housing Options 

Your application for financial aid can also verify your citizenship.

Go to Student Financial Services 

(Georgia State’s Code is 001574)

This application will determine if you’re eligible for all federal and state aid programs. You’re encouraged to submit a FAFSA, even if you think you’re not eligible for Federal Aid programs, as this application will review your eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship and other financial aid opportunities. Please note you must have a PIN  to complete this application.

A 20-minute online pre-orientation is required for new transfer students before registering for classes.  Transient students should be prepared to provide a personal copy of a transcript that documents completion of any required prerequisites for Georgia State courses to the department offering the course(s). Helpful links: Registration Guide
You must provide verification of a lawful presence in the United States before your admissions can be finalized.

Your Advisor is available
if you have any questions.

Before Classes Begin

Below are the next steps to complete before classes begin.

Immunizations are required for MMR, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Varicella and Hepatitis B.  Fax the completed immunization form to 404-413-1955.  If you’ll be living on campus, you must also obtain the meningitis vaccine or sign an optional waiver with your housing application from University Health Services.

Download Immunization Form 

  Incept introduces you to the unique world of Georgia State and prepares you to make the most of your academic and co-curricular experiences. Incept is optional for Transfer students.  The online Orientation is required. 

At Incept you’ll:

  • Tour campus and get to know downtown Atlanta
  • Learn the basics about various departments and programs
  • Explore campus life and student activities
  • Receive your PantherCard
  • Meet some of your new classmates, faculty and staff
  • Learn about enrollment and financial aid
  • Receive academic advisement and register for classes
Sign Up for INCEPT 

Classes tend to fill quickly, so if you would like to have the best selection of courses, it is encouraged to attend the earliest INCEPT date.

*Register for math and/or science placements tests also (if needed).  See next item.

(if needed)

Log into PAWS with your Campus ID.  Under the Enrollment (One Stop Shop) tab you’ll see a menu in the left column.
Register for placement tests by clicking on each link individually.
You’re required to obtain your Panther Card ID and present it at the time of your test.

Contact the Panther Card Office for more details.


Review your financial aid package in PAWS under the Financial Aid tab. You must accept/deny aid as needed. Check remaining balance due and pay your bill by the deadline.

Financial Aid Office

Phone: 404-413-2600
TTY:
404-413-2281 (Hearing Impaired Students Only)
8:30 a.m. -€“ 5:00 p.m., Monday €- Friday

In Person: 227/228 Sparks Hall
8:30 a.m. -€“ 5:15 p.m., Monday -€“ Friday

All Georgia State students are allowed to bring vehicles on campus. Learn more about commuting, parking fees, MARTA and shuttle services.

Parking at Georgia State 

Request that your institution send an official transcript, showing all credits and date of graduation.

Print transcripts can be mailed to:
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4009
Atlanta, GA 30302

Electronic transcripts can be sent to:
electronictranscript@gsu.edu

(if applicable)

You must submit these before registering for classes.

Mail to:
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4009
Atlanta, GA 30302

You cannot register until you remove the emergency contact hold on your account.

Remove Hold in PAWS 

Holds will be posted on the Enrollment tab within PAWS.