Do I have to apply online as a GSU-62 student?
Yes, fill out the Georgia State Undergraduate Application.
How can I become eligible for the GSU-62 program?
GSU-62 is a waiver program that covers tuition and certain fees for students age 62 or older. To receive the waiver, the following conditions must be met:
- The applicant must first apply for and be accepted to the University as either a Freshman, Transfer, Postbaccalaureate, or Graduate.
- The applicant must be a resident of the State of Georgia.
- The applicant must submit a copy of a birth certificate, or a current passport for documentation of age. Please bring original documentation when submitting the paperwork.
- Once accepted, the applicant may not register until the first day of late registration. If an applicant chooses to register in regular registration, he or she will be responsible for payment of tuition and related fees (such as lab fees for language courses, music, science, etc.).
How do I know what classes are available?
The Schedule of Classes is available on GOSOLAR. You will need to log into GOSOLAR, click the “Registration Menu” option, then select “Look-Up Classes to Add”. Select the semester you are looking for, the degree level of your course, and the subject for the classes you would like to browse (English, Math, Science, etc.). Once selected you will be able to view the remaining spots available, dates, and times for each course.
How do I know which student type to apply for?
Read the requirements for the various undergraduate student application types. Graduate students should refer to the college of their choice for the application steps and requirements.
How long will it take to process my file?
It normally takes from four to six weeks to process a file, depending on when the application and documentation are received. The sooner everything arrives, the sooner we can process the file and make a decision.
I’ve been accepted. What do I do next?
Review the information on our Next Steps for Accepted Students page.
If I have copies of my transcripts, can you just take those?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept transcript copies from students. Official transcripts from each institution you have attended must be requested by you personally. You must provide official transcripts from all institutions and they must arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the home institution. The transcript(s) can either be mailed directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or brought in as long as it remains unopened and in the original package. Schools can mail transcripts directly to the address below.
Transcript Mailing Address (for bachelor-level students only):
Georgia State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 4009
Atlanta, GA 30302-4009
If I just want to audit (sit in) a class do I still have to go through the application process and turn in all my transcripts?
Yes. Georgia State University requires that students apply and be admitted before they can audit a class. After a student is admitted they must receive permission from the class instructor to audit the course. An audit form is available through the Registrar’s Office. Once the form is signed by the professor, it must be taken to the Registrar’s Office for registration. Please remember, to receive the waiver you cannot register for classes until the first day of Late Registration.
If I’m accepted, when and how do I register?
Students wishing to use the GSU-62 waiver may not register until the first day of late registration (usually also the first day of classes). If you register before this, you will not receive the waiver and will have to pay the tuition and fees yourself.
What academic counseling is available to me?
Freshman, or transfer students with fewer than 90 hours are advised by the Student Advisement Office; the Office of Academic Advisement in each of the academic colleges counsels applicants with 90 or more transferrable hours; all academic assistance at the graduate level comes from the graduate advisors in each graduate college. Postbaccalaureate applicants, as they are not degree seeking, do not receive academic advisement.
Once you are accepted as an undergraduate student, a “Next Step” letter will be sent which will include information on advisement.
What if I get ill, or discover I’m overwhelmed by the classwork after a week or two? Or what if I just don’t like the class?
You can discuss this with the professor if you wish. However, please note that it might be to your advantage to withdraw from the class. If you do not intend to complete the class (regular attendance, completion of required work, etc.) you must withdraw or risk a failing grade.
What if the class I want is closed?
You can go to the professor and ask if it is possible to get an overflow. If he agrees, he can tell you the procedure for getting the overflow added to your GOSOLAR file. Overflows are not automatically granted, and it is not mandatory that professors do so. There are also fire safety regulations which limit the number of people in classrooms.
When should I apply, and what documents will I need?
You can review deadlines for each application type. Graduate students should refer to the college of their choice for application deadlines.
Our admissions counselors are here to guide you through the application and acceptance process. Connect with yours today. View our team of undergraduate admissions counselors.