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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to East Georgia State College and we are happy to welcome you as a Bobcat! As a new incoming student, you will need to complete the next steps for accepted students listed below. You can also download and print these steps.

  1. Activate myEGSC account

    myEGSC is the student portal that you’ll use to access pretty much everything you will need as a student. Make sure to explore all of the links and learn to navigate the portal so you will be familiar with its use. Your account information will be posted on the back of your acceptance letter, which will be mailed out 1-2 weeks after a decision has been made.
  2. Fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Your application for financial aid can also verify your citizenship. East Georgia State College’s Code is 010997. 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 and your parent must have an FSA ID and PIN to complete this application. 

    Students that have not submitted a Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) will be required to pay out of pocket, otherwise they will be dropped from classes on the first day of the term!!
  3. Check your CatMail

    East Georgia State College provides each student with a college "CatMail" e-mail account through Microsoft Office 365. This is the official means of communication with students by various college departments (Business Office, Financial Aid, etc) at the college, and it is important to check your e-mail account regularly. 
  4. Apply for housing (optional)

    The housing application is only available to students attending the Swainsboro campus. Housing priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who apply for Housing before July 1 will have the best opportunity for a room assignment, otherwise they risk being placed on a waitlist and may not guaranteed Housing for Fall.
  5. Verify Citizenship

    You must provide verification of a lawful presence in the United States to receive in-state tuition. Students who are considered International or undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying they understand they will be charged out of state tuition.
  6. Upload Photo for ID Card

    To obtain your EGSC ID card at your Orientation session, you are required to upload an approved current photo. 
  7. Activate CampusLogic account

    EGSC Office of Financial Aid uses CampusLogic to assist students that are chosen for verification or have conflicting information from the results of their FAFSA. ALL students must activate their CampusLogic account by using their myEGSC credentials. Parents/guardians may also need an account to e-sign any required document for their student. 
  8. Submit Required Immunizations and EGSC Medical Entrance form

    All new students must show proof of being immunized. Students can request records of their shots from schools that they have previously attended, county health departments, military records or their physician. Required Immunizations are for MMR 1 & 2, Tetanus/Diphtheria (MTD), Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Hepatitis B (HepB). If you’ll be living on campus, you must also obtain the meningitis vaccine.
  9. Take the Accuplacer Placement Tests (optional)

    If you did not take the ACT or SAT, then you are automatically placed in Learning Support co-requisite courses in English and Math. Students have the option to take the Accuplacer to try to place higher or exit out of these courses. Tests must be taken prior to your Orientation date and cannot be taken after enrolling in academic courses. However if you have previously taken the ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer, please submit those scores for review (SAT Code - 5200, ACT Code - 0799).

    Please note that ALL Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors are required to take the Accuplacer tests or submit any and all ACT, SAT, or previous Accuplacer test scores.
  10. Watch the pre-Orientation video

    ALL new incoming students are required to view the pre-Orientation video and submit a signed completion form prior to Orientation and registering for classes. A hold is placed on the student account preventing schedule adjustments until these have been completed.
  11. Attend Orientation

    New Student Orientation introduces you to East Georgia State and prepares you to make the most of your academic and co-curricular experiences. It is mandatory for all new students. Transient, non-degree, online only, and postbaccalaureate students are not required to attend New Student Orientation and are only required to view the pre-Orientation video and submit the completion form. The completion form must be submitted prior to registering for classes. At New Student Orientation, students will be able to:

    • Tour the campus
    • Learn the basics about various departments and programs
    • Explore campus life and student activities
    • Receive your ID Card
    • Meet some of your new classmates, faculty and staff
    • Learn about enrollment and financial aid
    • Receive academic advisement and register for classes

    Classes tend to fill quickly, so if you’d like the best selection of courses, you’re encouraged to attend the earliest date.
  12. Review and Accept Financial Aid Award

    Review your financial aid award in Banner Web in the Financial Aid tab. You must accept/deny aid as needed. Check remaining balance due and be prepared to pay your bill by the first day of class. Contact the Financial Aid Office by Phone at 478-289-2009 or In Person at the Swainsboro Campus:

    • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday (closed 2-5 for processing)
    • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Friday (closed 12-5 for processing)
  13. Register for Nelnet tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll! Students who have not received their financial aid by the first day of class or on move-in day, or those that that plan on paying out of pocket for their tuition are encouraged to register for the Nelnet tuition payment plan to prevent being dropped from their classes. This can only be done once the student has registration on their account.
  14. Authorize Fees

    In order for your Financial Aid funds to be used to pay your Tuition and Fees or to be used in the book store (electronic Book Voucher) you must first "Authorize" East Georgia State College to use your funds to pay on your account. Federal Aid and Hope Aid are authorized separately. If you elect not to let EGSC use your Financial Aid for tuition and fees, you will be required to pay out of pocket any tuition and fees owed by the fee payment deadline or your courses will be dropped. Your Financial Aid disbursement will be electronically deposited to your designated financial institution approximately 10 days after courses begin.
  15. Send Final Transcripts

    If you are still in high school, please request a final transcript to be sent upon graduation that shows all credits and date of graduation. If you have attended college while in high school through Dual Enrollment or are transferring in from another college, we will need final transcripts from all colleges attended with final grades posted. Make sure they are sent to us directly from the college once you complete all of your Dual Enrollment work. Mail to: Office of Admissions, East Georgia State College, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401. Electronic transcripts can be sent to documents@ega.edu
  16. Submit CLEP, AP or IB scores (if applicable)

    You must submit these before registering for classes in order to receive college credit. Mail to: Office of Admissions, East Georgia State College, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401
  17. Apply for VA Education Benefits

    Military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children may be able to receive military benefits to pay for their tuition here at East Georgia. Students must submit an online application (VONAPP) through the VA. Once approved, the VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the student and the VA Certifying Official, Georgia T. Beasley requires receipt of a copy of the COE for verification and authorization of benefits. Students are certified by the institution at the beginning of every semester, immediately following Schedule Adjustment. Any changes to your degree, transfer pathway or enrollment (drop/add/withdrawals) must be reported to the VA Certifying Official, Georgia T. Beasley.