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The primary purpose of East Georgia State College Statesboro is to accommodate students who, due to rising admissions standards throughout the University System of Georgia, do not meet regular freshman admission requirements for universities. East Georgia State College provides this population of students the opportunity to become academically successful and earn a liberal arts degree or transfer to any University System of Georgia institution. It is understood that the majority of the students who attend East Georgia State College Statesboro desire to transfer to Georgia Southern University, and the two institutions work closely together to ensure students receive the best in academic and student services support.
To be eligible to transfer into baccalaureate programs, students must have satisfied all Learning Support and Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) requirements and must have earned at least 30 semester hours of degree credit, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher (if transferring to Georgia Southern University, grades earned in courses taken at GSU are not calculated into the transfer GPA). Each semester, an East Georgia State College Statesboro – to – Georgia Southern University Transfer Meeting is held for students who anticipate transferring to Georgia Southern University the next semester. Specific details concerning these meetings are sent to East Georgia State College Statesboro students via the East Georgia State College Cat Mail email system.
Students accepted for East Georgia State College Statesboro are coded as Statesboro students and are assessed, during the registration process, the university and technology fees that are currently being charged all Georgia Southern University students. These additional fees result in a higher total cost when compared to students taking courses on the Swainsboro campus. East Georgia State College Statesboro students can take coursework on the main campus in Swainsboro or online, and are encouraged to do so in the event that course availability limitations prevent students from attaining a desired course load in Statesboro.
Following registration, East Georgia State College Statesboro students must present proof of registration to Georgia Southern University’s ID Services, located in the Russell Student Union, in order to receive a Georgia Southern University Eagle ID Card. This ID card allows access to Student Life activities on the Georgia Southern University campus and is considered to be one of the many benefits of the program. Students enrolled at East Georgia State College Statesboro are part of the Georgia Southern University campus community, and are therefore subject to the provisions of the Georgia Southern University Student Handbook and Catalog.
While at East Georgia State College-Statesboro, students are able to take advantage of many of the benefits of Georgia Southern University, including library use, cultural events, campus meal plans, intramural sports, fitness extension facilities, athletic tickets, marching band, and much more. Students attending EGSC-S are also eligible to enroll in health and physical education classes through Georgia Southern University.
Meet Our EGSC Statesboro Staff!
Please feel free to contact us by phone at (912) 623-2400.
Caroline McMillan, Director
Angelia Russell, Administrative Coordinator
William Henry, Administrative Assistant
Zoey Marsh, Receptionist