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Transient Student

Am I am Transient?

An applicant who is currently enrolled in another accredited college or university and applies to East Georgia State College for one semester in order to take courses that will transfer back to their current institution. 

  • Transient students are considered non-degree seeking students at East Georgia State College.
  • Transient students must be in good standing at their home institution.
  • East Georgia State College will not accept a letter of no objection (in lieu of a transient permission letter) for students who have been dismissed from their home institution.
  • Transient students should be advised by their home institution regarding selection of courses to be taken at East Georgia State College.
  • Transient students are unable to receive financial aid directly from East Georgia and must contact your financial aid office to request a financial aid consortium letter if seeking financial aid (i.e. HOPE).
  • Transient students are not required to attend a new student orientation session and are not guaranteed course availability.

I'm ready to apply, what are my next steps?

  • Complete Admissions Application and pay the $20.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit Transient/Permission Letter
    • A transient/permission letter signed by the registrar or academic dean at the institution recommending the applicant as a transient student. 
    • The letter must indicate the specific term the student plans to attend East Georgia State College. 
    • The letter may also include a list of courses to be taken at East Georgia State College.
    • A “Letter of Good Standing” from institutions outside the state of Georgia may be acceptable.
    • For fastest service, transient/permission letters may be faxed to us at 478-289-2353 or emailed to documents@ega.edu.
    • Transcripts of college work completed elsewhere are not required since transient students are not admitted to degree programs.
  • Forward Immunization records from home institution to East Georgia
  • Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States. Applicants must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification. *Students who are International or undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying that they understand they will be charged out of state tuition.

I'm Accepted, how can I enroll?

Once all of the above documentation has been received by the Admissions office and you have been accepted, you are now ready to find your classes!

  • Review the available courses by selecting semester and campus. Please note that not all classes are offered at all campus locations
  • Contact the Registrar's office with the CRNs (course registration numbers) of the courses you are approved to take
    • If submitting an email, please provide your full name, birthdate, EGSC ID#, and CRNs of courses needed
    • If in person, a counselor can assist you in finding needed courses
  • Transient students should be prepared to request a transcript from East Georgia to be sent back to their home institution upon completion of courses.