EGSC Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions FAQ

Admissions FAQ

Can I take classes from East Georgia State College before I graduate from high school?

Yes, you can through our Dual Enrollment program. 

What if I attend a private institution?

You can enroll as a Dual Enrollment student as long as you meet the guidelines listed below.

What are the requirements to participate in the Dual Enrollment program?
  • Attend a Dual Enrollment participating school public or private secondary educational institution within the State of Georgia or a home study program operated pursuant to §O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 that has been approved by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Ask your guidance counselor to be sure your school is approved to participate.
  • Test scores - The following minimum scores are required:
  • old SAT (prior to March 2016) : Minimum Critical Reading 430/Math 400, composite of 970 OR
  • new SAT(after March 2016) : Minimum Reading subscore 24/Math score 25.5 OR
  • ACT: Minimum English 17/Math 17, composite of 20 OR
  • AccuPlacer: Minimum Reading 63/WritePlacer 4/Elementary Algebra 67*. If Reading score is 75 or higher, WritePlacer is not required
  • NextGen AccuPlacer: Minimum Reading 237/WritePlacer 4/Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics – 258 (non-STEM majors), 266 (STEM majors)

*An Algebra score of 79 is required for students who need MATH 1111 (College Algebra) for the Honors Track or if their intended program of study requires College Algebra. An Algebra score of 67 is required only if the student does not need College Algebra for the Honors Track and their intended program of study only requires MATH 1001 (Quantitative Reasoning) or MATH 1101 (Mathematical Modeling).

  • Have a High School academic GPA of 3.0 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions).
  • Obtain approval from high school guidance counselor and parents/guardians
  • Be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), as defined by the University System of Georgia.
What is the EGSC at the Statesboro location?

Since 1997, more than 9,300 students have attended East Georgia State College at Statesboro (EGSC-S). The EGSC-Statesboro initiative was designed to give qualified students the opportunity to attend East Georgia State College at Statesboro without being referred by Georgia Southern University.

At EGSC-Statesboro, students can enjoy personalized instruction in smaller classes with teachers who are committed to the field of education. After completing 30 hours of college-level coursework, East Georgia State College students who have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better are eligible to transfer to Georgia Southern University, or another university-level institution, though many choose to attend classes in Swainsboro and complete the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree.

Additionally, while at EGSC-Statesboro, students enjoy many of the benefits of Georgia Southern University, including cultural events, campus meal plans, intramural sports, library use, fitness extension facilities, athletic tickets, marching band, and more. Students attending EGSC-Statesboro are also eligible to enroll in health and physical education classes through Georgia Southern University.

What is the EGSC at the Augusta location?

At EGSC-Augusta, students can enjoy personalized instruction in smaller classes with teachers who are committed to the field of education. After completing 30 hours of college-level coursework, East Georgia State College students who have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better are eligible to transfer to Augusta University, or another university-level institution, though many choose to attend classes in Swainsboro and complete the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree.

While at EGSC-Augusta on the Summerville campus, you will be able to use Augusta University (AU) classrooms and you will be issued an AU ID card which entitles you to use the AU library, recreation center and some of the food services that Augusta University offers.

What are the minimum general admission requirements for high school graduates?

If you are a recent graduate or have graduated within the last 5 years with at least a 2.0 GPA, you are considered a traditional student. You must graduate from an accredited high school, or have earned a GED. Students that receive a Certificate of Attendance or Performance/Special Education diploma will be required to get a GED before acceptance.

I have a GED but my high school class has not graduated yet. Can I attend EGSC?

Students who submit GED scores prior to their graduating class will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.

Are students required to take the SAT or ACT test?

East Georgia State College no longer requires the SAT or ACT for admission purposes. Students that have scores are asked to submit their scores as they may be able to exempt our placement exam. 

What are the 17 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units?

For students graduating prior to 2012 - 4 units of English, 4 units of Math, 3 units of Natural Science, 3 units of Social Science, and 2 units of Foreign Language (must be 2 of the same language). Students enrolling for the Fall 2012 and subsequent semesters will need to have completed 17 Units with an additional Natural Science Unit.

What if I did not take the 3 - Natural Science, 3 - Social Science or 2 - Foreign Languages? How will I satisfy those requirements?

You will be required to take ONE additional course in the area in which you are deficient.  The course will count in your cumulative GPA and will now count toward degree credit and in your transferable hours. You must earn a minimum of a ‘C’ in these courses. Only one course in each area is required.

Where can I complete the Admissions Application?

Applications must be submitted online through GAfutures website

How will I know if I am admitted?

Following receipt of your admission application and all necessary supporting documentation, your application will be reviewed.  You will receive a letter stating whether or not you have been accepted at the address you provided on your admissions application.

*Due to the amount of paperwork coming in, it can take up to three weeks for notification of Acceptance or testing requirement.

What do you mean by supporting documentation?

All applicants are required to complete an admission application, provide official unopened high school transcripts, any and all prior college or technical school transcripts, and immunization forms with records. Failure to provide this documentation can prevent or delay acceptance and or registration.

What do you mean by Immunization Records? What shots are required for admission?

All students must provide documentation from their physician, health department, etc. that they have been immunized for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR1/MMR2), Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine (MTD), and proof of Chicken Pox or Shingles disease or the Varicella Vaccine (MCP) unless they claim a religious exemption. Meningococcal Vaccine (MENI) is highly recommended for those students living in on-campus housing. Students that are 18 or younger at the time of matriculation will also be required to have 3 doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine (MHPB). Students who claim religious exemption, in the event of an outbreak, will be asked to leave campus to prevent infection. Under Georgia law, we are required to notify students they may also need to be immunized for Meningitis and Hepatitis B. The Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine (MTD) must have been given within the past 10 years to satisfy the requirement.

If I am accepted to East Georgia State College, what is my next step?

You can check your status to see any outstanding documents needed for your file. You will also receive an email to access your myEGSC CatMail account.  All future emails will be sent to your EGSC email. You will receive an email telling you how to register for an Orientation date as well as when and where to come to New Student Orientation and Registration.

What is P.A.W.S. Orientation? Why is it so important?

The orientation program is where you and your parents (if they so choose to attend) will find out the "need-to-know" information about life as a college student. You will use all information provided to you during orientation at some time during the course of your academic career. You will receive an East Georgia State College Student ID card and this will be the only opportunity to register for your classes.

If you are unable to attend any of the available Orientations, unfortunately you must wait until Schedule Adjustment, which is the first three days of classes, to be able to register for any available classes.

Do I have to attend the P.A.W.S. Orientation program?

Yes - Attendance is mandatory regardless of the campus attending unless you are an Dual Enrollment, Transient, or Non-Degree Seeking/Post-Baccalaureate Student. Dual Enrollment students will have a separate Orientation and they will be notified of that date via their high school counselor or Dual Enrollment Advisor. 

When will I actually be registered?

At the end of the orientation program with AN advisor, not your specific advisor. Based on your major or campus location, you will be assigned an Advisor after classes begin by the Registrar’s office prior to the next semester’s Early Registration period.

You mentioned an academic advisor. How will I know who that is?

At the new student orientation/registration, advisement is handled in a random manner.  You will be advised and registered by your group leader.  Prior to your first ‘early’ registration for a subsequent semester, you can look on-line by logging in with your user ID and pin# to your myEGSC account via BannerWeb under the Student Services>View Student Information>Registration window, or by going to the academic department and determine the name of your permanently assigned advisor.

I still have questions and nothing on here has an answer for me. Who can I contact?

If you have questions regarding the following:

  • admissions process and/or documents
  • testing
  • Orientation
  • Financial Aid
  • scholarships
  • student loans/tax papers
  • VA Benefits
  • GI Bill use
  • registration
  • proctored exams
  • account holds

please contact the Student Affairs Office at (478) 289-2169 or through the Student Affair contact form.

If you have questions regarding payments, student insurance plans, tuition amounts, etc. please contact the Business Office at 478-289-2000.

If you're not sure who to contact, please call Student Affairs and we will direct you to the right person.