Congratulations on your acceptance to East Georgia State College and welcome to Bobcat Nation! As an incoming FIRST-YEAR, FRESHMAN, TRANSFER, TRANSIENT or POSTBACCALAUREATE student, you’ll need to complete the next steps for accepted students listed below. 

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First Steps

Complete these steps as soon as possible after you’ve been accepted to East Georgia State so you’ll be ready for the first day of classes.

Upon acceptance to East Georgia State College, you are issued a unique myEGSC username. Please note your username can be recognized as the first portion of your email address before the @ symbol. For example, if the email address is jsmith123@ega.edu then the username will be jsmith123. To find your username, please visit the article on the myEGSC Help page.

Your username is different from your student ID number. Your student ID number is the nine-digit number located on your acceptance letter. It will take about 48–72 hours before you can use your new username to access the student systems.

* Should you have any trouble accessing your account, please contact the IT help desk at 478-289-2004 or cswork@ega.edu.

Login to myEGSC, East Georgia’s student information portal, for information about your student file, registration, financial aid, advisor, grades, and more.

Password: The initial myEGSC password will be: Egsc + last 4 numbers of SSN + last 2 of your birth year (no spaces or dashes). For example, John Smith (SSN 123-45-6789) (DOB 01/23/2003) would be Egsc678903.

Make sure to explore all the tools, applications, and learn to navigate the portal so you will be familiar with its use.

Login into your CatMail student email account (through Office 365), the official form of communication for information regarding orientation, registration, course information, and billing.

 

Our Orientation modules are an efficient, virtual introduction to life at East Georgia State. Once you complete virtual Orientation, you’ll be prompted to complete a registration survey to assist in registration by our advisement team.

Visit the Orientation page to get started.

East Georgia State College has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention in higher education institutions across the country. This is part of the Title IX requirements and initiatives from the University System of Georgia. This online education will empower students to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect their college years and beyond.

All first-time students, Dual Enrollment, and residential students for Spring 2023 must complete these courses in their student portal,
GeorgiaVIEW Brightspace/D2L, no later than March 3rd, Summer 2023 students by July 1st, and Fall 2023 students by October 1st to avoid a registration hold being placed on their account.   

Your application for financial aid can also verify your citizenship.

Get started with your FAFSA application
(East Georgia’s FAFSA 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, because this application will review your eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship and other financial aid opportunities. 

Visit our financial aid website for information about institutional scholarships.

If you wish to live in on-campus housing, please visit the Housing page. On-campus housing is currently only available to students attending the Swainsboro campus. 

Students attending the Statesboro or Augusta locations will need to obtain housing on their own.

You must provide verification of lawful presence in the United States to receive in-state tuition. Follow the specific steps outlined.

For a list of acceptable documentation, visit the Verification of Lawful Presence page.

Please refer to your official acceptance letter. If you are classified as out-of-state and wish to receive instate tuition, you must complete a Residency Correction form or appropriate waiver along with required documentation. For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 478-289-2017.

Waivers: If you have 12 months consecutive residence in Aiken or Edgefield County, South Carolina, you should complete a border county waiver form. If you have 12 months consecutive residence in Alabama, Florida, or South Carolina, you should complete a border state waiver form. If you are a military service member, you may also be eligible for a waiver. For more information on waivers, please visit our Waivers and Tuition Classification page.

Students who did not take the ACT/SAT OR have taken the ACT/SAT and submitted scores that do not meet minimum requirements will be automatically placed in Learning Support co-requisite courses in English and Math. Students must take the Accupacer to ensure proper course registration.

Exams must be taken prior to the start of the term and cannot be taken after enrolling in academic courses. Any and all ACT/SAT test scores must be submitted for review.



Before Classes Start

Complete these steps as soon as possible after you’ve been accepted to East Georgia State so you’ll be ready for the first day of classes.

Immunizations are required for MMR, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Varicella and Hepatitis B. If you’ll be living on campus, you must also obtain the Meningitis/Meningococcal (MENI) vaccine. Click to download required form.

Students who are enrolled in fully online distance learning programs can submit and exemption as long as they only enroll in fully online courses.  Distance education students who enroll in an on-campus course or a course offered at a campus managed facility will be excluded from class until proof of immunization is submitted.

*Religious, military, and online only exemptions will need to complete the exemption portion located at the bottom of page 1 of the immunization form.

The 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. 

*Students must have a completed FAFSA on file before activation.

If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please request a score report to ensure proper Academic Placement prior to registering for classes.

If you have taken the AP, IB, or CLEP, please request a score report to receive college credit prior to registering for classes. 

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. 

FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
ONLINE: Contact Financial Aid (ega.edu)
PHONE: 478-289-2009
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
IN PERSON: JAM Student Center, across from Admissions

In order for your financial aid funds to be used to pay for 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. 

Before you can register for classes, you will need to complete the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, which acknowledges your understanding that you are responsible for the payment of all tuition, fees, and other associated costs.

Please check your CatMail for instructions.

Your CatCard is your official student ID card and can be obtained after you have been registered for classes. Please visit the Submit Student ID Photo page for more information.

Show all credits and the date of your high school graduation. Submit an official college transcript if you attended another university or college through a dual enrollment program with final grades posted.

Military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children may be able to receive military benefits to pay for their tuition here at East Georgia. For more information, please visit the Veterans and Military page.
East Georgia works to accommodate students with disabilities. If you have a disability and require special services, please contacting the Office of Counseling and Disability Services by calling 478-289-2039.

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 been registered for classes.

Familiarize yourself with our many student clubs and organizations on any of our three campuses before arriving. From chess and leadership to the performing arts and politics, there’s a group for every interest.