This collaborative program between East Georgia State College and Augusta University is designed to accommodate students in Augusta and the surrounding area who do not meet freshman admission requirements at Augusta University.
EGSC students can take classes on Augusta University’s Summerville campus and, following the completion of 30 credit hours in the program, those with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.3 or higher can opt to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at Augusta University. Capacity-limited Allied Health Science programs have additional admissions requirements that students should research, as applicable to their interests.
Advantages of this program include affordability, better access to student services, smaller class sizes, a student-focused learning environment, experienced faculty and staff, and individualized tutoring and advisement in EGSC’s Academic Center for Excellence.
To learn more about our program, you may visit https://www.augusta.edu/colleges/egsca/
EGSC’s tuition is one of the lowest in Georgia.
- Enhanced Resources
Experience AU student services and activities such as athletic events, the JSAC, Reese Library, and more!
- Co-enrollment Opportunities
Enroll in wellness activities, music ensembles, foreign languages, military science, and much more!
- Focused Learning Environment
Smaller class sizes, and individualized tutoring and advisement in EGSC’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE).
Successful completion of 30 hours enables a seamless transition to Augusta University or another four year institution.
- Reverse Transfer
Earn an extra credential through the reverse transfer process!
- Faculty and Staff Expertise
On-site faculty and staff are accessible to students and dedicated to your success.
- Start your application online.
- Submit your official transcripts through your GAFutures Application or request an
official transcript from your counselor.
- If you previously applied to AU, please complete the Consent for Release of Information form for records to be sent to EGSC.
- If you have SAT or ACT scores, they must be sent to EGSC from College Board or ACT.
- SAT code is #5200
- ACT code is #0799
- If you want to be considered for in-state tuition, you must submit your verification of lawful presence.
- Check your application status to make sure we've received all of your documentation
Applications to AU are ONLY required if the student intends on taking any co-enrollment courses. This step does not need to completed if all classes will be through EGSC.
- Undergraduate Admissions Application for AU
- Select Transient as your Application type and select Transient-East Georgia By selecting this category, Augusta University will not be looking for high school transcripts, test scores, or other Admissions documentation.
- Students who transfer to AU within two years of completing the application will not have to reapply when they transfer from EGSC-RU to AU.
- Submit co-enrollment form
This form will be sent to you via email after contacting the EGSC-RU office once registration opens to verify the courses to be enrolled in.
Open House Events
Please click the below link to RSVP for an upcoming session! We typically host one large open house in the Fall and one in the Spring. Please check this frequently, as dates are added throughout the semester.
If you’d like a personal tour, please contact our office at 706-729-2187 or 706-729-2246.
CATS to JAGS Presentations
EGSC Augusta and Augusta University Admissions coordinate joint, virtual information sessions regarding our partnership. Click the link below to see when our next session will be. You may also reach out to us directly for a personal zoom session, phone call or face to face meeting.
I live in Aiken or Edgefield counties. Can I receive a tuition waiver?
East Georgia State College is able to provide a border county waiver to access in state tuition rates for students who maintain domicile in Aiken or Edgefield County in South Carolina. That waiver can be accessed via the myEGSC Portal. Students living in other SC counties, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida are eligible for in-state tuition as well.
What is the program curriculum?
EGSC will provide learning support classes in Augusta, as well as classes to make up any High School Curriculum deficiencies and core curriculum courses. Course offerings are based on student demand and faculty availability. Students are able to complete core curriculum, transferrable to any University System of Georgia school. Courses are taught face to face, via zoom and/or online.
How is the program structured?
Students will work with their academic advisors to choose their courses. Students enroll through EGSC and generally take 12-15 credit hours per semester.
What if I applied to Augusta University and did not meet the admissions criteria?
Augusta University Admissions will forward the names of first time in college student applicants who do not meet AU admissions criteria to EGSC. Students can sign a form provided by AU Admissions to have their official HS transcript and test scores released to EGSC admissions for consideration.
Students will need to complete a separate, official application for admission to EGSC.
Do you have on-campus housing?
On-campus housing is not currently an option for EGSC-Augusta students, however our students can choose to live in student-centered apartment complexes located around the AU campus. There are shuttles around campus that are in close proximity to certain complexes.
Click the link to see a listing of apartments. Please note, this list is maintained by Augusta University.
Do I have to pay tuition to EGSC and Augusta University?
Students will pay EGSC tuition and fees, which includes Augusta University’s mandatory and elective fees for amenities such as the University Wellness Center on campus, computer labs, campus meal plans, intramural sports, and more.
Who will be the main contact for EGSC Augusta?
Nickolas L. Kelch is the Associate Vice President for External Campuses and the director of EGSC Augusta. He is the primary contact for students enrolled in the program, and he and his team at EGSC-Augusta are dedicated to educational access and student success. Students can contact the EGSC at Augusta office by calling 706-729-2246.