This collaborative program between East Georgia State College and Georgia Southern University is designed to accommodate students in Statesboro and the surrounding area who do
not meet freshman admissions requirements at Georgia Southern University.
Students who enroll at the Statesboro location get to experience the unique combination
of East Georgia State College - Statesboro’s (EGSC-S) small, personalized academic
learning environment and the large university student services and resources of Georgia
Southern University (GS), while saving a lot of money.
In 2021, the Bobcat to Eagle (B2E) program was developed to provide an easy transfer
pathway directly to Georgia Southern. EGSC students can take classes on the Statesboro campus, and following the completion
of 30 credit hours in the program, those with a cumulative Grade Point Average of
2.5 or higher can opt to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at GS. However, students that attend the Statesboro location are able to transfer to any
other institution and are not required to be a part of the B2E program.
- Cost savings
Save money by paying EGSC’s tuition rate.
- Co-enrollment Opportunities
Enroll in GS ROTC, Marching Band, and more!
- Personalized Attention
Experience EGSC’s small class sizes and student-centered faculty!
Experience GS student services and activities such as athletic events, the RAC, Henderson
Library, and more!
- Reverse Transfer
Earn an extra credential through the reverse transfer process!
- Credits guaranteed to transfer
Credits earned at EGSC are guaranteed to transfer to GS.
- Start your application online.
- Submit your official transcripts through your GAFutures Application or request an
official transcript from your counselor.
- 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
EGSC-Statesboro students must also submit the following to Georgia Southern University:
- Undergraduate Admissions Application for GS's Statesboro Campus
- Select Transient as your Application type and select Transient-East Georgia-Statesboro.
By selecting this category, Georgia Southern will not be looking for high school transcripts,
test scores, or other Admissions documentation.
- Students who transfer to Georgia Southern within two years of completing the Georgia
Southern application will not have to reapply to Georgia Southern University when
they transfer from EGSC-S to GS.
- Immunization Forms & Questionnaires
***Failure to complete these steps will prevent students from receiving GS Student
Services or registering for GS classes.***
- Be accepted to EGSC-Statesboro
- Enroll in a minimum of 4 credit hours at EGSC-S
- Earn 30 semester hours
- Have GPA of at least 2.5
- Intend to Transfer to Georgia Southern
Can I join ROTC?
Yes! Please, visit the ROTC page for more information and how to schedule an appointment.
Can I join the Southern Pride Marching Band?
Yes! EGSC-S students who wish to participate in instrumental ensembles, marching band,
or vocal instruction, and take the associated Georgia Southern University classes,
must audition. Please visit the Southern Pride page for more information and see when auditions are open.
Can I purchase a meal plan?
Yes. You can purchase a meal plan through GS. Please visit the GS website for more
information on meal plans.
Do you have on-campus housing?
On-campus housing is not currently an option for EGSC-S students, however our students can choose to live in student-centered apartment complexes located around
the GS campus. There are shuttles around campus that are in close proximity to certain
complexes shown here.
As a convenience for our students, we have compiled an off campus guide you may view
by clicking here.
Do I put EGSC or GS on my FAFSA?
Listing both schools is an option. However, you must make sure that EGSC’s school
code is listed and submitted.
EGSC’s school code- 010997- This will come up as the Swainsboro Campus
Can I use my financial aid for rent, purchasing a meal plan, or books?
- Books: If you have aid left over after tuition and fees are subtracted, you are able to use
up to $800 or 75% of the amount left to purchase textbooks. This is called a “book
voucher”. The amount used will be deducted from your refund.
- Rent: The apartment complexes in Statesboro know that many students rely on their financial
aid refunds to pay their rent, and the majority of them will work with you to modify
payment deadlines to meet financial aid disbursement schedules.
- Meal Plans: Meal plans are purchased through GS and must be paid for upfront. In other words,
you are unable to wait on a financial aid refund before paying for the meal plan.
Do you plan to attend EGSC-Statesboro?
Have you already applied to East Georgia State College? If not, your first step is
to apply and be sure your campus selection is EGSC-Statesboro.
If you previously applied to Georgia Southern University, please complete the Consent for Release of Information form. By completing this form, you are authorizing Georgia Southern University to
release to East Georgia State College all admissions documentation you have submitted
to Georgia Southern so that your admission process to East Georgia can be expedited.
If you have already applied, you can check your Admissions status to see if you have been accepted or if you are missing documentation.
Once you have been accepted, you will need to complete the Orientation process.
Each semester, meetings are held for students who are ready to transfer to Georgia
Southern University. At these meetings, students are walked through the transfer process and are given important information regarding dates and deadlines, SOAR, financial
aid, on-campus housing, and much more.