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Georgia Southwestern is inviting any students who were last enrolled Fall 2019 through Fall 2020 back to campus for a second chance. We understand that times get tough and sometimes life just gets in the way. Whether it was financial struggles, health concerns, frustration with virtual learning or caring for loved ones, we realize that one of these issues - or a combination of several - may have led you to hit pause on your college journey. We want to invite you to return to GSW for the Fall 2021 semester and re-start your college experience. 

We have dedicated staff ready to assist you through this re-entry process and a team of professionals who will support you every step of the way to the completion of your degree. 

To check your current student status or see what items may need to be addressed, access your RAIN account by completing the following:

Accessing Your RAIN Account

  1. Visit https://rain.gsw.edu/.
  2. Click on the drop down menu and choose ‘Secured Login’.
  3. Enter your GSW ID (913xxxxxx)
    *If you forgot your GSW ID, visit GSW ID# Lookup.
  4. Enter your PIN number (6 digit number).
    *If you forgot your PIN: Click ‘Forgot PIN’, answer your security question, and create a new six digit number.

Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have any issues with RAIN. Call 229-928-1331, email gswreg@gsw.edu, or visit Sanford Hall, 2nd floor, Room 210.

Registering for Classes

If you were last enrolled Spring 2020, Summer 2020 or Fall 2020, simply contact your advisor. If you forgot your advisor, they can be found in your RAIN account.

If you were last enrolled Fall 2019, please complete the Application for Re-admission that was mailed to you.

    • This re-admission will allow us to waive the usual fee.
    • You can scan and email it, fax it, or simply take a picture of the form with your smart phone and email it to the Registrar’s Office at gswreg@gsw.edu.

Student Holds 

To check your holds at GSW, log into RAIN and complete the following:

  1. Click ‘Student Services’
  2. Click ‘Student Records’
  3. Click ‘View Holds’

Any student with a monetary hold should call Student Accounts at 229-931-2013 to pay the amount owed with a debit or credit card over the phone. 

Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA

Don't forget about Financial Aid! Returning students should complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA at fafsa.gov. Use 2019 tax information for the 2021-2022 FAFSA.

Questions? 

Contact us at return@gsw.edu.

 

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