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Prospective Graduate Student

A student who holds a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university looking for an advanced degree or certification.

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How to Apply


Submit Your Application

Complete your application online. You will be prompted to create a Dynamic Forms account if you do not already have one. Recent GSW graduates can use their CanesNet credentials to log in. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.


Request Your Official Transcripts

Request official transcripts be sent from every college or technical school you have attended. If you completed any college coursework outside of the US, you must submit your official transcripts to a NACES accredited evaluation service and have an original course-by-course evaluation sent directly to GSW. 


Submit Required Documents

Each Graduate program may require program specific items for admission. Please visit the desired program page to verify all necessary items for admission, and submit online using the same credentials used on your application. 


Check Your Status

You can review what information is needed and what documents have been received by checking your status online. Please allow 5 business days for processing. 


Check Your Email

We will send a variety of emails to notify you of your acceptance and allow accepted students the opportunity to register for for classes and other exclusive opportunities.


Prepare for Registration

Students can register for Virtual Admissions Sessions to discuss the respective program and complete items on the Admitted Students Checklist prior to registering for classes. 

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to Georgia Southwestern graduate programs must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants are responsible for submitting application materials required for admission and any supplemental items as requested.

Each Graduate program may require program specific items for admission. Please visit the desired program page to verify all necessary items for admission that may include transcripts, test scores, resumes, letters of intent, etc.

  • Students are required to send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where they have attempted work. All transcripts must be received before an admissions decision will be made.
  • MBA applicants with required prerequisite courses must take the eMajor Introduction Quiz before registering for prerequisite courses. 
  • Read and submit the Financial Agreement Authorization form prior to enrollment.
  • Submit your immunization record to the GSW Health Center. (Any online MBA, MSCS, or MSN students who are taking ONLY online classes may check the distance learning checkbox on the immunization certificate to claim exemption.)
  • Submit any additional required documents to the online document submission portal via Dynamic Forms. Please use the same credentials used for the online application if you are prompted to login. Please allow 3 - 5 business days for processing.

Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs

Many companies offer employees different forms of tuition assistance, grants, or reimbursement for their graduate studies. 

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants up to $4,000 a year to graduate students in the process of completing or planning to complete a degree or courses necessary to begin a career in teaching. Check with your school and desired program to make sure you meet the requirements

Tuition reimbursement is an employee benefit through which an employer pays for a pre-determined amount of continuing education credits or college coursework to be applied toward a degree. These programs are intended for employees looking to advance their education as it relates to their current career track, offering the chance to increase their industry knowledge and develop advanced skills. Check with your human resources office to see if your company participates in tuition reimbursement.

TAP is a supplemental educational assistance employee program offered through the University System of Georgia. An employee who is eligible for any type of grant, scholarship or financial aid must apply their money toward tuition and fees before receiving a TAP waiver. Please contact your home institution's human resource office or TAP coordinator for more information.

Additional Student Types

Transient Students

Georgia Southwestern is happy to welcome transient and guest students to Americus or online courses during any term. Transient students must be currently enrolled “in good standing” at another college or university and should check the class schedule for the classes needed before applying.


Transient Student Requirements

International Students

Georgia Southwestern State University welcomes students from all over the world and currently represents 37 different countries. We look forward to your becoming part of our academic community.


International Student Requirements

Transfer Students

Transfer students are able to bring 9 credit hours from another institution to GSW and finish up their degree. Transfer is only available for MSN, MSCS, and MBA students. Education students will not be able to transfer credits from another institution. When transferring, check the Transfer Articulation to see which classes will count at GSW. 


Transfer Articulation

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Virtual Admissions Sessions

Connect with our graduate admissions team and graduate program directors online for a virtual admissions session!

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Graduate Programs

Georgia Southwestern is a world-class institution offering a variety of flexible and affordable graduate degrees to fit your needs.

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Admission Deadlines

Check our Admission Deadlines to verify all application materials are received for admittance to the semester of choice.

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Transfer Articulation

Compare the classes completed at your current or previous institution(s) with the equivalent course at our campus.

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Check Status

Review what information is needed and what documents have been received. Program specific documents should be sent using the submission portal in the above instructions.

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Academic Calendar

Plan your semester by viewing the Academic Calendar. Course rotation schedules can be found on specific program pages.

It's the people at GSW. If you are willing to become engaged, the faculty and staff are there for the students, and they will go the extra mile to help students get what they need to succeed. The people at GSW make the place.

Jerome Harney Tustin, California
Master of Business Administration