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Transient Student

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.

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.


Submit Transient Permission

Request an official Letter of Transient Permission from your current institution. Submit online by choosing "Transient" as program and attaching permission letter. Please use the same credentials use for your application to sign in if prompted.


Check Your Status

You can review what information is needed and what documents have been received by checking your status online. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing of each submission. 

Once Accepted

Make sure to complete the following items before you can begin registering for classes:

  • Contact your home institution to find out about your financial aid options.
  • Beginning on the advertised dates, admitted students will be able to register for classes. You will need the course name and CRN number which can be found by referring to our class schedule. Detailed registration information will be mailed to admitted students prior to their registration date. You must be accepted to Georgia Southwestern before you can register for classes. Please note that admission to Georgia Southwestern does not guarantee registration for specific classes. New and continuing GSW students have priority registration. 
  • Read and submit the Financial Agreement Authorization.
  • Submit proof of Lawful Presence if you plan to receive in-state tuition. Online only students and students paying out-of-state tuition are not required to submit this documentation.

Stay Updated

Remember to check your status online to see when the above information is completed. If you have any questions about Southwestern or need help with any of the above information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Registration Dates

Transient Registration dates are as follows (If the date falls on a weekend, registration will begin the following Monday):

  • Fall Semester - July 15th
  • Spring Semester - December 1st
  • Summer Semester - May 15th