Freshman Student

Students who are completing their high school education or have recently received their diploma and have not taken college or university courses after high school are considered freshmen.

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How to Apply


Submit Your Application

Complete your application online with the $25 non-refundable application fee. If you are using an acceptable fee waiver, please submit the completed paper application by mail with the waiver. We accept official application fee waivers from College Board, ACT, and NACAC.


Request Your Official Transcripts

Request these from your counseling office to be sent Georgia Southwestern. We accept mailed or e-transcripts, such as Parchment, eScrip-Safe, or GA Futures that come directly from the high school. You may bring them to campus in person, as long as they remain in the original, sealed envelope from the school. 


Send official copies of your SAT or ACT scores

We encourage you to send all scores from all tests taken using SAT Code: 5250 and/or ACT code: 0824. 


Check Your Status

You can review what information is needed and what documents have been received by checking your status online. You will be aware of your admissions decision immediately.


Check Your Email

We will send a variety of emails to notify you of your acceptance and allow accepted students the opportunity to register early for housing, Storm Registration Days, and other exclusive opportunities.


Visit Georgia Southwestern

If you haven't already taken a tour of our beautiful campus, schedule a visit today! Our admissions specialists are happy to welcome you into the hurricane family.

Wondering About Your Credits?

Advanced Placement

Students who take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and complete the accompanying AP exams are awarded credit based on the score and course equivalent determined by the appropriate GSW academic department. Freshman applicants should request an official score report from The College Board be sent to our Office of the Registrar. See how your credits will transfer.

International Baccalaureate Program

GSW awards credit for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on the Higher Level examinations of the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) depending on the course. Score reports should be included with the student’s final high school transcripts or provided by the IB Office. See how your credits will transfer.

Dual Enrollment

High school students who have advanced their education through dual enrollment at an accredited institution are awarded credit based on the grade(s) received and the course equivalent as determined by the Office of the Registrar. 

Transfer Articulation

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

Continue Your Application Form

Students transferring from Dual Enrollment to Freshman student status at GSW should complete this application.

Check Your Status Online

Remember to check your status online to see when items have been received and what items are still required.

Homeschool Students


Graduate from homeschool programs accredited by the following agencies should follow regular freshman admission requirements.

  • A regional accrediting association such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(SACS)
  • The Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • The Georgia Private School Accrediting Council (including the groups who have membership in GAPSAC)
    • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
    • Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
    • Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS)
    • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools (SDA)
    • International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA)
    • Christian Schools International (CSI)
    • Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS)

Once Accepted

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

  • Submit your $45 acceptance deposit to reserve your place in our upcoming class
  • Complete the scholarship application before the February 1st deadline
  • Sign up to attend Storm Registration Day
  • Submit your Application for Student Housing. Accepted students receive the link to the application by email beginning November 1st of each year.
  • Upload your immunization record to Med+Proctor.
  • 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.
  • Request for your high school to send your final transcript after graduation, your official college transcripts for Dual Enrollment credit, and for Advanced Credit Courses scores to be sent to Georgia Southwestern.

Stay Updated

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