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We are excited that you have been accepted to Georgia Southwestern State University! One of the final steps before starting classes is attending our S.T.O.R.M. Day or Registration Day. Students and staff will be here to help guide you through the first steps. This day is filled with activities so you can get familiar with your new home away from home. S.T.O.R.M. Day is your chance to SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER AND MORE!

Online Transfer Orientation

Transfer, Post Baccalaureate, and 2nd Degree Students have 2 ways to register.
Option 1 -
 
Complete the Online Transfer Orientation and then schedule an appointment to register with an advisor. Transfer students wanting to complete the online orientation may do so anytime by clicking here. After completing the online orientation, students will be directed to a page to schedule the advising appointment.
Option 2 - Students may sign up below to attend a STORM Registration Day and receive face-to-face orientation and advisor registration.

Freshman Programs - All dates are tentative

    • Friday, June 8th, 2018
    • Friday, June 22nd, 2018
    • Friday, July 13th, 2018
    • Friday, July 27th, 2018

*Each STORM Day is limited to 125 freshmen.
*Classes are held and placed into blocks specifically designed by major for entering freshmen. Attending a later STORM Day should not negatively impact your class schedule.

Transfer Programs - All dates are tentative

    • Friday, June 22nd, 2018
    • Friday, July 27th, 2018
Students STORM

Online Registration

Online registration will begin in March.

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Participants will get a head start on their degrees by completing two courses that will satisfy degree plan requirements (English Composition 1 and The World and its Peoples).

They will gain valuable knowledge about what it takes to be successful in college. Study skills workshops and tutoring during the Jumpstart Academy will provide a background for success throughout your academic career.

Students will have the opportunity to develop important connections with the University community. Working in small group settings through classes, workshops and service learning activities, participants will have the chance to get to know many faculty, support staff members, peer mentors and other students.

PROGRAM BASICS

  • Complete two required courses (6 credit hours) with small group tutoring assistance
  • Academic skills workshops including time management, memory and concentration, how to read a textbook and how to talk to a professor
  • Peer mentoring
  • Academic coaching
  • Introduction to key faculty and staff
  • Individualized guidance and support from Financial Aid and other University offices
  • Service learning and community engagement activities Residential living-learning community (optional)
  • Fun on and off-campus co-curricular activities.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Be admitted to GSW
  • Fill out PDF Participation Form or online web form listed below
  • Complete FAFSA for 2016-2017 (Financial aid to be used toward tuition for the Bridge Program courses)
  • Complete FAFSA for 2017-2018 (Financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year)
  • Attend STORM Day – June 2, 2017
  • Complete GSW Housing Application (optional)
  • Sign Commitment Statement to participate in all activities of Hurricane Jumpstart Academy (located on the bottom of Participation Form)

HURRICANE JUMPSTART ACADEMY PARTICIPATION AND COMMITMENT FORM

PROGRAM COSTS

Tution and Fees: $1641.58
Books: $70
Housing (optional): $475
MealPlan (optional): $430 (with $40 flex in cash)
Total: $2,616.58

CONTACT

Lynda Lee Purvis
Interim Vice President for
Academic Affairs
lynda.purvis@gsw.edu
(229) 928-1361

Kelly McCoy, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
kelly.mccoy@gsw.edu
(229) 931-2322

 

We are excited that you have been accepted to Georgia Southwestern State University! One of the final steps before starting classes is attending our S.T.O.R.M. Day or Registration Day. Students and staff will be here to help guide you through the first steps. This day is filled with activities so you can get familiar with your new home away from home. S.T.O.R.M. Day is your chance to SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER AND MORE!

Online Transfer Orientation

Transfer, Post Baccalaureate, and 2nd Degree Students have 2 ways to register.
Option 1 -
 
Complete the Online Transfer Orientation and then schedule an appointment to register with an advisor. Transfer students wanting to complete the online orientation may do so anytime by clicking here. After completing the online orientation, students will be directed to a page to schedule the advising appointment.
Option 2 - Students may sign up below to attend a STORM Registration Day and receive face-to-face orientation and advisor registration.

STORM Day

Freshman Programs
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 - Freshman Program - Session Full, Please Select Another Date
Friday, June 16th, 2017 - Freshman Program - Session Full, Please Select Another Date
Friday, July 7th, 2017 - Freshman Program - 45% Full
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 - Freshman Program - 15% Full 

Transfer Programs
Friday, June 16th, 2017 - Transfer Program
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 -Transfer Program

*Classes are held and placed into blocks specifically designed by major for entering freshmen. Attending a later STORM Day should not negatively impact your class schedule.
*Each STORM Day is limited to 125 freshmen.

 

There’s nothing quite like visiting Georgia Southwestern State University firsthand! From walking down "Hello Walk" to attending a Student Organization Fair, our Preview Day will give you a one-day snapshot of the Southwestern community, including interacting with faculty and much more. Be Part of our Community. Be Part of Southwestern. Be Part of the Storm. #GoCanes!

Preview Day Features:

    • Tour our beautiful, Southern campus
    • Meet faculty in your area of interest
    • Learn about financial aid and university housing
    • Participate in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship*

Upcoming Preview Day

Preview Day 2017

If you would like to visit before the above scheduled Preview Days, please schedule a Daily Campus Tour.

Online Registration

 

 

Schedule

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check-In
  • Student Success Center Lobby
  • An Admission Process & Freshman Experience Session is offered at 8:30 AM in the Student Success Center Conference Rooms for those arriving early
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome
  • Student Success Center Storm Dome
  • Welcome from our University President
  • Only @ Southwestern Video
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Academic Sessions
  • Academic Buildings
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Computing and Mathematics
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Sciences and Pre-Professional Health
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Campus Tour
  • The tour of Southwestern will include the freshmen residence hall and our glass blowing lab
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Student Organization Fair, Student Success Center
  • Financial Aid Session, Student Success Center Storm Dome
  • Admission Process & Freshman Experience, Student Success Center Conference Rooms
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Student Organization Fair, Student Success Center
  • Financial Aid Session, Student Success Center Storm Dome
  • Admission Process & Freshman Experience, Student Success Center Conference Rooms
12:30 PM
  • Closing Remarks and Drawing for $1000 Scholarship
  • Student Success Center Storm Dome
12:45 PM
  • Trolley Tour of the City of Americus (Optional, 30 minutes)
  • Leaving from Student Success Center Parking Lot

Please plan to eat lunch on campus following Preview Day or at one of Americus's great local restaurants. A list of local eateries will be provided at Preview Day. The campus dining hall accepts cash or credit and remains open until 2:00 PM on Saturdays.

*Only high school juniors and seniors who attend Preview Day are eligible to enter the drawing and/or receive the $1000 scholarship. Students must be present the entire day. The Preview Day Scholarship must be used during the academic year immediately following the recipient's high school graduation. The recipient will receive $500 for fall semester and $500 for spring semester. This award is for one year. Students may only win this scholarship once.

 

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