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Are students required to purchase a meal plan?

Yes, but only if you are residing on campus and have earned less than 60 hours. Students living in campus housing with 60+ hours are required to purchase $400 flex cash to be used in the dining hall, Higher Ground Café, P.O.D, Chick-fil-a, or Boar's Head Deli, all on-campus locations.

Are you required to bring a computer or have a computer for class?

Students are not required to bring a computer or have a computer for class. However, many students do bring one. There are several computer labs throughout the campus, as well as, in the residence halls. Thus, if you don’t have a computer, you’ll have access to several on campus.

Can a freshman have a car on campus?

Students are allowed to have cars on campus. There is a minimal required parking fee and the decals can be picked up from the Public Safety Office.

Do freshmen have to live on campus?

All freshman who are not commuting from home, are required to live on campus. We have beautiful new freshman residence halls and a First Year Experience Program.

Do I need to an essay with my application?


Do you have a Nursing Program?

We have a four year BSN program. If you are admitted to GSW, you will be assigned a Nursing advisor for your pre-nursing academic courses. The School of Nursing will notify you of your formal admission into the BSN program upon completing their application and your successful completion of the pre-nursing sequence of courses and recommendation from your advisor.

Can you get my transcripts or do I have to do it?

You have to request your own high school or college(s) to send official transcripts. They are to be sent to the Office of Admissions, Georgia Southwestern State University, 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive, Americus, GA  31709.

Does GSW offer a tutor program?

Yes, you can receive assistance through our First-Year Experience.

How can I visit the campus?

There are several ways to visit. Click here to find out how.

How do I register for classes?

Accepted students will receive information about our STORM Registration Days. All freshmen, on campus transfers, and Non-traditional students need to attend a STORM Registration Day. Transient students' acceptance letters will have instructions on how to register for classes.

How can I arrange a visit to campus?

Please Call 1-800-338-0082 or e-mail us at

How can I get more info about GSW?

Continue looking through our website, request a personal brochure. call 1-800-338-0082, or e-mail us at

How do I get a transcript from GSW?

Check out the Transcript Request Information on the Registrar Office's web site

Where can I find information about financial aid and scholarships?

How do I apply for residence halls?

Residence Hall applications are mailed to all accepted students.

Can I send my immunization record on my own form?

More than likely, as long as all necessary information is shown. Upload your immunization record to Med+Proctor. Online only students must still submit this form, but there is an exemption checkbox for online students.

Can I have a single-occupancy room?

Yes, we have single-occupancy rooms for freshmen, as well as upper classmen. Apply for housing early though, our housing is based on a first come, first serve basis.

How can I get my computer hooked up on the internet?

Our Office of Instructional Technology will be available to help you with this process. More information is available here.

How can I get my student ID card and why do I need it?

ID's are made during normal business hours in our Office of Student Life, located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center. Students living on campus will need it to access their Residence Hall. All students will need it for athletic events, in our recreation areas, to check out books in the library, and even for a 10% student discount at Wendy's.

How can I find the email address or phone number for a faculty or staff member at GSW?

You can search the online Directory.

How may I get more information on a program?

Call 800-338-0082 and request such or visit the Check Out our Majors section of our web site.

What are the application deadlines?

Click here for Deadlines.

What are your graduate tuition and fees?

Tuition and Fees information.

What are your hours?

The University is open from 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday, 8am-3pm on Friday. Public Safety is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, including holidays.

What are the requirements to get into GSW?

Admission Requirements.

How long does it take to find out an admission's decision?

Most students usually find out within two weeks from the time we have received all appropriate credentials. You can also check your admission status online.

How will I be notified of an admission decision?

By mail or you can check your admission status online.

Who do I contact with questions?

Start with the Admissions Office and we’ll direct you as appropriate, 1-800-338-0082.

If I have a disability and need accommodations, who should I contact?

You should contact the Office of Disability Services at (229) 931-2661.

Is the TOEFL required for international applicants?

The TOEFL or SAT/ACT is required. The minimum TOEFL required score is 523 on the written test, 193 on the computer test, and 70 on the internet based test. Students not meeting this requirement are offered the option to attend our English Language Institute.

What high school courses are required for admissions?

Admission Requirements

What housing is available for incoming students?

We have residence halls and a variety of options available and three meal plans to choose from.

What is GSW’s mailing address?

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive, Americus, GA  31709.

What is Admission's phone number?

1-800-338-0082 or 229-928-1273.

When was GSW founded?

1906 – We celebrated our centennial in 2006!

Where can I find a class schedule?

Schedule of classes

Where can I find a university calendar?

Where is an admission's application?

Undergraduate Application

Where is GSW?

The University is located on 255 acres of wooded land in the community of Americus, GA, 135 miles south of Atlanta. The attractive campus includes an adjacent golf course, recreational areas, a spring-fed lake, and thirty-five buildings.

What is the student faculty ratio?


What organizations/clubs do you have on campus?

Please click here for more information about organizations/clubs on campus.

What undergraduate programs do you offer?

Undergraduate Majors

When must an academic major be declared?

Usually, depending on your major, by the middle of your sophomore year. If you choose after that time you may be adding another semester or year onto the initial fours years to obtain your degree.

Will the college accept the General Education Diploma (GED)?

Yes, but you need to have been out of high school for at least five years from the time you would have graduated and additional testing would also be required before determining admittance.

If you still have questions, please call the Admission's office at 1-800-338-0082.

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