Transfer Application Process

Transfer students are a top priority at Georgia Southwestern. Our university president, Dr. Kendall Blanchard, is working to have Southwestern “recognized as the four-year comprehensive institution in the state that understands the needs of transfer students." We look forward to helping you through the admissions process to help you make a smooth transition into Southwestern. We suggest you Check Your Status online as you work through this process.

To Apply:

□       Submit your application with the $25 non-refundable application fee

□       Request your official transcripts be sent from EVERY college or technical school you have ever attended. A reminder that if you are enrolled in learning support/developmental studies classes, you MUST EXIT those courses before you can transfer to Southwestern. If you completed any college coursework outside of the United States you must submit certified English translations of original transcripts.  In addition, you must also submit your official transcripts to an evaluation service and have an original evaluation sent directly to us.  We prefer evaluations from Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. Also, if you are transferring from a technical college, it must be accredited by the Commission on Colleges(COC) in order for courses to transfer. Southwestern will also accept some approved courses from South Georgia Technical College that were completed Spring 2009 or later.

□       If you have less than 30 transferable hours from your college(s), you also need to submit your official high school transcript and your official SAT/ACT scores. You must meet our freshmen requirements and our transfer requirements.

□       You should receive a response within 2 to 3 weeks of us receiving all of the above information, if not, please call us to inquire about your application status.

Once Accepted:

□       Submit your $45 acceptance deposit to reserve your place in our incoming class.

□       Visit Southwestern. You can attend a campus Preview Day on a Saturday or setup a tour during the week.

□       Submit your completed scholarship application before the March 15th deadline. To check eligibility and print an application, click here.

□       If you intend to live on campus, submit your Application for Student Housing with the $50 application fee and the $250 damage deposit. They are mailed to you starting in January or can be printed by clicking here.

□       Complete your Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). It can be completed after your tax returns are filed by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Southwestern’s school code is 001573.

□       Submit your  immunization form to the GSW Health Center.

□       Request for your current college to send your official final transcript once you have completed your last term at that institution.

□       Signup for STORM Registration Day. You will receive more information about this day and be able to sign up beginning in April. Click here to see the details.

□       Pack up and head to Southwestern on Campus Move-In Day.

□       Complete your College Career at Southwestern!

Again, 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 Admissions Office. We look forward to helping you See Yourself @ Southwestern.