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Application Process

Applying as a transient student and registering for classes are easy at Southwestern. Below are the steps to take to apply, be accepted, and register for classes. Transient students should check the class schedule for the class(es) they are needing before applying. 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 an official Letter of Transient Permission to be mailed to us from your current institution.

Once Accepted

  • 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
  • Beginning on the advertised dates you will be able to register for classes. Please email the University's Registrar the course name and CRN number. You can obtain this information 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 Southwestern does not guarantee registration for specific classes. New and continuing Southwestern students have priority registration.
    • If you have questions about your acceptance you may Check Your Status online or contact the Admissions office at 800-338-0082.
  • Contact your home institution to find out about your financial aid options.
  • If you intend to live on our 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.
  • Submit your immunization form to the GSW Health Center. If you will only be taking online classes then no shots are needed, but the form must still be submitted. There is a  place to indicate online classes only.
  • Submit Proof of Lawful Presence if you plan to receive in-state tuition.

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