Congratulations on your acceptance to East Georgia State College and welcome to Bobcat Nation! As an incoming FIRST-YEAR, FRESHMAN, TRANSFER, TRANSIENT or POSTBACCALAUREATE student, you’ll need to complete the next steps for accepted students listed below. 

First Steps

Complete these steps as soon as possible after you’ve been accepted to East Georgia State so you’ll be ready for the first day of classes.

Upon acceptance to East Georgia State College, you are issued a unique myEGSC username. Please note your username can be recognized as the first portion of your email address before the @ symbol. For example, if the email address is then the username will be jsmith123. To find your username, please visit the article on the myEGSC Help page.

Should you have any trouble accessing your account, please contact the IT help desk at 478-289-2004 or csworkFREEOMNIUPDATE.

Your username is different from your student ID number. Your student ID number is the nine-digit number located on your acceptance letter. It will take about 48–72 hours before you can use your new username to access the student systems.

Login to myEGSC, East Georgia’s student information portal, for information about your student file, registration, financial aid, advisor, grades, and more.

For the security of your account, please refer to the Student Account Setup email sent to your personal email for detailed instructions on your initial password.

If you need further assistance, please contact EGSC IT at 478-289-2004 or csworkFREEOMNIUPDATE.

Make sure to explore all the tools, applications, and learn to navigate the portal so you will be familiar with its use.

Login into your CatMail student email account (through Office 365), the official form of communication for information regarding orientation, registration, course information, and billing.

Check your email at least once a day!

Our Orientation modules are an efficient, virtual introduction to life at East Georgia State. Once you complete virtual Orientation, you’ll be prompted to submit a pre-registration survey AND register for an in-person New Student Orientation (NSO) date. New students are not able to register themselves for classes and must attend NSO to get a schedule.

Visit the Orientation page to get started.

Your application for financial aid can also verify your citizenship.

Get started with your FAFSA application and but sure to add East Georgia’s FAFSA code of 010997

This application will determine if you’re eligible for all federal and state aid programs. You’re encouraged to submit a FAFSA, even if you think you’re not eligible for federal aid programs, because this application will review your eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship and other financial aid opportunities. 

Visit our financial aid website for information about scholarships.

If you wish to live in on-campus housing, please visit the Housing page. On-campus housing is currently only available to students attending the Swainsboro campus. 

Students attending the Statesboro or Augusta locations will need to obtain housing on their own.

You must provide verification of lawful presence in the United States to receive in-state tuition. Follow the specific steps outlined.

For a list of acceptable documentation, visit the Verification of Lawful Presence page.

Please refer to your official acceptance letter. If you are classified as out-of-state and wish to receive instate tuition, you must complete a Residency Correction form or appropriate waiver along with required documentation. For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 478-289-2017.

Waivers: If you have 12 months consecutive residence in Aiken or Edgefield County, South Carolina, you should complete a border county waiver form. If you have 12 months consecutive residence in Alabama, Florida, or South Carolina, you should complete a border state waiver form. If you are a military service member, you may also be eligible for a waiver. For more information on waivers, please visit our Waivers and Tuition Classification page.

Students who did not take the ACT/SAT OR have taken the ACT/SAT and submitted scores that do not meet minimum requirements will be automatically placed in Learning Support co-requisite courses in English and Math. Students must take the Accuplacer to ensure proper course registration.

Exams must be taken prior to the start of the term and cannot be taken after enrolling in academic courses. Any and all ACT/SAT test scores must be submitted for review.

Before Classes Start

Complete these steps as soon as possible after you’ve been accepted to East Georgia State so you’ll be ready for the first day of classes.

Immunizations are required for MMR, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Varicella and Hepatitis B. If you’ll be living on campus, you must also obtain the Meningitis/Meningococcal (MENI) vaccine. Click to download required form.

Students who are enrolled in fully online distance learning programs can submit and exemption as long as they only enroll in fully online courses.  Distance education students who enroll in an on-campus course or a course offered at a campus managed facility will be excluded from class until proof of immunization is submitted.

*Religious, military, and online only exemptions will need to complete the exemption portion located at the bottom of page 1 of the immunization form.

The Office of Financial Aid uses CampusLogic to assist students that are chosen for verification or have conflicting information from the results of their FAFSA. ALL students must activate their CampusLogic account by using their myEGSC credentials. Parents/guardians may also need an account to e-sign any required document for their student. 

*Students must have a completed FAFSA on file before activation.

If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please request a score report to ensure proper Academic Placement prior to registering for classes.

If you have taken the AP, IB, or CLEP, please request a score report to receive college credit prior to registering for classes. 

Review your financial aid award in Banner Web in the Financial Aid tab. You must accept/deny aid as needed. Check remaining balance due and be prepared to pay your bill by the first day of class. 

ONLINE: Contact Financial Aid (
PHONE: 478-289-2009
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
JAM Student Center, across from Admissions in Swainsboro
Nessmith Lane Center in Statesboro
Galloway Hall in Augusta

In order for your financial aid funds to be used to pay for your Tuition and Fees or to be used in the book store (electronic Book Voucher) you must first "Authorize" East Georgia State College to use your funds to pay on your account. Federal Aid and Hope Aid are authorized separately. If you elect not to let EGSC use your financial aid for tuition and fees, you will be required to pay out of pocket any tuition and fees owed by the fee payment deadline or your courses will be dropped. 

Before you can register for classes, you will need to complete the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, which acknowledges your understanding that you are responsible for the payment of all tuition, fees, and other associated costs.

Please check your CatMail for instructions.

Your CatCard is your official student ID card and can be obtained at Orientation after you have been registered for classes. Please visit the Submit Student ID Photo page for more information.

Show all credits and the date of your high school graduation. Submit an official college transcript if you attended another university or college through a dual enrollment program with final grades posted.

Military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children may be able to receive military benefits to pay for their tuition here at East Georgia. For more information, please visit the Veterans and Military page.
East Georgia works to accommodate students with disabilities. If you have a disability and require special services, please contacting the Office of Counseling and Disability Services by calling 478-289-2039.

Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll! Students who have not received their financial aid by the first day of class or on move-in day, or those that that plan on paying out of pocket for their tuition are encouraged to register for the Nelnet tuition payment plan to prevent being dropped from their classes.

This can only be done once the student has been registered for classes.

Familiarize yourself with our many student clubs and organizations on any of our three campuses before arriving. From chess and leadership to the performing arts and politics, there’s a group for every interest.