Transfer students can choose from two different New Student Orientation formats. Each format includes the same information but is structured differently.
There is a registration fee for all students, which covers meals and other expenses. The fee is not covered by scholarships or financial aid. Each student may register up to two guests, and each additional person is required to pay a separate registration fee.
Georgia State has designed a mandatory Online Pre-Orientation program to give transfer students a better understanding of Georgia State policies and procedures. This Online Pre-Orientation program should be completed before attending orientation.
Transfer students who do not complete the Online Pre-Orientation program before attending orientation will not be able to register for classes until they fulfill the requirement.
Complete the Online Pre-Orientation program now. For help accessing it, contact the Help Desk at 404-413-4357.
This half-day program of orientation activities is designed for students and their guests. This option provides a basic introduction to the university, focusing primarily on academic advisement and course registration. It’s open to: incoming freshman or transfer students starting classes in the fall semester but were unable to attend orientation in May, June or July, or incoming students starting classes in the spring or summer semesters.*Note: Transfer students are required to complete the Online Pre-orientation program before orientation.
Check the orientation schedule to find out which sessions are held in the morning and which are held in the afternoon.
For sessions held in the morning, Orientation Check-In runs from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The opening orientation session begins at 9 a.m., and the program continues throughout the morning, formally concluding around 12:30 p.m.
For sessions held in the afternoon, Orientation Check-In runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The opening orientation session begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program continues throughout the afternoon, formally concluding around 3 p.m.