New Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admission to Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University.

The steps below are things to remember that will help you through your post-acceptance. Some of this information will be within your acceptance package.

Steps To Becoming a Bobcat

Your PAWS account will allow you to pay your confirmation and housing deposits, INTRO, print your schedule, find your advisor, access financial aid awards, pay for your classes, view course offerings and much more!

  • Visit http://unify.gcsu.edu/
  • Select “Initial Student Access” icon
  • Refer to your acceptance letter for your GCID number and GC email address
  • Complete the information and select submit
  • You will be brought back to the main unify.gcsu.edu page
  • Select the “MyPassword” tab along the top bar
  • Select “Set or Change Enrollment” to enroll in the system by setting unique security questions
  • You will be brought back to the main unify.gcsu.edu page
  • Now you are ready to log in and explore the virtual world of GC!

For questions about creating your account, contact our Serve Help Desk at: serve@gcsu.edu or (478) 445-7378.

Confirmation Deposit is required of students with 12 or less transfer credits ONLY. Students with more than 12 transfer credits are exempt from this deposit.

To reserve your enrollment space, you must submit your non-refundable, $200 confirmation deposit. Once we receive your confirmation deposit, you will be able to move forward with housing and registration. 

  • Visit http://unify.gcsu.edu/ 
    Enter your GC email address and Unify password
    Access PAWS from the third tab at the top or from the PAWS icon under the student tab
    Choose “Student Account Center” tab
    Select “Student Account Center” link
    Select the “GC Student Account Center” button (you will be sent to a different web page)
    Select Deposits tab located along the top bar
    Select entry term for making a payment (term your student will begin)
    Click on the “Select” button
    Under “Select Deposit Payment”, choose “Confirmation Deposit” from the Deposit Account dropdown and click on the “Select” button
    Proceed to make the deposit payment by selecting “Continue”
    Select the credit card payment method and click on “Select”
    Enter credit card information and select “Continue” to submit confirmation deposit and complete payment

For questions about the confirmation deposit, contact the Office of Admissions at: admissions@gcsu.edu or (478) 445-2774.

INTRO is our registration process for all new transfers. Using preferences you indicate on your INTRO form, an advisor will register you for classes based on those preferences, your chosen major and available courses.

Once you have submitted the INTRO Course Preference Form, an advisor in your major department will create your schedule. Approximately 10-15 business days after you submit, you will receive an e-mail at your Georgia College Bobcats e-mail account to let you know that your schedule is complete. At that time, you will be able to view your schedule online.

  • Visit http://unify.gcsu.edu/
  • Enter your GC email address and Unify password
  • Access PAWS from the third tab at the top or from the PAWS icon under the student tab
  • Choose “Menu for New and Returning Students” tab
  • Select “INTRO- New Transfer Student Intent to Enroll”
  • Select the term you are attending and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Before finalizing your preferences, review them carefully as you may INTRO only once.

For questions about INTRO, contact The Center for Student Success at: success@gcsu.edu or (478) 445-2361.

  • Visit http://unify.gcsu.edu/
  • Enter your GC email address and Unify password
  • Access PAWS from the third tab at the top or from the PAWS icon under the student tab
  • Select “Student Services” tab
  • Choose “Registration”
  • Select “GCSU Printable Schedule” to view your schedule 
  • Visit http://unify.gcsu.edu/
  • Enter your GC email address and Unify password
  • Access PAWS from the third tab at the top or from the PAWS icon under the student tab
  • Choose “Menu for New and Returning Students” tab
  • Select “Online Housing Application/Contract”
  • If the application does not open, you will need to allow pop-ups for the site. Select the term that you are applying for and follow the on-screen instructions
  • Choose “Housing Application” located between the GCSU logo and The Max logo
  • Select the term that you are applying for and follow the on-screen instructions

For questions about the housing contract, the $200 deposit or $35 application fee, contact University Housing at: housing@gcsu.edu or (478) 445-5160.

After submitting your tuition deposit, other final steps include:

  • Complete the FAFSA and/or GSFAPPS by July 1 ((November 1 for spring admitted students)
  • Provide Verification of Lawful Presence by July 1 (December 1 for spring admitted students)
  • Complete your certificate of immunization, emergency contact form, and special assistance request (found in admission packet)
  • Register for New Student Orientation
  • Request your final college transcript(s) to be sent to Georgia College prior to August 1. Official copies should be sent to admissions@gcsu.edu or GC Office of Admissions, Campus Box 023, Milledgeville, GA 31061
  • Student E-mail: Your email account is considered the official mode of communication between GC faculty, administration and students. Check your email account every day for important information. Your e-mail address should be activated within 3 business days after acceptance. Please follow the steps to set up your e-mail:
  1. Visit http://unify.gcsu.edu
  2. Select "Student GMAIL" icon located on the main page
  3. Enter your bobcats e-mail address (located in your acceptance letter)
  4. Select "Next" and follow the steps to set up your e-mail account

 

Orientation Information

If you wish to cancel your admission, please complete this form.


Transfer Decision Process

 Acceptance is pending the entry of all college coursework you have submitted.

Notification: You will receive an official acceptance packet which will include your GCID and Bobcats email address.

* Class registration is NOT available at this admissions stage.

** Decision can be rescinded if your cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum.

The coursework you’ve submitted has been articulated, but acceptance is conditional on you submitting your FINAL transcript after your final semester/quarter grades at your current institution have been entered. Please send an official, updated transcript to the Office of Admissions once your final grades have been posted.

If the transcript you submitted is the final transcript that shows your final grades, then you move directly to Admit Final after the transcript has been articulated.

*You CANNOT be enrolled at two institutions for the same term. Make sure your final transcript doesn't show any courses in progress at your current institution for the same term you are applying to Georgia College. If “in progress” courses are on your final transcript, please drop the courses and re-send an updated transcript.

Notification: An official letter will be sent to your mailing address alerting you of the status change.

* Class registration is available at this admissions stage. Contact the Registrar’s Office for transfer registration start dates at 478-445-6286.

** Decision can be rescinded if your cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum. 

The coursework you’ve submitted has been reviewed and you have been fully admitted.

Notification: An official e-mail will be sent to your personal e-mail address alerting you of the status change.

* Class registration is available at this admissions stage. Contact the Registrar’s Office for transfer registration start dates at 478-445-6286.