Georgia State is always looking out for its Panthers and it shows through how we use technology and collaboration to help them stay on the path to graduation. Lately, Georgia State has been recognized by numerous organizations and individuals such as U. S. News & World Report, the Department of Education, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and even President Obama for our strides in increasing the university’s rate of graduation—an unprecedented 22 points in 10 years—through innovative uses of technology and collaboration across departments.
For example, in its 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” edition, U. S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State fifth in the nation among the top “most innovative” universities. This list ranks institutions “that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities,” according to the magazine.
The thrill of getting accepted into college is real. There’s nothing like knowing that you’ve put in the hard work and gotten admitted into the school of your choice. Now that you’re starting to receive your acceptance letters, make sure that you’re completing your next steps in order to stay on track to begin school in the fall.
Georgia State students are encouraged to begin their First Steps as soon as they receive their acceptance. Not only does this mean that the university has as much time to prepare for your arrival as possible, but it also allows you to have a stress-free summer knowing that you’ve taken care of business.
Completing first and next steps as an admitted student means that you can get your cool new student ID (hello summer movie student discounts) and applying for the housing of your choice (often first come, first serve). There are plenty of other responsibilities that new students should carry out, including registering for orientation and submitting important documents that will make enrolling in classes as easy as pie.
Do you have questions about what you should be doing as a newly admitted student? If you’ve been admitted into Georgia State, feel free to comment below and we’ll help! If you haven’t been applied to Georgia State…what are you waiting for? The freshman application closes March 1 at 11:59pm.
Congratulations to all the newly accepted college students out there! Students like you will shape our future, and Georgia State knows that your potential is endless.
Many universities have orientations that help incoming students prepare for their first semester at school. These orientations have become increasingly important as admissions processes have become more advanced. In fact, sometimes they serve as one-stop shops for getting all of your school-related tasks done before the school year starts. Here are a few other reasons why orientations are so important.