Take (Early) Action!

Georgia State’s Early Action deadline is almost here!

If you are an incoming freshman applying for Fall 2016 to Georgia State, make sure you submit by the early action deadline. By applying early, you can rest easy and enjoy the spring semester of your senior year because you’ll know exactly where you stand with your admissions decision.

Make sure your application is completed by Monday, November 16 and that your supporting documents are submitted by December 1. Early Action applicants receive a decision about the status of their applications sooner than Regular Decision applicants. You will receive a decision between January 8 and January 30, 2016 – way earlier than with other deadlines. Click here to read the top five reasons you should apply early, and read more to learn about our optional essay!

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Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions that you will make in your life. With thousands of colleges and universities scattered throughout the United States, how do you go about narrowing it all down to your top 7 to 8 choices to apply to?

The simple answer? There isn’t one best way to go about it. Every person will approach the process slightly differently. Here is my advice on how to best engage the search process.

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So, even though you found a great school that makes application essays optional, you’ve still decided that you want to put effort into writing something great.

Don’t panic.

You possess the skills and talent to write your essay and get into some stellar universities. Use these tips and recommendations to make sure that you include all of the necessary elements of an exceptional essay.

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“Where are you going to college?”

“What’s the plan after graduation?”

“How many schools have you applied to?”

It’s senior year, and you’re getting bombarded with questions. Quite frankly, you’re asking yourself the same things. It can be tough to make sure that you’re getting everything done with your college applications and enjoying senior year. But applying early might be the solution you’re looking for.

Early application comes with a wide range of benefits that could pay off – literally and figuratively. Check out the top 5 reasons you should apply early.

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Transferring schools is a big decision. Students who think about transferring to a different college or university are often full of questions, and it can be time consuming to try and find all the answers. If you’re ready to talk about transferring schools, take a look at this focused list of topics that you should discuss with your new admissions counselor so you can feel prepared and confident about your decision.

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Making your rounds at all the different colleges you want to visit can be stressful. What do you wear? Do you need an umbrella? Is your mom going to cry again?

Follow this list of dos and don’ts to get the most out of campus visits – and the least tears out of your mother.

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Hi, I’m Scott Burke, the Director of Admissions at Georgia State. Students often wonder what happens after they submit their applications. Here’s an inside look at how our office processes Freshman applications, along with some tips and tricks on what you can do to make sure your review process goes smoothly after you click “submit.”

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Raise your hand if you know what FAFSA stands for.

Did you get it?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an important resource for students as they figure out how to pay for college. FAFSA is incredibly valuable to many students because it helps turn college dreams into realities. Though it might seem a little confusing, it can be successfully navigated with the right information and the right attitude.

When it comes to college, FAFSA is here to help. By calculating factors such as income and family contributions, FAFSA provides college students with different types of loans that help them cover college costs. Everyone’s financial aid package is different, so we can’t tell you exactly what yours will look like, but we can tell you a few things you can do to complete the FAFSA stress-free.

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Choosing the correct colleges to apply to can seem stressful in the beginning. Higher education is important, and each application takes effort, energy and resources. As the university landscape shifts to fit new kinds of students, there should be opportunities for students to tailor their application and feel good about what they submit.

At Georgia State, our admissions process reflects the uniqueness of our students and our commitment to encouraging their continued growth and development. Every student is an individual with unique talents, interests and skills, and that’s why we give them options to create their own unique application. Students can choose to skip the optional essay and letter of recommendation sections for the merit-based evaluation, or include an essay and letter(s) of recommendation to be evaluated holistically. It’s the student’s choice; either way, our process is designed to give you more control and self-accurate representation in the college application process.
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Making A Statement

Georgia State University is here to help you make a statement as a soon-to-be college student. That’s why we created our blog. Whether you’re searching for the perfect university, choosing between majors or learning about financial aid, we want you to feel good about the decisions you make before you go to college.

Our blog has tips that will take you from application to graduation, including the inside scoop on how higher ed really works. When you check back for updates, you’ll see new and informative posts about what it’s really like to apply, decide and attend college. From test scores to internships to easing first semester jitters, the Statement is here to support real students with real information that will make college a really great experience.

Sound good? Check back for new posts, so that you’ll be ready to take on your newest journey as a college student. We’ll be here every step of the way.