All students in the MOWR program must meet for advisement each semester. One purpose of advisement is to ensure that students are enrolling in classes necessary to meet high school graduation requirements, as outlined on their Student Participation Agreement completed by their high school counselor.
Advisement for new students is particularly important because it is when they are introduced to essential processes such as navigating My.GeorgiaSouthern, the course search, and WINGS. A key part of advisement also includes the opportunity to discuss majors and plans for the future.
Advisement Options for New Students
New MOWR students have the option to sign up for a one-on-one advisement appointment or a group advisement session. When deciding what format is right for you, consider the following:
Group Advisement Sessions
- The typical group advisement session is 90 minutes and is capped at a maximum of five students.
- New students and parents are able to meet others going through the same process.
- Students with friends who are also beginning the program are able to carpool and attend together.
- Each session has an extended period for questions and answers.
- All students have the opportunity to register for classes at their session.
One-On-One Advisement Appointments
- The typical one-on-one advisement appointment is 45 minutes.
- Parents are welcome to attend.
- If time allows, students are able to register for classes.
After you have been accepted by Admissions you will receive an email to the email address that you used when you applied to Georgia Southern with information on how to sign up for advisement. After signing up for advisement you will receive a confirmation email with the location of your advisement appointment or session. Please note that group advisement sessions and one-on-one advisement appointments do not take place at the same location.
New Student Checklist (to be completed after advisement)
The items below are to be completed after students have been advised for classes. Click each item below for instructions and more information.
Register for Classes
After advisement, find and select your course(s) using the Course Search (don’t forget to write down your CRN(s)!). After finding the courses you wish to take, log into your MyGeorgiaSouthern account to access WINGS. Once in WINGS, click Student, Registration, then Add/Drop Classes. Select the term for which you wish to register. Next, enter your Alternate Pin/Registration Access Number (RAN) which was given to you at advisement and can be found at the top left of your advisement form.
After entering your RAN, the next screen will ask for the Course Reference Number(s) (CRNs), which can be found in the Course Search. After entering the CRN(s), click submit changes. The page will refresh and “Web Registered” will be showing beside the class(es) for which you registered. For more information and a visual aid, you are welcome to watch the video below, which is usually shown at SOAR.
How To Register For Classes
Sync Georgia Southern Email Address to your Cell Phone (if possible)
It is important to you check your email daily. An easy way to do this is to sync it your cell phone if you have one! For steps on how to sync your email at the following link: http://its.georgiasouthern.edu/help/student-help/
Submit GAfutures (formerly GAcollege411) MOWR Scholarship Application
Students must complete their GAfutures Move On When Ready scholarship application every semester. Students attending a private or public high school should complete the online application. Students that are part of a home study program should complete the paper version. Home study students also have to complete the Home Study Program Participation Agreement, which is required once per academic year.
Sign Up for SOAR, Georgia Southern’s new student orientation
To sign up for SOAR log into your Admissions Status Check page, click the Orientation tab at the top of the page, and follow the instructions listed. (Note that students will not be able to sign up for SOAR X until July 21.) There is no charge for students to attend SOAR. There is a $25 fee for the first guest and a $10 fee for each additional guest.
It is required that ALL new MOWR students attend SOAR on their designated day. To learn more about SOAR click here.
Please refer to the table below to determine what SOAR session you should sign up for. It is very important that you sign up for the correct session.
|January 5, 2018
||May 13, 2017
||August 12, 2017
|For students starting Spring 2018
||For students starting Summer or Fall 2017
||For students starting Fall 2017
Provide Documentation to Verify your Lawful Presence
MOWR students are asked to provide proof that they are legally present in the United States prior to SOAR. The easiest way to do so is to provide the Office of Admissions with one of the following documents: Certified birth certificate (copies are not accepted), current U.S. passport, OR a driver’s license (only if it has been established for two years and one day; permits are not accepted). Photocopies or photographs can be provided for all except a birth certificate. Photocopies should be sent to Stephen Warner (email@example.com) in the Office of Admissions. Certified birth certificates should be taken to Lewis Hall or brought to SOAR.
If providing proof of lawful presence is not possible, please let Devon Jameson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Office of Admissions, know so there is not a delay in MOWR funds posting to your account. Lawful presence is not required for participation in MOWR or admission to Georgia Southern University.
Send an official AP Score Report via College Board (if applicable)
If you scored a 3 or higher on any AP exams, you may be eligible for credit at Georgia Southern (check here to see needed scores). If you wish to be granted credit for passing scores, please send the official AP score report via College Board to Georgia Southern.
If you have earned college credit through other means, for instance you have dual enrolled at another institution, you must send official transcripts from those schools to Georgia Southern. Please email Devon Jameson if you will be sending a college transcript so that your credit can be applied as soon as possible.
Print, Complete, and Submit Immunization Forms to Health Services
All new students must submit three immunization forms. These forms must be completed and submitted to Health Services prior to attending SOAR. If this is not taken care of in a timely manner, there will be a hold placed on your account which will prevent you from registering for classes. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, contact Health Services at 912-478-5641.
Purchase Parking Permit (if applicable)
If you plan on driving to campus, you must purchase a parking permit, as they are not covered by the MOWR Program. In order to increase your chances of receiving a parking permit in a close proximity to your classes, wait to purchase your parking pass until after you have registered for classes.
Most MOWR students (unless they are living on campus) will qualify for a Commuter Permit or Carpool Permit. For more information, including lot availability, cost, and contact information, click here.
Get Eagle Card
All students must have an Eagle Card, which is Georgia Southern University’s identification card. Your Eagle Card will grant you access to sporting events, the RAC, and various other things on campus.
It is important that you have your Eagle Card before you attempt to pick up your textbooks (more information on the textbook pick up process can be found below).
You have two options to get your free Eagle Card: you can either a) get your Eagle Card after advisement or B) wait until your SOAR session. To get your card, visit the Eagle Card Center which is located inside Dining Commons and is open Monday-Friday from 8AM – 5PM. You will need to show a government issued photo ID (a permit/driver’s license will suffice) and have your picture taken to be printed on your card.
Pick Up Textbooks the Week Before Classes
Textbook rentals are provided to students free of charge for classes on the approved course list as part of the MOWR program. You must be present and you must show your Eagle Card to pick up your textbooks from the University Store. You will also have to take a signed Textbook Rental Agreement with you to pick up your books (this will be sent to all students via email). For more information on textbooks, click here.
Check Student Account in WINGS for Course Fee(s)
As a MOWR student you are responsible for Course Fees, which generally range between $20-$55 and are attached to many sciences courses, hybrid courses, and physical activity courses. Course fees will not show until after you register for classes and are due by the first day of class. Click here for more information on Course Fees.
Attend the First (and every!) Day of your Classes
Georgia Southern has a first day attendance policy. If you do not attend classes on the first day in most instances you will be automatically dropped/removed. To ensure that you know where to go on the first day, and to make it there in a timely manner, locate your classroom buildings using the campus map. Be sure to do a walk-through of your schedule before the semester starts.
Additionally, be sure to pay close attention to your classes’ attendance policies. Each professor at Georgia Southern makes up his/her own attendance policy. Absences due to high-school related events do not have to be excused by Georgia Southern faculty, and in most instances are not excused. If you will be missing a class due a high-school obligation, it is best to notify your professor beforehand and ask if there is anything that you can do to make up any missed work.