Graduate Admissions

The graduate admission staff, faculty and students are eager to share information with you about all aspects of Savannah State University and the admission process. Applicants are considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, nationality, or physical disabilities.

Transient Student Admission

A transient student is defined as an applicant who applies for temporary enrollment at Savannah State University. The student must be in good academic standing at his/her "home" institution and have permission from his/her university's registrar's office to take courses at Savannah State University. The student receives advisement from his/her "home" institution. A transient student is expected to return to the institution in which he/she was previously enrolled. The applicant must submit an application (which is good for one semester only), a $25.00 application fee, a University System of Georgia Certificate of Immunization, and a completed transient permission form or letter from his/her university. The admissions status is a temporary one and the applicant must reapply each semester of expected enrollment. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure he or she has met the prerequisites for courses that he/she wishes to take at Savannah State University.

Non-Degree Student Admission

An applicant with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university who wishes to take courses for advancement and personal enrichment may register at Savannah State University. The applicant must request an official copy of his or her transcript to be mailed to SSU. The applicant must pay the $25.00 application fee and submit a University of Georgia Immunization Certificate. The applicant is required to satisfy all prerequisites before enrolling in a course. If the applicant wishes to change from non-degree to degree-seeking status, the applicant must qualify for acceptance into the respective program.

Senior Citizen (Georgia Resident) Admission

Persons who are 62 years of age, or older, may enroll as regular students in credit courses on a "space-available" basis without payment of fees, except for supplies and laboratory or special course fees. The applicant must be a resident of Georgia and must present a birth certificate or comparable written documentation of age to enable the Admissions Office to determine eligibility. The applicant must meet all admission and degree requirements.