High School Counselor Portal


ALL 3 documents MUST be submitted for an application to be reviewed for admission:

1. Submit Application Online: (NO APP FEE)

Go to:gacollege411.org

2. Submit Official HS Transcript

(GA HS Counselors

can submit transcript online)

3.Submit Official SAT / ACT Score

SSU SAT Code:5609 OR SSU ACT Code:0858

*It takes 4 - 5 business days for a decision to be made on a completed application*






 SSU Honor Program:

The SSU Honors Program offers highly-motivated and academically talented undergraduate students an enriched academic experience.  Students from all academic disciplines are inspired to be creative and critical thinkers, prepared for the challenges of today's world. Honors students may also be eligible for Presidential Scholarships.  

 Download the SSU Honors Program Application

SSU Honors Program Application PDF


To apply for this special opportunity, download the Fall 2015 application. This application, along with two original essays, must be submitted to admissions@savannahstate.edu.

Information about the required essays is included with the application.

 Honors College Admission Criteria:

  • GPA 3.4 or above
  • SAT of 1000 or above (Critical Reading and Math only)
  • ACT composite of 21 or above
  • Submission of Honors Program Application with essays to the Office of Admission

For more information about the application process, contact SSU Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@savannahstate.edu or 912-358-‐4190.

Descatur "Des" Potier

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Enrollment Services



SSU General Scholarship Application:

SSU General Scholarship Form

SSU Foundation Scholarship Application:

SSU Foundation Scholarship Application

Presidential Scholarship: 

Applicant Criteria for consideration:

• Georgia resident, graduating from a Georgia high school;

• Incoming freshman (first term of college enrollment after graduating from high school);

• 3.50 cumulative high school grade point average (G.P.A.) or higher;

• 1250 SAT (combined math and critical reading) score or higher;

   or, 28 ACT composite score or higher; and,

• Significant history of leadership and/or volunteer service activities.

(These criteria are used only to determine eligibility and do not guarantee that the student will be selected either for further consideration or as a Presidential Scholarship recipient.)


Receive nomination from their high school [chief academic officer, guidance counselor, or an official school designee.]

 (They can also be nominated by a representative from a home school entity or non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged high school students with the college search process)

Submit Application:

Submit a complete Presidential Scholarship application packet.


Interview with Presidential Scholarship Committee, if selected as a semi-finalist.


Tiger STEM - Research Opportunities:



PSLSAMP  Scholarship Application

 Criteria for becoming a SSU-PSLSAMP Scholar:

•Undergraduate student or eligibility for admission as

undergraduate student

•US Citizen or Permanent Resident

•Underrepresented Minority

•STEM (Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Mathematics) Major

•GPA Minimum 3.0


For additional information, contact:

Dr. Kuppuswamy Jayaraman (Jay)

 SSU-PSLSAMP Coordinator

 Dept of Engineering Technology & Mathematics

 Savannah State University

 P.O. Box 20089, Savannah, GA 31404

 Phone: 912 353-3026 or Email: jayaramk@savannahstate.edu


Click below for an application form:



Completed applications must be submitted to:

Mrs. C. Rama Devi

Program Associate, SSU-PSLSAMP

Savannah State University

P.O. Box 20089, Savannah, GA 31404

Phone: 912 356-2514

Email: devic@savannahstate.edu


Savannah State University NIH-NIBIB Scholarship

SSU Is one of two nationwide recipients to “Expand Diversity in Engineering and the Physical Sciences Program”as a NIH contract in 2011.

This program offers a four-year scholarship to an entering SSU Freshman in STEM disciplines starting fall 2012 term.

Through participating in various program activities and summer research internships, student scholars are expected to be well prepared for graduate school and research careers. 


Dr. Hua Zhao (co-PI)

Ms. Linda Hansen (Coordinator)

 Department of Natural Sciences

 Box 20600

 3219 College Street

 Savannah State University

 Savannah, GA 31404

 Email: zhaoh@savannahstate.edu



 (912) 358-4448 (Dr. Zhao)

 (912) 358-4465 (Ms. Hansen)


Savannah State University NIH MBRS RISE

The National Institutes of Health Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Research Initiativefor Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Internship at Savannah State University provides minority students, who are traditionally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences, paid internships doing active research.

The program will prepare them to be admitted and successfully complete Ph. D. programs at top-tier institutions. RISE interns must be majoring in behavior analysis, biology, chemistry, forensic science or marine science with a minimum 3.00 GPA and have a sincere interest in a biomedical career. 

In addition, the program will aid in faculty professional development, curricula enhancement for all STEM majors and allow outreach to the community.


For more information contact:

NIH MBRS/RISE Internship Program

Hubert Hall A, Room 104

Box 40289, 3219 College Road

Savannah, GA 31404

(912) 358-4279 (Phone)

(912) 358-4782 (Fax)


 Savannah State University STEM 360

 This activity is funded by Savannah State University’s Title III Office through the Department of Education.


STEM 360 aims to increase awareness and participation in STEM disciplines, strengthening faculty advising and mentoring STEM students, educating students within our service area as a feeder into our STEM degree programs.

The overall goal of this activity is to build the infrastructure that permits and contributes to a paradigm shift in the retention, education and graduation of underrepresented minorities in Science, math and technology in the greater Savannah and surrounding areas.

STEM 360 objectives will provide a foundation for SSU to sustainably educate parents, students and teachers, retain and graduate increased numbers of students in STEM fields for years to come.



 1. Identify initiatives to increase progression in all COST degree programs and

 significantly improve academic advising.

 2. Identify initiatives to increase K-12 participation in STEM programs and

 specifically future matriculation in COST degree programs.

 3. Identify initiatives to build stronger industry and community partnerships and increase involvement in community.


Providing 360 Degrees of STEM Awareness

Dr. Jonathan Lambright,  Interim Dean

 Phone: (912) 358-3270

Fax: (912) 356-2432




Savannah State University - NIH MARC U-STAR Honors Program:

The NIH MARC U-STAR Honors Program at Savannah State University provides minority students, who are traditionally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences, a rigorous research training preparedness program during the junior and senior years.

The program will prepare them to be admitted and successfully complete Ph. D. programs at top-tier institutions.

MARC Scholars must be majoring in biology, behavior analysis, chemistry, marine science or mathematics with a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Fo rmore information contact:  

Dr. Cecil Jones- Drew Griffith, Room 223

Alexa Schider - Hubert Hall A, Room 104


MARC U-STAR Honors Program

Hubert Hall A, Room 104

Box 40289, 3219 College Road

Savannah, GA 31404

(912) 358-4279 (Phone)

(912) 358-4782 (Fax)