Non-Traditional Tigers

Non-Traditional Tigers

Non-Traditional Tigers are applicants who have been out of high school or whose high school class graduated at least five years ago from an accredited or approved high school or have satisfactorily completed the GED. Also, applicants in this category who have attended college must have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit and have not attended college within the past five years.
As a Non-Traditional applicant you must submit the following:

  1. A complete Application for Admission online at gacollege411.com that is FREE!!
  2. A complete Certificate of Immunization is required for some Georgia residents and anyone residing outside of the state of Georgia.  Check the incomplete documents list on your application status to see if you need to submit a Certificate of Immunization.  This form need to be submited to the Harris-McDew Student Health Center 3219 College Street, Box 20448 Savannah, Georgia 31404. Phone: 912-358-4122 Fax: 912-358-3667   
  3. Verification of Lawful Presence

    In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to Savannah State University and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States. Acceptance to Savannah State University may be delayed until lawful presence is verified.

    The U.S. Department of Education will automatically validate the lawful presence of any student who completes a FAFSA application; therefore, if you are applying for financial aid it will not be necessary for Savannah State University to perform additional verification of your residency status. Otherwise, you will be required to submit one of the following documents to the Office of Admissions:

    • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate (no photocopies)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
    • Current U.S. Passport
    • GA Driver's License (issued after 1/1/2008)

      Optional: Take a snapshot of your GA Driver’s License using cellular phone, email to Admissions@savannahstate.edu.

    • GA ID Card (issued after 1/1/2008)
    • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issue by Dept. of State (DS-1350)
    • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561)
    • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570)
  4. Submit official supporting documents (high school transcript, college transcripts, GED scores, and SAT/ACT scores if available)
  5. Applicant must take and pass the COMPASS Exam.
  6. Check your status online Here .

Non-Traditional Tigers Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

July 15

Spring Semester

November 15

Summer Semester

May 1