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Consolidation

Overview

Consolidating Armstrong State University & Georgia Southern University

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. If approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (BORUSG), the new University will be formed in January 2018 with the expected timeline for the first entering class to be fall 2018. Complete details can be found at consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu.

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

How to Apply
Apply to the Campus You Plan to Attend

Remember to pay close attention to the programs/majors offered on each campus. These should help guide your decision in which campus to attend.


Spring & Summer 2018 Term


Fall 2018 Term

Applicants should only apply once to either Georgia Southern or Armstrong State. Do not apply to both campuses.

July 2017 – February 2018

Late February 2018 Forward

  • Apply to the new Georgia Southern University and choose your campus on the last page of your application – Statesboro, Armstrong, or Liberty.

 

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

 

Choosing Your Campus

Many things will factor into your decision of which campus to attend. Here are a few things we suggest you consider.


  • Statesboro, located in Bulloch County, is a rural town of about 35,000.
  • The Statesboro Campus enrolled over 20,300 students for fall 2017.
  • A quick guide to undergraduate programs can be found here. More in depth information on the programs can be reviewed here. Information on current websites may not yet be updated for the fall 2018 semester.

 
  • Savannah, located in Chatham County, is historic city of nearly 150,000.
  • The Armstrong Campus enrolled 7,150 students for fall 2016.
  • A quick guide to undergraduate programs can be found here. More in depth information on the programs can be reviewed here. Information on current websites may not yet be updated for the fall 2018 semester.

  • Hinesville, located in Liberty County, is a town of about 35,000 and houses Fort Stewart.
  • The Liberty Campus enrolled nearly 500 students for fall 2017.
  • Students can pursue two Associate Degrees on this campus – Associate of Arts and Associate of Science in Core Curriculum – as well as all fully online programs.

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Timeline
  • Mid-July 2017 – Apply to Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus by completing the Georgia Southern application.
  • August 1, 2017 – Apply to Georgia Southern’s Armstrong or Liberty campus by completing the Armstrong State application
  • January 2018 – Anticipated official consolidation when the NEW Georgia Southern University is formed! You will begin to see only one Georgia Southern presence at college fairs, on our website, etc. representing all campuses.
  • Late February 2018 – All new students applying for fall 2018 will submit an application to the new Georgia Southern and choose their desired campus on that one application. If you have already applied to Georgia Southern or Armstrong, or are currently enrolled, you do not have to reapply.

 

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Last updated: 9/28/2017