Your First Year

Your First Year

Welcome to Georgia State University! As you begin your freshman year, you will meet students from all over the world with different backgrounds, interests and strengths. But all of you have one major thing in common: it’s your first year at Georgia State! Your freshman year offers a clean academic slate and the opportunity to make decisions that will shape the rest of your college experience.

So, what can you do to ensure that you get started on the right foot? Prepare for the unexpected. College is very different from high school, so take your courses seriously. Get to know Georgia State’s campus. Our downtown location offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to get involved. Plus, learning more about the campus can also help you get to class on time. Most importantly, always make time for you! Learn more about your strengths and limitations, and set achievable goals to maximize success for your first year.

Your advisors at the University Advisement Center will be here for you every step of the way. We offer resources and academic guidance to help your freshman experience be one you will never forget. We are proud to have you join our panther team and we look forward to meeting and assisting you all!  

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Get Involved...

Expand your academic experience by joining clubs and organizations
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Academic Resources

College is challenging. Learn how Georgia State can assist you overcoming those challenges.
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Study Abroad

It’s never too early to start planning for traveling the world.
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The First Year Experience

Freshmen Learning Community
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Mandatory Advisement

Get to know what Advisement has to offer.
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Major Exploration

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