STUDENT SUCCESS

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STUDENT SUCCESS

WE'LL BE WITH YOU
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

College is one of the most important investments you’ll make, and we don’t take that lightly. We’ll invest in you equally.

When you commit to Georgia State, we commit to guide and support you every single day — from before freshman convocation to after graduation. Our novel approach has made us the national model for academic achievement. We’ve even been asked to open our own National Institute for Student Success, where we’ll provide a framework for other universities to follow.

THESTATEWAY® puts you in a cap and gown and on the path to a prosperous career as soon as possible.

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GRADUATION RATES
UP 62% SINCE 2010
10,000+ DEGREES

GRANTED EACH YEAR
Equal graduation
rates among
students from
all backgrounds
“No other university has accomplished what Georgia State has the last decade.”
— Bill Gates
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WHAT'S OUR SECRET?

Swipe to explore each facet of our approach.
A Personal Success Plan for Every Student
As soon as you enroll, we work to craft the most efficient academic path for you. Your personal success plan highlights your interests and strengths, avoiding avenues that don’t inspire you. That’s why, on average, our students graduate half a semester early and save $18 million collectively on unnecessary tuition. 
DATA-BASED TECHNOLOGY
We call on digital tools like our Graduation Progression Success system, which monitors your daily progress, Early-Alert system, which tells us when you’re struggling, and Pounce chatbot, which answers your questions at the drop of a text. They help us identify potential roadblocks and provide proactive solutions to keep you on track.
Academic Advisement
Through the University Advisement Center, you’ll be assigned your own academic adviser, who will work with you one-on-one to find your perfect major and help you register for the courses you need and want. You’ll bypass irrelevant classes, allowing you to focus and earn your degree in less time.
Financial Support
If you’re relying on the HOPE Scholarship to fund your education but your grades slip and you lose it, the Keep HOPE Alive Scholarship will help you get back on track to regain it. If you’re facing personal challenges and struggling to pay your tuition, our Panther Retention Grant program and Emergency Assistance Fund can provide the financial aid you need. Through the Scholarship Resource Center, we can also help you search and apply for scholarships. 
Innovative Programs 
Supplemental Instruction pairs students taking historically difficult courses with those who excelled in them. Success Workshops tackle frequently requested topics, like essay-writing, goal-setting and test-taking. Success Academy and Perimeter Academy invite students to arrive on campus early to get a head start on the college transition. And the Learning and Tutoring Center offers free coaching across all departments. 
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A Personal Success Plan for Every Student
As soon as you enroll, we work to craft the most efficient academic path for you. Your personal success plan highlights your interests and strengths, avoiding avenues that don’t inspire you. That’s why, on average, our students graduate half a semester early and save $18 million collectively on unnecessary tuition. 
DATA-BASED TECHNOLOGY
We call on digital tools like our Graduation Progression Success system, which monitors your daily progress, Early-Alert system, which tells us when you’re struggling, and Pounce chatbot, which answers your questions at the drop of a text. They help us identify potential roadblocks and provide proactive solutions to keep you on track.
Academic Advisement
Through the University Advisement Center, you’ll be assigned your own academic adviser, who will work with you one-on-one to find your perfect major and help you register for the courses you need and want. You’ll bypass irrelevant classes, allowing you to focus and earn your degree in less time.
Financial Support
If you’re relying on the HOPE Scholarship to fund your education but your grades slip and you lose it, the Keep HOPE Alive Scholarship will help you get back on track to regain it. If you’re facing personal challenges and struggling to pay your tuition, our Panther Retention Grant program and Emergency Assistance Fund can provide the financial aid you need. Through the Scholarship Resource Center, we can also help you search and apply for scholarships. 
Innovative Programs 
Supplemental Instruction pairs students taking historically difficult courses with those who excelled in them. Success Workshops tackle frequently requested topics, like essay-writing, goal-setting and test-taking. Success Academy and Perimeter Academy invite students to arrive on campus early to get a head start on the college transition. And the Learning and Tutoring Center offers free coaching across all departments. 
Andrew Gumbel book cover.
“This model of student success couldn’t be more timely as Americans facing an economy devastated by rising wealth inequality and a once-in-a-century pandemic look once again to education—a quality but moderately priced education—to better their fortunes.”
— Andrew Gumbel, “Won’t Lose This Dream”

THE WAY TO
YOUR FUTURE

The minute you set foot on campus, you’ll start preparing for postgraduate life. Our College to Career initiative will align nearly everything you do with the career skills and practical experience employers value most.

PROMOTE YOURSELF

Use the digital portfolio platform Portfolium to show future employers your work and experience.

Add a professional headshot to your resume using the complimentary Iris Booth on campus.

Dress the part for interviews, borrowing business attire at no cost from the campus Career Closet.

GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR

At University Career Services, we’ll help you connect and network with major Atlanta businesses and organizations, where professional opportunities abound. Our career fairs draw those employers to campus and give you a rare window into what they’re looking for. When commencement day arrives, you’ll be ahead of the competition.

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Tariq Collins
“Success Academy allowed me to start college a semester early. I got to know campus, learn about and leverage offices around Georgia State and meet other students on a more connected, intimate level. Honestly, it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”
— Tariq Collins
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