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Fall 2018 will see the first entering class of a new institution, following the finalized consolidation of Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern.  The new institution will be called Georgia Southern University, with President Jaimie Hebert presiding over three campuses located in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville.  An Implementation Committee and dozens of Operational Working Groups composed of faculty, staff, students, and community members representing both institutions have been collaborating since January 2017 to make the consolidation process a smooth one, with the result of a stronger Georgia Southern University. For more information, please visit the consolidation website.

CLASS Advisement Center Newsletter — March 2016

The CLASS Advisement Center has started a monthly newsletter to keep students and their supporters informed of important advising news as well as assist students in getting to know more about our staff! To join the newsletter mailing list, please contact CLASS Advising Coordinator Kimberly Simpson at

Check out the March newsletter for information about upcoming registration, the Office of Career Services, and our “Advisor Spotlight” featuring General Studies Advisor Brandon Solie.

Click here to view the March CLASS Advisement Newsletter.

Fall 2016 Advisement Underway

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) Advisors are now seeing students for Fall 2016 advising appointments. All students should have received an email with instructions on how to make appointments with their advisor using the GradesFirst system. If you are experiencing trouble or need further instruction on using GradesFirst, please click here for a visual guide on how to make an appointment.

Advisors are often asked, “Why is it so important to be advised early?” Well, let’s explore some of those reasons:

  • Registration begins as early as March 21. Depending on your classification (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior), registration dates will vary. You can check your exact registration date and time by looking on your WINGS account.
  • Classes will fill up! All students will be able to register by November 8. The later you wait to register after this date, the less-likely you are to get the schedule that you want.
  • You cannot register without your RAN, and advisors cannot provide your RAN without you having been advised. While we understand that students are very busy during the semester, it must be a priority to make an advisement appointment and receive your RAN. Appointments typically last no more than 30 minutes.
  • Think numbers. Advisors may have anywhere from 200 to 400 students who they must see for advising appointments. If you wait to make an appointment, it is likely that you will have difficulty scheduling an appointment.
  • Get your questions answered early! You may find that you have some questions about the courses you are currently enrolled in, withdrawing, or even classes for the summer. The sooner you get in to see your advisor, the sooner you can have the answers you need!

Schedule your advisement appointment today using the GradesFirst system! If you have questions or concerns, please contact your advisor or the CLASS Advisement Center at 912-478-7740.

Academic Advisor Receives Award at Annual Conference

11312193_1631709270379644_1056526467_nCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Academic Advisor, JoAnne White, was presented with the Outstanding Advisor Award at the National Academic Advising Association’s (NACADA) 39th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

Research publication and grant opportunities

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published upcoming deadlines for research publication and grant opportunities. Included in the lists were grants and research proposals for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty.

Below is a list (divided by field of study) of upcoming opportunities:


Political Science
Pre-Law (Professional Track)
Literature and Philosophy
Institute for Public and Non-Profit Studies (Graduate Only)
Foreign Languages