We’ve packed the Student Toolkit full of helpful links and resources that may come in handy. You may need them. You may not. But take a look-see to familiarize yourself with what’s available so you will know where to turn if you need support.
There could be important emails about what you need to do to get ready for school. Check your university (gsu.edu) email first for financial aid information, messages from your professors, notes from the registrar and check-in information from your advisor.
Georgia State University strongly recommends the use of devices that include webcams and up‐to‐date Internet browsers, virus protection and Microsoft Windows or Mac operating systems. The use of devices not meeting these criteria may result in the inability to access important resources or complete course requirements in iCollege. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all technology requirements are met prior to the beginning of the term. If you are unsure of your device’s compliance with these criteria, please consult the Georgia State University Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404‐413‐HELP.
Stay a step ahead. Ask departmental officials about next steps and monitor your Georgia State email. Contact appropriate departments before critical deadlines if you have questions. Verify your financial aid status, keep tabs on your financial account and investigate any issues or problems before they affect your enrollment.
Maybe there are suggestions for when to take certain classes. Perhaps the number of hours you are taking is appropriate, but other students have done poorly taking the same mix of classes you are considering. There also is a chance your courses won’t really apply to the academic pathway you are following. All of these issues can be addressed with the help of an advisor.
Courses frequently are populated with all of the course materials before the first day of class. Logging in before the semester starts, or on the first day, will allow you to verify that your schedule will work with the course requirements. If you see too many major assignments clustered around one day, it may be a good idea to rethink your schedule..
Staying on top of your educational expenses doesn’t have to be difficult. The Office of Student Accounts provides services and solutions to help you meet your financial responsibilities while pursuing your educational goals.