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FAQ


Who is my advisor?

Your advisor is listed on your WINGS, DegreeWorks, and EAB Navigate account. Check each semester prior to being advised as your assigned advisor may change. View your advisor through WINGS by doing the following:

  • Log into your My.GeorgiaSouthern portal account and click on “WINGS”
  • Select the “Student”
  • Select “Registration”
  • Select “View Student Information and Assigned Advisor”

You can also check your EAB Navigate for your assigned advisor.

  • Log into your My.GeorgiaSouthern portal and click on “EAB Navigate”
  • Look under “Your Success Team” to see your assigned advisor(s)

*This will show all the advisors you have assigned to you such as academic, pre-health, honors, etc.

How do I schedule an appointment with the College of Science and Mathematics Advisement Center?

Schedule your advising appointments online via EAB Navigate located on your My.GeorgiaSouthern portal.

Which students are advised by the College of Science and Mathematics Advisement Center?

All students with the following majors will be advised by the College of Science and Mathematics Advisement Center:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics & Astronomy
When is registration?

Registration times vary by academic classification (e.g., freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) and are assigned by the Office of the Registrar. To find out your specific registration time, log in to your My.GeorgiaSouthern portal:

  • Select “WINGS”
  • Select “Student Records”
  • Select “Registration”
  • Select the term and click on “Submit Term.”
  • Select “Check Your Registration Status, Time Slot, and More”

You will now see detailed information about your Registration Status including the dates and times you may register.

Why do I have to get advised to get my RAN number?

Advisement is an essential part of planning your academic career. Your academic advisor will help you to carefully plan your program of study and track graduation requirements as well as serve as a resource. It is important that you meet with your academic advisor at least once each semester. Meeting with your academic advisor prior to registration will ensure that you are enrolling in appropriate courses which will help you to progress satisfactorily toward your degree requirements.

Do I have to take FYE 1220?

FYE1220 is required of all new students to Georgia Southern University, except transfer students who have earned 30 hours or more. FYE 1220 is a two-hour seminar that serves as an academic, theme-based introduction to college-level inquiry and extends the orientation process into a student’s first semester at Georgia Southern University. Students should enroll in this course during their first semester. For more information, visit the Office of First-Year Experience.

Can I take a course with its prerequisite?

You cannot enroll in a course and its prerequisite during the same semester. A prerequisite designates a requirement that must be met before taking another action. Most commonly, a prerequisite is a course that you must pass (sometimes with a minimum grade) before being eligible to enroll in another course.

What do I do if I get a prerequisite error when I try to register?

If you receive a prerequisite error when registering, it means that you have not satisfactorily met the prerequisites for one or more courses. You should contact your academic advisor to determine the courses for which you should be registering.

Click here for a list of common errors students receive during registration with possible solutions.

Why can’t I sign up for a specific section of a course?

Some course sections are designated for specific populations of students. For example, a course section may be only for students studying abroad. Other course sections may be tied to a University Housing living/learning community or an honors class. Unless you are a member of this population, you are not eligible to enroll in that specific course section.

How do I view my wait-listed courses?

You can view the courses for which you are waitlisted and your status on your My.GeorgiaSouthern portal home page. When a seat becomes available, you only have 12 hours to accept or cancel. If you do not accept within the 12 hours, you will be deleted from the waitlist. If you run into problems, please contact the Office of the Registrar!

What grade do I need to make to maintain good academic standing?

To be in good academic standing requires a 2.0 GPA; however, several majors require a higher GPA to maintain good academic standing within that major. To determine what is required for your program, you should contact your academic advisor.

What is considered full-time for the summer term?

For undergraduate students, full-time enrollment during the summer is 12 credit hours total. It is strongly recommended, however, that you speak with your academic advisor before enrolling for a full load during the summer terms.

How many hours do I need to graduate?

The minimum number of credit hours required to graduate is 124; however, specific graduation requirements vary by program, so it is very important that you meet with your academic advisor at least once each semester. Your academic advisor will help you to carefully plan your program of study and track graduation requirements as well as serve as a resource. Meeting with your academic advisor will ensure that you are enrolling in appropriate courses, which will help you to progress satisfactorily toward your degree requirements.

When do I apply for graduation and how?

You must apply for graduation at least three (3) semesters before you anticipate completing degree requirements through your WINGS account.

  • Select “WINGS”
  • Select “Student”
  • Select “Apply for Graduation”

It is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor at that time to be cleared for graduation. For more information regarding applying for graduation and commencement, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Last updated: 7/27/2021