Summer checklist before fall semester

The first weeks of classes are chaotic.  The best way to eliminate unnecessary stress is through proper planning, and not waiting until the last minute to handle any loose ends.

Checking with financial Aid, meeting your advisor and keeping up with deadlines is a good way to ensure that you are ready to start the fall semester.

It’s time to stop dreading the enrollment process and start making a checklist.

Financial Aid

If you’re looking for a quick solution to your financial aid questions the first place to look is Panther Answer, which is an online service for Georgia State that generates answers for commonly asked questions. Here, you can request information that pertains to your student records, financial aid, registration and student accounts.

Keeping track of your financial aid is crucial, because having holds on your account will prevent you from registering for classes. By logging into your Georgia State GoSolar account, you can check your financial aid status and act or decline student loans.

If you need additional assistance, you can contact the financial aid office and schedule an appointment with an advisor.


By now you should be registered for classes. If you’re new to Georgia State, take some time to visit the  advisement office located at 25 Park Place and schedule a meeting time with your advisor.

Make sure you registered for the right classes. If you’re not sure what classes are right for you, take a look at your academic evaluation located on your GoSolar account. After logging into GoSolar, open student records and select view academic evaluation. The academic evaluation allows you to see which courses count towards your major,and it also keeps track of your credits.

School Supplies and Shopping

Shopping around for school supplies is much easier when you’re in college. Don’t be that one student in the class that never has a pen, if it’s cheaper to keep everything in one binder then go for it.

When you’re purchasing books, shop around for prices, and if you like to rent books look for a rental company. Books don’t have to be expensive, and you can always settle for the last edition. Just check with your professor before you purchase books.

If you commute or live on campus, you can save money by shopping with companies that have back to school sales.