Transient Tigers

Transient Tigers are students enrolled at other universities who apply for temporary enrollment at Savannah State University. The student must be in good academic standing at his/her "home" institution and have permission from his/her university's registrar's office to take courses at Savannah State University. The student receives advisement from his/her "home" institution. A transient student is expected to return to the institution in which he/she was previously enrolled.

As a Transient applicant you must submit the following:

  1. A complete Application for Admission online at and pay the $20 App Fee (Non-Refundable).
  2. A complete Certificate of Immunization is required for all Transient applicants. This form needs to be submitted to  
  3. Verification of Lawful Presence

    In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to Savannah State University, and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, are required to provide validation of their lawful presence in the United States. 

    Most students complete this requirement by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Students not completing a FAFSA may instead submit a copy of one of the following:

    • Original or Certified U.S.. Birth Certificate 
    • Current U.S.. Passport Book or U.S. Passport Card
    • Current Real ID GA* Driver's License or State-Issued ID (cards that are Limited Term, temporary, or are not Real ID compliant cannot be accepted)
    • Current GA Voter ID Card
    • Current U.S.. Lawful Permanent Resident Card 
    • U.S.. Certificate of Birth Abroad issue by Dept. of State (DS-1350)
    • U.S.. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
    • U.S.. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561)
    • U.S.. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570)
    • Military ID cards may be accepted when presented in person (copies cannot be accepted) and the student is the servicemember (dependent cards cannot be accepted). 

    *Current Real ID compliant driver's licenses and state-issued IDs from a number of other states and meeting specific parameters may also be accepted as evidence of lawful presence. Please contact us for additional information at

  4. Submit an Official Letter of Good Standing or Transient Permission Form from the appropriate academic official at your home institution granting permission to enroll at Savannah State University for the term of application. Official statement must come on letterhead in a sealed envelope or may be faxed or emailed directly from the home institution. Please note that because you have no academic history in our system, you may encounter a pre-requisite error when trying to register. Please have your Advisor or Registrar to indicate in your permission form whether or not you have completed the pre-requisite for the course you wish to take at Savannah State University.
  5. Check your admission status here.