Congratulations on being admitted to the Institute of Public Health!
The Faculty and Staff look forward to having you join us soon. Please review the following action items and contact our office at (404) 413-1452 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Required Citizenship & Lawful Presence Verification
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia mandates that students applying to Georgia State University will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United State before their admission to the university can be finalized. Specific information on this requirement is located here.
Non-U.S. citizens should check-in with the International Student & Scholar (ISSS) Office in Sparks Hall, Room 252 or by Phone: (404) 413-2070 or Email: email@example.com with questions related to your Visa, arrival in the U.S. and the mandatory ISSS Student Orientation.
Locate Your Panther ID Number
Your Panther ID Number is your official GSU identification number. You can find your Panther Number on your admission letter or here. You will need your Panther ID number to activate your Campus ID.
Pick-up Your PantherCard
The PantherCard is the official Georgia State University identification card. It is used for library privileges, after-hours access to GSU buildings and can also be used as a debit card for PantherMeals and PantherCash. Click on the PantherCard link for more information on how to receive your PantherCard.
Activate Your Campus ID & E-mail Account
After activating your Campus ID, you will be able to set-up your Student E-mail Account and access various university web portals. Official communications from the university and IPH will be sent to your e-mail address so check it regularly.
The Panther Access to Web Services (PAWS) is your online connection to Georgia State. Log-in here to register for classes, view academic records, update personal information, check on financial aid and pay tuition and fees. The PAWS icon is located at the top of most GSU web pages.
Update Your Emergency Contact Information
Update your emergency contact information via your PAWS account. If this contact information is not updated, a registration hold will be placed on your account, and you will be unable to register.
Register for Classes
Tuition and Fees
Visit the Student Accounts web page for important information on tuition and fees. Tuition at Georgia State is assessed based on your status (undergraduate- or graduate-level), the number of credit hours you register for, and your state of residency.
In order to petition for in-state residency, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions and Academic Assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (404) 413-1452 or view the GSU tuition classification section on the Registrar’s.
Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and put in Georgia State's code (001574). Always apply, even if you don't think you qualify. Contact the GSU Financial Aid Office at (404) 413-2600 for further assistance.
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor for the duration of his or her enrollment in the Institute of Public Health. Students also receive the benefit of receiving advisement from course instructors and the Institute’s Graduate Coordinator.
Student Health Insurance
Graduate Research Assistants and International students are required to carry health insurance. For more information on the GSU student health insurance (United Healthcare), click here. Student insurance is administered by an outside vendor and not the Institute of Public Health.
Parking and Transportation
Students have three transportation options: discounted MARTA Transcards, Panther shuttle service, and on-campus parking. For GSU parking and transportation information, visit the following link or contact the Auxiliary Services Office at (404) 413-9500.
The Atlanta Advantage
The Institute of Public Health is located on the Georgia State University campus in Downtown Atlanta. The university is within walking distance of the Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta City Hall, and Underground Atlanta, a shopping and entertainment district. Other nearby places of interest include: Philips Arena, Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, Turner Field, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and CNN Center. A number of national and international nonprofits and healthcare agencies also make their home in downtown and the surrounding metropolitan Atlanta area including: