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Attending Incept

All new freshman students are required to attend Incept. New transfer students are not required to attend, but attendance is strongly encouraged. At Incept, all students will receive academic advisement and register for classes, both very important to the new student transition process.
No. The Incept fee is a user fee that is not covered by any type of scholarship and/or loan. There is no Incept fee waiver. To attend Incept, all Incept fees must be paid in advance.
Yes. All components of the Incept program are important with valuable information being shared throughout the day. In addition, academic advisement and class registration will be at the end of each Incept program.
No. Each Incept format has a conference schedule and no adjustments will be made in the schedule, which includes moving any session earlier.
Any freshman who is unable to attend an Incept conference must register for GSU 1010. The GSU 1010 course provides students with essential information about the academic demands of the University, its rules, procedures, resources, and academic, social, and personal “survival skills” that contribute to academic success. The course curriculum encourages students to establish supportive relationships with peers and faculty and to become an integral part of the academic community.
No. However, parents are strongly encouraged to attend Incept. There is a special parent/guest program that runs concurrently with the student program at Incept.
No. Parents and guests have to attend Incept with their student and cannot attend in place of their student. Also, parents and guests must attend the same Incept that their student is registered for.
Yes. To change your Incept date, call Incept: New Student Orienation at 404-413-1580 and request a change. All changes must be made three full business days before your scheduled conference. Also, you may not change your Incept date to any other date which is already at capacity.
You can access Incept registration through your PAWS account. Once you have logged into PAWS click on the Enrollment (One Stop Shop) tab, locate the link for Incept Student Orientation, then locate the link for Incept registration.

Testing at Incept

Students must register and complete Math and Chemistry placement exams, if required, before attending Incept. Students attending the Overnight Incept will take these exams during their Incept experience, but still need to register for the exams in advance. Learn more about Math and Chemistry placement exams.
You can access the Math and Chemistry placement exams through your PAWS account. Once you have logged into PAWS click on the Enrollment (OneStopShop) tab, locate the links for Math & Chemistry Placement.

Withdrawing from Incept

If you would like to withdraw from Incept completely, you can log back onto your PAWS account and click withdraw. NOTE: Withdrawing from Incept is only recommended for those students who do not intend to attend Georgia State University. To change your Incept date, you should contact Incept: New Student Orientation at 404-413-1580.
If you completely withdraw from Incept, you will complete the withdrawal process described above. To receive a refund after registering for Incept, you must withdraw or cancel your registration at least three full business days prior to your scheduled date in order to be eligible for a refund.

If you meet the three day withdrawal deadline, the refund will be credited to your student account. The money will not be credited back to your credit card or bank account. This refund money will remain on your student account and be applied to any outstanding fees you may have when tuition and fees are due each enrollment cycle. If your tuition and fees are covered completely by other funds, the Incept refund will be mailed to your address on file when Student Accounts distributes refund checks each enrollment cycle.

However, if you withdraw from Incept and do not attend Georgia State University, the Incept refund will be mailed to your address on file when Student Accounts distributes refund checks each enrollment cycle.

If you withdraw or cancel less than three full business days prior to your scheduled conference date, there is no refund. There are no partial refunds. If you register for another Incept date, you will need to pay the full registration fee again.

If you mistakenly withdraw from Incept and still want to attend, please call Incept: New Student Orientation at 404-413-1580.
If you miss your Incept day and you did not alert Incept: New Student Orientation of your expected absence within three full business days prior to your scheduled date, you will have to register again for the next available Incept and pay all registration fees. No money will be refunded back or counted towards a new Incept date. Again, arrangements must be made at least three full business days prior to your originally scheduled Incept date.

Registration Dates

Summer 2013

Fall 2013

Spring 2014

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