Incept Parent Checklist

Incept Parents Checklist

In helping your student prepare for their first day of classes at Georgia State, there’s a lot to do! These checklists will help keep you organized and make sure you’ve gotten everything done before you arrive to Incept, during your Incept experience, and after you leave.

  • Have your student register you as a guest for the Incept day they have chosen to attend.
  • Make travel and overnight accommodations as necessary.
    • Check in for One Day, Transfer Express, and Freshmen/Transfer One Day Incept is from 7 - 7:45 a.m. and the program will be begin promptly at 8 a.m.
    • Check in for Overnight Incept is from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Please make travel plans accordingly.
  • Verify that your student has completed the following tasks:
    • Activated their campus ID and e-mail address.
    • Filled out all necessary financial aid forms including Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    • Submitted final transcripts and Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores to Office of Admissions.
    • Registered for campus housing (if planning to be a resident student) and completed immunization forms.
    • Registered for and completed any placement tests (Math, Chemistry, or Foreign Language).
    • Checked their PAWS account for any holds.
    • Filled out Student Recreation Center waiver.
  • Discuss your student's enrollment in Freshman Learning Communities prior to the afternoon registration session.

  • Printed copies of Incept registration confirmation page and payment confirmation email.
  • Cash for parking - $7.00 cash in the M-Deck lot.
  • Comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and light jacket. Don't forget to check the weather and bring an umbrella if the forecast is calling for rain.

  • Ask any and all questions you have about Georgia State programs and services.
  • Meet with a financial aid representative and your student to discuss any additional questions.
  • Join the Parents Association.

  • Have conversations with your student about:
    • Campus safety and awareness
    • Accident or emergency situations
    • Academic expectations
    • Getting involved on campus
    • Time management and fiscal responsibility
    • Living on campus or commuting from home
  • Attend Freshman Convocation.