|Student ID and Access||Registrar|
|Student Health||Financial Aid|
|Student Health Insurance||Campus Business Office|
It is easy to get excited about your acceptance into Georgia Health Sciences University, but it is important to remember the conditions of your admissions contract. If you are currently enrolled in a GHSU college, you must send your final transcript, documenting prerequisite courses. Undergraduate students with HOPE will not be awarded the scholarship until final transcripts have been received and reviewed. All students must provide proof of residency and citizenship. Check out the admissions Web site for details.
Remember to send final transcripts!
For more information, contact the Admissions Office:
Before you can get started with GHSU email, PULSE (student information system) and Vista (online learning system), you will need to learn your Georgia Health NetID, or username, and initial password.
To locate your NetID, search GHSU’s online directory, eGuide. Once you access the eGuide page, search for yourself by last name.
Please note: Accepted Medical College of Georgia applicants will receive their Net ID by email shortly after returning their acceptance deposit. Contact the Medical College of Georgia Admissions Office at 706-721-3186 for more information.
The email address listed is your Georgia Health Microsoft Outlook e-mail account. The first part of the address is your NetID.
Your initial password is your birth year and the last four of your SSN. International applicants and/or those without a Social Security number will use the first letter of their last name followed by their nine-digit student ID (PULSE ID). This number is included on your admission contract.
If you experience any issues accessing the eGuide, please contact the Technology Service Desk at (706) 721-4000
Now that you know your network ID, you can access GHSU’s email system.
When you login to the email system the first time, you will be asked to change your password. The password must have 8 to 32 characters and contain a combination of letters and numbers. Once you access your email, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The response will confirm your access.
Personalized Universal Live Student Environment allows students to learn financial aid status, register for classes, view class schedule, review or pay accounts, update personal contact information, and print or request transcripts.
GeorgiaVIEW Vista is GHSU’s online learning system. Depending on your program, you may use Vista to take online quizzes, complete assignments and/or participate in online discussions.
For GeorgiaView Vista computer requirements visit http://d2.parature.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8075&task=knowledge&questionID=1586
To login to Vista, use your GHSU NetID username and password. To log in to VISTA visit portal.georgiahealth.edu and choose the GeorgiaView VISTA 8 icon.
Every student must have an identification card and access card. You must wear the card on campus. These cards will prove your student status and allow you building access and various other services such as Express Card, which we will discuss later.
You will have a photo taken for your ID at the Public Safety Office in Annex II. Visit the ID Badging/Key Control Web site for the date of your appointment Take your completed ID badge/Access card form when you go.
ID Badge/Card Access • (706) 721-6287
All students must pay a student health fee to access Student Health Services, regardless of their insurance carrier. Students enrolled for at least six hours on GHSU’s main campus in Augusta pay the fee when they register.
Student Health Services provides:♦ Most immunizations required for students ♦ Medical Clinic ♦ Mental Health Clinic ♦ Dental Care Program
GHSU Student Health Services Office • AF-1040 • Augusta, GA 30912-9070 • 706-721-3448 • FAX 706-721-7468
The University System of Georgia requires immunization documentation and verification on the Certificate of Immunization Form. This form, with other medical information previously mailed to you, must be completed and returned to the GHSU Student Health Services Office before you can register. Keep a copy of any documentation sent to Student Health Services for your personal records. Please visit Student Health for more information regarding your immunizations.
All GHSU students enrolled in a part-time or full-time degree or certificate program must carry comprehensive health insurance coverage. You will automatically be enrolled in the Board of Regents-negotiated group health insurance plan and through Pearce and Pearce and will be billed the premium for the semester. If you have another insurance plan comparable to the Board of Regents health insurance plan and wish to opt out of the Board of Regents plan, complete the online student health insurance waiver form by the deadline on the Pearce and Pearce Web site.
Student Life at GHSU has a lot to offer, including four residence halls housing approximately 220 students and a Student Government Association that sponsors numerous social events, including TGIF parties and exam week breakfast and snacks.
GHSU is centrally located just a few blocks from downtown Augusta and the Savannah River.
Student Government Association • Student Center DA-2004 • (706) 721-1294
The GHSU Wellness Center is a 42,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility with a wide variety of fitness equipment, free weights, exercise classes, an indoor running track and basketball courts. The Department of Fitness and Recreation Services operates the Wellness Center, providing over 30 programs and activities including intramural sports, massage therapy, personal training and group exercise. Your Wellness Center Fee provides access to the Wellness Center. If you are enrolled in less than 6 credit hours and would like access to the Wellness Center, please visit the Campus Business Office to have the fee added and to submit payment. Campus Business Office is located in the Kelly Administration Building 2nd floor, room 2004, and hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Wellness Center • Student Center Room 1000 • Augusta, GA 30912 • (706) 721-6800
Your ID badge is your ExpressCard!
Anyone with a valid GHSU ID badge my use it as an on-campus debit card and eliminate the need to carry bank cards, cash or exact change for on-campus purchases and transactions. You must wear your ID anyway, so use it as the ExpressCard and keep your bank cards and cash safe and secure.
There is NO CHARGE to use your ExpressCard account.
Main campus students are automatically activated in the support system. Employees opt in when receiving their ID badge or they may call ExpressCard support to confirm their account.
ExpressCard is accepted at all campus/hospital food service locations, the Bookstore, the Hospital Gift Shops, the Wellness Center, Print & Copy services and select campus vending and copy machines. ExpressCard is the only way to access the print & copy labs in the Library, Student Center, AHS(EC) building and at CONAT.
For more information, visit www.georgiahealth.edu/express
Campus Express Card Office • Student Center Room 2024 • Augusta, GA 30912 • (706) 721-9939
The GHSU Bookstore is conveniently located inside the Student Center. It carries merchandise for students, faculty and staff. Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
GHSU Bookstore (706) 721-3581 • (800) 721-3582
In addition to housing the Wellness Center, Bookstore and the Office of Student Life Services, the Student Center is a great place to eat! Firehouse Subs, Chik-fil-A and other popular vendors are conveniently located on the first floor. The second floor of the Student Center has meeting rooms and an open lounge that can be used for casual study or group work sessions. Computers are also available in the Student Center.
If you plan to park a vehicle on campus, you must register it. Parking is monitored at all times and ticketing and towing are strictly enforced. The parking office is located in Annex II. To register your car, complete the registration form and return it to the main parking office in Annex II. Once you register your vehicle, you must pay your permit charge on PULSE by webcheck or credit card by the registration due date. If you register a vehicle outside of normal registration, you must pay the permit charge on PULSE by the 10th day after the charge is created. For tickets, your charge is created when you receive the ticket and must be paid on PULSE by the 10th day after the charge is created. You may also visit the Campus Business Office to pay by cash or check.
For information about the GHSU shuttle service please visit MEDEXpress.
Parking and Transportation • (706) 721-2953
The Registrar’s Office is located in room 173 of the Kelly Administration Building. The following services are provided in this office:♦ Transcript Requests ♦ Online Enrollment Certification ♦ Name Change ♦ Veteran Benefit Certification ♦ U.S. Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 & 2 Application certification ♦ Application for Graduation ♦ Notary Service ♦ Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act information ♦ Voter Registration
All GHSU students must complete training to ensure compliance with the federal the government's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Many students also need this training for clinical rotations.
HIPAA training is provided online, and training modules and completion dates are assigned by your program. Failure to complete this training may jeopardize future registration.
You may apply for financial aid upon acceptance into GHSU and must reapply each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the Georgia Health Sciences University Student Financial Aid application. Links to the applications are available on the Student Financial Aid Web site. File your FAFSA as soon as possible to accommodate time for processing. Remember, if you are an undergraduate student wishing to receive HOPE, the scholarship cannot be awarded until all final transcripts have been submitted and reviewed by the Admissions Office. You can review your financial aid status on PULSE.
If you have been awarded financial aid, you may cancel any or all of your financial aid by submitting a Loan Action Form. These forms are also available on the Student Financial Aid Web site.
Any financial aid left over after paying for tuition and fees will be issued to you by the Campus Business Office as a refund. After the last day of drop/add, your refund will be sent by check to your local address or deposited into your bank account via eDeposit (see below).
After you login into PULSE, you can arrange for any Financial Aid credit balance or other credit balances to be electronically deposited into your bank account. Even before this money is transferred to your bank account, authorized funds above and beyond what is needed for tuition and fees can be used to purchase books and supplies in the bookstore.Simply click on the eDeposit link in PULSE and complete the account information.
Several methods are available to pay your tuition and fees: online in PULSE using a credit card or web check; in person at the Campus Business Office; or by mailing a check, money order, cashier’s check, traveler’s check, cash or wire transfer. Payment deadlines are posted on PULSE, the business operations calendar, the academic calendar and the Campus Business Office Web site.
You will receive an email from your department regarding the courses you should take. However, Medicine and first-year Biomedical Sciences students are preregistered for their classes. Check your registration status through PULSE. Click the Registration link. From the Registration page, click the Registration Status link to learn about registration eligibility or holds. To register, select the Register for Classes link. If you are pre-registered, you will see a schedule or you can add a class or classes. For more information, visit the Registrar’s Office Web site.