Step 1: ACTIVATE your Port of Armstrong student account
- Port of Armstrong is your gateway to most of the technology resources you will need as an Armstrong student.
- Go to port.armstrong.edu
- Find your Port ID and your Student ID (907#) by using the 907 and PortID Lookup link on the login page
- Sign in with your Port ID. The first time you sign in, the password is your birthday—MMDDYY
- Please note it may take 24-48 hours after you're accepted before your Port ID is activated
- If you have trouble logging in, contact IT Services at 912.344.2518 or email@example.com
Step 2: COMMIT to Armstrong by paying the New Student Enrollment Payment (For Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 students only)
- Fall 2018 admits will not pay the New Student Enrollment Payment. Fall 2018 students will submit payment during the new SOAR orientation online registration beginning in March.
- This $95 payment will secure your spot at Armstrong and allow you to register for Navigate, Armstrong's new student overnight orientation program.
- The payment is nonrefundable and due by May 1. If you are admitted after May 1, you should submit the payment within two weeks.
- Submit your payment early in order to have first access to selecting your Navigate session.
- To submit your New Student Enrollment Payment:
- Log in to your Port of Armstrong account at port.armstrong.edu and choose Touchnet Bill Pay System from the Student Services menu.
- Navigate to the eDeposits tab, select your entry term, choose New Freshman Enrollment and follow the payment instructions.
Step 3: APPLY for Financial Aid
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at fafsa.ed.gov
- The FAFSA priority deadline is March 15 and Armstrong's school code is 001546
- Go to finaid.armstrong.edu for steps to receiving other forms of financial aid, such as scholarships.
- Check your financial aid status and account balance on the Student Accounts & Financial Aid tab in SHIP via Port of Armstrong
- You will be able to review your awards, accept or decline any awards, and check your balance when available
- Contact: Office of Financial Aid at 912.344.3266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 4: Apply for On-campus Housing
- First-year students are required to live on campus.
- Go to housing.armstrong.edu to learn more about Windward Commons, our newest suite-style residence hall developed specifically for first-year students
- Contact: Housing & Residence Life at 912.344.2940 or email@example.com
Step 5: SIGN UP for Navigate Orientation (For Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 students only)
- Your attendance at new student orientation is required.
- Navigate is your one-stop shop to:
- Learn about campus services and resources
- Meet with an academic advisor to receive your course schedule
- Receive your official student ID card
- Meet your fellow Pirates and so much more
- Pre-register for your session early by submitting your New Student Enrollment payment (starting for Fall 2017 students), as sessions fill up quickly!
- Register online to attend and visit www.armstrong.edu/navigate for more information
- Contact: Office of Student Life at 912.344.2504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 6: CHECK your residency status
- Resident means we have determined that you are a Georgia resident and you will be charged in-state tuition
- Non-resident means the information you provided indicated you are not a resident of Georgia or you did not provide enough information to be classified as a Georgia resident
- For information about residency classification or to review out-of-state tuition waiver options, visit armstrong.edu/residency
- View your residency status at armstrong.edu/checkstatus
Step 7: SEND required documents
- Before you can attend your Navigate Orientation session, you must:
Armstrong State University
- Contact: Office of Admissions at 912.344.2503 or email@example.com
Step 8: SUBMIT your final high school transcripts
- Admissions must receive your final high school transcript to verify your final high school grades and graduation date
- Official college transcripts from any dual enrollment or MOWR courses are also required
- If you would like to earn credits from your AP or IB exams, you must submit the official score report to Armstrong from collegeboard.org or ibo.org
Step 9: COMPLETE the foreign language placement exam
- Prior to your Navigate session, you should complete a placement exam to determine where you will begin your foreign language study at Armstrong
- Courses beyond French or Spanish 1001 are required for many majors and can apply to core curriculum requirements for students pursuing any major
- Your scores will assist the Academic Advisors in creating your course schedule
- Go to armstrong.edu/placement-exam to take your foreign language placement exam
- Allow up to 30 minutes to complete the exam
- Note: You will need your 907 number to proceed through the exam. The password is pirates1.
- Contact: Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy at 912.344.2594