Next Steps for Commuter Students (Daytime-Gainesville Campus)

Students enrolling in daytime classes should complete the following steps.

Things to do right away

  1. First time freshmen in daytime programs on the Historic Gainesville campus must attend either Early Registration, August Registration or January Registration. You will receive information regarding the registration events closer to the time.
  2. Transfer students (those bringing 15 or more hours to Brenau) will meet directly with their academic adviser for advisement and registration. Contact your admissions specialist for more information.
  3. Complete the Enrollment Intention Form that you received with your acceptance packet and submit it with your non-refundable tuition deposit as soon as possible. To pay your deposit online please click here. *If you have lost or misplaced your Enrollment Intention Form, please contact your Admissions Specialist to receive a new copy.*
  4. Apply for Financial Aid: Submit the FAFSA and/or HOPE/TEG application (GSFAPPS for GA residents only). If you have any questions about the financial aid process or have submitted a FASFA and would like to check the status, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 770.534.6152 or
  5. Complete your Student Financial Agreement.
  6. AFTER you have paid your deposit, you will receive an email from the IT Department with directions on how to set up your portal. Please begin checking your student email account regularly. Email is the official method of communication with students at Brenau University.

Things to do before arriving on campus

  1. Request that final transcripts (high school/college if applicable) be submitted the Office of Admissions: If we do not receive your transcript(s) by registration for your second semester you will not be allowed to register for classes at Brenau.
  2. Complete the Emergency Contact Form so that Brenau officials will know who to contact if you are involved in an emergency situation.
  3. Request your Brenau ID card.
  4. Sign-up for the E2 Campus Alert System.
  5. If you would like to give designated individuals permission to speak with Brenau University officials regarding personally identifiable information, please complete the FERPA Release of Information Form. (optional)
  6. Visit the Registrar’s Calendars and Schedules page to begin planning your schedule.
  7. Explore the Barnes & Noble/Brenau University Bookstore: The bookstore has information on how to purchase or rent textbooks, store hours, how to purchase spirit wear and much more.
  8. Review the Criteria for Maintaining Scholarships and Grants.
  9. Get excited about joining the Brenau family!
General inquiries:, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions:, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100