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Getting Started in the GEM Program

Step 1: Log into the Air Force Portal to View GEM schools and Approved Courses

  • Log into the Air Force Portal and select Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC)
  • Select “GEM Program” and search for approved GEM schools
  • Find “Georgia Southern University” to see the list of approved online courses

Step 2: Admission to Georgia Southern University

  • Complete the Admissions Application
  • You will also need to provide a Transient Student Command Approval Form signed by your Education Services Advisor/Manager
  • Complete all applicable in-state tuition and mandatory fee waivers found on the Admissions Checklist tab on this page
  • Send all documents to Military and Veteran Services Attn: GEM

Step 3: Create your CCAF Goal and Apply for and Submit Tuition Assistance (TA) Authorization

  • Log into the Air Force Portal, select AFVEC and click on “Education Goals” to create your CCAF Goal
  • Once your CCAF Goal has been created, apply for Air Force Tuition Assistance in AFVEC
  • When prompted to give Georgia Southern’s OPEID, enter 00154600 (TA Authorization can be submitted 45 days before the first day of class but must be submitted no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class)
  • Once your TA is approved, email a copy to the Georgia Southern University Third-Party Billing office at

Step 4: Register for Classes

  • Log into MyGeorgiaSouthern to access your student account and register for classes
  • Review the GEM Admissions Checklist to make sure you have completed all enrollment and registration steps

GEM Approved Courses

Oral Communications

  • COMM 1101 Public Speaking

Written Communication

  • ENGL 1101 Composition I                        
  • ENGL 1102 Composition II (must have ENGL 1101 & passed with C or better)


  • MATH 1101 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 1111 College Algebra
  • MATH 1112 College Trigonometry
  • MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1441 Calculus I

Social Science

  • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ECON 2105 Economics in a Global Society                      
  • GEOG 1130 World Regional Geography
  • HIST 1112 World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community
  • HIST 2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey
  • POLS 1101 American Government
  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology


  • ART 1000 Art in Life
  • ENGL 2111 World Literature I
  • ENGL 2112 World Literature II
  • MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy

GEM Admissions Checklist

Last updated: 2/27/2020