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Take the next steps to complete the admissions process with this quick checklist.


Graduate Readmission Checklist

If you are a returning graduate student, use this checklist to confirm your enrollment.

Reactivate and set up your Clayton State Student Account.

When you apply to Clayton State, you're given a student account with a Loch ID (alphanumeric username, such as jsmith1) and Laker ID  (9-digit number).

Your account is more than your student email address. It is your key to accessing campus resources, including the Digital University Campus Kiosk (DUCK), where you'll check your admissions application status, register for classes,  manage your financial aid file, and pay for tuition.

Reactivate Your Account

  • Head over to Account Manager.
  • Select Activate Your LochID.
  • Enter your Loch ID, Laker ID, and birthday.

Loch ID: (alpha numeric username, such as jsmith1) 
Laker ID: (9-digit number)

Don't know your Loch ID or Laker ID? 
Email - Applicants receive an activation email with their student account information.
Text - If you provided your mobile phone number on your application, you can also  retrieve your Loch ID and Laker ID by texting the word "ID" to (678) 466-6038.

  • Select Submit.
  • Create a new password and add security questions.

Reactivate Your Student Account

Setup Your Account

Set up Your Student Account

  • Head over to the HUB's website to learn about how multi-factor authentication (MFA) keeps you safe, and download the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Get Multi-Factor Authentication

Resolve any remaining holds listed on your account in the DUCK. For example:

  1. Submit your final Official Transcripts in-person, by mail, or electronically.
    • You may mail or deliver your transcripts to:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Edgewater Hall, Suite 150
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285

  • If your previous school(s), college(s), or universities offer this service, they can submit your official transcripts to: If not, we currently accept electronic transcripts from E-Transcript providers such as:
    • eSCRIP
    • Clearinghouse
    • Parchment
  1. GEORGIA RESIDENTS - If you have not done so already, submit your Verification of Lawful Presence (VOLP) to the Office of Admissions.  Complete the VOLP Submission Form or deliver your document in person to our physical address in Edgewater Hall. Your VOLP document is used to determine your classification for in-state or out-of-state tuition.

View Remaining Holds

Register for classes.

Meet with your program director to register for classes. Program directors are an important connection between students and campus resources. They are here to help you graduate on time.

Schedule Academic Advisement

Find your program director and then make arrangements to meet with them in person, by email, or by phone. Graduate students in business programs (MBA, MSLD, MSSCA)  should contact Mesha Brown for advisement.

Find Your Program Director

Prepare for Your Academic Advisement Appointment

To make the most of your appointment, it's important to know what your program director can do for you as well as your responsibilities as a Clayton State student. Don't forget to complete the registration agreement and prepare your questions beforehand. Please note that you will be required to accept the Registration Agreement every semester before you can build your class schedule.

View Available Courses

How to Register for Classes

Schedule academic support appointments.

Registered for classes? Now, plan ahead to meet your academic goals. Consider scheduling an appointment with the Center for Academic Success or The Writers' Studio.

Visit the CAS

Visit The Writers' Studio

Complete your financial aid file (Submit FAFSA, Check Financial Aid status, etc.)

Students seeking federal financial aid, as well as a number of state financial aid programs including HOPE, must complete their Financial Aid file.

For further assistance, please refer to the Clayton State Financial Aid website to meet with a financial aid counselor.

Review Financial Aid File Checklist

Pay tuition and fees.

After registering for your classes, confirm your enrollment by paying your tuition and fees in the DUCK. Visit the Bursar's website to

  • get information about current tuition and fee rates and instructions on how to pay your account balance.
  • use the tuition calculator to estimate how much you'll owe each semester.
  • learn more about payment options, including the Nelnet Payment Plans.

Get More Tuition Info

Pay Tuition/Fees

Get Your LakerCard.

The LakerCard is your student ID and library card for Clayton State. You can also use it for spending at vending machines and SmartPrint by depositing funds to your LakerBucks account. Your LakerCard also provides access to student discounts.

You DO NOT NEED a new card if:

  • you still have a working LakerCard and it has an ID number beginning with 900.

You WILL NEED a new card if:

  • your card was lost, stolen, or damaged.
  • your card has an ID number that does not begin with 900.

If you need a new LakerCard, upload your photo to get started:

Upload Your LakerCard Photo

Note: Log in using your Loch ID and network password. You must be registered for classes to receive a new LakerCard.

Obtain a parking permit from Public Safety.

Visiting campus regularly?  Be sure to obtain a parking permit. All faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students must register their vehicle with Parking Services and obtain a permit to park on campus, including satellite locations such as CSU-Fayette.

Register your vehicle in person at the Parking Services window located on the second floor of Edgewater Hall or online. You will need the following info to register:

  • Name, Laker ID number;
  • Home address and telephone number;
  • Make, model, color, year of the vehicle;
  • License plate number and state; and
  • For residential students, location of campus residence;

Get More Parking Info

View Parking Map

Get Loch'd In.

Returning to college after some time off can be challenging. Before classes begin, get reacquainted with campus and student support services. Stay up-to-date with campus events and deadlines and get involved around campus. Plan ahead to stay in touch with your professors, advisors, and counselors.

Get Loch'd In


Need Help Logging In?

For additional assistance with account activation and logging in, more information can be found in Knowledge Base. You can also email our technology help desk, the HUB, or call (678) 466-4357. NOTE: Your password cannot be changed by an email or phone request. To have your password changed or reset, you must go to the HUB (located in the James M. Baker University Center) and show a picture ID.