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Admissions Requirements

Admission Deadline
The FVSU application and all supporting documentation must be received in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by the stated deadlines below:
Fall semester - June 15
Spring semester - November 1
Summer semester - April 1

Verification of Lawful Presence (Required by all applicants/students seeking in-state tuition):

The Board of Regents of University System of Georgia (USG) has recently instituted new policies that affect all applicants who seek in-state tuition at USG institutions. According to USG policy, individuals who apply for Fall 2011 and beyond must submit documentation of US citizenship or permanent residency before being considered for in-state tuition.

The following documents serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States. One of the following is required before you are eligible for in-state tuition:

  • Your completed FAFSA for the intended financial aid year. Lawful presence can be determined through this process. The Fort Valley State University school code for the FAFSA is 001566.
  • A certified US birth certificate showing the applicant was born in the US or a US territory. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Copy of a current US passport.
  • Copy of a current driver’s license issued by the state of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • Copy of a US certificate of naturalization.
  • Copy of a US certificate of citizenship.
  • A US certificate of birth abroad issued by the Department of State or a consular report of birth abroad.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551).
  • Current ID issued by the State of Georgia.
  • Current Military ID (service member only, not dependent).

All documents can be submitted by the following methods:

  • Emailing scanned copies to admissions@fvsu.edu as (pdf, jpeg, etc.)
  • Fax (with cover page) to 478-825-6249
  • Mailed to the attention of the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at the address listed at the bottom of this webpage

***Please note****
Any applicant whose status cannot be verified is not eligible for in-state tuition regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. If you feel as though you qualify for in-state tuition, please submit one of the above documents as soon as possible. The FAFSA Form is the primary method used to verify lawful presence. We recommend you complete your FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible. Once we receive your documentation, your application will be evaluated for in-state tuition.

If you have been classified as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes, positive verification does not necessarily warrant an in-state classification. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in BOR Policy 4.3.2. If you have any additional questions about In-State Residency, please email the Tuition Classification Officer at TCO@fvsu.edu.

For further information regarding Verification of Lawful Presence, please visit the University System of Georgia, Office of Student Affairs Information Page at http://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/students/verification_of_lawful_presence

  • Traditional freshmen are applicants currently completing their high school requirements, or candidates that have graduated within five years and have no college attendance prior to enrolling.

    Requirements:

    • SAT Test Takers - Critical Reading 430 & Math 400
    • ACT Test Takers - English 17 & Math 17
    • High School GPA of 2.25 The high school academic GPA is calculated based on the following credits:
      • 4 English Credits
      • 4 Math Credits (Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, etc)
      • 4 Science credits (at least 2 lab science)
      • 3 Social Sciences credits
      • 2 Foreign Language credits (same language)

    Checklist:

    1. APPLY online for Admission
    2. Pay $20 non-refundable application fee online
    3. Send Official High School transcript
      • GPA will be recalculate based SOLELY on the COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM (CPC), so it may appear lower than you originally anticipated because we do not factor in classes like Art, Drama, Theater, etc.
    4. Send Official SAT/ACT scores
      • SAT Code: 5220
      • ACT code: 0814
  • Non-Traditional students_ are those who have been out of high school or whose high school class graduated at least five years ago from an accredited or approved high school or have satisfactorily completed the GED. Also, applicants in this category who have attended college must have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit and not attended college within the past 5 years.

    Checklist:

    1. APPLY online for Admission
    2. Pay $20 non-refundable application fee online
    3. Submit official Final High School Transcript or Official GED Score Report
    4. Submit Official Transcripts from EACH institution previously attended
    5. Submit official COMPASS Test Scores
  • Transfer applicants are students who matriculated at a college or university after completing high school.

    Regular Transfer Admissions:

    • Minimum 30 transferable semester hours or 45 transferable quarter hours
    • Cumulative College GPA 2.0+ (all work attempted)
    • Eligible to return to current school

    Freshman Transfer Admissions:

    Students who have earned less than 30 transferable semester hours or 45 quarter hours.

    Criteria:

    • SAT Test Takers - Critical Reading 430 & Math 400
    • ACT Test Takers - English 17 & Math 17
    • Cumulative College GPA 2.0+ (all work attempted)
    • High School GPA of 2.25 The high school academic GPA is calculated based on the following credits:
      • 4 English Credits
      • 4 Math Credits (Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, etc)
      • 4 Science credits (at least 2 lab science)
      • 3 Social Sciences credits
      • 2 Foreign Language credits (same language)

    Note: Remedial and Learning support courses do not count towards transfer hours or the transfer GPA. If you were previous or are currently enrolled in learning support or remedial courses, you must exit those courses with a grade of “C” or better and accumulate 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours beyond those courses.  

    Checklist:

    1. APPLY online for Admission
    2. Pay $20 non-refundable application fee online
    3. Submit official Final High School Transcript or Official GED Score Report
    4. Submit Official Transcripts from EACH institution previously attended
  • The university welcomes admission inquiries from international students. International students should have complete admission applications on file three months before the beginning of the term (summer/semester) in which they intend to enroll. An International student is considered as a student whom is not U.S. citizens or residents.

    The international student must follow the following procedures:

    Checklist:

    1. APPLY online for Admission
    2. Pay $20 non-refundable application fee online
    3. Verification of graduation from high school or secondary institution
    4. Official High School Transcripts/Certificate in English with translation certified
    5. A transcript evaluation form (with determined G.P.A.) from an accredited transcript evaluation agency in the United States
    6. Official SAT/ACT or TOEFL scores TOEFL scores (must be 525 or above)

    The U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) Form I-20 AB will be issued only after completing the Confidential Financial Statement. Check the appropriate sources below which will be used to cover your educational expenses and complete the section(s) checked on the Confidential Financial Statement.

    • A statement from the bank, lending agency or sponsor that stipulates the amount of money on reserve for tuition, fees and living accommodations to matriculate in a four-year undergraduate program in the United States
    • Declaration of Certification of Finance, that sufficient funds are available to finance the planned course of study without causing undue hardship on the student
    • If a FVSU Scholarship Student, the student’s official scholarship award letter and/or Grant-In-Aid Form with specific dollar amount awarded.
    • If a government-sponsored student, official sponsorship certification.
  • A student classified as high school juniors and seniors at accredited public or private high schools in the state of Georgia, and is operated in all school terms except summer. The program allows students to pursue postsecondary study at approved public and private colleges and technical colleges while receiving dual high school and college credit for courses successfully completed. Courses pursued by students under this program must come from the approved course directory available at the Georgia Student Finance Commission website which is supplied to high school counselors in the state.


    ACCEL Program:

    Allows eligible students entering 11th or 12th grade and enrolled at a public or private high school to enroll at Fort Valley State University as a dual enrolled student. In some cases, students will continue to take classes at their local high school in addition to their coursework at the university. There is no minimum course load requirement.

    Criteria:

    • High School Junior or Senior
    • Legal resident of Georgia
    • Meet citizenship requirements
    • Must not owe a refund on a State Program
    • Must not have already earned a GED or High School Diploma
    • Must have minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
    • SAT Test Takers – 970 Critical Reading + Math
    • ACT Test Takers – 21 Composite

    MOWR Program:

    Allows eligible students entering 11th or 12th grade who were enrolled the prior school year in attendance at a Georgia public high school to take all of their coursework at Fort Valley State University. Students will be required to commit to at least a 12 credit hour course load per semester.

    Criteria:

    • High School Junior or Senior
    • Legal resident of Georgia
    • Meet citizenship requirements
    • Must not owe a refund on a State Program
    • Must not have already earned a GED or High School Diploma
    • Must have minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.25
    • Must provide letter of recommendation from high school principal and/or high school counselor granting prospective student’s permission to participate in MOWR.
    • SAT Test Takers – 1,000 Critical Reading + Math
    • ACT Test Takers – 23 Composite
  • Applicants whose expected high school graduation date was within the past 5 years

    • Submit Official GED transcript
    • Submit either ACT or SAT scores- minimum
      • SAT: Critical Reading- 430 Math-400
      • ACT: English-17 Math-17
    • Submit SAT Subject Test score minimum- 400
      Must score minimum in any area with these 4 subjects : Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

    Applicants whose expected high school graduation date was 5 years ago or more

    • Submit Official GED transcript

    Note: If you have attended college at another institution, please submit Official Transcripts from EACH institution previously attended

image descriptionAdmission Deadlines:

Fall Semester- June 15
Spring Semester - November 1
Summer Semester - April 1


Questions? Call (478) 825-6520

 
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