Welcome to Fort Valley State University's eCore Website
What is eCore? eCore - short for electronic core-curriculum - allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete the first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG.
eCore is a convenient and adaptable option for either getting started in college or for resuming college after a break or pause. The core curriculum primarily consists of courses required during the first two years of college for a given degree. Not all core curriculum classes are available via eCore; you may need to take some core classes in a traditional classroom setting.
Here are the steps you must go through to be able to register for eCore courses through Fort Valley State University.
You must be fully admitted at Fort Valley State University in order to take eCore classes. A student, who is currently enrolled in another college or university and is not a degree seeking student at Fort Valley State University, will be admitted as a transient student. Students with CPC deficiencies or students with Learning Support requirements are not eligible for enrollment in eCore courses.
If you are not currently a student at Fort Valley State University, admissions information, including an application, can be found at.
a) Visit the USG “Is eCore Right for Me?” webpage to learn about what eCore courses entail ().
b) Visit the USG “eCore Course Array” webpage to learn about the courses that are offered by eCore ().
c) Visit the USG “Courses” webpage to read the course descriptions, prerequisites, and sample syllabi (). You must have completed any prerequisites applicable to any eCore course.
Meet with your academic advisor and discuss your academic program of study and if eCore courses would be appropriate for you to take. It is critical that any eCore courses you wish to take are appropriate for your degree program.
The eCore courses available to students at Fort Valley State University are listed in the college’s class schedule. The class schedule can be found at. You can search the schedule for courses by term and by subject. eCore courses are denoted with the word ECORE in the course title.
You must also have completed any prerequisites applicable to any eCore course.
The eCore orientation must be viewed before you can be registered for an eCore class. The orientation can be found.
After you complete the orientation you will take a brief quiz to assess your understanding. If you do not pass the quiz with a score of 80 or higher, you will be redirected to take the quiz again. If you pass the quiz with a score of 80 or higher, you will receive a follow-up email from Mr. Ashley Ballard, Fort Valley State University’s eCore Advisor.
After successful quiz submission, it takes 24 hours or more to update your academic records. The 24 hour period excludes weekends and holidays. After your academic records are updated, you should be able register for eCore classes using your Banner Web access.
You can self-register for eCore course(s) through Banner Web just as you would for any class offered at Fort Valley University. However, to self-register you MUST have passed the Orientation Quiz with a grade of 80 or better AND all Banner Web Holds must be satisfied. If you have any Banner Web Holds, your academic advisor is authorized to register you for eCore classes. Students who have CPS Deficiencies or are in Learning Support cannot be registered for eCore classes.
You must have satisfied all of the prerequisites for the eCore course. Prerequisite information can be found using this eCore web page:.
Please check with your academic advisor should you have any questions about eCore courses and your school's core curriculum requirements.
The tuition for eCore classes is different from the tuition charged for on-campus courses.
Current eCore tuition is charged at a rate of $189.00 per credit hour.
Financial Aid is available for eCore classes just as it is available for on-campus courses. Please visit the Financial Aid Office webpage at
You should contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.
The list of textbooks and required materials for each course can be found at. The required textbooks for eCore courses may be different from the ones used in regular Fort Valley State University courses.
The textbooks and other course materials can only be purchased through the eCore bookstore, the MBS Direct Bookstore (
Please check with your financial aid office to determine if you can be reimbursed for any of your eCore textbooks and course materials.
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the beginning of each new term, registered students should receive a letter from the central eCore office. The letter will be sent via your Fort Valley State University email address. The letter that you should receive will include very important information such as how to buy books, how to get help, and how and when to logon.
If you do not receive this letter, please contact your eCore Advisor at.
Please note: Students cannot logon to their courses until the official first-day of class. Although you will be unable to access your course(s) until the first day of class, you will be able to access your MyGeorgiaView page as well as the Student Guide to eCore, so go ahead and log in to be certain that your username and password work.
If you added a course during late registration or drop/add, you will receive an eCore letter through your Fort Valley State University email account within 24 hours after your registration date. If you do not receive this letter please contact your eCore Advisor at email@example.com to have another letter emailed to you.
On the first day of class you can login to eCore directly by going to the eCore login page at.
Lost Password: If you have lost your GOML/eCore password, this link () will assist you in retrieving your password at the time you registered for an eCore class.
• After classes begin, typically for a four-day period, students may adjust their schedules with a refund for each course dropped and no grades awarded. For the Spring 2011 semester, eCore classes can be added or dropped anytime during the eCore Drop/Add period - January 10 through January 14. During this period, students may totally drop or cancel their eCore registrations by notifying the Fort Valley State Registrar.
• Fort Valley State University eCore students desiring to withdraw from one or more eCore classes after the drop/add period and before the midpoint of the term may do so by completing the online eCore withdrawal form. After doing so, the student will be assigned a grade of "W" for those course(s). While a grade of "W" does not count in the student's cumulative grade point average, it does count in attempted hours for financial aid purposes and could affect a student's eligibility for aid if there are repeated withdrawals. Students who withdraw after the deadline will receive a grade of “WF” for the course.
To withdraw from an eCore class, students must complete the eCore withdrawal form available at. The eCore withdrawal information will then be forwarded to the FVSU Registrar.
Exams in eCore classes work differently than exams in traditional, on-campus classes, because they require you to plan and schedule appointments at a testing center.
Information about exams and testing can be found at
The instructions you are to follow should your exams be proctored can be found at.
The Fort Valley State University testing center is one of the approved testing sites. Contact information for the center is below.