FVSU Invites Prospective Students to March 18 Open House

High school students, adult learners and military personnel are invited to receive a firsthand look at academic programs, residential housing and student life at Fort Valley State University’s campus. The university will host its 2017 Spring Open House on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Amenities Building, located at 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA.

Popular undergraduate programs include accounting, agricultural economics, biology, business management, criminal justice, early childhood education, liberal studies, media studies, middle grades education, psychology and veterinary technology. Animal science, biotechnology, environmental health sciences, mental health counseling, middle grades education, rehabilitation counseling and case management and school counseling are top graduate programs. Online options are available for select programs.

“FVSU’s Open House is a great opportunity to become intimately engaged with FVSU,” said Calandra Wright, the university’s recruitment and admissions director. “It is a unique opportunity for our visitors to experience FVSU and learn about our academic offerings, financial aid packages and neighbor waivers for Alabama, South Carolina and Florida residents.”

Applicants can speak with representatives from FVSU’s offices of admissions, campus life, career services, military science and academic areas. Professors and deans from the colleges of Arts and Sciences; Education; and Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology will share details about degree offerings. Students who bring a sealed transcript and test scores and meet FVSU’s admissions standards receive an admissions decision on sight.

“Another feature of our Spring Open House is that students will get the opportunity to hear student testimonies and learn what it means to be a Wildcat,” said Stevie Lawrence interim associate provost and vice president for student success and enrollment management.

FVSU financial aid counselors will give tips about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, forms needed to send to the financial aid office, and how to use the Banner Web system to approve financial aid.

To sign up for Open House, visit http://www.fvsu.edu/open-house, or contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, (478) 825-6520 or admissions@fvsu.edu.

About Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University is ranked among America’s best public institutions in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and recognized as one of the leading institutions in the country for producing graduates in the field of mathematics and statistics (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Top 100 Degree Producers 2016 report). The university’s diverse population boasts nearly 3,000 students from all corners of the world. FVSU maintains exceptional undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in a variety of academic fields. These include, but are not limited to, agriculture, science, technology, engineering, education and mathematics; as well as programs for high-achievers: Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP), Honors Program and Undergraduate Research Program . FVSU students enjoy more than 80 academic, civic organizations and several honor societies. Study abroad opportunities are also available. FVSU is an 1890 land-grant institution within the University System of Georgia, and a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division II league. Learn more by visiting www.FVSU.edu.

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