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Online Education Overview

Hello and welcome to FVSU!

Welcome to Fort Valley State University’s (FVSU) Online degree programs and thank you for your interest in continuing your education at our University. Fort Valley State University’s Online Education is offered through the College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education. Online Education is used as a vehicle to reach out and serve a segment of traditional learners, the adult student population including graduate Students seeking to pursue various studies, former college students who need to continue their education in order to acquire a baccalaureate degree, or employees/employers seeking professional development.

Online and hybrid courses provide amazing flexibility in allowing you to continue your education without traveling to campus several times per week. This saves you time, travel costs, and fit nicely into your already busy life! It will be very helpful for you to be self-motivated and disciplined to ensure that your assignments and course requirements are completed on time. Please take a moment to review the remainder of this message to ensure you start off the semester on the right track!

As an Online student, you will use online course materials, such as the syllabus, calendar, quizzes, or supplementary reading and visuals. Once you have been admitted and paid your fees, you may enter your online course(s) on the first day of class or 24-hours after you register, if you register after the first day of classes. Following are the instructions on how to log in:

  • Once you have retrieved your user ID and password, you can go to to log in to your FVSU Online Brightspace courses.
  • Your Brightspace username is the same as your FVSU email username (information before the “@” sign.) For example, would be jsmith1 for the user name.
  • Your password is the same as your PIN Number for accessing Banner Web. If this does not work, select “Forgot your password” on the Brightspace log in page and check your Wildcat email for the password reset link. The link will only be sent to campus email.
  • If you do not have your FVSU Student Email account, you can retrieve it from Banner Web under the Personal Information Link. If you do not have your Banner PIN, then you can retrieve it also from Banner Web (forgot password).
  • Need your password? Students need to select the “Forgot password” link on the D2L page and then check their wildcat email for the password reset link.

  • Karen Watson, Director of Online Instruction and Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Office: (478) 827-3857

    Amanda D. Glover, Distance Learning Technical Support
    Office: (478) 825-6228

Recently enacted federal regulations requiring enforcement of state laws regarding the delivery of distance education degrees, programs and courses to students whose physical presence is in a state other than Georgia may limit Fort Valley State University’s ability to offer online opportunities to these students. If you wish to enroll in one of our online offerings and are located in a state other than Georgia, please inquire before enrolling to determine if we have acquired permission to offer online courses in your state. You may email your inquiry to (Please note that this email address is exclusively for questions regarding state approval of online offerings. Other types of inquiries should be sent to the academic department offering the online courses).

Preferred Admission Deadlines:

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

Any applications received after deadlines must meet minimum admission requirements.

Call (478) 825-6520

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