Summer Success Academy

The Fort Valley State University Summer Success Academy (SSA) is a 7-week residential learning opportunity that provides incoming freshmen with the ability to get a jump start on their FVSU experience. Participants will be enrolled in 7 credit hours.

Working closely with expert faculty and supported by a network of peer advisors, learning specialists, and tutors, academy scholars learn together as a community within and beyond the classroom. They will develop into owners of their educational experiences and leave strong and ready for the challenges of a first year in college.

Activities / Experiences:

  • Major fairs and career guidance
  • Service projects and networking opps
  • Speaker forums that speak to entrepreneurship, innovation, and purpose
  • Culture, art, and talent activities
  • Peer circles with FVSU student leaders
  • Self-care, wellness, and mindfulness experiences
  • Individualized school-work-life balance assistance
  • Workshops to enhance classroom success
  • Networking with key faculty, staff, and administrators

Important Dates

Summer Success Academy Participation Form Deadline
Friday, May 3, 2024
Deadline to apply to FVSU, submit FAFSAs
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Summer Success Academy Move-In Day
Friday, June 7, 2024

Academic Coursework

FVSU 1101   Freshman Year Experience  1CH
ENGL 1101   English Composition    3 CH
COMM 1110   Public Speaking    3 CH



Shelisha Williams - Assistant Director of Academic Advising and ...

Shelisha Williams

Director of First and Second-Year Experience