Empower the Possible

It’s time to turn your dreams into reality at FVSU. Here’s how you apply:


Request official transcripts to be sent
electronically to FVSU or by mail to:

Office of Admissions
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030


If necessary, request official SAT/ACT
score reports to be sent to FVSU


Admission decisions are released via email two weeks after completing this checklist. Click here to view your admission checklist.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester – December 15 (Priority scholarship deadline); June 15 (final deadline)
Spring semester – November 1
Summer semester – May 1

Admissions Requirements

If you have never been enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university, or if you attended a college or university only as a dual enrollment student while in high school, you are considered a freshman.

Fort Valley State University requires completion of the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) course units. More information on courses used for the GPA calculation can be found on the USG’s Staying on Course document.

English4Any 4 English/Language Arts
Math4Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry & 1 Higher-Level Math
Natural Science41 Life Science/Lab, 1 Physical Science/Lab, & 2 Science Electives
Social Science31 U.S. History, 1 World History & 1 Social Science Elective
Foreign Language2Both units must be in the same language*
*American Sign Language and AP Computer Science are acceptable

FVSU is test-optional for freshman applicants with a minimum 3.0 GPA based on RHSC units. Applicants with at least a 2.25 GPA can be admitted if SAT or ACT minimum requirements are met.

Evidence Based Reading and Writing – 480
Math – 440

English or Reading – 17
Math – 17

If you graduated high school at least five years ago or earned a General Education Diploma (GED) and have not attended college, you are considered a non-traditional freshman. Non-traditional freshmen applicants must submit an official high school or GED transcript and meet SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER minimum score requirements. ACCUPLACER exams can be scheduled through FVSU’s Testing Services Center.

Writeplacer – 4
Reading – 237
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics – 258


Border Waivers
Automatic in-state tuition for students from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Opportunities are way too big at FVSU for borders to keep talented students away. If you are from the neighboring states of Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, you can qualify for in-state tuition at FVSU. Complete the admission application for admission and then provide the required information to receive your border waiver.
Learn more here.

More Information


Paying for college can seem complicated, but there are resources to help you make it work, especially at a university recognized nationally for affordability. You can do it, and we can show you how.

to Attend

FVSU is known for being one of the most affordable universities in the country. We work hard to keep costs low, so you can spend less time worrying about money and more time being brilliant.


With the second largest college in Georgia in acreage, a wide range of facilities and public spaces provide a beautiful backdrop for you to pursue your education in the heart of the state.

Contact Admissions and Recruitment
Phone: (478) 825-6520 | Email: