Welcome to Fort Valley State University ~ Home of the Wildcats.Whether you are a prospective, new or continuing student we want to make your experience in Wildcat Country one you will always remember. As you matriculate through Fort Valley State University we know that you are destined for greatness. We welcome you and we are pleased that you chose Fort Valley State University. The links below will provide an overview of each academic service that is available to further assist you at the university. Therefore, please download and thoroughly read the Registration/Enrollment Guide to further prepare you for the Wildcat experience of a lifetime.
Apply for Admission | Apply for Financial Aid | Testing Services Center (Student Placement) | New Student Orientation | Re-Admission | Transient Students | Academic Success Center (Advising) | Current FVSU Students (Registration) | Payment of Fees | Bookstore | Library | SSN/Generated ID & PIN Number | FVSU "Wildcat" Email | Grades & Academic Transcripts | Residential Life | Other FVSU Services
Apply for AdmissionAll prospective students must complete an Application for Admission and submit a non-refundable $20.00 application fee to the Cashiers Office at Fort Valley State University. Applicants must also submit official high school transcripts or GED scores, official college transcripts, SAT/ACT test scores, health form and an immunization record.
Apply for Financial AidEligibility for federal student aid programs is based on financial need and several other factors. Students eligibility is determined by the information they provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete the FAFSA each academic year if they expect to receive federal financial aid to attend FVSU. All currently enrolled and prospective students are strongly urged to apply early (FVSUs priority deadline is April 15th). Students receiving the HOPE Scholarship (Georgia Residents only) must complete the FAFSA form. Many federal funds are limited. The key is to apply early. Please remember to enter the FVSU Title IV Code 001566 when completing your FAFSA for FVSU.
Testing Services Center and Student PlacementSeveral components are available to students to ensure proper academic placement and successful performance in college-level courses - Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credits; the Placement Exam; Learning Support; and the Regents' Examination. With Advanced Placement a student may receive credit toward graduation for work completed before enrollment at Fort Valley State University. The Placement Exam assists the university in placing freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 semester hours of credit at the appropriate level in either college-level courses or Learning Support courses. The purpose of Learning Support (LS) is to prepare students for success in college-level courses. Finally, The Regents' Test has been developed to help students possess certain minimum reading and writing skills.
New Student OrientationNew Student Orientation is required for first-time undergraduate students and new transfers to the campus. International students must attend the New Student Orientation and an International Students Orientation as well. FVSU New Student Orientation is designed to give students, parents and family members important information that will assist students with a smooth transition to college.
Re-AdmissionStudents who have not been enrolled at FVSU for a Fall/Spring semester must submit an application for re-admission to the Office of the Registrar before the term admission deadline, along with official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended since the last term of enrollment at Fort Valley State University. The student will complete requirements for graduation under the catalog in force at the time of re-entry.
Transient StudentsTransient students are students who are not seeking a degree but would like to enroll for a semester at Fort Valley State University and transfer their credit(s) back to their home institution. A transient student must submit an application for admission along with a $20.00 application fee, a transient data form, a letter of good standing from their home institution and an immunization record. Note: It is the transient students responsibility to ensure that courses taken at Fort Valley State University will transfer back to his/her home institution before enrolling.
Academic Success Center (Academic Advising)Once students are cleared through the Testing Services Center, they are permitted to register. Students who do not require any remediation are eligible to register through the Academic Success Center advisors in conjunction with faculty advisors. All students are assigned an advisor and are required to see their advisor each semester prior to registering for classes. Other support services provided by the Academic Success Center are: Academic Probation/Counseling; Academic Appeals; Differently-Abled Services; Presidential Scholars; and Tutoring Services.
Registration for Students Currently Enrolled at FVSUPriority registration is mandatory for all currently enrolled students; please refer to the academic calendars for dates. Students who do not take advantage of Early Registration will have a schedule created by their Academic Advisor. By the first day of class each semester, all students who have not registered will have late fees assessed. Other items that may affect your registration are: Registration Holds; Course Prerequisites; Drop/Add Processing; Online/Web-Based Courses; the new E-rate for fully online classes (W sections); and Building Codes.
Payment of FeesTuition and fees are due and payable upon registration. Students are not officially enrolled until tuition and fees have been paid for a given semester. Students that take advantage of registration during the semester will receive bills in the mail. The fee acceptance process will be completed for students who sign and return their bills by the deadline if no balance is due on their account. Other items of interest include: Optional Ways To Pay Fees (charge card, check, cash, payment plan); Late Fees; FVSU Identification Card; HigherOne Refund Cards; and Parking Decals.
BookstoreWhatever kind of book you are looking for you can find it in the FVSU Bookstore. Please visit the website -- FVSU Online Bookstore (link opens new window) -- to see what the FVSU Bookstore has to offer.
LibraryThe Henry Alexander Hunt Memorial Library is the main library and information service building on campus. The objective of the library is to enrich the learning capacity of students by providing print and non-print resources to support classroom experiences and connect information with education. The library instructs, educates and informs users in the use of technology for information and research. It offers Electronic Services; a Virtual Library; Information Literacy; and other Library Services. Additionally, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is one component of the library that provides resources for child development, early childhood education, and other educational programs.
SSN/Generated ID & PIN NumberThe social security number is required from all entering students for a permanent and lasting record. Upon admission to the university a generated ID is created and used by the institution for all purposes which do not require the social security number. FVSU is dedicated to the privacy and proper handling of confidential information pertaining to students. Students must use their FVSU generated ID and PIN to retrieve information through Banner Web.
FVSU "Wildcat" EmailThe FVSU "Wildcat" email account is the University's official means for communicating with students and all students are required to maintain an active email account. Therefore, it is the responsibility of students to monitor their FVSU "Wildcat" email account on a regular basis. This will ensure that students are in tune with what is going on at the University. Continuing and new students may retrieve instructions on how to access their university-generated email address from the web at http://wildcatmail.fvsu.edu/ or from Banner Web - https://fvsu.gabest.usg.edu/ - on the "Personal Information" page.
Grades & Academic TranscriptsAs grades become available for the mid-term and the end of the semester, students are able to access them through Banner Self-Service. If a grade is unavailable when you initially check, continue to check on a regular basis. Once all grades have been reported students will retrieve their grade point averages and academic standing through the web. Current/recently enrolled students may request and pay for an official transcript online.
Residential LifeOn-campus living at Fort Valley State University provides the ultimate in convenience to enhance your college experience. All undergraduate students with less than 59 hours are required to reside in student housing, either Wildcat Commons or Traditional Housing. Students may be exempt if they live within a 59 mile radius of the University. Please contact the University Housing Office for the housing application. Students living in the residence halls are required to have meal plan. Each meal plan offers a meal equivalency. The University contracts with a professional food service company to provide food service for its students. Meal plans are available for non-resident students also. A more detailed discussion is available in the Residence Life Handbook.
Other Services at FVSUA variety of other services are available to students at FVSU. The Career Development Center provides a variety of career services designed to assist students with career exploration, career planning and placement needs. This center also assists FVSU students and alumni with preparing resumes and cover letters, job search strategies, internship and cooperative education opportunities. The Valley Behavioral Health Services/Counseling Center is set up to assist students who may be having trouble with personal or interpersonal problems. This center provides a variety of counseling and outreach services and is located in the Health Services Building (Infirmary). The Office of Judicial Affairs supports the Universitys educational mission and goals by engaging and empowering students, staff and faculty in the process of creating a safe, orderly and positive University environment. All students are responsible for becoming familiar with the Student Code of Conduct.
For more information, please download the full Registration/Enrollment Guide here - Official Registration/Enrollment Guide.