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FVSU admission decisions are made on a timely basis once all required documents are received.
(Refer to admissions requirements below.)
Acceptance or denial of each applicant is determined by the Office of Admissions, subject to the right of an appeal as outlined by the university and as provided by the bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
An applicant should contact the Director of Admissions regarding details of the appeals procedure.
Applicants who do not enroll during the term for which they were accepted must reapply for admission if they wish to enter FVSU at a later date.
Minimum SAT/ACT Score Requirements
|SAT — Critical Thinking
|SAT — Math
|ACT — English
|ACT — Math
Grade Point Average (GPA) and College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) Requirements
High school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) — 2.25 (based on the 16 CPC requirements below)
The required 16 college preparatory curriculum courses (five areas):
||Units (1 unit = 1 year)
4th unit (required 2001 and beyond)
4 units total
3 units total
3 units total
||2 years of the same language
Deadline for completed files: The application agreement statement and all supporting documentation must be received in the admissions office by the stated deadline.
Legal Residency: A Georgia resident is one who has been legally domiciled in the state continuously for a period of not less than 12 months prior to the date of registration.
It is expected that the person will maintain continued residence in the state of Georgia even during periods when he/she is not enrolled at the university.
Evidence that Georgia is a student's legal residence may be provided using the following:
- Payment of Georgia income taxes
- Payment of property (ad valorem taxes)
- Ownership of home or real estate property
- Long-term military commitment in Georgia
- Admission to a licensed practicing profession in Georgia
Please note that this brief explanation of the residency regulations does not encompass all the rules on residency.
If the applicant is in doubt about his/her legal residence status, he/she should consult the Board of Regents' policy of the University System of Georgia on "legal resident."
Housing: Applicants desiring housing should complete a housing application/contract.
The housing application/contract is available only to applicants who have been accepted to the university and will only be processed after the receipt of the housing application/contract and the security deposit ($200 for first-time students).
Questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Lyons Student Center, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, 31030; please call (478) 825-6290.
How to Apply
Applicants to Fort Valley State University must submit the following:
- A properly completed and signed application agreement statement
- A $20 nonrefundable application fee
- Immunization form
- In addition, the following documents and conditions are required for consideration for admission (use this form as a checklist):
- Official high school transcript (See GPA/college preparatory curriculum requirements (CPC) chart above)
- Official SAT or ACT scores (See minimum SAT/ACT chart above)
- Students who have not attended high school or college within the previous five years are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. These students, however, must take the University System of Georgia COMPASS examination and complete Learning Support requirements if necessary.
- Applicants whose country of citizenship is other than the United States, in addition to the application and immunization forms, the following documents are required:
- Transcripts from all secondary and postsecondary institutions attended
- Diplomas, leaving certificates, examination certificates, and degrees earned
- Two letters of recommendation
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score if first language is not English
- Financial statement
- Transfer verification form
- Health examination form
- Joint Enrollment (ACCEL) and Early Admission
- Minimum combined score of 970 on the SAT or 20 ACT equivalent but must score at least the minimum requirement as indicated in the minimum SAT/ACT chart
- GPA of 3.0 or more (based on the 16 CPC units in chart)
- Parental/Guardian and high school counselor consent (provided with the submission of the ACCEL application — counselor's office)
Note: Applicants with SAT critical thinking scores of 530 or ACT English scores of 23 who have not completed the final unit of high school English and/or social studies may be permitted to fulfill these high school requirements with the appropriate college courses taken through the ACCEL program.
Applicants with SAT mathematics score of at least 530 or ACT mathematics scores of at least 22 who have not completed the final unit of mathematics may be permitted to fulfill those high school requirements with the appropriate college courses taken through the ACCEL or early admissions program.
ACCEL will fund only the core graduation requirements for college preparatory: English, mathematics, social studies, science, and foreign language.
- Transfer (Must have met the following conditions and submitted the following additional documents):
- Must have earned 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) or more of transferable college credit
- Submit official college transcripts from EACH college attended
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (computed on all hours attempted at previously attended colleges)
- If less than 30 semester/45 quarter hours the following additional documents are required:
- Official SAT/ACT scores
- Official high school transcript
- Postbaccalaureate Enrichment (Applicants having previously completed a bachelor's degree)
- Second Undergraduate Degree (FVSU graduates only)
- Amendment 23 (GA residents 62 years of age or older)