Are you wanting to apply to be a Blazer but are unsure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! We spoke with a VSU Admissions counselor to get your questions answered. Check out this blog to learn more! 📚
What is required for applying for VSU?
As a first-year student, you will need:
- Official HS transcript
- Students who have participated in Dual Enrollment: An official college transcript is required in addition to your official high school transcript.
- SAT or ACT (VSU also allows Superscoring**)
- ACT 17 for math and reading
- Minimum GPA of 2.6, unweighted
- Other documents you can submit:
- Verification of Law Presence
- Immunization/Medical Form
Currently, for Fall 2023, we don’t require SAT/ACT scores if they meet a 3.2 unweighted GPA.
**What does Superscore mean: If you take the SAT twice, we will take the better of the two tests per subject to fit the needs of our SAT requirements. This applies if you have taken the ACT as well.
After applying, how long does it usually take to hear back?
Once you start your application, it takes 2 days for it to register in our system. Once you have fully submitted your application with all the required documentation, you should then receive a decision within 7-10 business days!
You can always stay up to date with your status in the application portal. If accepted, you will see a downloadable congratulatory message to post on your socials!
How do I apply for housing after being accepted?
After being accepted, log into the student portal, and you will see a link to apply for housing! For more information, you can always contact Housing and Residence Life or visit the housing website.
As a 1st year student, you are required to live on campus unless you confirm with housing that you live in VSU’s 50-mile radius. However, this must be approved by Housing and Residence Life.
How can I learn more about financial aid and scholarships?
For details regarding financial aid or scholarships for your specific needs, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 229-333-5935 or visit their website. For scholarship information, visit the scholarship page.
After being accepted, what are the next steps I need to take?
Once accepted, you will need to apply for housing and attend orientation! In order to register for orientation, you will receive an email from VSU for further information.
I am transferring from another university, what is required from my current university?
A minimum of 30 semester transferable hours or 46 transferable quarter hours; A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on all attempted coursework; Completion of all remedial coursework; Completion of any College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) deficiency is required to be accepted as a Transfer to VSU.
If a student has fewer than 30 semester hours of transfer credit, freshman admission standards will apply.
Upon acceptance, within 7-10 business days, students will receive a transfer evaluation sheet showing all courses that transfer to VSU.
Who can apply for the South Georgia State College Entry Program?
For more information regarding the SGSC, please visit their website.
How do I qualify for In-State Tuition?
VSU offers In-State Tuition for incoming undergraduate students who live in bordering states including Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida!
If I did Dual Enrollment in high school for a few classes, do I apply as a transfer student?
No, while we need your official college transcript so we can see what credits transfer over, you will still apply as a first-year student; you will just have transferable credits for those awarded.
When is the deadline for applying to VSU?
We have what is called “rolling admissions” so while we do not necessarily have a deadline for our application, we always recommend that you apply sooner than later since you must be accepted to VSU to apply for Housing and that is first come, first serve on housing types.
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