How to Apply?


All undergraduate applicants for admission must submit an application and a $20 nonrefundable application processing fee. If you are eligible for a SAT/ACT fee waiver, print the Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver Form, complete the student section, have your guidance counselor complete the authorized official section, and mail the completed form, along with the original SAT/ACT voucher (copies will not be accepted), to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

All supporting documentation and the application must be submitted by the deadline for the term you wish to enroll. An admissions decision will not be rendered until receipt of a complete application. Official transcripts and test scores must be sent to FVSU directly from the sending school or agency. Official transcripts are required from all colleges attended unless you are applying as a non-degree post baccalaureate student, which only requires the baccalaureate transcript.

Please monitor your email account during the application process. A complete application consists of the following:

  • Application for Admission
  • $20 Application Fee (unless eligible for ACT/SAT fee waiver)
  • Official High School Transcripts (high school students and transfer students with less than 30 transferable hours of credit)
  • All College Transcripts (transfer students)
  • Official ACT/SAT Test Scores (high school students and transfer students with less than 30 transferable hours of credit)
  • Immunization Records (must be submitted prior to starting classes)


The FVSU application and all supporting documentation must be received in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by the stated deadlines below:

Fall semester - June 15
Spring semester - November 1
Summer semester - April 1

Please review the FVSU website for complete admissions information at

INTERNational Applicants

International applicants have additional requirements for admission. Please review the FVSU website for additional information. 

Financial Aid

If you plan to apply for financial aid, be sure to list your social security number on your application. The financial aid deadline is March 1.

Housing + Residential Life

If you plan to apply for housing, you must submit the Housing Application and $200 room reservation fee by the July 1 priority deadline. You can download a copy of the Housing Application from the FVSU website at You must be admitted before applying for housing.

Verification of Lawful Presence

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to Fort Valley State University and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States. Acceptance to Fort Valley State University may be delayed until lawful presence is verified.

The U.S. Department of Education will validate the lawful presence of any student who completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); therefore, if you are applying for federal financial aid, it will not be necessary for Fort Valley State University to perform additional verification of your residency status. Otherwise, you will be required to submit one of the following documents to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions

  • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate (no photocopies)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • Current U.S. Passport
  • Georgia Driver's License (issued after 1/1/2008)
  • Georgia I.D. Card (issued after 1/1/2008)
  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issue by the Department of State (DS-1350)
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS Form N-560 or N-561)
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS Form N-550 or N-570)

How to Contact the Office of Recruitment + Admissions

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

Main Campus Telephone: (478) 827-3878
Office Telephone: (478) 825-6520
Toll Free: (877) GO-2-FVSU