To apply, please be sure to read all instructions and click link at the bottom of the page.

  • If you have already submitted an application before, DO NOT submit another. If you need to move your start term, email our Office of Admissions ( 
  • If you have taken undergraduate classes at VSU previously, DO NOT use this application. Use the following link: VSU Undergraduate Readmission Form.
  • Notice for Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Tennessee residents: on the tuition classification page, select "No" when asked about in-state tuition. The Office of Admissions will follow up regarding the proper documentation.

Steps for VSU Admission Process

  1. Complete and submit this online application
  2. Submit $40 application fee (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard) **
  3. Complete and submit Immunization Form
  4. Submit SAT or ACT test scores
  5. Submit official high school transcripts 
  6. Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended


Per the guidance offered by the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University will not require standardized test scores for admissions decisions. If applying as a freshman, please send in an official high school transcript in order to have your file evaluated for a decision.

Regular Freshman Admission Standards

  1. Test Requirement (either tests):
    • New SAT (taken March 2016 or after)
      • 980 (Total Score on 1600 Scale)
      • AND Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score of 480
      • AND Math Score of 440
    • Old SAT (taken before March 2016)
      • 900 (Critical Reading + Math Scores)
      • AND Critical Reading Score of 430
      • AND Math Score of 400
    • ACT
      • 19 Composite Score
      • AND 17 English subscore
      • AND 17 Math subscore
  2. Grade Point Average
    • Freshman Index (FI) requirement = 2040.
      • FI = 500 x (HSGPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88


      • FI = 500 x (HSGPA) + SAT Verbal/Critical Reading + SAT Math
        • For SAT tests taken March 2016 or after, a conversion process occurs to convert scores to be calculated for the Freshmen Index.
  3. Required High School Curriculum
    • Students must meet required high school curriculum requirements which will be determined upon evaluation of their high school transcript.

Dual Enrollment Admission Standards

  • Test Requirement (either tests):
    • New SAT (taken March 2016 or after)
      • 1050 (Total Score on 1600 Scale)
      • AND Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score of 480
      • AND Math Score of 440
    • ACT
      • 20 Composite Score
      • AND 17 English subscore
      • AND 17 Math subscore
      • Minimum 237 Reading Score
      • Minimum 4 WritePlacer Score
      • Minimum of 266 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics Score

** Application fee waived for Dual Enrollment Students.

International Students

Applicant must have proof of having completed ELS Language Centers' Level 109, or a minimum score of 523 on the TOEFL (193 on the computer version) is required for admission. Official copies of all secondary school transcripts. These transcripts must be sent directly from the educational institutions to the Office of Admissions. Official copies of all college transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an International Educational Evaluation Service before being sent to the Admissions Office.

A completed Certificate of Finances statement guaranteeing that the student will have a minimum of $16,500 (for nine months) available for personal and educational expenses. The Certificate of Finances statement form is available from the Office of Admissions. International students are also required to submit an application and application fee in U.S. currency and an immunization form.

Transfer Students

  1. Request that the registrar from each institution attended, regardless of length of attendance or amount of credit earned, send an official transcript to VSU's Office of Admissions.
  2. Request that your high school counselor send a copy of your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores if you have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of academic credit.

* If you have completed 30 semester hours of academic credit you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all attempted work.

Transient Students

Must submit a letter of good standing and transient permission instead of transcripts, but may be asked to meet transfer admissions requirements.

Verification of Lawful Presence

  • Required by the Board of Regents to prove lawful presence in the US in order to receive in-state tuition
  • Follow the above link for more information

Additional Information

Click here for additional information on the admission process.

— Last updated by Valdosta State University on 11/17/2020 8:44AM PST

Contact Us

Admissions Office
1500 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698

(229) 333-5791
(800) 618-1878
(229) 333-5482


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