Summer IGNITE Program

IGNITE is an 8 week summer program designed for first-year students who want to get a jump start on their college education. This year there will be several summer IGNITE programs targeting students who are interested Leadership and Business.

How to Apply: Students may apply to the IGNITE program by completing the online application

IGNITE Leadership

Click here to view the Summer 2015 Ignite Leadership Calendar! 

IGNITE Leadership is designed to help students gain leadership skills through classes, academic seminars, and social activities. Students in the IGNITE Leadership program will:

  • Enroll in 5-8 college credit hours that focus on Leadership and count towards their VSU Core Curriculum required for graduation. Students will be registered for the following classes:
    • PERS 2160 Perspectives in Leadership: An examination of the nature of leadership from a local, regional, and global perspective. The course is designed to engage students in thinking critically about leadership. Students will actively communicate with fellow students and community leaders about the qualities and characteristics of effective leadership.
      • A 2 credit hour course that will count towards part of their Area B requirement of the VSU Core Curriculum
    • COMM1110 Public Speaking: Consists of the organization of materials and the vocal and physical aspects of delivery in various speaking situations. 
      • A 3 credit hour course that will count towards Area C of the VSU Core Curriculum
    • An additional 2 or 3- hour Core Course of your Choice: When students attend orientation, they will add a third couse of their choice. An academic advisor will be present during orientation to help guide the student with their choice. 
  • Participate in social events presented by CAB (Campus Activities Board) as well as other social activities created specifically for students in the IGNITE program.
  • Participate in leadership activities in their Residence Hall
  • Gain rare insight on how to succeed in their classes through academic seminars and workshops covering:
    • How to Achieve Financial Success
    • Leadership Exploration and Development
    • Critical Thinking


Summer Ignite Leadership

Cost Chart

Tuition & Fees, Housing, Meal Plan, Course Materials

(5 credit hours)

In State Tuition (with fees)

$1,881.65

Out of state Tuition (with fees)

$4,031.00

Textbooks & Course Materials
*Textbook cost will vary

$300

Housing Deposit (one time)

$325

Hopper Hall (semi-private)

$1,160

Meal Plan

$584

Total In-State Cost Estimate

$4,250.65

Total Out-of-State Cost Estimate

$6,400.00

 

Tuition & Fees, Housing, Meal Plan, Course Materials

(6 credit hours)

In State Tuition (with fees)

$2,051.58

Out of state Tuition (with fees)

$4,630.80

Textbooks & Course Materials
*Textbook cost will vary

$300

Housing Deposit (one time)

$325

Hopper Hall (semi-private)

$1,160

Meal Plan

$584

Total In-State Cost Estimate

$4420.58

Total Out-of-State Cost Estimate

$6999.80

 

Tuition & Fees, Housing, Meal Plan, Course Materials

(7 credit hours)

In State Tuition (with fees)

$2,221.51

Out of state Tuition (with fees)

$5,230.60

Textbooks & Course Materials
*Textbook cost will vary

$300

Housing Deposit (one time)

$325

Hopper Hall (semi-private)

$1,160

Meal Plan

$584

Total In-State Cost Estimate

$4,590.51

Total Out-of-State Cost Estimate

$7,599.60

  

Tuition & Fees, Housing, Meal Plan, Course Materials

(8 credit hours)

In State Tuition (with fees)

$2,391.44

Out of state Tuition (with fees)

$5,830.40

Textbooks & Course Materials
*Textbook cost will vary

$300

Housing Deposit (one time)

$325

Hopper Hall (semi-private)

$1,160

Meal Plan

$584

Total In-State Cost Estimate

$4,760.44

Total Out-of-State Cost Estimate

$8,199.40

  

IGNITE Program Questions: Please direct all questions regarding the IGNITE program to Ashley Cooper, Coordinator of First Year Programs at aamyers@valdosta.edu or by calling 229-245-4378. 

Important Dates

  • Residence Hall Move In: IGNITE students will move into their residence hall on Sunday, June 7th 
    • Move in date is tentative, please check the website for any updates
  • Orientation: IGNITE students are required to attend the mandated summer Orientation session on Monday, June 8th
  • Start of Classes: Classes for the Summer II term will begin on Wednesday, June 10th
  • Final Exams: Summer II term will conclude with final exams, scheduled for July 29th-30th