Academic Advising

Orientation Materials for Incoming Students 

  • MLIS 7000, Foundations of Library and Information Science, is required in the first semester of study. Attendance at a two-day face-to-face orientation is required. Once the orientation is completed, the balance of the course is delivered completely online. 
  • New! Spring 2015 Face-to-face Orientation dates and time: January 9-10, 2015


Guides developed to orient new students

  • Guide to Ethical Conduct [pdf]

Planning for Courses

Optional Tracks in MLIS

Dual MLIS & School Media Specialist Certification

Preparation to serve children and teens in school and public libraries

Program of Study Forms

A program of study is your record of the courses that you plan to take to fulfill graduation requirements and meet your career goals. It must be developed jointly by you and your advisor. Ask your advisor for help in selecting the appropriate form from the list below. 
If you plan to request transfer credits for a core course, the course must meet the criteria on the MLIS Transfer Credit Guidelines.

Graduation Application

Completing your Graduation Application involves: 1. Payment of fee to the VSU Bursary, and 2. Filing application forms.

Payment online option:

Payment by mail option:

  • Mail a check for $25, made out to Valdosta State University to the VSU Bursary. Identify the payment as the graduate graduation fee.

Filing your forms - ALL forms below must be completed and signed by you where designated.

Submit the above forms to your MLIS Advisor. Again, include either your receipt from online payment OR enclose a note saying that you mailed your check to the Bursary. Your advisor will obtain remaining signatures and forward your packet to the Registrar.