Adult Learners Returning to College

Thinking about going back to college to finish your degree? Valdosta State University wants to find a way back that works for you—with advisors dedicated to getting you back to school sooner than you think. VSU is committed to making the enrollment process simple and providing online class options that fit your busy work and personal schedule. 

Whether you are returning to college or this is your first college experience, the following links provide helpful information for adult learners planning to attend VSU.

Questions? Contact us by email at AMP@valdosta.edu or phone at 229-253-2855. 


 GENERAL VSU ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS


If You've Attended VSU in the Past:

 

Readmission to the University

Former students who have not been in attendance within the last calendar year and were in good standing at the time of their withdrawal or students who have attended another institution must apply to the Registrar for readmission. Upon readmission, students become subject to the current catalog to fulfill degree requirements. Students seeking readmission following an academic suspension must also apply to the Registrar.

Re-Admission Form for VSU Undergraduates
If you attended VSU in the past, use this form to apply for re-admission.

 

Servicemember Policies

Valdosta State University is committed to maintaining policies and procedures that recognize the special circumstances that face those in uniform.

Readmission

The intent of the US Department of Education Readmission policy as it applies to Servicemembers is to ensure that they are not penalized academically or financially for active duty. VSU fully supports this policy. The specific details are available at the US Government Publishing Office's Electronic Code of Federal Regulations under Title 34 -- Subtitle B -- Chapter VI -- Part 668 -- Subpart B -- §668.18 (linked here).

Prior Learning Assessment

Servicemembers are afforded the same opportunity to earn college credits through the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) program as all other students.  Additional information may be found in the Credit for Prior Learning section of the catalog and at the CPL webpage.

 

 

Academic Renewal Policy (Georgia Board of Regents)
The University System of Georgia allows students who are re-entering a USG college after an absence of five or more years and who experienced previous academic difficulties the one-time opportunity to renew grades for graduation GPA purposes. Students are advised that academic renewal may affect financial aid and are urged to consult with the VSU Financial Aid Office. A full explanation of the policy and criteria for acceptance can be found on the Board of Regents' website indicated above. VSU Application for Academic Renewal (PDF)