Returning to VSU

We are glad that you choose to come back to Valdosta State University! Below are the steps that you would need to follow to get readmitted to Valdosta State University:

  1. Fill out the Undergraduate Readmission Form and the Certificate of Finance.
  2. Send a copy of your most recent passport information page to iss@valdosta.edu.
  3. After the Admissions Office has processed your application for readmission, the International Student Advisor will contact you regarding your application, and what your options are for receiving your new form I-20.
    1. Mailing Options
      1. Regular Mail - please verify your foreign mailing address/permanent mailing address
      2. Express Mail - please follow the instructions here.
  4. After receiving your new form I-20, go to the SEVIS I-901 Fee processing website, to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee associated with your new SEVIS record (and form I-20).
  5. Renewing your student visa: While it is not necessary to renew your student visa if it will not have expired by the date your classes will have started, the US Department of State does recommend that you renew your student (F-1) visa if you have not been in the US for more than 5 months. 

Orientation and Advising

  1. Signing up for classes
    • You need to contact the advisor for your major, if you have applied for readmission, as an "Undecided/General Studies" major, please contact Centralized Advising. Business majors will need to contact the College of Business' Student Advising Center. 
    • Please look in Banner> Student Information section for your advisor's information, or contact the major's Department to see who you will need to get in contact with.
    • Some advisors may be willing to advise you over email or over the phone, and some might require to meet with you in person. You can plan your arrival so that you can meet with an advisor before classes start. Remember, you can only enter the US within 30 days of the first day of classes.
    • Readmission Instructions
  2. Attend the International Student Orientation hosted by the Center for International Programs.
    • You might have attended the orientation before, but you will be required to attend the international student orientation if you have not been attending VSU for more than 1 year. Things might have changed, or you might not remember certain information, and this will help you refresh your memory. This will be when you will be checking-in with the Center for International Programs. 
    • You will not need to attend the VSU Student Orientation.