About SmartPath Core
What is SmartPath Core?
Valdosta State University’s SmartPath Core empowers you to reach your college goals, no matter where you live or the pace you choose for your studies. With SmartPath Core, you will have all the tools and resources of a established university at your fingertips. VSU’s SmartPath Core offers a direct path to online core courses that allow you to complete your core coursework for a bachelor’s degree in a non-science major in as little as three semesters of enrollment. SmartPath Core isn’t just online core courses, it lets you set a clear map and path from the beginning to the end of your core requirements, leading you seamlessly into a VSU online or on-campus degree program.
Developed by top VSU faculty, you can expect courses that are easy to navigate and consistent in the quality of instruction. These courses let you focus on learning rather than navigating the technology. SmartPath Core instructors heavily promote student engagement, success, and retention. You can expect to get to know your instructors and your peers as this is integrated into the design of each course. Developed with the student in mind, SmartPath Core courses are never full and always available. If you meet the prerequisite requirements, you are guaranteed access to any SmartPath Core course that you need.
Typical Online Programs
|Taught by faculty from an accredited, established university||✔|
|Online and on-Campus flexibility||✔|
|Serves the needs of dual-enrollment high school students||✔||✔|
|Intuitive online navigation of courses||✔|
|Instructors promote student engagement, success and retention||✔|
|Courses have unlimited enrollment – they are never full||✔|
|Build relationships with faculty and classmates||✔|
|Transitions to a respected degree program||✔|
|Student support and advocacy throughout||✔|
|Academic advising services throughout||✔|
|Cutting-edge online tools to support you in all aspects of learning||✔|
|Online or on-campus tutoring provided||✔|
|Financial aid helps pay for courses||✔||✔|
|Financial aid can pay for books online or at the VSU Bookstore||✔|
|You can visit the faculty on campus where they teach if needed||✔|
|Can progress in courses 24 hours a day||✔||✔|
|Convenient and flexible access based on your time and availability||✔||✔|