Freshmen Admission Requirements

Valdosta State University accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis. Upon receipt of all required documents, the student is most often notified of an admissions decision within 7-10 business days.

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Terms:

Per the guidance offered by the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University will not require standardized test scores for admissions decisions. If applying as a freshman, please send in an official high school transcript in order to have your file evaluated for a decision.


First Year Course Options for 2021 Terms:

In accordance with University System of Georgia policy, students admitted without standardized test scores may be required to take "Learning Support" English and Math courses. This requirement can be waived if test scores that meet the minimums listed below are submitted to VSU before enrollment. The Accuplacer Exam as well as completed Dual Enrollment Math/English credit can also waive this requirement.


ACT or SAT Exemption Requirements:


17 Math subscore


17 English or Reading subscore

SAT (for Spring 2020 & Forward Applicants)

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score of 480


Math Score of 440

Required High School Curriculum:

    • Students must meet required high school curriculum requirements which will be determined upon evaluation of their high school transcript. 
    • Students graduating from a Georgia high school must meet the "Required High School Curriculum" set forth by the Board of Regents. More information on acceptable courses for the curriculum can be found online at the "Staying on Course" document. 

Here are Georgia's State Graduation Standards:

Courses # of Courses Required
English 4
Foreign Language 2
Math 4
Science 4
Social Science 3 (American History, World History, Economics or Government)


*If you are not graduating from a Georgia high school, we will accept the courses based on your state's graduation standards.


Verification of Lawful Presence

    • Required by the Board of Regents to prove lawful presence in the US only for in-state tuition. 
    • Please note that if the GA Driver's License is "limited term", it cannot be used to satisfy the VLP requirement.

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