After You're Accepted

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Congratulations!
We have reserved your space in Valdosta State University's Summer Ignite Program! You were selected for this exclusive program based on your potential for success.  You can look forward to many benefits as an Ignite participant including having the chance to get acclimated to campus before all of the other students return, earning credits early to get ahead of other first-year students, and feeling a sense of comfort with your fellow classmates and professors. Now that you’ve been accepted, there are a few items you’ll need to take care of before classes begin. Completing these steps before your classes begin will help to make your transition to Valdosta State smooth and easy.

Housing

Students participating in Ignite will live in a residence hall on campus: Lowndes Hall. The priority deadline for housing registration needs to be completed as soon as possible. It is recommended that you have the one-time housing application fee of $250 paid and complete registration for your housing assignment after you are admitted to Ignite. You will live in Lowndes Hall for the summer semester only so be sure to fill out a separate contract for Fall and Spring or you will not have a secured space on campus to live after Ignite is over. Please be aware that housing registration and assignments are based on a first-come, first-served policy. If you miss the priority deadline, sign up for your housing assignment as soon as possible to ensure that your information has been processed and your space in your residence hall has been secured. Ignite students will move in to their residence halls June 4th, 2018.  

You need:

  • Student ID Number / 870- number: you receive this when you are at least tentatively accepted. This will be used as your username!
  • Pin Number (password): Initially, your password is set to your birthday in this format (MONDDYYYY), i.e., JAN011993.

For more information on VSU Housing, please visit their website.

Financial Aid

Ignite students should have completed BOTH 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 FAFSA forms upon application to the program. If you have not done so, complete this process as soon as possible. Students MUST complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application in order for Ignite summer semester 2018 eligibility to be determined for federal financial aid programs, which includes student loans and grants as well as the HOPE Scholarship. Students MUST ALSO complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA application in order to be eligible for financial aid in the fall and spring semesters. To find more information on eligibility and how to apply for financial aid, please visit Valdosta State University’s Financial Aid Office’s website, contact them at 229-333-5935, OR visit Federal Student Aid’s website.

Orientation

Summer Ignite Program students will be required to attend the Orientation session on June 5th, 2018.  During this session, you will:

  • Receive your class schedule
  • Receive your VSU 1Card (Student ID)
  • Meet with Financial Aid and Housing representatives who will be available to answer any questions you may have

Please visit the VSU Orientation web site for a list of orientation dates. You will need you VSU ID Number/870 number and pin number (password) to register for an Orientation session.

For Class

Students enrolled in the Math Ignite cohorts will need to purchase the following by June 5th:

  • Your book with MyMath Lab codes
  • Graphing calculator (TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84, OR TI-84 Plus)

IMPORTANT UPDATES

**Ignite students need to register for the Summer Orientation session held on June 5th
**Ignite students DO NOT need to register for Ignite classes. You will already been placed in the required classes, and your schedules should be available for viewing via Banner. 
Once you have officially been accepted into the Ignite program, you may view your schedule by:
1. Log In to Banner
2. Click on the "Student Services and Financial Aid" tab
3. Select the "Registration" link
4. Select either "Student Schedule by Day & Time" or "Student Detail Schedule"
If you cannot view your Ignite schedule after following the directions listed above, please contact Centralized Advising at 229-245-4378

VSU Welcome Programs

The Academic Support Center will host 3 academic workshops, presented exclusively for Ignite students, during the semester to help facilitate the transition from high school to college classes. There will also be social programs available to Ignite students to give you an opportunity to introduce yourself to your classmates and other VSU students in order to start building friendships that will last throughout the program’s duration and into the rest of your time here at VSU.