Program Requirements

Completion of the Ignite Program does not guarantee admission to Valdosta State University.

Ignite Program Requirements:

  • Students must attend the Orientation session, June 6th, 2022
  • Students will be enrolled in 9 hours of cohort-style classes (FYSE 1101, COMM 1100, ENGL 1101)
  • Students will attend all mandatory study labs
  • Students must adhere to all course policies, including but not limited to:
    • Attendance
    • Participation
    • Turning assignments in on time
    • Check their VSU e-mail and Blazeview regularly
  • Students must earn a grade of a “C” or better in all of their Ignite courses, and they must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Students may not withdraw from any of their Ignite courses
  • Outside of class, students must attend 3 required academic seminars. A variety of social programs will be offered throughout the Ignite semester as well
  • Students will live on-campus in Brown Hall

Fall Requirements: 

Requirements listed below are for students who have been admitted for Fall: 

  • Students will participate in a Freshman Learning Community(6 to 9 credit hours of cohort classes Click here to learn more) 
  • Students will participate in an Ignite Themed Learning Community in university housing
  • Students will be assigned a Success Coach throughout their first year at VSU