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.

ACT or SAT 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


 GPA/Freshman Index Requirement:

    • Freshman Index (FI) requirement= 2040.
      • FI = 500 x (HSGPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88 


      • FI = 500 x (HSGPA) + SAT Verbal/Critical Reading + SAT Math
        • For SAT tests taken March 2016 or after, a conversion process occurs to convert scores to be calculated for the Freshmen Index. 

Required High School Curriculum:

    • Students must meet required high school curriculum requirements which will be determined upon evaluation of their high school transcript. 

Verification of Lawful Presence

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

Complete the Online Application

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