Mr. Ryan Hogan, Director of Admissions
1413 North Patterson Street

The admission policy of Valdosta State University (VSU) is designed to admit those students whose academic backgrounds indicate a reasonable potential for success in the educational program of the University. Acceptance is based upon previous academic record, entrance examination scores, good conduct, and, when deemed necessary, results of personal interviews or other appropriate tests required to determine general fitness for admission to an institution of higher learning. VSU shall have the right to examine and appraise the character, personality, and qualifications of applicants. In order for this examination and appraisal to be made, applicants shall furnish to the institution such biographical and other information, including references, as may be required. VSU reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual, based on the results of such an appraisal. This policy is administered by the Director of Admissions, who makes the final decision as to an applicant’s acceptability, subject to the applicant’s right of appeal as provided by the bylaws of the University and of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Appeals must be made in writing to the Director of Admissions.

The University reserves the right to discontinue accepting admission applications when its enrollment limits have been reached. It reserves the right to reject the application of any individual who is not a legal resident of the State of Georgia. Furthermore, the University reserves the right not to accept the credits of any institution, notwithstanding its accredited status, if the University determines that the quality of instruction available at the institution is for any reason deficient or unsatisfactory.

Payment of fees for the processing of an admission application shall entitle the applicant to have his or her application form reviewed according to normal admissions procedures at the institution. Admission to the institution is not guaranteed by payment of an admissions application fee.

Please be aware that admission to the University does not guarantee admission to your intended major. Several programs of study have additional admission requirements. Information on admission to a particular degree program or major may be found in the appropriate section of this catalog or at the web site

How To File an Application

Applications for undergraduate admission are available online or by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 229-333-5791. All completed forms must be either on file or postmarked at least 30 days prior to registration and must be accompanied by a nonrefundable, nontransferable $40 application fee to cover the expense of processing the application.

A “Certificate of Immunization, Report of Medical History and TB Risk Screening and Assessment forms” are required of all applicants seeking admission to courses that carry academic credit. The form is available online. Admission is not complete until the “Certificate of Immunization, Report of Medical History and TB Screening and Risk Assessment forms” have been made available to the University.

Applicants who do not enroll in the semester for which they are accepted must notify the Admissions Office if they wish to enter the University at a later time. 

Admission of Beginning Freshmen

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited high school or of a high school that has been approved by the University and must have completed the minimum requirements of the State Department of Education for graduation and must complete the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC). The University System of Georgia requires that high school graduates complete the RHSC course work for entrance.

The College Entrance Examination Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Assessment Battery of the American College Testing Program (ACT) is required of all applicants seeking admission from high school. Information pertinent to making application to take these tests may be obtained from the high school principal, the high school guidance counselor, or directly from the College Entrance Examination Board (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT).

Evaluation of Freshmen

A freshman applicant’s potential for success in the educational program of the University is gauged on the basis of ACT or SAT scores, high school curriculum, and high school grade point average. After an application form, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcript, and other required records are received and are found to be complete and in order, the applicant’s credentials are evaluated. If the applicant’s credentials are satisfactory to the University and if the applicant is judged to be acceptable in all other aspects, a formal letter of acceptance is promptly issued.

Move on When Ready / Joint Enrollment / Early Admissions / Post Secondary Options

  1. Completed VSU MOWR Application
  2. Test Scores
  • Old SAT (taken before March 2016)
    • 970 (Critical Reading + Math scores)
    • AND Critical Reading score of 430
    • AND Math score of 400
  • New SAT (taken March 2016 or after)
    • 1050 (Total score on 1600 scale)
    • AND SAT Reading Test score: 24
    • AND SAT Math Test score: 22
  • ACT
    • ACT Minimum Composite of 20
    • AND Minimum 17 English
    • AND Minimum 17 Math
  • COMPASS/Accuplacer test scores may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

  3.  Completed Student Participation Agreement Form

  4.  High School transcripts

  5.  VSU Certificate of Immunization Form (must be signed prior to registration)

  6.  VSU Verification of Lawful Presence

Freshman Admission Standards

  1. Completed Online Application
  2. Test Requirements (either SAT or ACT)
    • Old SAT (taken before March 2016)
      • 900 (Critical Reading + Math scores)
      • AND Critical Reading score of 430
      • AND Math score of 400
  • New SAT (taken March 2016 or after)
    • 980 (Total score on 1600 scale)
    • AND SAT Reading Test score: 24
    • AND SAT Math Test score: 22
  • ACT
    • 19 composite score
    • AND 17 English subscore
    • AND 17 Math subscore

  3.  Grade Point Average

Freshman Index (FI) requirement = 2040

  • FI = 500 x (HSGPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88

OR

  • 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 Freshman Index.

Admission of Home Schooled Students 

If you have completed your high school program through home school, you may be considered for admission if you meet criteria established by the University System of Georgia and VSU.

Admission of Home Schooled Students from an Accredited Home School Program

 The following items must be submitted with your application for admission in order to be evaluated. 

  • Documentation of home school's accreditation (accreditation is evaluated individually)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
    • Old SAT (taken before March 2016)
      • 900 (Critical Reading + Math scores)
      • AND Critical Reading score of 430
      • AND Math score of 400
    • New SAT (taken March 2016 or after)
      • 980 (Total score on 1600 scale)
      • AND SAT Reading Test score: 24
      • AND SAT Math Test score: 22
    • ACT
      • 19 Composite score
      • AND 17 English subscore
      • AND 17 Math subscore
  • Official transcripts from your accredited home school program showing completion of the USG Required High School Curriculum. Official transcripts from any other public or private high school(s) or college(s) you have attended must also be submitted.
  • Certification of Immunization (found under the Forms link)

Admission of Home Schooled Students Who Have Not Completed an Accredited Home School Program

The following items must be submitted with your application for admission in order to be evaluated. 

  • Official SAT or ACT scores
    • Old SAT (taken before March 2016)
      • 900 (Critical Reading + Math scores)
      • AND Critical Reading score of 430
      • AND Math score of 400
    • New SAT (taken March 2016 or after)
      • 980 (Total score on 1600 scale)
      • AND SAT Reading Test score: 24
      • AND SAT Math Test score: 22
    • ACT
      • 19 Composite score
      • AND 17 English subscore
      • AND 17 Math subscore
  • Completion of VSU Home School Portfolio
  • Certification of Immunization (found under the Forms link)

Admission of Non-Traditional Students

A non-traditional student is defined as a student whose class graduated from high school at least five years ago or who has fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college credit and has not been enrolled in a college within the past five years. To be eligible for admission under this policy, the student must have earned a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED).

Non-traditional applicants are not required to submit SAT/ACT scores. These students will be required to take the Accuplacer Exam and achieve a passing score on the reading, math, and writing portions before admission can be granted. 

Admission of Transfer Students

A transfer student is defined as one who terminates enrollment at one institution and subsequently enrolls in another. Students who have been enrolled in other institutions are warned that they may not disregard their records at these institutions. Failure to report previous college attendance is considered to be sufficient cause for cancellation of the student’s registration and of any credits earned. Students who are enrolled in a Developmental Studies Program within the University System of Georgia are not eligible for transfer admission at Valdosta State University.

To transfer to Valdosta State University, you must: (1) request that the Registrar from each institution attended, regardless of length of attendance or amount of credit earned, send an official transcript to VSU’s Office of Admissions; and (2) request that your high school counselor send a copy of your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores if you have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of academic credit.

Admissions applications will be evaluated by one of the following categories:

  1. Students who have completed at least 30 semester hours of academic credit must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all attempted work. If transferring from a University System of Georgia unit, students must have exited any Developmental Studies requirements and must have completed any College Preparatory deficiencies. Please note that classes taken to satisfy deficiencies are in addition to the minimum requirement of 30 semester hours.
  2. Students who graduated from high school within the last five years who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of academic credit are considered Transfer Freshmen and must satisfy the regulations governing the admission of beginning freshmen and may be subject to those listed in category one above.
  3. Students who have been graduated from high school five years or more and have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of academic credit must submit a high school transcript or GED. These students may be required to satisfy requirements in category one above as well as freshman placement testing.
  4. Please be aware that admission to Valdosta State University does not guarantee admission to your intended major. For more information, click here. 

As a rule, students entering from institutions which are not members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or other regional associations of equal standing must take examinations on the work presented. However, students may be granted the same transfer credit as that accepted by the principal state university in the state in which the credit was earned. Necessary adjustments between students’ academic work done at another institution and the requirements for their major program at Valdosta State University shall be the responsibility of each student and the head of the department of the student’s major, subject to the approval of the dean or director of the appropriate College or Division.

Students will be permitted to transfer academic credits earned with grades of “D” at other accredited institutions and apply them toward degree requirements in the Core Curriculum or lower division if allowed for native students by the department. Credits with the grade of “D” earned in upper division work will be transferred, and the department of the student’s major will determine if those credits are acceptable toward a degree.

Academic credit allowed for work done in another institution within a given period of time may not exceed the normal amount of credit that could have been earned at this University during that time. Courses required at the senior college level should not be taken in junior colleges.

Applicants for advanced standing may not apply more than 90 semester hours of academic credits from other colleges toward a degree from Valdosta State University.

Admission of Second Degree Seeking Transfer Students

A second degree seeking student is defined as a student who has completed a bachelor’s degree at VSU or elsewhere and is looking to complete a second undergraduate degree. All transcripts from any undergraduate work must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Admission will award 90 hours of block credit, which classifies the student as a senior. The 60 semester hours of core classes is considered complete; the student is required to take any prerequisites needed for the second degree and the major classes needed to complete the second degree. To meet graduation requirements, a minimum of 30 semester hours must be taken in residence at Valdosta State University, including a minimum of 21 hours of senior college work in the major. Students who transfer from a non-University System of Georgia school are required to meet the legislative requirements for US/GA History and US/GA Constitution (please refer to the VSU catalog for State of Georgia Legislative Requirements).

Admission of Transient Students

Transient admission is defined as admission for a limited period of time of students who are regularly enrolled in another institution and who ordinarily expect to return to that institution.

To be considered for transient admission to Valdosta State University, a student must be regularly enrolled in an accredited or approved institution and must have an academic record of satisfactory or superior quality.

Students in remedial studies, on scholastic probation, academic suspension, or disciplinary suspension may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for transient admission must supply the Director of Admissions a statement from the Registrar of the institution where they are regularly enrolled that clearly sets forth their current status and recommends their acceptance.

Since the primary obligation of Valdosta State University is to its regularly enrolled students, it will consider accepting students applying for transient admission only when their admission will cause no hardship or inconvenience to either the University or its regularly enrolled student body. In any case, transient admission will be granted for only one academic semester. Students desiring to continue in the University beyond that point must apply for admission as transfer students and comply with transfer regulations. Transcripts must be requested in writing and appropriate fees paid in order for copies of the academic record of transient students to be mailed to another institution.

Transient students register the day before classes begin by contacting the Office of Admissions.

Readmission to the University

Former students who have not been in attendance within the last calendar year and were in good standing at the time of their withdrawal or students who have attended another institution must apply to  the Registrar for readmission. Upon readmission, students become subject to the current catalog to fulfill degree requirements. Students seeking readmission following an academic suspension must also apply to the Registrar.

Servicemember Policies

As a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College Degree Network Systems (SOC DNS), Valdosta State University is committed to maintaining policies and procedures that recognize the special circumstances that face those in uniform. Those referenced specifically in the SOC DNS Membership Criteria include:

  • Readmission. The intent of the US Department of Education Readmission policy as it applies to Servicemembers is to ensure that they are not penalized academically or financially for active duty. VSU fully supports this policy. The specific details are available at the US Government Publishing Office's Electronic Code of Federal Regulations under Title 34 -- Subtitle B -- Chapter VI -- Part 668 -- Subpart B -- §668.18 (linked here).
  • Prior Learning Assessment. Servicemembers are afforded the same opportunity to earn college credits through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) as other students. Additional information may be found in the Prior Learning Assessment section of the catalog and at the PLA website.

Admission of International Students

At VSU, an international student is an individual who meets one of the following criteria:

  1. The student is currently living outside the United State and will require an F-1 visa to study in the U.S.
  2. The student is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and is currently in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.
  3. The student is currently in the U.S. on another non-immigrant visa classification, which permits part-time or full-time study.

Steps to Apply as an International Student

  1. Complete the VSU Online Application. Please note: If applying through GAFutures, you can pay through its website. Applications without fees will not be processed.
  2. Proof of English Language Proficiency.  Proof is required of having completed ESL Language Centers' Level 112 or official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if the applicant's first language is other than English. A minimum score of 523 on the TOEFL (193 on the computer version, 69 on the Internet version) or IELTS minimum score of 6.0 is required for admission. Completion of Level 6 at VSU's English Language Institute with a B average or better will also meet language requirements. For more information, including how to apply, visit the English Language Institute website.
  3. Transcripts. Submit official transcripts from high school and/or all college(s) attended. Only sealed, official academic records will be accepted. Please do not submit personal copies. If coursework was from outside the U.S., transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES member organization. Transfer students with less than 30 transferable semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college credit must also submit high school academic records.
  4. A completed Certificate of Finances statement guaranteeing that the student will have a minimum of $32,117 (for nine months) available for personal and educational expenses. The Certificate of Finances statement form is available online. Partial out-of-state tuition-waiver scholarships are available for international students on a limited basis. Please inquire at the Center for International Programs.
  5. Completed medical form. VSU requires that prior to registration all students present proof of two vaccines for measles and one for mumps and rubella; a tetanus booster within the last ten years; proof of disease or immunization for varicella (chicken pox); and, if under the age of 19 at time of enrollment, proof of hepatitis B series immunization. A doctor or nurse must verify these immunizations. New students must complete a VSU medical form, which will be mailed to students after application for admission is submitted.
  6. All international students must purchase the VSU medical insurance plan for students to cover the cost of medical treatment while in the U.S.
  7. A copy of the student's passport/visa must be e-mailed to the Office of Admissions (admissions@valdosta.edu).

The deadlines for receipt of international applications and all of the above required materials are April 1 for Fall Semester, August 1 for Spring Semester, and February 1 for Summer Semester. Once these materials are received, the Admissions Office will evaluate the international applicant’s credentials and make an admissions decision. The applicant will be notified of the University’s decision and, if admitted, will be issued an I-20 certificate of eligibility. This form must be taken to the nearest U.S. Embassy or consular office, which will issue a visa for entry to the United States. 

Verification of Lawful Presence

The Board of Regents of University System of Georgia (USG) has recently instituted new policies that affect all applicants who seek in-state tuition at USG institutions. According to USG policy, individuals who apply for Fall 2011 and beyond must submit documentation of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency before being considered for in-state tuition.

The following documents serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States. One of the following is required before you are eligible for in-state tuition:

  • Your completed FAFSA for the current or next financial aid year. Lawful presence can be determined through this process. The VSU school code for the FAFSA is 001599.
  • A certified U.S. birth certificate showing the applicant was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Copy of a current U.S. passport.
  • Copy of a current driver’s license issued by the state of Georgia after January 1, 2008. Please note that if the Georgia driver's licence is "limited term," it cannot be used to satisfy the Verification of Lawful Presence requirement.
  • Copy of a U.S. certificate of naturalization.
  • Copy of a U.S. certificate of citizenship.
  • A U.S. certificate of birth abroad issued by the Department of State or a consular report of birth abroad.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551)
  • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent)

Any applicant whose status cannot be verified is not eligible for in-state tuition regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. To avoid paying out-of-state tuition (if you believe you qualify for the in-state rate), please submit one of the above documents if you have not submitted FAFSA as soon as possible. Once we receive that documentation, your application will be evaluated for in-state tuition. Please Note:  If you have been classified as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes, verification of lawful presence in the United States will not change your status as an out-of-state student without further proof that you are a resident of Georgia for tuition purposes. 

Documents (except the certified birth certificate)may be faxed to 229-333-5482 or e-mailed as a scanned document (pdf, jpg, etc.) to admissions@valdosta.edu. Documents may also be mailed to the Office of Admissions, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698.

Credit by Exam

Valdosta State University Office of Admissions evaluates and grants credit on the basis of the following exams: Advanced Placement Exam (AP), International Baccalaureate Exams (IB), College Level Exam Program (CLEP), and the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma. Please refer to the following charts for required scores and equivalencies.

Semester hours can be earned through any combination of AP, IB, CLEP, AICE, credit by departmental exam, correspondence courses and extension work, and prior learning assessments.

VSU Advanced Placement Equivalencies

College Board AP Test Score VSU Course Hours
Art
Studio Art-General 3 or better ART elective 3
Studio Art 3 or better ART 1010 3
History of Art 3 or better ART 1100 3
Biology
General Biology 3 or better BIOL 1010/BIOL 1020L and BIOL 1030/BIOL 1040L 8
General Biology 4 or 5 BIOL 1107K and BIOL 1108K 8
Chemistry
General Chemistry 3 CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L 4
General Chemistry 4 or 5 CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L, CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L 8
Computer Science
Computer Sci A 3 or better CS 1301 3
Computer Sci AB 3 or better CS 1301 and CS 1302 6
Economics
Microeconomics 3 or better ECON 2106 3
Macroeconomics 3 or better ECON 2105 3
English
English Lang or Lit & Comp 3 or 4 ENGL 1101 3
English Lang or Lit & Comp 5 ENGL 1101 AND ENGL 1102 6
Geology/Geography
Environmental Science 3 or better GEOL elective 3
Human Geography 3 or better GEOG 1101 3
History
American History2 3 HIST 2111 OR HIST 2112 3
American History 2 4 or 5 HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 6
European History 3 or better HIST 1012 3
World History 3 or better HIST 1011 3
Foreign Language
French Language 3 FREN 1002 and FREN 2001 6
French Language 4 or 5 FREN 1002, FREN 2001, FREN 2002 9
French Literature 3 FREN 1002 and FREN 2001 6
French Literature 4 or 5 FREN 1002, FREN 2001 and FREN 2002 9
German Language 3 GRMN 1002 and GRMN 2001 6
German Language 4 or 5 GRMN 1002, GRMN 2001 and GRMN 2002 9
Latin Literature 3 LATN 1002 and LATN 2001 6
Latin Literature 4 or 5 LATN 1002, LATN 2001 and LATN 2002 9
Latin-Vergil 3 LATN 1002 and LATN 2001 6
Latin-Vergil 4 or 5 LATN 1002, LATN 2001 and LATN 2002 9
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 1002 and SPAN 2001 6
Spanish Language 4 or 5 SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002 9
Spanish Literature 3 SPAN 1002 and SPAN 2001 6
Spanish Literature 4 or 5 SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002 9
Mathematics
Calculus AB 3 MATH 1113 3
Calculus AB 4 or 5 MATH 1113, MATH 2261 7
Calculus BC 3 MATH 2261 4
Calculus BC 4 or 5 MATH 2261, MATH 2262 8
Music
Music Theory 3 or better MUSC elective 3
Physics
Physics B 3 PHYS 1111K 4
Physics B 4 or 5 PHYS 1111K and PHYS 1112K 8
Physics C-Mechanics 4 or 5 PHYS 2211K 4
Physics C-Elect/Magnetism 4 or 5 PHYS 2212K 4
Political Science
U.S. Gov't/Politics2 3 or better POLS 1101 3
Psychology
Psychology 3 or better PSYC 1101 3
Statistics
Statistics 3 or better MATH 2620 3
2

Students receiving AP credit from non-Georgia high schools for U.S. Government/Politics (POLS 1101) and/or American History (HIST 2111 and/or HIST 2112) must validate Georgia legislative proficiency by passing an exemption exam offered by the Office of Testing, Powell Hall West. See “State of Georgia Legislative Requirements.”

VSU International Baccalaureate Equivalencies

Valdosta State University recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). College credit will be awarded for exam scores completed at the higher level as shown in the chart below. Standard level exam scores of 5 or higher will be considered for college credit for IB diploma completers only. The most frequently received HL exams are listed below. To receive credit, students need to request that official IB examination results be sent directly to the Admissions Office.

The University is authorized by the Board of Regents to accept a maximum of 24 semester hours of IB credit.

Higher Level Exam Score VSU Course Hours
Anthropology, Social 4 or higher ANTH 1102 3
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1020L 4
4 or 5 BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1040L 4
Biology 5(HL) or 6(SL) BIOL 1107K 4
Biology 6(HL) or 7(SL) BIOL 1107K and BIOL 1108L 8
Biology 6 or 7 BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1020L 4
6 or 7 BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1040L or BIOL 1107K 4
Chemistry 4 CHEM 1211 and 1211L 4
Chemistry 5 or higher CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1211L 4
CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L 4
Computer Science 4 orf higher CS 1301 4
Economics 4 or higher ECON 2106 or ECON 2105 3
English 4 or 5 ENGL 1101 3
English 6 or higher ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 6
French 4 FREN 1102 and FREN 2001 6
French 5 or higher FREN 1002, FREN 2001, and FREN 2002 9
Geography 4 or higher GEOG 1102 3
German 4 GRMN 1002 and GRMN 2001 6
German 5 or higher GRMN 1002, GRMN 2001, and GRMN 2002 9
History and America3 4 HIST 2111 3
History and America3 5 or higher HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 6
History and Europe 4 or higher HIST 1012 3
Latin 4 LATN 1002 and LATN 2001 6
Latin 5 or higher LATN 1002, LATN 2001, and LATN 2002 9
Math 4 or higher MATH 2261 4
Physics 4 PHYS 1111K 4
Physics 5 or higher PHYS 1111K and PHYS 1112K 8
Psychology 4 or higher PSYC 1101 3
Spanish 4 SPAN 1002 and SPAN 2001 6
Spanish 5 or higher SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002 9
Theatre Arts 4 or higher THEA 11001 3
Visual Arts 4 or higher ART 1020 3
3

Students receiving IB credit for U.S. Government/Politics and/or American History from non-Georgia high schools must validate Georgia legislative proficiency by passing a Georgia history exemption exam offered by the Office of Testing. See “State of Georgia Legislative Requirements” in the Undergraduate Catalog.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Valdosta State University students may receive college credit for certain courses based on scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). VSU will accept up to 30 semester hours for subject examinations under the CLEP Program. The Office of Testing coordinates the administration dates for the examinations. The criteria for credit awarded for CLEP subject examinations are listed below. The only General Examination accepted is English Composition With Essay, and a minimum score of 500 is required.

VSU will grant credit for DANTES/DSST exams determined to be equivalent to CLEP. The same score minimums will apply to these tests as the CLEP.

CLEP Subject Examinations-Effective for Computer Exams Beginning July 2001

The tests and equivalents shown below are for the new College Board Computerized Exams. Contact the Office of Admissions for the course equivalents of CLEP exams taken prior to July 2001.

CLEP Test Score VSU Course Hours
College Algebra 50 MATH 1111 3
Precalculus 50 MATH 1113 3
American Government4 50 POLS 1101 3
American Literature 50 Course title 3
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 Course title 3
Biology 50 BIOL 1010 3
Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 MATH 2261 4
College Composition Modular 50 + passing essay ENGL 1101 3
English Literature 50 Course title 3
French, Level I 50 FREN 1002 and FREN 2001 6
German, Level I 50 GRMN 1002 and GRMN 2001 6
History of the United States I4 50 HIST 2111 3
History of the United States II4 50 HIST 2112 3
Human Growth & Development 50 PSYC 2700 3
Info Systems & Computer Applications 50 Course title 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 1101 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOCI 1101 3
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 2101 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 2105 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 2106 3
Spanish, Level I 50 SPAN 1102 and SPAN 2001 6
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 1012 3
Western Civilization 50 HIST 1013 3
4

Students receiving CLEP credit for American Government and/or History of the United States must validate proficiency of legislative requirements by passing an exemption exam offered by the VSU Office of Testing. A passing score on the CLEP examinations in American Government and in History of the United States I and II does not include credit for the student’s having satisfied the Georgia history requirement or the Georgia constitution requirement. See “State of Georgia Legislative requirements.”

VSU Cambridge AICE Diploma Equivalencies

The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is an international curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study. The table below contains Valdosta State University's AICE Exam-VSU Course Equivalents; credit will be given for a grade of A, B, C, D, or E.

AICE Exam Names Level Grade: A,B,C,D,E
Accounting AS-Level ACCT 2101
A-Level ACCT 2102/2102
Art and Design AS-Level ART 1010
A-Level ART 1010/1011
Biology AS-Level BIOL 1107K
A-Level BIOL 1107K/1108K
Business Studies AS-Level BUSA 2000 or ACED 1100
A-Level BUSA 2000 or ACED 1100
Chemistry AS-Level CHEM 1211/1211L
A-Level CHEM 1211/1211L and CHEM 1212/1212L
Computing AS-Level CS 1000
A-Level CS 1000
English Language OR Language and Literature AS-Level ENGL 1101
A-Level ENGL 1101/1102
English-Literature in English AS-Level ENGL 1101
A-Level ENGL 1101/1102
Environmental Management AS-Level GEOL 1110
Geography AS-Level GEOG 1102
A-Level GEOG 1101/1102
History-American AS-Level HIST 2111
A-Level HIST 2111/2112
History-European AS-Level HIST 1011
A-Level HIST 1011/1012
Latin AS-Level LATN 1001
Mathematics AS-Level MATH 1112/1113
A-Level MATH 1113/2261
Music AS-Level MUSC 1100
A-Level MUSC 1100
Physics AS-Level PHYS 1111k
A-Level PHYS 2211/2212
Psychology AS-Level PSYC 1101
A-Level PSYC 1101
Sociology AS-Level SOCI 1101
A-Level SOCI 1101
Thinking Skills AS-Level PHIL 2020
A-Level PHIL 2020
French Language AS-Level Only FREN 1001
French Literature AS-Level Only FREN 1001
French A-Level FREN 1002/2001
German Language AS-Level Only GRMN 1001
German A-Level GRMN 1002/2001
Spanish Language AS-Level Only SPAN 1001
Spanish Literature AS-Level Only SPAN 1001
Spanish A-Level SPAN 1002/2001