GAP - FAQs

Fort Valley State University and Gordon State College have collaborated to provide a point of access to higher education for select students who have been denied entry into Fort Valley State University and who have no prior, transferable college credit. Students who complete the program will be eligible to transfer to Fort Valley State University or any other institution in the University System of Georgia. FVSU GAP operates under the jurisdiction of Gordon State College.

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Learn More About FVSU GAP!

  • Can anyone apply to FVSU GAP?
  • Where is FVSU GAP located?
  • What are the academic requirements to stay in the program?
  • Can a student who withdraws from classes be re-enrolled into FVSU GAP?
  • What courses are included in the program?
  • How many semesters does it take to complete the program?
  • How does does FVSU GAP cost?
  • How do I earn admittance to Fort Valley State University?

Can anyone apply to FVSU GAP?

No one can directly apply to FVSU GAP. Only applicants to Fort Valley State University who have been denied admission will be considered for the program. From that group, Gordon State College will invite a limited number to join the GAP.

Where is FVSU GAP located?

While classes are taught by Gordon State College faculty, FVSU GAP and all classes are located on the Fort Valley State University main campus. FVSU GAP students live in FVSU housing and enjoy the benefits that FVSU students enjoy: counseling and career development, health services, student life events, recreational and intramural activities, membership in student organizations, and athletic events.

What are the academic requirements to stay in the program?

Once enrolled in the GAP, students must earn a course grade of C or better in every class—including learning support and the First Year Experience class. Students who receive a D, F, W, or WF must exit the program. Students who withdraw from one or more classes must withdraw from all classes and exit the Program.

Can a student who withdraws from classes be re-enrolled into FVSU GAP?

Only students who qualify for a “hardship withdrawal” from school may be considered for inclusion in the next cohort. A student in that situation must consult with the FVSU GAP director.

What courses are included in the program?

The curriculum is carefully designed to offer core classes that partially fulfill degree requirements. FVSU GAP provides additional academic support and college orientation classes to help students succeed. Students in the program take only the courses designated in the FVSU GAP curriculum, and the student who completes the program will earn credit hours toward a college degree. Our goal is to help motivated students prepare for success at Fort Valley State University or any other institution of higher education.

How many semesters does it take to complete the program?

Successful students complete the program in two semesters, at the end of the spring term.

How much does FVSU GAP cost?

While in FVSU GAP, students pay the same costs as FVSU students for housing, parking, and certain fees. Students pay the tuition rate Gordon State College in addition to the GSC institutional fees. Interested students will receive detailed information based on the semester of enrollment.

How do I earn admittance to Fort Valley State University?

Upon completion of FVSU GAP and 30 hours of transferable college credit, a student who has earned a GPA of 2.0 or better will be eligible for admission to Fort Valley State University.