H2W - 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 H2W!

  • Can anyone apply to the H2W program?
  • Where is H2W located?
  • What are the academic requirements to stay in the program?
  • Can a student who withdraws from classes be re-enrolled into H2W?
  • What courses are included in the program?
  • How many semesters does it take to complete the program?
  • How much does H2W cost?
  • How do I earn admittance to Fort Valley State University?

Can anyone apply to the H2W program?

No one can directly apply to H2W. 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 H2W.

Where is H2W located?

H2W students live in GSC housing and enjoy the benefits that all GSC 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 H2W?

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 H2W director.

What courses are included in the program?

The curriculum is carefully designed to offer classes that fulfill degree requirements. H2W provides additional academic support and college orientation classes to help students succeed. Students in the program take only the courses designated in the H2W 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 FVSU or any other institution of higher education.

How many semesters does it take to complete the program?

Successful students complete the program in four semesters.

How much does H2W cost?

While in H2W, students pay the same costs as GSC students for tuition, fees, housing, parking, and certain 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 H2W and an Associates Degree from GSC, a student who has earned a GPA of 2.0 or better will be eligible for admission to Fort Valley State University.