How large/small are classes? You'll most likely experience both large and small classroom situations. The average undergraduate class size at VSU is 50 students.
How and when do I choose a major? Many students indicate a major when they apply for admission to VSU. All freshmen, unless admitted DIRECTLY into a school. There students meet with an advisor to get counseling on academic majors and classes. This is especially helpful for students who are unsure of a major to pursue.
When do I register for classes? The first time you register for classes will be during Orientation after you meet with an advisor. There will be an advisor ready to help you and answer your questions as you register. After that, each semester you will receive notification when it's time to prepare for registration for the following semester. Students are assigned a specific timeframe during which they have access to the registration site; you may also find this information online. Be sure to stay connected with your advisor so that you are prepared to register when it's your turn.
Do I have to worry about classes filling up? Many factors go into determining whether a class will fill: number of sections offered, the requirements of specific programs, how often the course is offered in an academic year. It's also not unusual that additional sections will be added to full courses. In general, it's true that registering earlier will increase the probability that you will get the exact courses and sections you prefer. There are many ways to increase your course selection such as consider registering for a section that is earlier or later in the day, realize that Friday classes are a reality, or consider taking courses in a different order. Consult with your advisor on these and other strategies.
What courses do I have to take my first year? Your course requirements depend on your intended program of study. Your major may have a required sequence of courses that you need to begin in the first year. Your academic advisor will help you with your course selection.
Can I graduate in four years? You can definitely graduate in four years, even if you begin as an exploratory (undecided major) student. Whether you have a decided major or area of interest, it is important to remember to visit your academic advisor and be familiar with graduation requirements.
Does VSU offer an honors program? Yes. For specific details on requirements, please contact Dr. Gladys Nunnally at (804) 524-6714 or email@example.com..