Welcome to Virginia State University. This website has been designed to provide newly admitted students all the information they need to have a successful transition to college. Listed below are the steps you need to take to ensure your acceptance stays in effect and you are ready to begin your first semester at VSU.
The New Student Guide below will also provide valuable resource information and University contact information.
Step 1: Click Here to submit your interest to attend Virginia State University.
After submitting your interest to attend, you will be able to access your VSU Student Self Service. It could take up to three business days before you are given access.
VSU Student Self Service:
- Click: VSU Student Self Service
- Log in with V# (Username) and PIN. ID is case sensitive, so you must use a capital “V”. Your pin # = Date of Birth (enter it in as a 2-digit month, day and year. Example November 03, 1999 would be entered as 110399.
- Click the Student, Housing and Financial Aid tab to access your account information.
Step 2: Make Your Deposits
Upon acceptance to the University, all students are required to pay advance deposits. To learn more about the VSU’s enrollment deposits, please visit this link: Enrollment Deposit
Step 3: Register For Orientation
Newly admitted students should attend The Trojan Introduction Program (TIP), which takes place during the months of June and July for students entering the fall semester and January for students entering the spring semester. Please note that in order to register for The Trojan Introduction Program, you must have accepted the university’s offer of admission by confirming your desire to become a Trojan in the fall.
TIP registration dates are available here: Trojan Introduction Program (TIP) Orientation
Step 4: Submit Housing Application
All new students who are required to live on campus must complete a housing application in order to receive a housing assignment. Students must complete a housing application AND pay the $150 Room Deposit in order to receive a housing assignment.
Freshman, 2nd Year, and Sophomore students are required to live on-campus, unless their permanent home of residency is within a 25 mile radius of VSU, the student is 21 years of age or older, married or previously married, or has completed a tour of military service.
Please note that in order to apply for housing, you must have accepted the university’s offer of admission by confirming your desire to become a Trojan (Step 1).
Your housing application instruction can be found here: Housing Application
Step 5: Complete Your Online FASFA
To apply for most financial aid — including federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans — you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Although this financial aid form may seem complex, there are many free resources to help you.
Step 6: Return Health Forms
Every new full-time student entering Virginia State University is required to provide the Health Evaluation Forms prior to enrollment. Please complete the forms and return them to Student Health Services or bring it with you to The Trojan Introduction Program (TIP). The completed form is due by June 1st for the fall term and by Dec. 1st for the spring term.
Step 7: Submit Final Transcripts and Test Scores
To complete the enrollment process, submit your final high school transcript and any dual enrollment course work to the Office of Admissions. The final transcript is different from the transcript you submitted to obtain admission to the University. The final high school transcript will include your graduation date. If you completed dual enrollment credits, have the college that awarded the dual enrollment credit send a transcript to the VSU prior to attending New Student Orientation. Please send the above items to:
Virginia State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 9018
Virginia State University, VA 23806
Your AP or IB scores should be forward to the Office of the Registrar:
VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
P.O. BOX 9217
PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA 23803