FAQs


Who is my advisor?

Your advisor will be assigned after you have attended an orientation session.  An email will be sent to your VSU email account with the name and location of your advisor.  The name of your advisor will also be posted on Banner Web.  Go to the Registration link on the VSU homepage.  Log in, and click on the link Student and Financial Aid.  Click on Student Records and then Student Information and the name of your advisor will be listed there.

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Do I need to be advised every semester? 

Yes.  VSU has a mandatory advising system.  Your academic advisor must make you eligible to use the registration system.  Advisors want you to make an appointment with them to discuss your academic life at VSU.

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How do I contact my advisor? 
Most advisors will post sign up sheets on his/her door right before registration opens up.  You can also contact them by email, phone, or in his/her office. 

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When should I go see my advisor? 
Fall Registration - March, July 
Spring Registration - October
Summer Registration - March 

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Can I change advisors?
Yes.  Come to the Advising Center in room 1020 in the Dewar College of Education and speak with a staff member.

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If I want to change my major, how can I find out what courses will transfer to the new program of study? 
Go to Registration(Banner) on the home page and login. Click on the link Student and Financial Aid, then click on the link Student Records.  Look for the link DegreeWorks. Select the what-if link on the left and select the major. Please keep in mind that this is a tool to help you, not a guarantee that courses will transfer this way. 

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How do I change my major? 
If you are a college of education major, come to the advising center in room 1020 in the Dewar College of Education.

If you are not a college of education major, get a signed major change form and advising folder from your department and bring to the advising center in room 1020 in the Dewar College of Education. 

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How do I apply to the College of Education? 
There is no application to complete.  After completing 30 hours of credit, you must take the appropriate '2999' class for your major.  After a satisfactory grade is obtained in this class, you will be admitted to the College of Education.

If you are a transfer student, you will take the appropriate '2999' class your first semester at VSU.  You must have met all other admission criteria to register for professional courses.

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When will I get admitted if I am in the appropriate 2999 course? 
You can get admitted at mid-term or at the end of the semester if you meet requirements.

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Who decides if I meet 2999 requirements? 
Your 2999 instructor

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When do I register for the '2999' course and how often do I take it? 
You should register for the appropriate '2999' course after completing 30 hours of credit and every semester after that until satisfactory completion.

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How will I get information from the College of Education? 
Your email account is automatically subscribed to the COESTU list serve  if you are an education major.  College of Education information will be sent to your email account through this list serve.  For example: classes opening, deadlines to meet, and other important information.

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Does the College of Education have an appeal process?
Yes.  If there is something that you need to appeal, you should come to room 1020 in the Dewar College of Education and pick up an appeal form.  The committee meets once a month.  You can also access the information on the web.

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Do students work in the Advising Center?
Yes.  We hire graduate assistants and Peer advisors to work with new and transfer students.

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How do I know what courses transfer to VSU?
The Admissions Office will complete a transfer credit summary that will show how the courses transfer into VSU.  An advisor will then show you how they fit in our programs of study.

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What are the current teacher salaries? 

Current teacher salaries can be found at the Georgia Department of Education's website.

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What do I need to know about mid-term? 

Midterm grades will be submitted for all 1000- and 2000-level courses. Grades are available on Banner Web. Students in academic difficulty should contact their instructor and their advisor for guidance and options. Courses dropped by mid-term will not count in your grade point average.

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What is the Code of Ethics for teachers? 

Code of Ethics

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Why do I have a Regents' hold on my record?

A “hold” is subject to appear on the record of all students with over 45 hours who have not met or not in the process of meeting Regents’ Exam requirements. If this type of hold appears on your registration record, you must meet with your advisor before the hold will be removed.