Advisement and Registration


At Valdosta State University, advising is a mandatory, collaborative process designed to help students

  • succeed academically,
  • develop an appropriate educational plan leading to graduation,
  • focus on their life beyond the university, and
  • play a responsible and proactive role in their own education.

Advisors will assist students in decision-making by

  • providing timely and accurate information,
  • making appropriate referrals to campus resources, and
  • encouraging students to use available technology.


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The Advising Process

Schedule a Pre-Program Advising Appointment

Pre-Program Major Advising Information

Undergraduate Student Advising Information 

Graduate Student Advising Information


The Advising Process for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

In support of the university academic advising mission, students must be advised each semester to be eligible to register for courses the following term. Undergraduate students enrolled in pre-program course work will be advised by our advising team. Once students are accepted into the upper division major, a faculty member will serve as a student's advisor. Graduate students are advised by an assigned faculty advisor.

Advisors at a Glance

Student Classification


Email Contact

Dental Hygiene

Melissa Willis


Marci Marshall


Assigned Faculty Advisor


Pre-Athletic Training

Melissa Willis

Athletic Training

Assigned Faculty Advisor

Pre-Exercise Physiology

Melissa Willis

Exercise Physiology

Assigned Faculty Advisor


Marci Marshall

Second Degree Accelerated

Melissa Willis


Assigned Faculty Advisor



Schedule a Pre-Program Major Advising Appointment

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Pre-Program Majors

(All Traditional Track B.S.N., Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Accelerated B.S.N., R.N. to B.S.N., and Dental Hygiene Students)

Students will be advised by a member of our Advising Center staff. We have a full time professional academic advisor and two graduate assistant advisors. Students may schedule an individual appointment, reserve a space in a group advising session, or stop by during designated "walk-in" times. Students are encouraged to get advised early. The closer to the registration window opening, the more difficult it may be to schedule an appointment. E-mail communication initiated by the Advising Center staff will be directed to your VSU issued e-mail address.


Nursing Students

Once students have been accepted into the B.S.N. program, they are assigned a Nursing faculty advisor. Students will contact their faculty advisor to schedule an advising appointment every term of enrollment.
In addition to advising designed for course selection and goal setting, all students applying to the College of Nursing BSN program, must attend a MANDATORY Applicant Information Session

Graduate Students

  • The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree prepares students for advanced nursing practice and to be leaders in the nursing profession.  The College of Nursing currently offers: Adult Gerontology (Nurse Practitioner), Clinical Nurse Leader, and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Tracks.
  • For more information on the MSN Program contact: Dr. Brenda Dyal, MSN Program Coordinator email :


Additional Information