Enrollment

Everything you need to do after you’re accepted is part of enrollment. Your admissions director will be available to help and answer any questions at every step.

International students must comply with additional enrollment steps.


Commit


Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

This lets us know that you’re committed to attend Southern Virginia University and puts the rest of the enrollment process in motion. Deposits are non-refundable after May 1.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit


Register


Receive Student Login & Email Address

After you pay your registration deposit, you will receive a Student ID, a mysvu password, and instructions to set up your @svu.edu email account. You will need this information to complete registration.


Complete the Registration Survey

We will create a personalized course schedule for you based on information from this survey. After building your schedule, your admissions director will contact you to review each course and resolve any concerns.

Complete the Registration Survey


Choose Your Housing and Dining Plan

We encourage all single students to live on campus so they can enjoy the benefits of our uplifting environment and be more connected to campus life. Learn about available housing communities and dining plans.

Register for Housing & Dining Plan


Finances


Complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will give us the info we need to provide your financial aid so get started right away. You’ll probably need your parents help and information from their last tax return.

Complete the FAFSA


Apply for Scholarships and Aid

On top of the financial aid you’ll receive from us automatically based on your FAFSA and application, there are many other opportunities to receive more scholarships. You can apply for more scholarships from Southern Virginia, you may qualify for aid from the federal or state governments, or you can apply for countless private scholarships.

Learn about Scholarships and Aid
Search Private Scholarships on Scholly


Choose a Payment Plan

If you have any remaining costs not covered by financial aid, we’ll help you set up an interest-free plan to pay it. Be sure not to put this off too long so that we still have time to help you find more aid if it’s needed.

Learn about Payment Plans


Final Preparation


Submit Other Forms

Before you start classes there are a few more forms you have to submit to help us satisfy legal requirements. Contact your admissions director if you have any questions about which forms you need to submit.

Consent to Disclose Educational Records
Submit Vaccination Records
Register Your Vehicle


Make Travel Plans

There are a few nearby airports that students use to travel to campus. Your admissions director can schedule a shuttle from the airport on your request.

Learn about Traveling to Campus


Order Textbooks

Some of your professors will ask you to buy books for their classes which you can have waiting for you at our campus bookstore. If you decide to buy your books elsewhere, be sure to check the ISBN so you buy the right edition.

Order Textbooks