After being accepted, students follow the below steps to enroll at Southern Virginia University. Your enrollment coordinator will help you throughout every step. International students must comply with additional enrollment steps.
Your enrollment deposit confirms that you plan to attend Southern Virginia University. Refundable until April 30, your deposit will be applied to tuition.
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.
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.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if you qualify for a Federal Pell Grant worth up to $6,345 in federal aid and/or a Need-based Scholarship from Southern Virginia University. Send us your results by selecting ‘Southern Virginia University’ from the application’s drop-down menu, or by entering our school code: 003738.
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.
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.
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.
New Student Orientation is your official welcome to Southern Virginia University and takes place the weekend before classes start. It will give you a chance to settle on campus, make new friends, and receive your iPad Pro.
*Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding our usual Orientation events. Please check your University email for details regarding Check-In and iPad Deployment. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions director.
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.
There are a few nearby airports that students use to travel to campus. At the beginning of the semester, the university provides a shuttle to campus from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport free of charge.