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.


Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

Your deposit lets us know that you’re committed to attend and initiates the enrollment process. From Feb. 1 to May 31, the deposit is $150; from June 1 to July 31, $200; and from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, $250. Deposits are refundable until May 1.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit


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


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

Register for Orientation

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.

Register for Orientation

Make Travel Plans

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.

Learn about Traveling to Campus
Reserve a Shuttle from the Airport

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