Declaration of Major
All students enrolled at Fort Valley State University must have a major on record. For
admitted students, the major is determined to be the intended major as indicated on the
application for admission to the University. Freshman students are required to declare or choose
major not later than the pre-registration period for their second year of enrollment by completing
Declaration of Major Form. Students may, at any time,
change or declare a new major by
completing the Change of Major Form. Both forms must be completed at the
Academic Load Policy
The average load for normal academic progress is 15 credit hours per semester. A maximum of 20
credit hours may be attempted in any one semester, including credit hours in progress through
courses, campus-based courses, weekend courses and correspondence or extension studies . During
the summer, the credit hour load may be reduced. The maximum semester load permissible for
students on academic probation shall be 12 hours. The number of credit hours possible
by the following:
GPA Load Limit
1.99 or less 14 semester hours
2.00-2.99 18 semester hours
3.00-4.00 20 semester hours
• A strong written justification and approval of the appropriate Dean is required for any
with a 3.00 GPA or higher to enroll for more than 18 semester hours.
• Any student enrolled for a Regents' workshop, regardless of GPA, will be limited to a
12 semester hours.
• Any student with 30 or more earned semester hours having outstanding CPC deficiencies
will be limited to enrollment in the courses required to eliminate such deficiencies.
Likewise, students who have not passed the Regents Test will be limited.