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Welcome to VIU Admissions! We are pleased you have chosen to consider our university for your higher education needs. VIU Admissions is where your journey all begins. VIU accepts applicants from around the world that comprises our multi-cultural student body enrolled amongst seven Academic Departments and in Diploma Programs. Students can apply for their degree program of choice along with our Diploma programs stated on our Admissions Requirements page.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:
Domestic students may submit their Admissions Application to VIU at any time on a rolling basis. Domestic students can join a semester through the end of the Add/Drop Period.

International Applicants:
All application documents and payments must be submitted in the correct format before the deadline. If an application is not completed within the deadline, the applicant will be defer to the following semester.

Semester International Application Deadline Transfer Application Deadline First Day of Classes
Fall II 2019 September 13, 2019 October 17, 2019 October 21, 2019
Spring 2020 December 13, 2019 January 10, 2020 January 13, 2020

All application documents and payments must be submitted in the correct format before the deadline to process for the semester.

English Language programs have different deadlines and offer admissions on a rolling basis. Please see the Academic Department of Language Studies website for further information.

Alex J. Luketa

Alex J. Luketa

International Admissions Assistant

Alex Luketa has worked as an International Admissions Representative at VIU since 2012. Alex enjoys helping students from across the globe navigate the International Admissions process and attend VIU for their educational experience in the USA.

Chintan Purohit

Chintan Purohit

International Admissions Assistant

Chintan Purohit serves as the International Admissions Assistant at VIU. Chintan assists with processing international applicants and sending the official Acceptance Packets. As a VIU Student Worker, he is committed to providing the best service to those going through the Admissions process.

Jorge Serrano

Jorge Serrano

International Admissions Representative

Jorge Serrano has specialized in servicing VIU’s international applicants since 2015. Despite his focus on International Admissions, Jorge is also instrumental in helping domestic applicants through the Admissions process per his notable experience and passion for assisting students invest in higher education that opens doors to the future.

How do I begin my application process?

For undergraduate, graduate, or intensive ESL programs, please follow these five easy steps in order to apply:
  1. Choose a program of study
  2. Create an online application account in the application portal
  3. Pay the application fee (non-refundable)
  4. Submit required documents
  5. Frequently check your application portal for updates regarding your application

For step-by-step instructions of how to fill out the online application and pay the application fee, please visit our Apply Now page. If you are interested in a continuing education program, please find more information on the separate application process here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Select a question from the left, see the answer to the right.

What are the required admissions documents?

The required admissions documents vary based on your program and international status. To learn more please visit the Admissions Requirements page.

How do I submit my application documents?

After your application fee is received and processed by our Accounting Office, you will be able to upload all of your supporting documents in the application portal. All of your documents must be original, in-color documents, uploaded only in PDF format; documents submitted in other formats will not be accepted.

How do I submit my application documents?

Yes! You would still be eligible to apply, but after you apply you will need to let us know that you are willing to be conditionally accepted. In this case, you will be accepted to our ESL program, meaning you will receive an ESL I-20 and conditional acceptance letter. If you are conditionally accepted, you will be able to waive the ESL program if you provide sufficient test scores upon arrival to VIU or if you pass with a sufficient score on our Accuplacer English test.

Do I need to submit an official English language proficiency score?

English is the language of instruction at Virginia International University, and therefore international students need to provide proof of English language proficiency.  For more information about the standardized tests that VIU accepts as proof of English language proficiency, please visit English Language Proficiency Requirements page.

Disclaimer Statement

Virginia International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, age, genetics information, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-merit factor in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities which the University operates.