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Minimum Age Admissions Requirement

Students who are not at least 18 years of age, and have not yet received a high school diploma, or its equivalent from a recognized institution on or before the first day of the semester will not be permitted to enroll in a degree program with Virginia International University.

Any student who is not at least 18 years of age, but has received a high school diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution must meet the following requirements before enrolling in a program with VIU.  As well as the student meeting all of the requirements for the program in which they are applying for, a parent or the legal guardian of the student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must complete, and submit the Parent/Guardian Minor Consent Form (available in a student’s application portal)
  • Lives within commuting distance of VIU (not to exceed 50 miles)
  • Agrees to financially sponsor the student
  • Will provide housing for the student while they are under the age of 18

Please Note: The only exception to the policy stated above is when a student applies for the ESL Program with VIU, the student may then participate in Summer ESL courses, only.