Welcome to VIU! We are pleased that you have chosen our university as your school of choice to continue your higher education. VIU accepts applicants from around the world and its multi-cultural student body is enrolled in our wide-ranging Academic Departments and Diploma Programs. Students can apply for their degree program of choice along with our Diploma programs stated on our Admissions Requirements page.
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.
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 deferred 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
International Admissions Assistantalex@viu.edu
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.
International Admissions Assistantchintan@viu.edu
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.
International Admissions Representativejserrano@viu.edu
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:
- Choose a program of study
- Create an online application account in the application portal
- Pay the application fee (non-refundable)
- Submit required documents
- 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.
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.
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.