Early Decision: November 15
Regular Decision: February 1
New cadets, whether first-time freshman or transfer students, are enrolled only at the beginning of each new session in August. Application for early decision may be made from September 1 until November 15, and application for regular decision may be made from September 1 until February 1. All applicants, including transfers, must submit the following items (additional items required for transfers will be explained when receipt of the application is acknowledged):
The completed application form with a check of $40 payable to VMI, this being a non-refundable fee.
An official transcript of the high school record mailed with the application form
In addition to the application you will need to fill out and send in:
Secondary School Report/ Counselor Recommendation
Domicile Forms for In-State applicants
Standardized test scores (SAT I and/or ACT) must be reported directly from the testing agency if not included on the high school transcript.
4. Applicants have the Option to submit a Personal Statement with their application:
(Optional) Personal Statement
Decisions: Applicants meeting the November 15 deadline for early decision will be notified no later that December 15. Beginning January 1, on a rolling basis, decisions will be made on all applications for regular decision and those applicants deferred from early acceptance. A waiting list may be necessary.
Reservations: Accepted applicants will be sent "conditional" appointments which are tentative pending establishment of a reservation. A reservation requires submission of satisfactory medical and dental reports, a signed acceptance of the appointment, and payment of a $300 advance deposit. The advance deposit is deducted from the total charges for the first year of enrollment. It is refundable if requested in writing before May 1, or if the applicant is found physically disqualified.
Conditions: VMI reserves the right to cancel any appointment or reservation if the recipient is found to be physically disqualified or if a subsequent academic or conduct record is found unsatisfactory. Entrance requirements must be fully met before the date of matriculation. No one will be admitted on probation.
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