The years at VMI are designed to instill in each cadet the lifelong values of integrity, devotion to duty, self-discipline, and self-reliance. VMI has shaped leaders, heroes, and individuals whose daily lives reflect the honor, fairness, and appreciation for the value of work that is instilled here.
VMI’s application procedure is the same whether you are applying for the first time, as a transfer student, or as an international student. New cadets are enrolled only at the beginning of the academic year in August. Applicants are admitted entirely on the basis of their academic record, physical fitness/condition, and character without reference to national origin, creed, color, or gender. Applicants are normally not less than 16 or more than 22 years old at matriculation and may not be married or a parent. A one-year age waiver may be granted for an applicant who has served on active duty in the armed forces or for other extenuating circumstances.
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