High School Preparation

VMI wants all new cadets to succeed, and to do so they must be physically and mentally prepared.

Physical Preparation


Applicants need 16 academic units, and VMI recommends they are distributed as four English, two algebra, and one geometry (a second language is recommended, but not required).

Scholarship and walk-on athletes are required to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center for determining eligibility. You may obtain a Student Release Form from your high school counselor.

AP Credit

IB Credit

HS Curriculum Recommendations

English:  4 units
Algebra:  2 units
Geometry:  1 unit
Advanced Math:  1 unit
Social Studies:  3 units
Lab Science:  3 units
Language:  3 years of 1 or 2 years of 2
Electives:  2 units

TOTAL:  19 -20  

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