For Prospective Cadets

Admission to VMI is a two-step process. After an applicant is offered a conditional appointment, the applicant must then meet VMI medical qualifications. 

VMI uses Department of Defense standards as a reference; however, medical admissions will be based on a review of each application individually to determine if the applicant can safely and fully participate in all aspects of the rigorous VMI academic and physical program.  After reviewing the initial medical packet, the Post Physician may request further records or a direct conversation with the applicant's physician and the applicant. 

If, after fully reviewing all the medical records along with information from the applicant, a student is determined to have a condition that may prevent full and safe participation in all aspects of VMI's program, the medical packet is reviewed by a fitness Review Panel and forwarded to the Superintendent who makes the final decision.

Required Medical Forms after Conditional Appointment

Required Immunizations for Enrollment 

  • Diphtheria-Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal Vaccine (one dose age 16-18 required)
  • Chicken Pox (2 Doses mandatory if no disease)
  • Tuberculin Test (required for applicants who have lived/traveled extensively overseas)

HPV (Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine) and Meningococcal B (in addition to the routine meningococcal vaccine) are highly recommended.  Contact the VMI Infirmary or your healthcare provider for more information. 

Contact for questions related to VMI medical requirements.  Questions regarding commissioning requirements should be directed to the specific ROTC branch of interest.

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