VMI's application procedure is the same whether you are applying for the
first time, as a transfer student, or as an international student.
VMI welcomes applications from international students. The VMI Corps of Cadets, on average, includes cadets from 11 foreign countries. All applicants, regardless of their nationality, are required to submit a completed VMI application with a complete record of all secondary school academic work. The application must also include letters of recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, or other secondary school official.
International students whose first language is English must also take either the SAT I or ACT. Applicants whose first language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). High school guidance counselors should be consulted for information. American embassies, consulates, offices of the U.S. Information Service, or other educational agencies can also provide information. If information is not locally available, international applicants should write to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540.
Once a student has been offered a conditional appointment and presents evidence of adequate financial resources, the VMI Office of Admissions will submit the necessary student information to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to begin the visa process. For more information on this process, please contact the VMI Office of Admissions or The Immigration and Naturalization Service.
In addition to the academic and visa requirements, all foreign students must meet the required VMI medical and physical standards.