I n s t r u c t i o n s f o r a p p l i c a n t s
MAKING APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Please read carefully the following instructions. Answer all
questions concisely and carefully. To apply for admission to VMI:
❑ Complete the application.
❑ Submit the $40 application fee payable to VMI. We honor the
ACT, College Board and/or NACAC fee waiver requests for
students who meet the criteria.
❑ Have your guidance counselor complete the Secondary School
Report, attach an ofﬁcial transcript, and mail to VMI with your
❑ Guidance Counselor/School Administrator recommendation
form (Counselor or school ofﬁcial recommendation is mandatory.)
❑ Complete the Virginia In-State Tuition Form if you are an
applicant who claims legal domicile in the Commonwealth of
❑ Transfer students must complete the College Report form
❑ Candidates must submit scores from either the College
Board Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Testing
Program (ACT).VMI’s SAT code is 5858; its ACT code is
4418. Applicants whose ﬁrst language is not English must
also take the Test of Eng lish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
High school guidance coun selors should be consulted for
information. Outside the United States, American embassies,
consulates, ofﬁces of the U.S. Informa tion Service, or other
educational agencies can provide informa tion. If information is
not locally available, foreign applicants should write to TOEFL,
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540
You may apply online by accessing the VMI home page at
Personal interviews (optional)—
Applicants are strongly
encouraged to contact a VMI alumnus and request a
personal interview. Refer to the Alumni Resources Web page
with-an-alumnus/ to locate an alumnus in your area. Many
alumni have oered to serve as points of contact and sources
of information to applicants and prospective cadets. If you
need additional assistance locating an alumnus in your area,
please contact the Ofﬁce of Admissions.
Personal statement (optional)—Applicants are strongly
encouraged to submit a statement indicating why you are
interested in VMI and how our educational system can help
you achieve your personal and educational goals.
❑ Receipt of your application initiates your ﬁle. If you do not
receive an acknowledgement within one month of submission,
please write or call 800/767-4207.
❑ Your midterm grades should be sent to us by February 1, or as
soon as available.
❑ Early decision deadline is November 15, and these decisions
will be mailed no later than December 15. Regular decision
deadline is February 1. Applications will be accepted on a space-
available basis after February 1. Applicants deferred from early
decision and regular decision applicants will be notiﬁed on a
❑ All scholarship or walk-on athletes are required to register with
the NCAA Eligibility Center for determining eligibility. Obtain
a Student Release Form from your counselor.
HOW APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED
Decisions—Applicants meeting the November 15 deadline
for early decision will be notiﬁed no later than 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 decision. A waiting list may be necessary. Additionally,
due to the physical rigors of VMI, applicants may be evaluated
based upon their height and weight. Please refer to the Prepare
section of the Admissions home page for the Fitness Standards
(height/weight chart) and further information.
Reservations—Accepted applicants will be sent conditional
appoint ments pending establishment of a reservation. A reservation
requires submission of a satisfactory medical report, a signed accep-
tance of the appointment, and payment of a $300 advance deposit.
Conditionally appointed applicants must also maintain satisfactory
academic and disiplinary/criminal conduct. e 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 physically disqualiﬁed. Medical approval is based on
stringent guidelines that insure all new cadets can succeed with
the rigors of VMI. Department of Defense Instruction (DoD
Directive 6130.03) is used as a baseline but not strictly followed
in every respect. [Links to this document can be found on the
VMI Web site (www.vmi.edu) Admissions home page under Apply
Online.] For more information, please contact the VMI physician
at 540/464-7218. Note: In accordance with the VMI Marriage
and Parenthood Policy, any cadet who marries or incurs the
responsibilities of parenthood is expected to resign from the Corps.
Upon matriculation, and upon return to VMI each fall, all cadets
shall conrm their knowledge and understanding of this policy.”
e Virginia Military Institute is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination based on
race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, against otherwise qualied persons with disabilities, or based on any other status protected by law.
In pursuit of this goal, any question of impermissible discrimination on these bases will be addressed with eciency and energy and in accordance with VMI General Order 16. General Order 16 also addresses
complaints or reports of retaliation against those who have opposed prohibited practices, those who have led complaints or reports of prohibited practices, and those who have testied or otherwise participated in
enforcement of General Order 16. Questions regarding discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, or other federal law, may be referred to the VMI Inspector General and Title
IX Coordinator, 212 Carroll Hall, VMI, Lexington, VA 24450, (540) 464-7072. Any cadet or prospective cadet having questions about disability services for students should contact the Director of the Center for
Cadet Counseling and Disability Services, 448 Institute Hill, 2nd oor, Post Inrmary, Lexington, Va. 24450, (540) 464-7667. For employment-related disability services, contact the Americans with Disabilities
Act Coordinator in the VMI Human Resources Oce, Lexington, VA 24450, (540) 464-7322.