General Admission to the University
Students who respond to the challenge of a creative, dedicated life and who are ready to assume significant responsibility for shaping their academic careers are prepared to begin study at Virginia University of Lynchburg.
The University seeks to enroll students who will benefit from academic and character training and who are willing to contribute to the development of a democratic society without regard to race, creed, color or national origin. Students must be willing and able to assume responsibility for personal conduct and have a sense of concern for others.
Admission may be granted to individuals who have a high school diploma or the equivalent (GED) and may benefit from any of the programs of study offered by the University.
Students in Virginia cannot earn their GED unless they are beyond the compulsory attendance age. Students who seek college admission from other states with GED certificates must be beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance in the state in which their schools are located.
Admission to the University may be denied if the admissions committee feels that matriculation would not be in the best interest of the student and/or the University.
Students at Virginia University of Lynchburg are encouraged to develop themselves to their fullest potential. In keeping with the philosophy of the University, the Admissions Committee gives regards to the following:
•High School GPA of 2.0
•GED score of 530
•Transfer students must have a GPA of 2.0
• Character and personality traits
• The physical and emotional health of the student
• Academic performance in high school and/or other colleges
All applicants for admission are required to:
• Understand Admission Requirements.
• Submit the non-refundable application fee.
• Have official high school and/or college transcripts forwarded to the Admissions Office.
• Schedule a conference with the Director of Admissions to outline a program of study.
• Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA Form).
• For the VUL Tuition Calculator, click here.
Additional Admission Forms
- Student Check List
- FERPA Waiver
- Honor Code
- Immunization Record
- Medical Form
- Housing Application
- 2020 Testing Platform Guide
- 2020 Placement and Tests
Foreign students must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to be classified as a foreign student. The Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, offers this test and it is administered in several locations in Virginia during the year. Admission to the University cannot be considered until satisfactory results of the test are forwarded to the Admissions Office.
Any student whose enrollment at the university has been interrupted for more than one semester must complete a re-admission application with the Office of Admission. The student must also submit a statement of intent, which includes:
- an explanation of the reason for leaving the University and
- reason(s) for desiring to return.
Americans with Disabilities Act (Students with Disabilities)
Virginia University of Lynchburg will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified individual (as those terms defined in the American with Disabilities Act). If you have a disability that requires accommodation, please contact Mrs. Kathie Carwhile, Director of Disability Services 2058 Garfield Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501 or by telephone 434-528-5276 (Ext. 1129). Students and the Director will engage in an interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations.
If you have any questions regarding the non-discrimination policy, Americans with Disability Act (Student Disabilities) or Title IX please contact:
Students Transferring from Other Colleges
Usually, a student transferring from another college who is eligible for re-entrance to that college shall also be eligible for admission to Virginia University of Lynchburg. It is the role of the University to help each student succeed in a program from which he/she can benefit. If a transfer student is ineligible to return to a particular curriculum in a previous college, generally he/she will not be allowed to enroll in the same curriculum in the college until two semesters elapse or until he/she completes an approved developmental program at the college.
The Admissions Committee of the University shall decide on each case and usually shall impose special conditions for the admissions of such students, including “conditional admittance.” Students transferring from other colleges should consult with the Director of Admissions for an assessment of credits in order to determine their academic standing before registering for classes. Admission may be granted to students holding a GPA of 2.0. Generally, no credit will be given for courses with grades lower than “C.” A transfer student may be advised to repeat courses if it is clear to his/her advantage to do so in order to make satisfactory progress in his/her chosen curriculum.
Students Transferring to Other Colleges
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university are responsible for determining the transfer admission policies and requirements of the department or program at the intended institution. The four-year institution’s policies and requirements should guide a student in choosing a course of study and appropriate electives at Virginia University of Lynchburg. Deans will provide assistance to students in designing an appropriate program of study. Virginia University of Lynchburg offers an Associate in Liberal Arts and Sciences. This transfer program is designed so that students can parallel VUL’s coursework with four-year college requirements. Because of the changing academic requirements of the many Virginia schools, students are encouraged to have direct contact with the institution to which they plan to transfer.