Virginia State University


Requirements for Canadian Students

Admissions Requirements To experience “Building a Better World”, applicants must complete a college-preparatory program in high school, which includes four years of English, three years of higher mathematics, and two years each of science and social studies. Two units of a foreign language are strongly recommended. A student must also have two letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT test scores, and a personal statement.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Applications and Information Applications for August entrance should be submitted no later than May 1; those for January entrance should be submitted no later than November 1. Transfer students must submit a transcript from every college previously attended. All application forms must be accompanied by a $25.00 application fee and should be forwarded to: The Office of Admissions Virginia State University 1 Hayden Drive P.O. Box 9018 Petersburg, Virginia 23806 United States Tel: (804) 524-5901 Web Site: E-mail:

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, August
Notes:Going to class, studying for exams, writing papers, are essential tasks for your academic success. However, they’re still only a part of college life. Another substantial portion of your “education” will consist of the formal and informal activities you pursue beyond the classroom. A comprehensive co-curricular environment developed and maintained by the Division of Student Activities offsets VSU’s rigorous academic curriculum. Through its student union, educational, cultural, social, and recreational programs are developed and implemented to enrich student’s academic experiences, individual social competencies, leadership skills, and group effectiveness.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on October 19, 2012