VMI’s application procedure is the same whether you are applying for the first time, as a transfer student, or as an international student. New cadets are enrolled only at the beginning of the academic year in August.

Applicants are admitted entirely on the basis of their academic record, physical fitness/condition, and character without reference to national origin, creed, color, or gender. 

Age and Medical 

Applicants are normally not less than 16 or more than 22 years old at matriculation and may not be married or a parent. A one-year age waiver may be granted for an applicant who has served on active duty in the armed forces or for other extenuating circumstances.

The fitness review for VMI is an assessment of a student's medical condition and history to ensure that he or she can safely accomplish program requirements. For example, weight and body fat are reviewed during the admissions process to ensure a student's health may not be jeopardized.


Application opens Aug. 1 of the senior year.

Early Decision
All documents must be received by Nov. 15.   Notifications will be made by December 15. Deposits deadline: Feb. 15.

Regular Decision
All documents must be received by Feb. 1. Deposits deadline: May 1.

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