ELP students

Apply to ELP

If you are ready to apply to the English Language Program at VCU, please click on a button below to access the online application.



Application Requirements


(International students)

Send a copy of the page that has your picture and personal information.  

If you are already in the United States on a visa, please provide a copy of your visa documents.

 U.S. residents should provide a copy of their permanent resident card.

Proof of high school graduation or university attendance

(All applicants)

Please send a copy translated into English of a diploma, transcript, or letter from your school. Documents do not need to be notarized.

Proof of financial eligibility to study in the United States
(Student visa applicants only)

Send a copy translated into English of your bank statement, bank letter, or scholarship letter. It must include the following information:

  • The name of the account holder
  • The date the document was issued (cannot be older than three months)
  • The amount of money in the account. If you are planning to study for 1 session, you must show a minimum bank balance of $10,108 USD. You will need a bank balance of $21,300 USD to get an I-20 for the whole program.
  • If you have a sponsor that is a citizen or resident of the USA, he or she must include a copy of the sponsorship form with the bank statement.

Certificate of Immunization Form

(Student visa applicants only)

After completing the online application, this form can be submitted separately by email to rcwiltshire@vcu.edu


$170 application and placement test fee

(All applicants)

This can be paid by credit card as part of the online application process.


Application Processing Time

Completed application files will be reviewed and processed within one to two weeks of submission. Your patience is greatly appreciated. All international packages are sent using by UPS Express mail. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact rcwiltshire@vcu.edu