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 $15,444 USD. You will need a bank balance of $31,761 USD to get an I-20 for the whole program.
  • Applicants for an I-20 must also submit an I-20 Request Form with their bank statement.

Certificate of Immunization Form

(Full-time students only)

You will need to submit these required documents after registering for classes using your myVCU portal.


$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 admissions packages, including I-20s, are sent directly to applicants by email. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email geo-elp@vcu.edu.