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Admission Criteria

Admission to the living and learning community of Virginia Intermont College is a process of selecting student applicants who are uniquely fit to take advantage of the College’s educational opportunities. Admissions readers select applicants for admission based upon careful evaluation of each individual’s application materials. Readers consider the applicant’s scholastic interests, personal character, academic preparation, social aptitude, intellectual ability, leadership potential and overall promise. Evidence of these characteristics are indicated by the applicant’s completed application (including supplementary materials), official transcripts from previous experiences in high school or college, standardized test results, and other materials that may be required for certain majors or programs such as entrance essays, letters of recommendation, portfolio reviews, interviews, and auditions. Admissions readers seek individuals who nurture a passion for learning, possess a capacity to contribute to community living, and desire to make a positive difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Competitive applicants to Virginia Intermont will report active involvement in extracurricular activities, above average high school or college GPAs, and standardized test scores that achieve the national average. The average high school GPA for entering first-year students is 3.35 on a 4.0 scale; the average SAT composite score (on verbal and math only) is approximately 1000; and the average ACT composite score is 22. In addition, competitive applicants earned high school credit in college preparatory courses, including four (4) units of English, three (3) units of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II, and geometry), two (2) units laboratory science (biology, chemistry, or physics), two (2) years or units of social science (history, sociology, psychology, anthropology), and five (5) units of academic electives (including visual or performing arts, music instruction, political science, US Government).

Applicants are encouraged to review the Virginia Intermont College Catalog for complete policies and all applicable requirements.