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First-Year Freshmen

First-year freshmen applicants must complete all high school graduation credits with a 2.5 GPA or higher and complete at least 16 units (a unit is one year of high school study) of college preparatory courses, including four (4) units of English, three (3) units of college preparatory mathematics, two (2) units of social science, five (5) units of electives, and two (2) units laboratory science (biology, chemistry, or physics). It is strongly recommended that biology and pre-professional life science majors have 3-4 units.

The Office of Admissions must receive the following materials:

1. A completed application for admission;

2. Official transcripts of all high school work;

3. Official score for SAT (critical reading/math) or ACT (English/reading/science/math). If composite scores fall below the current national average (1000 for SAT / 21 for ACT), applicants are encouraged to submit a 250-word personal statement that addresses how his or her academic skills are satisfactory for college success.

4. A 250-500 word essay;

5. One of the following forms: Teacher Evaluation Form or Secondary School Report (Counselor Evaluation Form).

If we can help or you have any questions please contact your admissions representative for assistance. You can find your admissions representative and their contact information here.

Honors Program Applicants

Virginia Intermont College’s Honors Program adds a layer of educational enrichment and challenge to the college experience. Most applicants to the Honors Program rank in the top 10% of their graduating class, have earned between a 3.5 GPA or above in high school, and have achieved above average composite scores on the SAT (1200) or ACT (26). These standards are not absolute, however. Students who meet one of these three basic criteria are encouraged to apply. The full Honors Program application process includes the submission of an essay, two letters of recommendation, and an interview. These latter components figure strongly into the College’s decision regarding acceptance to the Honors Program.

To be considered for the Honors Program, the Office of Admissions must receive the following materials:

1. A completed application for admission;

2. Official transcripts of all high school work;

3. Official score for SAT (critical reading/math) or ACT (English/reading/science/math); if composite scores fall below standard scores (1200 for SAT / 26 for ACT), applicants must submit a 250-word personal statement that addresses how your academic skills are satisfactory for success in an honors program.

4. In addition to Virginia Intermont’s general application for admission, complete and submit an Honors Program Application; the Honors Program application process includes the following:

i. Submission of an essay based upon the prompt

ii. Two letters of recommendation: 1) character reference; 2) academic reference

iii. Interview with Honors Program Director, faculty member, or Provost of the College

To receive an Honors Program Application, please contact the Office of Admissions at viadmit@vic.edu or call 276-466-7892.