Southern Virginia University is a gathering place for Latter-day Saints and like-minded students. Our admissions directors are here to make your application and admission process as personalized and seamless as possible.
Your application is a chance to tell us why you would be a good fit at Southern Virginia University. In addition to your academic record, we care about your character, motivation, and work-ethic — so please make sure to provide evidence of these traits in your application. Your admissions director will evaluate your application and make an admissions decision based on the information you provide.Begin Online Application
For students who do not meet the minimum requirements for full acceptance, we may offer provisional acceptance to individuals who demonstrate the commitment to live our standards and the determination to improve academically. Returning students who have discontinued or deferred enrollment for one or more semesters should contact an admissions director for specific instructions on how to re-apply.
You can have your SAT or ACT scores sent directly to Southern Virginia with the following codes: SAT 5625; ACT 4400. Score reports that appear on an official high school transcript are also acceptable. Incoming freshmen must submit test scores before they can be considered for acceptance. Test scores are not required for transfer students.
Incoming freshmen must submit official transcripts from the high school where they graduated. Students who have not yet graduated from high school can submit an unofficial copy of their transcripts to be considered for acceptance but must re-submit official transcripts after graduation before beginning classes.
Transfer students who have attempted at least 24 college credits should submit transcripts from their previous college(s). Homeschool students should talk to their admissions director about submitting a portfolio of their work.
In order to begin classes, you must submit a signed endorsement from an ecclesiastical leader. For Latter-day Saints, this will be your bishop, branch president, mission president, or member of your stake presidency. For members of other faiths, this can be a clergy member or the Dean of Students at Southern Virginia University.
The Ecclesiastical Endorsement provides us with a third-party endorsement of your commitment to live and uphold our Code of Honor. While we can accept your application prior to submission of this form, your ability to begin classes is conditional on the successful completion and submission of a signed Ecclesiastical Endorsement.
I used to tell people my claims to fame were playing on two National Championship football teams at the University of Oklahoma and serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South America. But now my claim to fame, together with my wife, is having raised five good children; four of whom have graduated from Southern Virginia. I grew up playing in rock bands, playing sports, and spending time with my family. My favorite band right now is Imagine Dragons.
I received my bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University in history and anthropology and I will finish my master’s in public administration this May. I love the outdoors and I’m always looking for my next adventure. My husband and I love to travel, experience new cultures, and explore, especially when we can bring along our golden doodle! My passions lie in helping others reach their full academic potential and it is an honor to be part of Southern Virginia University!
I am a Southern Virginia University graduate with liberal arts degree focused in history. I was born and raised in Southern California and I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kyiv, Ukraine. My wife and I live in Buena Vista and enjoy taking our one-year-old son on hikes through the Blue Ridge Mountains. We love the history and beauty of the East Coast. I played volleyball and football in high school and I love Southern Virginia Knights Athletics. This University has a special place in my heart and I feel blessed to be a part of it.
Moving from the Green Mountain State of Vermont to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I was drawn to the hometown feel of Buena Vista. After serving a mission in Brazil, I attended Southern Virginia University where I obtained not only a degree in Business Management and Leadership, but also a wife and baby boy. After I graduated, I couldn’t resist the chance to stay as an admissions director. Now I get to help students navigate the college admissions process and find their home here just like I did. I hope to open up doors to a brighter future for every student. When I’m not in the office, you’ll find me playing pick-up ball, pushing a stroller around town, or cooking some burgers on the grill.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, I have lived in Buena Vista and been involved with Southern Virginia for about a decade, and have come to love this university and all that I have been able to do here. I graduated in business and creative writing, but also participated in theater, a cappella, choir, student executive council, comedy improv, and soccer. The opportunity to be involved in a number of extracurriculars while studying multiple things I loved is why I chose Southern Virginia, and I feel lucky to be a part of helping others experience that now.