Admissions & Aid

Southern Virginia University is a gathering place for faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and like-minded students. To apply, please follow the below process.


Online Application


To apply for admission, new, returning, and transfer students should first complete our online application. In addition to your academic record, we value your character, integrity, and work ethic. After submitting your application, a member of our admissions team will reach out about next steps.

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We recently upgraded our application to provide a better user experience! Please note that any previously unfinished forms are no longer available and must be resubmitted through our new and improved application—which should only take about 10 minutes. Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to improve our admissions process.


Application Verification



Standardized Test Scores

Official Transcripts

Ecclesiastical Endorsement


Prior to receiving an admissions decision, students are required to verify the information provided in their application by submitting the following documentation:

Standardized Test Scores

Incoming freshmen must submit their standardized test score(s)—ACT or SAT—using the following codes for Southern Virginia University: ACT 4400 or SAT 5625. Score reports on an official high school transcript are also acceptable. Standardized test scores are not required for transfer students.

ACT: Instructions for Submitting Scores
SAT: Instructions for Submitting Scores

Official Transcripts

Incoming freshmen must submit official transcripts from the high school where they graduated. Students who have not yet graduated may submit an unofficial copy of their transcripts to be considered for acceptance, but official transcripts are required before beginning classes. Transfer students who have attempted at least 24 college credits must submit official transcripts from any previous college(s) attended. In lieu of transcripts, homeschooled students are required to submit a portfolio of their work.


Ecclesiastical Endorsement

To verify commitment to the Code of Honor, all students must submit a completed Ecclesiastical Endorsement before beginning classes. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should receive an endorsement from their bishop, branch president, mission president, or stake presidency member. Those of other faiths should receive an endorsement from a clergy member. Non-religious applicants may receive an endorsement from the Dean of Students.

Download Student Pledge & Ecclesiastical Endorsement


Academic Standards


In order to earn full acceptance to Southern Virginia University, new and transfer students must meet or exceed our academic standards.

  • New Students: minimum 2.5 GPA with 17 ACT or 850 SAT*
  • Transfer Students: minimum 24 college credits with 2.5 GPA at any previously attended institution(s)

Students who do not meet our academic standards may still apply for provisional acceptance by demonstrating their commitment to our standards and academic improvement.

*GED certificate recipients must meet or exceed the minimum standardized test scores required for high school graduates. Southern Virginia University does not accept ability-to-benefit (ATB) or eligible Career Pathways programs.