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 for admission, please follow the below process.
The online application is the first step in our admissions process and your chance to tell us why you would be a good fit at Southern Virginia University. In addition to your academic record, we consider your character, motivation, and work-ethic—so please provide evidence of these in your application. Your admissions director will evaluate your online application and respond within a few days to share our admissions decision.Begin Online Application
In order to earn full acceptance, high school graduates must meet or exceed our minimum academic requirements: cumulative 2.5 GPA and 17 ACT or 850 SAT. Likewise, college transfer students must have earned a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at their previous institution to earn full acceptance. Students who do not meet these minimum academic requirements for full acceptance may earn provisional acceptance by demonstrating a strong commitment to our standards and motivation to improve academically. Returning students who have discontinued or deferred enrollment for one or more semesters should contact their admissions director for instructions to re-apply.
In order to verify the information provided in their online application, students must submit the following:
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.
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. Homeschooled students should talk to their admissions director about submitting a portfolio of their work.
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.
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 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! Educationally, I earned a bachelor’s in history and anthropology and master’s in public administration from Southern Utah University. My professional passions lie in helping others reach their full academic potential and it is an honor to be part of Southern Virginia University!
I’m a proud alumn of Southern Virginia University where I studied liberal arts and history. Born and raised in Southern California, I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kyiv, Ukraine. My wife and I love living in Virginia and enjoy taking our two boys on hikes through the Blue Ridge. We really appreciate the history and beauty of the East Coast. I played volleyball and football in high school and I’m passionate about athletics—especially when supporting the Knights! This University has a special place in my heart and I feel blessed to be a part of it.
I am a native Virginian who loves living in the Shenandoah Valley and working at Southern Virginia University. I joined the University to help coach men’s lacrosse and fell in love with sharing the message of this amazing school with prospective students. Now in admissions, I have the opportunity to share the benefits of this University on a much larger scale. I’m also a proud parent of Knights—my three oldest children attend Southern Virginia and are having fantastic experiences studying in the classroom and competing in NCAA DIII athletics. Our entire family is passionate about athletics, but we also love trips to the beach and playing Nerf capture the flag. I look forward to working together!
Originally from Salt Lake City, I have lived in Buena Vista and been involved with Southern Virginia University for about a decade. I love this University and everything I’ve been able to do here. I graduated in business and creative writing, but also performed in theater and comedy improv, sung in a cappella and choir, competed in soccer, and served in the student executive council. The opportunity to be involved with so many things I love while studying in multiple disciplines is the reason I chose Southern Virginia. I feel lucky to help others have that same experience.