Admissions & Aid

Southern Virginia University is a private, self-reliant, residential university aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values.

Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.


Southern Virginia University is one of the fastest-growing schools anywhere. To apply for admission, please complete our online application below. After you apply, a member of our team will reach out about our admissions decision.

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Academic Standards

To earn full admission, students must meet or exceed our minimum academic standards.

  • First-year: 2.5 GPA at any previously attended high school*
  • Transfer: 2.5 GPA at any previously attended college

*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.

Provisional Admission

Students who do not meet our minimum academic standards may still apply and earn provisional admission. We ask these students to demonstrate their commitment to improving academically and adhering to the standards of our University.


To verify application information, we ask students to submit copies of their transcripts for review. Unofficial copies are acceptable for an admissions decision, however, official transcripts are required before beginning classes.