The Early Admissions Program was established to encourage academically competitive and socially mature United States Virgin Islands high school students to attend the university either on a full-time or part-time basis upon completion of the 11th grade. Eligibility for entry into the program is based on the following criteria:
- successful completion of the 10th and 11th grades at a United States Virgin Islands high school;
- a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on final grades received in grades 9, 10 and 11 (first semester of grade 11);
- minimum SAT scores of 560 Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and 520 Mathematics;
- nomination and recommendation by the student's high school; and
- participation and performance in a face-to-face interview with the Admissions Committee.
Four-year renewable scholarships may be available to in-territory resident students. In order to remain eligible for an Early Admissions Program scholarship, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 earning no grade less than "C" (except for the first semester) on a 4.0 scale. Depending upon the availability of funding, the scholarship may include tuition, room, board, fees and a book stipend. Inquiries concerning the program may be addressed to the Admissions Office on the St. Thomas Campus and the Access and Enrollment Services Office on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix.