A candidate for admission to the University of the Virgin Islands must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED). The minimum acceptable high school grade point average is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing and social standing and must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 at previously attended institutions. 

The University recognizes home-schooled students whose programs are certified and approved by their state, as required. Home school programs may also be recognized by national accrediting bodies, such as the American Council on Education (ACE), the United States Department of Education (USDOE), or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The University also recognizes non-traditional education experiences, including distance education, online courses, and alternative schooling programs approved by nationally or internationally recognized certifying entities. Such entities include American Counsel and Education (ACE), the U.S.Department of Education (USDOE), Counsel for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or institutions officially recognized within their national systems. Credentials, official transcripts, or their equivalent must be provided as evidence of successful completion and academic preparation. Some applicants may be asked to submit additional information, including syllabi, recommendations, and course descriptions, especially if seeking transfer credit.

To complete the admission process, a student must submit high school and/or college transcripts. UVI uses a rolling admission system.  Students ordinarily receive decision about their application soon after their folders are complete.


For more detailed information, contact:

St. Thomas Campus
Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewer’s Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 693-1160
Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix
Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions
University of the Virgin Islands
RR1 Box 10,000
Kingshill, VI 00850-9781
(340) 692-4158