Virginia Military Institute Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to VMI. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to VMI.

What are your chances at VMI?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at VMI or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Need chances at another college?

    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At VMI, 7.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Virginia Military Institute, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for VMI?

    VMI requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of All
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Recommended of All
    Interview Recommended of All
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Recommended of All

    In addition to the above requirements, VMI also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    VMI requires a minimum of 0 credits.

    What are Virginia Military Institute’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down VMI transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline February 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Virginia Military Institute transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to VMI on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Virginia Military Institute’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, VMI received 128 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 51 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for VMI is 39.84%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into VMI. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at VMI?

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    Need chances at another college?

    Additionally, of the 51 accepted transfer students, 43 students enrolled - that means the yield was 84.31%.

    VMI accepts 40 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford VMI

    VMI costs an average of $N/A. The below vendors all offer private student loans for VMI students to help cover the cost... We have partnered with Edvisors to provide these vendors and keep the offer up-to-date.

    What are the Virginia Military Institute transfer GPA requirements?

    VMI requires a minimum college GPA of 2.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    Will you enjoy transferring to VMI?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to VMI. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Lexington...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at VMI is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to VMI then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into VMI

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the VMI website for more info.
    VMI accepts 39.84% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into VMI, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.7 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.85. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of VMI students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 530 620 575
    SAT Reading 530 620 575
    2018 Total SAT Score 1060 1240 1150
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 23 27 25
    ACT Reading 21 27 24
    2018 Total ACT Score 44 54 49

    Virginia Military Institute’s average SAT score is 1150. To be a competitive applicant for Virginia Military Institute your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at VMI or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to VMI, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to Birmingham Southern College
    Transfering to Faulkner University
    Transfering to Huntingdon College
    Transfering to Judson College
    Transfering to University of Mobile