Processing of Applications

If appointed, you will be notified by mail with an official certificate.


Applicants meeting the November 15 deadline for early decision will be notified no later than December 15 (by mail). On a rolling basis, decisions will be made on all applications for regular decision and those applicants deferred from early acceptance. Although some outstanding applicants may be offered appointments during this initial review process, most applicants will be notified of a decision by 1 April. A waiting list may be necessary.

Conditional Appointments

Accepted applicants will be sent “conditional” appointments which are tentative pending establishment of a reservation. A reservation requires submission of satisfactory medical and dental reports, a signed acceptance of the appointment, and payment of a $300 advance deposit. The advance deposit is deducted from the total charges for the first year of enrollment. It is refundable if requested in writing before May 1, or if the applicant is found physically disqualified.

Once conditionally appointed, prospective cadets are strongly encouraged to immediately schedule an appointment with their family physician and complete all medical forms.  Once the forms are submitted to VMI, they will be reviewed expeditiously.  If there are any problems, the applicant will be contacted immediately.

VMI reserves the right to cancel any appointment or reservation if the recipient is found to be physically disqualified or if a subsequent academic or conduct record is found unsatisfactory. Entrance requirements must be fully met before the date of matriculation. No one will be admitted on probation.