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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check the progress or current status of my application?

If you would like to check your status of your application please visit the following link http://appstatus.uvi.edu. Enter your UVI Student Id number and birth date to find out the status of your application. If you have any further questions regarding your application please feel free to contact the admissions office at 1-877-Go-To-UVI.

What is the enrollment deposit?

Once accepted to the University of the Virgin Islands, the student is required to pay the enrollment deposit $100.00 (US$). Once received the student's file would be reviewed by the Admissions Office and transferable credits would be determined.

How do I apply?

Applicants may use the Online Application link below or select the appropriate link for a printable version of the Undergraduate or Graduate application forms.  Submit the following requirements respective test results for the applicable program (i.e. SAT or ACT scores (Undergraduate applicants), GMAT, GRE results), official high school and/ or college transcripts. If you are 25 years or older you are not required to take the SAT/ACT test for undergraduate admissions.

  • Online Application - Click this link: Apply Online.  For speedy processing, please have a major credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover) available to pay the $25 (US$) application fee.
  • Printable Applications - Printable versions of UVI's Undergraduate and Graduate application forms are available from clicking on the "Forms" link or from these direct links Undergraduate Application | Graduate Application. The $25 (US$) application fee is payable by personal checks and money orders in US Dollars (US$) .
St. Thomas Campus Albert A. Sheen Campus
University of the Virgin Islands University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay RR02 Box 10,000
St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990 Kingshill, St. Croix, VI 00850-9781

 

How long does it take to get admitted?

Generally, we conduct a 2 week turn around on completed (Official final High School transcript, Official College transcripts, Official SAT/ACT scores - optional, Application, and Application fee ($25.00 US$)) applications submitted.

How much is the enrollment deposit?

Following a favorable decision on an application, the applicant will be notified to confirm his or her intent to enroll by making a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $100.00 towards the tuition costs for the upcoming semester. If the applicant registers as expected, the deposit will be credited to the tuition charge for that semester. Should the applicant decide not to register, however, the deposit will be forfeited and cannot be used to offset any other charges the applicant may have incurred. The $100.00 enrollment deposit is mandatory and should be submitted by June 15 for the Fall semester and by December 1 for the Spring semester.

Applicants are encouraged to make their decision as early after notification as possible so that they and the University can make plans for their enrollment and first-semester program.

What do I need to provide in order to properly complete my application?

You need to provide the following information:

  1. Official high school and/or college transcripts from all schools attended.
  2. Official SAT or ACT test scores if you are a high school student or are transferring from another college or university with fewer than 60 semester hours of college credit. For more information on Admissions Requirements, click here. TOEFL scores may also be required. For more information on International requirements, click here.
  3. For applicants from British-oriented systems, official certified copies of General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations or Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions. Passes in five 'O' level GCE or CXC General Passes (Grades I and II), or a combination of both, including English language, are acceptable for admission. CXC General pass (Grade III) will also be accepted if based on the six-point grading scale. The British Virgin Islands Grade I certificate is required for applicants from the BVI High School.

When should I apply to Admissions?

The Office of Admission recommends that if you are applying for admission to follow the dates specified below:

  • Fall Term - April 30th: Priority deadline for new applicants, transfer, and international students to submit all documents and applications.
  • Spring Term - October 30th: Priority deadline for new applicants, transfer, and international students to submit all documents and applications.

What are the Admission Office Hours?

The office hours are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Note: The University is closed on all national and local holidays.

As an International student, do I have to take the TOEFL?

Classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are conducted in English, and assignments, papers, and tests must be written in acceptable English. If English is not the applicant’s native language or language of instruction, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for admission consideration.

International applicants who must present TOEFL scores must earn a minimum of 460 on the paper TOEFL, or 140 on the computerized TOEFL (CBT), or 48 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT). Applicants receiving scores lower than these should consider taking an English as a Second Language course before applying to the university. TOEFL registration and testtaking information can be found online at www.ets.org/toefl.

Applicants unfamiliar with the TOEFL may find informational publications and practice tests helpful. Practice TOEFL tests can be found online and bookstores in the United States, and sometimes abroad, sell preparation books on how to take these tests.

Official score reports for the TOEFL should be sent directly to the University of the Virgin Islands. The university’s institution code for the TOEFL is 0879.

As an International student, what is passing and how many passes do I need to have?

For applicants from British-oriented systems, officially certified copies of General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations or Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions. Passes in five 'O' level GCE or CXC General Passes (Grades I and II), or a combination of both, including English language, are acceptable for admission. CXC General pass (Grade III) will also be accepted if based on the six-point grading scale. The British Virgin Islands Grade I certificate is required for applicants from the BVI High School.

Do I have to take the SAT or ACT?

No, UVI is SAT/ACT optional and scores are not required for admission.  However, SAT/ACT scores are used to determine course placement and scholarship consideration.  

How do I arrange a campus tour?

Tours of our beautiful St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses last approximately one and a half hours and are available by appointment. To request a campus tour, please click here.

  • For questions on St. Thomas campus, call Akacia Halliday at (340) 693-1097 or send email to akacia.halliday@uvi.edu.
  • For questions on St. Croix campus, call Tenisha Nanton at (340) 692-4158 or send email to tenisha.nanton@uvi.edu.

Does UVI except diplomas from Online High School Completion programs?

Yes, UVI accepts diplomas from accredited high school completion programs. 

I have a GED, can I attend UVI?

Yes, if you have a GED you can attend the University of the Virgin Islands. You will have to submit your application ACT/SAT scores, application, application fee, and GED transcript.

How can I find out if my college or university is accredited?

We advise all applicants to visit the Department of Education website. To visit, click here.

How can I find out if my school is accredited or a diploma mill?

We advise all applicants to visit the Department of Education website. To visit, click here.