VCU and the School of Education are committed to welcoming students from across the globe. We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse, urban and inclusive community.
Based on your specific graduate program admissions requirements, please review the application support resource page for support with your online application, statement of intent, resume/CV and other required materials requirements. The central VCU graduate admissions application page outlines specific requirements for international applicants. Our financial aid and scholarships resource page outlines financing options for your future program.
Please review the Testing resource page along with the central graduate admissions international applicant required materials page for test requirements and submission details.
If your undergraduate or graduate programs were completed outside of the United States, there are additional transcript equivalency requirements outlined on the central graduate admissions page under “Transcripts.” The professional transcript evaluators approved by VCU are listed on this page as well. Please allow for at least 2-3 months before your program application deadline to request evaluation service and submission to VCU.
For students who are interested in initial licensure programs, Virginia requires a United States social security number to complete the required licensure requirements.
Please refer to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) graduates of foreign institutions of higher education guidance on equivalency requirements.
The financial certification requirements of financial support for your I-20 visa documentation is required if you are extended an offer of acceptance. It is not required during the application review phase.