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Virtual Open Houses

Come learn more about our program at an upcoming virtual open house! These sessions will give you an overview of our program courses and how they can help you improve your English.

Session 1

September 30
4 - 6 p.m. (EST)
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Session 2

October 28
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Languages: English,

Session 3

November 18
9 - 11 a.m. (EST)
Languages: English, Chinese

Session 4

December 16
12 - 2 p.m. (EST)
Language: English


VCU English Language Program Courses

On-Campus Program Dates

Fall I 2020 Session

First Day of Class: Aug. 17 
Last Day of Class: Dec. 7
Placement Test: Aug. 11 & 12

Fall II 2020 Session

First Day of Class: Oct. 12
Last Day of Class: Dec. 7 
Placement Test: Oct. 6

Spring I 2021 Session

First Day of Class: Jan. 19
Last Day of Class: May 14
Placement Test: Jan. 12


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On-Campus Program Costs

Full-time Enrollment (22 credits): $4,950
Other Expenses (housing and health insurance): $5,200
Total Estimated Cost for full-time enrollment: $10,150

Other Fees
Application Fee: $70
Placement Test Fee: $100

Part-time Enrollment: $225 per credit


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Placement Test

You are required to take the English Language Placement Test if:
  • You want to study in the English Language Program.
  • You are admitted to VCU but need to satisfy the English language requirement.
The English Language Program placement test is very important because it determines a student's initial placement in the English Language Program.

Placement test information

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