Use this checklist to make sure you've completed everything needed for your application to CSL. Please note that applications cannot be processed until they are complete (including test scores). Only complete applications will be reviewed. Once your application is received, admission decisions usually take four to six weeks.
Full-time students may only apply for fall admission into the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU program.
Students who are unable to enroll for the semester for which they are accepted may request a deferment. Submit the request in writing as soon as possible to be considered.
Applicants must complete the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU application.
We want to understand your motivations for applying to the CSL. In your personal statement, please address questions that include:
A $65 application fee must accompany your application. Cash is not accepted. Please pay with a credit card when you submit your online application or include a check when mailing your physical application.
CSL applicants must provide official copies of transcripts documenting all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework. This includes transcripts from junior or community colleges or any transfer credits applied toward your degree. Transcripts must be submitted in an appropriately sealed envelope and show the degree and date conferred.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in their last 60 semester hours of study.
NOTE: The lack of a 3.0 GPA will not automatically eliminate your chance of admission, but it factors heavily in the admission process.
Applicants must include three letters of recommendation in their admission packet. These letters must be from persons who are qualified to give information concerning the applicant's probable success in the CSL. Recommendations should be submitted in a sealed envelope and mailed to the CSL or completed in your online application.
In-state applicants must complete the application for Virginia in-state tuition. This form is used to track residency status at the university level and to determine university fees. However, the base CSL tuition rate is the same for in- and out-of-state students.
GRE and MAT test scores are NO LONGER required for admission into the CSL, but will be accepted to supplement your application.
Register online to take the GRE, or call the VCU MAT Test Center at (804) 828-6277 or the National MAT Test Center at (800) 622-3231 to take the MAT.