Admission Policies and Entrance Requirements
Admission Procedures and Policies
A prospective student‘s acceptance is not finalized until all documents are received to the satisfaction of the Admissions Office. Until a student‘s admission is finalized, he or she has not completed the admissions process. A student‘s VUST acceptance may be denied any time during the admissions process.
VUST is an equal opportunity educational institution. VUST does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, political views, sex, height, weight, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical disability in the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, scholarships, loan programs or other school administrated programs.
Graduate Admission Policy and Entrance Requirements
A prospective graduate applicant must meet the following policies and requirements:
Have a bachelor‘s degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent from a foreign college or university.
Provide a personal statement that demonstrates writing skills at a level consistent with that expected of graduate-level candidates and career objectives consistent with the objectives of the program for which the prospective student is applying.
Have a 3.0 GPA or above. If an applicant‘s undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, approval from the Admissions Office is required. The Admissions Office may issue a provisional admission for a student with a GPA of less than 3.0. Students with a Provisional Admission must take specific required course(s) to improve his/her academic capability in one quarter.
Provide two recommendation letters from his/her college professors or employers/or supervisors.
Fill out VUST’s Application Form for Graduate Program, the application form with support documents must be submitted before application deadline – 4 weeks before the quarter start day.
Application Fee of $60.00. This is non-refundable fee.
The administration of VUST reserves the right to waive certain admission standards in exceptional cases and to provide conditional admission to such students.
In addition to completing the general application, the prospective student must arrange for the Admissions Office to receive the following:
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed. The official transcript should be sent directly to VUST from institutions previously attended and affixed with the institution’s seal(s). Transcripts submitted by a student need to be in a sealed envelope bearing the institution’s official seal.
Official transcript(s) and two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s professors, employers or graduate counselors must directly email to Admission@vust.us or mail to:
8400 Westpark Dr. STE 118, Tysons, VA 22102.
Graduate Admission Policy for Students with Bachelor degree in the Liberal-Arts Majors or in non-Computer Science/IT related fields:
If a student has Bachelor Degree in Library-arts with GPA of 3.0 and less than 5-year working experience in Information Technology field or related fields, Students with a Provisional Admission must take specific required course(s) to improve his/her academic capability in one quarter. Generally, the following three (3) courses must take in first semester after they are admitted.
CSIS 470 – Fundamentals of Computer Science (this course can be waived if a student have a valid CompTIA A+ certification)
CSIS 480 – Fundamentals of Networking Technology (this course can be waived if a student have a valid CompTIA Network+ Certification and Security+ Certification)
All other requirement are the same as above.