Virtual START VU 

When and Where

VU plans to conduct advising and registration processes in an online or over the phone environment this fall for spring semester registration. 

New student advising for the spring 2021 semester will begin on Monday, November 9.  Once an advising appointment request form has been submitted, a member of the Admissions team will contact new students concerning anything still needed in order to be registration eligible.  If the student has completed all steps, including placement testing (if applicable), an advisor will reach out to set up an advising appointment.  


Not all students will need to take the Accuplacer placement exam prior to registering. If you have transfer credit in college level English and/or math, a qualifying high school GPA, or sufficient SAT or ACT scores, then you are exempt from taking Accuplacer.  If not, that's okay!  The scores you earn on the placement exam will be used by your advisor to place you into the appropriate levels of English and math courses. 

Accuplacer can be taken on campus, by appointment only, or through Examity, our "virtual proctoring" online option, offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information on testing options, please contact the VU Testing Center via email at  

Not sure if you need to test?  Contact the Student Success Center at 812.888.4451 or Admissions at 812-888-4313.

If you are in need of accommodations for Accuplacer testing, please call the Office of Diverse Abilities and Accommodations at 812.888.4501 at least two weeks prior to the testing date.

College Readiness

Student must prove their college readiness before being allowed to register for classes. Read more about registration requirements.

VU ID Card

In order to submit your photo virtually for your Student ID, please use the preferred email address you have on file with the university to send an email to that includes the following items:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Your Home Mailing Address
  3. Your A Number (Student ID Number)
  4. A headshot that you would like to use as your ID photo (needs to be attached as a .jpg file)

Once your photo has been reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your ID Photo has been approved and that you can expect your ID Card to arrive in the mail.


Please contact the Admissions Office at 812.888.4313 or email