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The START VU program is a one-day event that covers information regarding registering for classes, financial aid, student services, and campus life.

START VU days vary based on your last name, county of residence, and intended major. Attending one of these days will allow you to prepare yourself for the fall semester, including registering for classes with the assistance of an academic advisor. To reserve your spot, please use the START VU reservation system (link below). The reservation system will become available in March. Be sure to watch your email for important START VU messages. A complete list of registration dates can be found at the bottom of this page



When and Where

Check-in begins at 8:30am EST at the Beckes Student Union. START VU begins at 9:15am

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The scores you achieve on the Accuplacer placement exam will be used by your advisor when determining your first semester class schedule.  For more information on the placement exam, please visit Accessment Center Test Information

College Readiness

Students must obtain a minimum score on one section of the Accuplacer. The scores are: Writing – 60, Arithmetic – 34, Reading Comprehension – 55. Read more about minimum scores.

Testing Accommodations

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


Parents and Families

VU believes it is important for family members to be involved in this process. Special programs will be held specifically for parents and family members. Please visit the Parent and Family Services page. Browse local lodging and support the Parent and Family Services fund.

Testing Policies and Practice Sites

We encourage you to take the Accuplacer test in advance of your registration day, however, the test is made available to students on the START VU day.  For more information, including a complete list of testing locations and assessment practice sites, visit testing locations and Accuplacer practice test.


See below for a schedule of your day on campus.


Please contact the Admissions Office at 812.888.4313 or email

START VU Schedule

Students who have taken the Accuplacer
 8:30am Check-in
 9:15am Official Welcome
10:00am MyVU Review/Parent & Family Session
11:00am START VU
11:30am Register for Classes
Students needing to take the Accuplacer
 8:30am Check-in
 9:15am Official Welcome
 10:00am Placement Testing/Parent & Family Session
11:00am Lunch (on your own)
12:30pm MyVU Review
 1:30pm Register for Classes