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Phone:  812-482-3030

Karen Mundy, Assistant Director of Admissions
(812) 481-5906

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Health Science/Nursing Admissions Packet

If you are a current high school student or have never attended college full time, it is very important that you make arrangements to take the Accuplacer Test in order to proceed with the application process. You may make arrangements by contacting the Administration Office at (812-482-3030). Please visit for test review questions.

If you previously attended college, either full-time or while in high school, you will need to obtain an official copy of your transcripts to be sent to the VU Registrar’s Office. Official transcripts are required in order for courses to be evaluated for possible transfer credit. Please follow the directions outlined in the admissions packet for further details.

All applicants requesting a selective health science program will be accepted into general courses until the review is complete.  It is recommended that you submit your health science packet to the VUJC Nursing Department within 30 days of your application to VU.

It is very important that you include a valid email address on your application. All communication will be sent via email.  All applicants that submit a complete packet will be notified by email after a determination is made on the application.

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Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

Admission as a student to Vincennes University leading to a degree or technical certificate requires either:

  1. a high school diploma, or
  2. an official General Educational Development (GED) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) transcript, or
  3. 24 hours of postsecondary credit from a regionally-accredited institution. If you would like to transfer credits from another institution, please be sure to provide an official transcript (transcript mailed from another college or university directly to Vincennes University) from each college attended.

Click here for home school and non-traditional high school requirements.

Registration Eligibility
Applicants with a high school diploma that was not earned through a Graduation Qualifying Exam (GQE) must demonstrate their college readiness before being allowed to register for classes.  College readiness can be proven by presenting postsecondary credit for college level English or math from a regionally-accredited institution or obtaining a minimum score as designated by the U.S. Department of Education on one of the three subtests of the Accuplacer placement exam, provided free of charge by VU. Finally, these applicants may instead submit achievement of the minimum scores on any of the other tests approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education to document an applicant's college readiness (view list of tests and required minimum scores).

Applicants who are not eligible for registration may appeal to the Director of Admissions to have their application reviewed for provisional acceptance.

Vincennes University maintains an open door admissions policy but reserves the right to deny admission and/or registration based on the individual's ability to benefit from available educational services. It is strongly recommended that students meet the Indiana Core 40 curriculum requirements, but it is not required for admission.


Steps After Acceptance to VUJC Steps After Acceptance to VUJC

1. The Accuplacer Placement Exam must be taken before your classes can be scheduled. Your academic advisor will use these scores when determining your first semester class schedule. Students have the option of taking the Accuplacer before their Start VU Jasper day or the same day of Start VU Jasper. If you would like to take the Accuplacer ahead of time, please call the Administration Office at 812-482-3030. 

More Important Information About Accuplacer:

 2.  Attend Start VU Jasper new student orientation. To sign up for Start VU Jasper, click here. You will be advised and placed into your classes during Start VU Jasper.

 3.  Purchase books and materials.


Future Students - Sign up here for START VU Jasper

Thursday, August 17th


Plan on checking in between 8:15 am and 8:55 am at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing (CTIM) to make sure you do not miss the program which begins at 9:00 am.

Registering for Classes
An important part of success in the classroom is making sure you are placed in classes that match your level of college readiness. Students who have not successfully completed college level English and math courses are required to take the Accuplacer, an academic skills assessment test.

College Readiness
A minimum Accuplacer score is needed to register for classes.  The scores are: Arithmetic – 34, Writing – 60, Reading Comprehension – 55

When should I take the Accuplacer?
You have the option of waiting to take the Accuplacer at START VU Jasper, but we encourage you to take the test early to quicken the registration process. Check out the START VU Jasper Schedule A listed below for students who take the test in advance.  If you have already successfully completed testing, no further action is required.

How do I arrange for Accuplacer testing?
Students wishing to take the Accuplacer in advance of their START VU Jasper day should make plans with the Jasper Campus Administration Office.

Testing is administered on Tuesdays at 9:00 am and Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Please call 812.482.3030 to schedule your Accuplacer placement test if you plan on takng the test in advance of your Start VU Jasper day.

For local testing sites, check the complete list of sites or call 812.888.5404.  Accuplacer practice tests can be found at

NOTE: A Photo ID is required for testing (Driver’s license, State ID card).
Students should also bring their Banner Student ID number also called an “A” Number.

What if I have special needs or require accommodations for a disability?
If you are in need of special accommodations for a disability, please call the Director of Student Services at 812.482.3030 at least two weeks prior to the testing date.  The Director will be happy to assist you with your needs. 

What will my START VU Jasper day be like?
Your schedule is based on when you have selected to complete your Accuplacer testing. You will be assigned one of the schedules below at check-in.

START VU Jasper Schedule A:

Students who have taken the Accuplacer

8:15 am              Check-in                               

9:00 am              Official Welcome, Student Services, Financial Aid, MyVU Review               

10:30 am            Advising Begins


START VU Schedule B:

Students who will take the Accuplacer at START VU

8:15 am               Check-in                               

9:00 am               Official Welcome, Student Services, Financial Aid, MyVU Review               

10:30 am             Placement Testing*            

12:00 pm             Lunch (on your own)                                        

12:30 pm             Advising                   

*Important, these scores will be used to place you in the proper English, Reading, and Math classes.


Tours will be offered at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm for those interested. All tours will depart from the front of the Administration Building.


Parents/Families are Welcome!
While it is important that students begin doing things on their own, this doesn’t have to be one of them. VU believes it is important for family members to be involved. With all of the information given during START VU Jasper, it may help to have you there. We hope to see you there.


If you have any questions about START VU Jasper, please call our office at 812.482.3030. Thank you for choosing Vincennes University!