This is the launch edition of the 2019-20 VCU Bulletin. This version includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester. (See the Archives page for bulletins for 2018-19.)

Amber Bennett Hill, Ph.D.

The English Language Program offers an intensive university-preparation language program for nonnative speakers of English and serves international students, U.S. citizens, permanent residents and refugees. Core courses are offered at three levels of instruction — beginning through advanced — in multiple sessions each year. Core courses include reading and writing and speaking and listening.

Students may apply directly to the English Language Program. Admission to the ELP may also be recommended by VCU Undergraduate Admissions and International Admissions at the time of the application review. Placement in the ELP is based on the results of an English Language Placement Exam, taken upon arrival in Richmond.

More information

For more information, students may contact the English Language Program office at 912 W. Grace St., by phone at (804) 828-2551, by fax at (804) 828-2552 or by email at