This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. 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.

Moe Greene, Ph.D.
Associate director

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 remotely or 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