Links of interest
- Log-in to mymail.vcu.edu (Use this service to access your Email from anywhere.)
- MyVCU portal (Use this service to access VCU eServices to see your schedule, update your contact information and view your grades.)
- Program calendar 2010
- ELP Student Handbook
Frequently asked questions
Why do I have to take ELP classes?
You don’t. You have been conditionally admitted to VCU and you must prove your English proficiency. ELP is a service provider to help you complete your English proficiency requirement; however, there are other ways to satisfy the requirement, such as: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, transfer credits, etc.
How many years will it take me to finish ELP?
If you start at the very beginning level, it will take about two years.
Why does the ELP take longer than other programs?
Most other programs do not offer true beginner levels whereas ELP does. Therefore, if you are a true beginner, you can be served at the ELP. It takes more than one year to be fluent in any language.
How can I change my class schedule?
You’ll need to meet with an adviser before the session begins to make changes to your schedule.
How can I apply for insurance? Why do I need insurance if I’m only studying ELP?
F-1 visa holders are required by immigration guidelines to have insurance. Learn more about mandatory insurance.
How do I pay for my classes?
Returning students should receive a bill in the mail after classes start. If you do not receive a bill in the mail or if you have questions about the charges on your bill, you should visit the Student Accounting Department. They will be able to help you. They can also help you to arrange a payment plan if you would prefer to pay in installments.