Freshman Applicants - Are applicants enrolled in high school or have graduated from high school and have not attended any accredited college or university. Applicants must provide evidence of having been awarded a secondary high school diploma or a GED. A minimum of 14 units, accumulated in grades nine through twelve are required for high school graduates.
- A transfer student is defined as an applicant who has graduated from high school, has attended another regionally accredited post secondary institution, and has attempted one or more courses, is considered a transfer student regardless of credit earned. A student seeking to earn a degree as a transfer student at Virginia Union University must take a minimum of 30 credit hours at Virginia Union University.
- Applicants who are currently enrolled in high school while taking courses at any accredited college or university
- A second degree applicant is someone who earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and is in need of implementing a complete change of their career path.