International Student Admissions

ECPI University Welcomes International Students

ECPI University is a great place for international students. Our campus is the kind of place where you can make lasting friendships with people from around the world. Class terms begin every five weeks, so you can get started right away! Our programs can help you:

  • Prepare for the global workforce
  • Achieve professional success using teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree in just 2.5 years through our year-round schedule
ECPI University History


Founded in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1966, ECPI University has a long history of offering programs that prepare graduates for jobs and careers that are in demand. Learn more about the History of ECPI University

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

ECPI University provides a student-centered learning environment that promotes the enhancement of each student’s professional and personal life through education.



ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees and diploma programs.

Who Is an International Student?

ECPI University defines an international student applicant for admission as any non-US Citizen seeking admission to an ECPI University location, which is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students (ECPI University in Newport News – Virginia, Northern Virginia – Virginia, Virginia Beach – Virginia, and Raleigh – North Carolina) who currently lives:

  • Outside of the United States and plans to enter the United States through the use of appropriate student visa documentation issued by ECPI University;
  • Inside the United States in valid academic or vocational student non-immigrant status and wishes to transfer to ECPI University from another educational institution; or,
  • Inside the United States in any other non-immigrant classification, and wishes to obtain valid academic or vocational student non-immigrant status in conjunction with attending ECPI University.

Legal permanent residents of the US, residents of US territories, naturalized citizens, refugees, as well as non-immigrant aliens granted asylum to the US are not considered international students.