1002 North First Street
Vincennes, IN 47591-5201
812.888.8888 • 800.742.9198

Vincennes University, founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy and incorporated as Vincennes University in 1806, is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. William Henry Harrison, the first governor of the Indiana Territory and later President of the United States, was the first chairman of the Board of Trustees of Vincennes University.

By the late 19th century, Vincennes University had specialized into one of the first junior colleges in America. It has long been recognized for its leadership role in developing innovative curricular programs. Today, the University is a model comprehensive two-year "university" offering more than 150 associate degree programs and options and 7 baccalaureate degrees in specialized areas.

Vincennes University provides students a comprehensive range of transfer curricula for those who want to complete a baccalaureate degree at another institution. In addition, Vincennes University offers a broad range of occupational programs for those who want to begin working immediately upon completion of their program.

Vincennes University is on a 100-acre campus that overlooks the Wabash River. It is in southwest Indiana, 55 miles south of Terre Haute and 55 miles north of Evansville. Over half of all full-time students live in residence halls. About one-third of the students commute to campus.

Additional locations offering programs and/or courses include Vincennes University–Jasper, the Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, and the Elkhart County Lifetime Learning Center.


6,200 students (56% full-time)
46% women, 54% men
7% minorities
91% from Indiana

Needed for Admission

High school transcript or GED scores
SAT or ACT recommended
ACCUPLACER Placement Test required

Typical Costs*

$153.18 per credit hour (2008-09 rate)

*Fees subject to change.

Withdrawals and Credit Adjustments

Credit Adjustments will be granted according to Vincennes University policy.

The complete refund credit adjustment policy for all modes of distance delivered courses will be provided upon request by mail, fax, or email. The policy is sent to all students upon enrollment.

Financial Aid

65% of full-time students receive aid
18% of aid is not need-based
Average award: $2,300 in loans

Pre-College Information

Contact the Distance Education Office for information, 800.880.7961 or 812.888.5900.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP):
Vincennes University will accept credit earned via CLEP general examination or subject examinations. Vincennes University is an approved CLEP testing center. For more information, contact the Assessment Center at 812.888.5404.

Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST):
Vincennes University accepts credits earned when students successfully complete DANTES examinations. VU serves as a test center for DANTES testing. Contact the Assessment Center at 812.888.5404 for more information.

Life Experience Credit:
Vincennes University offers students opportunities to earn college credits for previous work experience, training, reading, and general life experiences. Earning this credit is made possible through developing a written portfolio through enrollment in ENGL 125 Portfolio Development. A brochure is available by calling 812.888.5329.

Credit for Certification or Training:
VU will evaluate for college credit certification and training programs approved by labor unions, government agencies, professional and voluntary organizations, and health care institutions. Training Programs that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education will also be considered for credit when a student submits appropriate documentation.



For More Information

ICN Coordinator

Shanni Simmons
General Information: 812.888.5329
or 812.888.5900
Registration: 812.888.5984
Fax: 812.888.2054


Distance Education Program
812.888.5900 • 800.880.7961
Fax: 812.888.2054
future_students /distance_education/


Admissions Office - GVH 72
812.888.5900 • 800.880.7961

Visit http://www.vinu.edu/cms/opencms/
future_students/ admissions/
for more information if you’re pursuing an on-campus degree.

Financial Aid

800.742.9198 • 812.888.4361
M-F: 8am-4:30pm



Roberta Dellinger
Distance Education

Library Support


Bonnie Riggins
Lending Services Librarian
Fax: 812.888.5471

Vickie Cox
Library Assistant
Fax: 812.888.5471

Cathy Twitty
Library Assistant
Fax: 812.888.5471

Joseph Helms
Reference Librarian
Fax: 812.888.5471

Richard King
Reference Librarian
Fax: 812.888.5471

Academic Calendar

Fall 2008
Fall courses begin: August 18
Midterm break: October 13-14
Second 8 week courses
           begin: October 15
Final exams: December 8-13

Spring 2009
Spring courses begin: January 12
Midterm break: March 9-15
Second 8 week courses begin: March 16
Final exams: May 4-8

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