Admissions

“Duc in altum!” – Put out into the deep!

Begin your sacred languages quest today.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Registration for Spring 2024 Closes soon!

Spring Semester

  • December 4 – Early-Bird Registration Opens
  • December 18 – Regular Registration Begins
  • January 1 – Late Registration Begins
  • January 15 – Classes Begin
  • January 29 – End of Drop/Add Period
  • May 10 – End of Term

Enrollment Steps

Regardless of your age, state in life, or experience, if you want to learn to speak, read, and write in Ecclesiastical Latin and Greek online, there is no better place than VSI.

1. Apply

Fill out the application form online. Application includes a $25 processing fee. We have rolling admissions, so fill out your application today!

2. Create your tuition plan

Upon admission, we’ll help you create your payment plan, including any financial aid for which you may qualify.

3. Enroll for classes!

Registration opens about a month before the beginning of the new semester. Watch your inbox!

* For those pursuing the Pontifical Diploma, students will be dual enrolled with both VSI and the Pontifical Institute for Higher Latin (PIAL) to obtain the DLE. Upon admission to the program, VSI will coordinate with PIAL on behalf of the student.

Tuition & Rates

Application Fees

Standard Application Fee: $25

Registration Fees

  • Early-Bird Registration (up to one month before semester begins): $150
  • Regular Registration (up to two weeks before semester begins): $200
  • Late Registration (up to two weeks after semester begins): $250
  • Late Registration for Workshops: $100

Course Fees

  • $300 / Credit
  • $300 total tuition for each 1 credit course
  • $600 total tuition for each 2 credit course

Payment due in full before beginning of semester. Please contact Registrar to explore payment plan options if necessary.

Special Fees

  • Transcripts: $25
  • Issuance of Certificates/Diplomas: $25

Fees specific to Pontifical Diploma in Ecclesiastical Latin

n.b.: PIAL follows the European university model. As a dually-enrolled student, some extra fees are charged which are specific to the university. In addition to partaking in the resources of PIAL, all credits earned are transferable and accepted by all institutions under the European Credit and Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Many US institutions accept these credits!

One-time Fees:

  • PIAL Registration Fee: 500€ (~$540, including transfer fees)
  • PIAL Didactics Fee: 500€ (~$540, including transfer fees)
  • First Milestone Exam: $250
  • Second Milestone Exam: $250
  • Exam Retakes: $75 per retake

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is only a phone call or an email away!

Phone: +1 (828) 468-8099

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Academics FAQs

  1. With rector’s approval, completion of the VSI DLE program will fulfill the Latin requirements for seminarians established by the Church. In fact, we currently partner with 4 seminaries to provide precisely this instruction!
  2. VSI is officially accredited through the Vatican’s Pontifical Institute for Higher Latin (PIAL) housed at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.
  3. Our instructors have been vetted by the top names in spoken Ecclesiastical Latin, and proven track records of effectiveness teaching both clergy and laity.
  4. We offer online as well as in-person teaching, serving the growing need for distance learning.
  5. Our courses are affordable.
  6. Our courses are lively and engaging.
  7. We offer tailored, flexible, and convenient courses meeting the needs of religious communities and busy parish priests.

Group Discount

For our summer workshops, when two or more students from the same family, religious community, or clergy of the same diocese register for the same course, they will both receive a 10% discount.

Referral Discount

A student that refers another to VSI will receive a $50 off registration fees in the semester they enroll.

A student may withdraw from any online course before the term begins for a full refund. A 50% refund will be given for withdrawal made after the term begins and before the end of drop/add deadline. No refund will be given for withdrawals made after the add/drop deadline of each term.

Office of the Registrar

Are you a current VSI student and would like to sign up for online courses, register for a workshop, or request an official transcript? Click on the appropriate link below.

Still have questions? Call +1 (828) 468-8099 or complete the form below to contact the registrar for assistance.

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