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Application

Before you begin your application please download the DERI application instructions.

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Online applications for students will be for the 2019-2020 DERI program.

You will need to prepare several documents before completing this application

  • An unofficial high school transcript
  • A one-page personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from math or science teachers

For any questions or concerns, please email: deri@vcu.edu

Information for Teachers Giving Recommendations

After the student completes the application you will receive an email message with a unique link to the recommendation form.The unique link will help us ensure that your reference letter is paired to the right student.

If you are writing a letter of recommendation for a student applying to the DERI program, please include the following information:

  • Your perception of the student's desire to pursue a degree/career in computer science or engineering
  • Your assessment of how well the student works, both independently and as part of a team
  • Your assessment of the student's ability to communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Your assessment of the student's problem-solving ability