Transfer

Transfer applicants to undergraduate programs on the Monroe Park Campus must apply using the VCU electronic application. Choose the “Apply for Readmission or Transfer Undergraduate Admission” option.

Once you apply, you can check if we have received your applications and all required materials by logging into your VCU VIP page, or registering to create a page if you are a new user.

Admission decisions are not provided online. To find out if you’ve been accepted to VCU, keep an eye on your snail-mail for a letter from the Office of Admissions.

Application fee

The online application fee is $65 and may be paid by credit card. The application fee is nonrefundable.

Application guidelines

  • Submit only one application for a specific semester (i.e., one application for fall 2018)
  • Apply to only one undergraduate degree program

Application processors

To make changes to your application once it’s been submitted, email your application processor listed in the chart below. Do not submit more than one application — if you do, only the first will be processed.

Processors for specific programs 

ProcessorProgramsPhone numberEmail address
Colleen Trachy School of the Arts;
Undergraduate media certificate program
(804) 828-6006 soaugradadm@vcu.edu
Samantha Ramos School of the Arts; Post-baccalaureate in business, health sciences, computer science, Spanish and statistics certificate programs (804) 828-6009 ramossg@vcu.edu
Akiliah McKelvey Dental hygiene;
Allied health;
School of Nursing
(804) 828-3304 sonugrad@vcu.edu

Processors for all other undergraduate programs

ProcessorCaseload
(last name)
Phone numberEmail address
Sheila James A-D (804) 828-6008 ssjames@vcu.edu
Jennifer Klenzmann E-L (804) 828-3306 jaklenzmann@vcu.edu
Latrice Patterson M-SC (804) 828-2282 lpatterson3@vcu.edu
Samantha Ray Sd-Z (804) 828-2275 raysa@vcu.edu

Guaranteed Admission Agreements

VCU has entered into guaranteed admission agreements with the Virginia Community College System, Richard Bland College and College of Southern Maryla nd. VCU also has specific program articulation agreements with some VCCS colleges and RBC.All VCCS students must complete a letter of interest to be eligible for guaranteed admission agreement benefits.

Visit the Transfer Center website for details on Guaranteed Admission Agreements and VCCS transfer agreements.

Undergraduate health sciences programs

Courses and credit requirements for admission vary for the undergraduate programs in clinical laboratory sciences, clinical radiation sciences, dental hygiene and nursing on the MCV Campus.

Applicants to any of these programs must submit supplemental admission materials, all of which are available on our main Apply page. Each program uses a self-managed application process and faculty committees to evaluate criteria appropriate to the profession.

Why we ask for your Social Security number

Your Social Security number is not required for admission consideration, but it is necessary for applicants who want to be considered for financial aid and the Hope Scholarship/Lifetime Learning tax credit. To protect your privacy, your Social Security number will not be used as your VCU student identification number.

If you’re interested in transferring to VCU, please review the requirements below.

  • Priority application review will be given to transfer applicants who have completed at least 30 semester (45 quarter) hours at their former institution(s).
  • Transfer applicants must be in good standing with the last institution attended.
  • Transfer applicants should present a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 preferred from all accredited institutions to be competitive for admission to VCU.
  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 semester (45 quarter) hours also will be reviewed on the basis of their high school performance and should submit their high school transcripts.

Test scores

Transfer applicants younger than 22 who have earned fewer than 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college credit must submit SAT or ACT scores. It is recommended that you have your test scores sent to VCU electronically.

Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Transcripts

Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript from each previously attended college or universit, including summer schools. If less than 30 semester (45 quarter) hours have been completed, applicants also must submit high school transcripts.

Official transcripts must be delivered to the Office of Admissions unopened and sealed in their original envelope.

School of the Arts applicants

School of the Arts applicants must submit supplemental materials. Visit the School of the Arts transfer applicant page for requirements and deadlines. For more information, call the school at (804) 828-2787 or toll-free at (866) 534-3201.

School of Engineering applicants

School of the Engineering transfer applicants must submit supplemental materials. Visit the School of Engineering transfer applicant page for requirements and deadlines.

VCU Honors College applicants

In addition to the application for undergraduate admission, all applicants to the VCU Honors College must submit an additional application and meet specific criteria as described on the VCU Honors College website. For more information contact the school at (804) 828-1803 or honors@vcu.edu.

Computer requirement

All VCU students are required to have a personal computer. The university annually sets minimum specifications for computers for each new entering class. You can buy a computer at RamTech for on-campus support and service.

Some departments and schools recommend a specific configuration from among the options outlined by the university. Check with your school or college to make sure the minimum specifications are sufficient for your course of study.

Read all instructions in the application materials, noting the application deadlines.

Choose the email address you will use for VCU correspondence. Make sure it stays active for at least one year since we will use it to contact you throughout the application process.

Answer all questions on the Application for Undergraduate Admission.

Include your Social Security number on your application if you want to be considered for financial aid. Please note: While VCU does not require your Social Security number for admission consideration, it is necessary for applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid to provide it to the university. To protect your privacy, your Social Security number will not be used as your VCU student identification number.

Check the departmental website of the program to which you are applying for specific application requirements, including portfolio and audition requirements for programs in the School of the Arts.

Submit supplemental materials, if necessary — required of applicants to Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies or MCV Campus undergraduate programs (i.e., clinical laboratory sciences, clinical radiation sciences, dental hygiene and nursing).

Submit the required official transcripts from each college or university attended.

Submit SAT or ACT scores (SAT code 5570/ACT code 4379) and high school transcript if younger than 22 years of age and have taken less than 30 college semester (45 quarter) hours. It is recommended that you have your test scores sent to VCU electronically.

Submit the $65 application fee when applying online.

Visit VCU

Information sessions just for transfer students are hosted at 11:15 a.m. one Saturday every month and on select Fridays. Check our registration calendar to sign up for one.

VCU Transfer Center

Visit the VCU Transfer Center website for information about transfer course equivalencies, recommended courses to take if you plan to transfer, and details about support services at VCU for transfer students.

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VCU makes sure we have everything we need to succeed here, such as VCU Transition Leaders who support new transfers. I’ve created many meaningful friendships since coming here from John Tyler Community College.

Lois Akinola
Chemistry
Class of 2017