So how do you get into VCU? There’s no secret password, but there are some requirements. This is what you’ll need.
Candidates for admission to VCU are reviewed based on their academic performance in an accredited high school or on GED scores and either SAT Reasoning Test or ACT scores. The college preparatory curriculum is highly preferred, and a minimum of 20 units is required for admission to all programs on the Monroe Park Campus.
Applicants should present a minimum of:
*Extracurricular activities and employment experience may strengthen an application. Essays are required for scholarship consideration and for School of the Arts film applicants. Recommendations are generally not required, although a letter and high school profile sent by a guidance counselor may be useful during application review.
Freshmen also are required to take the SAT Reasoning or the ACT test and have a personal computer.
Yes, VCU requires applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. We prefer scores from the SAT Reasoning Test and do not require Subject Tests.
Freshman applicants younger than 22 years of age and all freshmen applying to the School of Nursing must submit official SAT or ACT scores. It is recommended that you have your test scores sent to VCU electronically.
Applicants whose native language is one other than English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in addition to any other required test scores.
All VCU students are required to have a personal computer, and FixIT is here to help! Every year, the university establishes minimum specifications for computers, which are revised annually for each new entering class. Let FixIT help with your purchasing decisions for personal computers.
Please note: Some departments and schools recommend a specific configuration from among the options outlined by the university. You will need to check with the school or college in which you are enrolling to ensure that the minimum specifications are sufficient for your course of study.