Not an incoming freshman? Not a transfer student? All you need to know about applying to VCU is right here.
Not everyone applying to VCU is an incoming freshman or a transfer student. If you don’t fit into either of those categories, the information below may be useful to you.
Students who meet the requirements for undergraduate eligibility may enroll for credit as nondegree-seeking students. This status does not require an application for admission through the Office of Admissions, but registration is required through Records and Registration. Enrollment as a nondegree student does not ensure later admission as a degree-seeking student. Continuance in this status is dependent on academic performance.
Visiting students who meet the requirements established by the VCU Bulletin may register as special students during the fall, spring and summer sessions.
Visiting students who are presently seeking a baccalaureate degree at another institution of higher education may register as transient students at VCU by meeting the following criteria.
If this is your initial registration at VCU, you will need to register in person at the Student Services Center on the first floor of Grace E. Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave. Following that initial registration, most scheduling changes can be made online.
Bring a picture ID and the following forms for your visit:
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens but are authorized to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis are able to apply for admission to VCU as degree-seeking freshmen or transfer students. In addition to providing all required application materials, permanent residents must meet English language proficiency by meeting at least one of the following criteria:
For information about when materials are due, please see our freshman application deadlines.
For information about when materials are due, please see our transfer student application deadlines.
International students are defined as those who are neither U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or those granted asylee or refugee status by the U.S. government. In addition to presenting grades (marks) that reflect superior ability and serious effort, international applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement, adequate English language proficiency and the ability to finance their education.
Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their education by completing a certificate program are classified as post-baccalaureate certificate applicants. The Office of Admissions processes applications for the post-baccalaureate programs in computer science, statistics and health sciences only. Students who wish to apply for admission consideration into post-baccalaureate programs other than these should visit the website of the school or department in which the program is housed.
VCU students are deemed returning applicants and must reapply for admission and submit an application fee if they have:
All applicants are required to complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission. Read all application requirements carefully. Applications will be reviewed when all required materials have been received by the Office of Admissions.
VCU is committed to providing students with disabilities equal opportunities to benefit from all programs, services and activities offered. Students with disabilities are responsible for self-identification prior to requesting services and may do so at any time by presenting the appropriate documentation to the Disability Support Services coordinator. For more information, call Disability Support Services at (804) 828-2253 or visit www.students.vcu.edu/dss.
Applicants must also complete a supplemental application. For more information about the B.I.S. call (804) 827-8648.
In addition to the university Application for Undergraduate Admission, all applicants to the School of the Arts must submit supplemental materials as described at arts.vcu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply. The School of the Arts application review committee reviews all applications to programs in the School of the Arts.
For additional information, including program deadlines, visit http://arts.vcu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/faqs/. You may also contact the School of the Arts by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (804) 828-2787 or our toll-free number, (866) 534-3201.
MCV Campus applicants (clinical laboratory sciences, clinical radiation sciences, dental hygiene and nursing) must complete the departmental application packet for their program. Supplemental materials are available online only. All documents should be returned to the addresses listed on the forms.
A separate application is required for admission into both The Honors College and the Guaranteed Admission program and is available online. For more information, call (804) 828-1803, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.honors.vcu.edu.