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Undergraduate Admissions

So how do you get into VCU? There’s no secret password, but there are some requirements. This is what you’ll need.

Admission requirements

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. If younger than the age of 22, applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores.

Transfer applicants will be notified of an admission decision on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Priority application review will be given to students who apply and submit all required documentation by the recommended application deadline. For assistance and inquiries regarding selecting courses at your current college to help prepare for your future transfer to VCU, the transferability of your credits, course equivalencies, and resources for transfer students, visit the VCU Transfer Center and Transfer Guide websites for more information.

Some programs may require transfer students to submit SAT or ACT scores regardless of their age. Transfer students also are required to have a personal computer.

Test scores

Transfer applicants younger than 22 years of age 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 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.

School of the Arts applicants

In addition to submitting 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.

Transfer applicants to programs in the School of the Arts should visit arts.vcu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply for program-specific deadlines and requirements. For additional information, contact the School of the Arts at (804) 828-2787 or toll-free at (866) 534-3201.

Personal computers and FixIT

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.

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