For Fall Semesters:
January 15 – Deadline for admission
For Spring Semesters:
VCUarts continues to review applications until all spots are filled. Transfer applicants who submit complete applications by the deadline for the Fall semester will receive a decision by June 1st.
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Applicants must use VCU’s online application for admission found here: vcu.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/
Applicants may only submit one application to ONE major. Admitted students can request additional major/minor(s) during their first semester.
Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript from each accredited college or university attended, including summer schools. If fewer than 30 semester (45 quarter) hours have been completed, applicants must also submit high school transcripts.
All foreign transcripts must be official and submitted in the original language. If the original language is not English, an official translation must be submitted along with the transcript.
Transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes signed across the seal by official high school, university or college registrars.
Transcripts should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
PO Box 842526
Richmond, VA 23284-2526
VCU requires transfer applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application to the university, unless they meet one of the following criteria:
- If you are at least 22 years old, you do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores.
- If you have completed 30 college level credits at the time of application, you do not need to submit your SAT or ACT scores.
Only official scores will be accepted. Electronic scores from the CollegeBoard or ACT are preferred.
Request your SAT scores from CollegeBoard (school code: 5570): sat.collegeboard.com
Request your scores from ACT (school code: 4379): actstudent.org/scores/send/
Once your application has been submitted, applicants will receive an email with information on submitting video auditions. Applicants will select a virtual interview date at that time as well.
Dance applicants are required to audition for the Department of Dance faculty. The auditionee will submit a video file using a particular music file provided by VCU Dance. These audition materials will be shared to applicants at the end of September.
Applicants will also receive a written prompt for an improvisation/movement study that should be added at the end of the video. Email Dance@vcu.edu to request the prompt.
Friday, November 13th, 2020 (1-3pm) (only audition date for Spring 2020 applicants)
Friday, January 29th, 2021 (1-3pm)
Friday, February 26th, 2021 (1-3pm)
- Talent and potential as an artist in the field of dance.
- Prior training and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of modern dance and/or classical ballet techniques.
- Ability to demonstrate musicality and dynamic range.
- A healthy, physically conditioned body that is injury free.
- Openness to new ideas and the ability to engage in creative problem-solving.
About the Audition
VCU Dance welcomes students with varying levels of dance experience to audition for our program. The audition consists of a warm-up, a barre, modern center work, an improvisation section, and a short interview. The following attire is appropriate: leotards, tights, unitards, bike shorts with leotard or fitted top, leggings, and appropriate supportive undergarments. No socks. No dangling jewelry. Hair secured away from the face. Please bring either ballet or jazz shoes. The modern center and improvisation are barefoot.
Final decision letters will be mailed to all students after their application materials and audition are reviewed.
If you feel it is necessary, you may submit up to two letters of recommendation. Your additional recommenders should mail their letters to:
VCU Office of Admissions
PO Box 842526
Richmond, VA 23284-2526
Be sure to review additional requirements on the Global Education Office website.
Check your application status
Be sure to login to the VCU applicant portal periodically to monitor your application checklist and status.
If you have any questions about your application checklist or status, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-VCU-ARTS (804-828-2787).