Apply as a transfer student

The Honors College offers opportunities for you to discover your passions and connect with a diverse student body to develop a standard of excellence. We encourage students from all disciplines and backgrounds to apply to the Honors College.

Admission Guidelines

Admission into the Honors College is competitive. Students who feel they do not meet our recommended guidelines for admission but believe an exception should be made, remain eligible to apply, as other components of the application (extracurricular, honors, leadership, etc.) may offset the lower quantitative scores. The Honors College recommends the following:

The Honors College has established transfer student pathways for honors students from Northern Virginia Community College, Piedmont Community College, Reynolds Community College, and Richard Bland College. These agreements guarantee admission to the VCU Honors College to eligible students who complete their community college honors program.  Students applying to the VCU Honors College via an Honors transfer pathway will submit an endorsement from an honors representative at their transfer institution. To read more visit the VCCS/RBC transfer pathways site.

Application Process

In addition to the submission of your VCU electronic application, prospective students must submit an Honors College application. As a first-time user, you will be prompted to create a username and password on the Honors College website. Once you have created a username and password, your application can be saved and completed at a later time. Upon submission of your Honors College application you will receive a confirmation email.

The Honors College will confirm your grade point average through the transcript(s) sent to the VCU Office of Admissions. You do not need to send a separate copy to the Honors College. 

As you prepare to apply, please consider the following application components:

Submission of VCU Honors College application, which includes,

Please note this application is only for those transfer students who have not yet enrolled at VCU. If you have already transferred to VCU and begun your studies at VCU, you should complete our continuing student application. Your application will not be processed until you have completed at least 12 credits of coursework at VCU.


Important Dates and Deadlines

Transfer student applications are only accepted and processed twice a year. The VCU Honors College application will be available after Labor Day.

To be eligible for admission into VCU Honors College for the spring semester, students must submit an Honors College application by November 15. Statements of endorsement must be uploaded by the reference writer no later than December 1. All admission decisions will be made by December 15.

To be eligible for admission into VCU Honors College for the fall semester, students must submit an Honors College application by May 15. Statements of endorsement must be uploaded by the reference writer no later than by June 1. All admission decisions will be made by June 15.

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