Credit evaluation

Once you accept your offer of admission, you’ll receive an email with instructions for accessing your academic record. Here, you’ll be able to view your transfer credits.

Whenever possible, we post your transfer credits as VCU course equivalents to ensure those credits apply to VCU degree requirements. However, some courses may not have a VCU equivalent and will transfer as elective credits.

Some credits may not transfer to VCU for reasons including:

  • VCU has not received a final transcript with grades for the most recent semester. Call us at (804) 827-1349 to make sure we have your final transcript.
  • VCU cannot transfer in courses with grades below C.
  • VCU can only accept credits from regionally accredited institutions.
  • VCU cannot accept technical (vocational) or occupational credits, such as credits earned in an Applied Associates Degree.

For a re-evaluation of your transfer credits, fill out the Transfer Credit Inquiry Form, which can be obtained from your advisor or from the Transfer Center located in Hibbs Hall, Room 224.

VCU GPA

Your VCU GPA will only be based on courses taken at VCU. However, grades accepted for transfer will be considered in terms of qualifying for graduation with honors.

Advising

To connect with your advisor and register for classes, attend a New Student Orientation session before your first semester.

If you’re unable to attend NSO, contact the New Student and Family Programs office. You may then have to make an arrangement with an advisor within the department that houses your major.