VCU has entered into admission agreements with a number of institutions throughout Virginia and beyond. Select an option below to learn more.
VCU has entered into guaranteed admission agreements with several institutions. These agreements stipulate the requirements for guaranteed admission to VCU through the completion of an associate degree. Agreements are valid for up to one year after program completion and do not guarantee admission to professional or specialized programs such as art, engineering or health sciences.
In addition to the overarching guaranteed admission agreements, VCU has entered into transfer partnership agreements with community colleges. These agreements facilitate the seamless transfer of credits from the community college to bachelor’s degree programs at VCU and the development of four-year transfer maps.
Articulation agreements are between individual community colleges and specific schools or programs at VCU. VCU has also entered into separate memorandum of understanding agreements with individual community colleges for reverse transfer, co-enrollment and the VCU Honors College.
Our transfer maps help you select appropriate courses based on the major you plan to declare at VCU.
VCU welcomes applications from Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland students who have earned the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Arts and Science degrees, or approved A.A.S. or A.S. programs in general studies (see No. 8).
Students holding these degrees will have junior standing and, as long as they have earned a minimum grade of C in all the transferable courses, will be considered to have met all lower-division general education requirements for Monroe Park Campus programs, except for certain lower-level and upper-level program requirements that also apply to native students. (See below for more information about requirements for all students.)
Students should closely follow the detailed course suggestions offered for Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland College. By selecting certain courses to fulfill requirements within the three associate degree programs, additional lower-division courses needed after transfer to VCU can be held to a minimum.
For students with any of the associate degrees from a VCCS institution or Richard Bland College, VCU degree requirements in effect at the date of the student’s admission to the VCCS or RBC associate degree program will be used in certifying the student for graduation if the student has not interrupted their associate degree more than two consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions).