The Mellon Pathways to the Arts and Humanities Program supports and guides students during their studies at John Tyler or Reynolds community college, and as they transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University.
Introduced at the community college level, the Pathways Program provides students with a solid foundation from which they can successfully study the arts and humanities at VCU.
Students in the Pathways Program receive enhanced advising about course selection, transfer logistics and financial aid. They are also provided with major and career exploration opportunities and support leading up to, through and after the transfer process. Additional program benefits include:
The Pathways Program is open to all incoming, returning and current Tyler or Reynolds students with 15 or fewer credits who are planning to earn an associate degree and transfer to VCU.
Additionally, students must attend a half-day orientation at the beginning of their first semester in the program, have a 2.0 GPA at the start of the program and have a 2.5 GPA at the time of transfer.
Pathways Program students pursue arts and humanities majors (including double majors) in the following subject areas at VCU:
Each semester, students will choose three approved events organized through the Pathways Program, including social gatherings, workshops, campus tours, cultural outings, online modules, informational panels and networking opportunities. In addition, students will have two advising sessions with their transfer coach and/or transfer coordinator.
Continuation in the Pathways Program requires:
As students go through the process of transferring from Tyler or Reynolds, the program’s transfer coaches and coordinators will help keep them on track and on the path to success.
Reynolds Pathways Program
Paul Williams, transfer coach
John Tyler Pathways Program
Kirstin Pantazis, transfer coach
Ian Coyle, transfer coordinator