Curriculum

Admission to the VCU Global Student Success Program has undergraduate and graduate entry points. Each are described below:

Undergraduate GSSP admission eligibility

  • One semester: (6.0 IELTS/70 TOEFL/56 Pearson Versant equivalency* / avg. US cumulative GPA 2.5**)
  • Two semesters: (5.5 IELTS/60 TOEFL/50 Pearson Versant equivalency / avg. US cumulative GPA 2.0**)
  • Three semesters: (5.0 IELTS/50 TOEFL/46 Pearson Versant equivalency / avg. US cumulative GPA 2.0**)

*6.5 IELTS/80 TOEFL for Engineering
**3.0 for Engineering

Graduate GSSP admission eligibility

  • Public Administration: 6.0 IELTS/70 TOEFL/56 Pearson Versant equivalency / avg. US cumulative GPA 2.7
  • Engineering: 6.0 IELTS/70 TOEFL/56 Pearson Versant equivalency / avg. US cumulative GPA 2.8
  • Business: 6.0 IELTS/80 TOEFL/56 Pearson Versant equivalency / avg. US cumulative GPA 3.0

Students’ English proficiency levels and academic credentials, upon admission, thus determine entry point.

For more information about a particular curriculum, please select the appropriate header below:

Undergraduate level

Please note: Depending on intended major of study and math placement assessment results, i.e., ALEKS score, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary.

Business

Biomedical engineering, chemical and life science engineering

Electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering

Computer science

Humanities and sciences

All GSSP students intending to pursue undergraduate degrees in disciplines outside of business and engineering will enroll in the humanities and sciences pathway.

Graduate level

Business

Engineering

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


General notes

  • All program courses are offered in-person.
  • The Undergraduate and Graduate GSSP are offered on the VCU campus.
  • Minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Undergraduate GSSP include completion of secondary education, i.e., equivalent credential to a U.S. high school diploma; cumulative GPA equivalent of 2.0 or higher; minimum language proficiency equivalent to IBT TOEFL of 50/IELTS of 5.0/Navitas Pearson Versant Test of 46. Students must maintain full-time enrollment status via a combination of credit and clock hours; remain in good academic standing; and make progress towards program completion in order to maintain continued enrollment in the program.
  • Minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Graduate GSSP include completion of a post-secondary degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree; cumulative GPA equivalent of 2.7 or higher; minimum language proficiency equivalent to IBT TOEFL of 70/IELTS of 6.0/Navitas Pearson Versant Test of 56. Students must maintain full- time enrollment status via a combination of credit and clock hours; remain in good academic standing; and make progress towards program completion in order to maintain continued enrollment in the program.
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