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Each professional program at Virginia Commonwealth University manages its own admission process. Select an option to learn more. 

D.D.S. M.D. Pharm.D.

For continuing education enrollment details, visit our Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

Other applicants

Choose your applicant type below for admission details.

Transfer students and current VCU students who wish to apply to undergraduate programs in clinical laboratory sciences, clinical radiation sciences, dental hygiene and nursing on the MCV Campus should be aware that courses and credit requirements for admission vary for each program.

Applicants to any of these programs must submit supplemental admission materials, all of which are available online. Please carefully read and follow all instructions outlined on each department’s admission information page:

Nondegree-seeking students can also apply in person at the Records and Registration Office. Questions about this process can be sent to Find complete details on the Records and Registration website.

Applicants interested in interdisciplinary studies must complete a supplemental application. For more information about the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, call University Academic Advising at (804) 827-8648.

VCU students are deemed returning applicants and must reapply for admission and submit an application fee if they have:

  • Not attended VCU in a degree program for three or more successive fall and spring semesters 
  • Been suspended from VCU
  • Attended another college or university since attending VCU and three or more successive fall and spring semesters have passed

All applicants are required to complete the Application for Readmission. Read all application requirements carefully. Applications will be reviewed when all required materials have been received by the Office of Admissions.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens but are authorized to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis can apply for admission to VCU as degree-seeking freshmen or transfer students. In addition to providing all required application materials by the stated deadlines, permanent residents must meet English language proficiency by meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • Native language is English
  • Reside in the U.S. for 10 or more years
  • Score of at least 22 on the Reading test of the SAT
  • Complete six semester hours of college-level English composition with the grade of C or better (excluding ESL classes)
  • Present a TOEFL score of 70 or more on the internet-based test (undergraduates) with the exception of the College of Engineering, which requires an 80 or more on the internet-based test; Reading 13-18, Listening 12-19 and Writing 21-23 PBT; or IELTS of 6.0 (academic band score) and 6.5 for engineering. The required PTE score is 53.

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their education by completing an undergraduate-level certificate program are classified as post-baccalaureate certificate applicants.

The Office of Admissions processes applications for the post-baccalaureate programs in computer science, statistics, accounting, information systems, Spanish/English translation and interpretation, and health sciences only.

Students who wish to apply for admission consideration into post-baccalaureate programs other than these should visit the website of the school or department in which the program is housed for admission requirements, as they vary by program.

Military Student Services at VCU helps veterans, active servicemembers, spouses and dependents who receive military benefits successfully transition to VCU.

Visit the Military Student Services website to find everything you’ll need to apply for military benefits at VCU.

Annual security and fire safety report

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C.1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”), the university publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains information regarding campus security, crime reporting policies, personal safety and crime prevention, and fire and crime statistics for our various campus locations.

To request a paper copy of the current report, please contact the VCU Police Department by calling (804) 828-3851 or in person at 224 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219.

2021 applications

Fall 2021 ​freshman applicants 
VCU is now accepting the 2021 Common Application from first-time freshmen applicants.

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A​t every single point of the ​college ​process, from the application to orientation, I felt like I was part of ​the VCU ​community.

Kejdi Abazi
Health, physical education and exercise science
Class of 2018