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Undergraduate study

Admission procedures

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required admission documents are forwarded to the Office of Admissions before the deadline. (Refer to the freshman application deadlines or transfer application deadlines.)

Applications and supporting credentials for undergraduate programs offered on both campuses must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

All applications and supporting documents become the property of the university and are not returned to the applicant. After all required documents have been received, candidates are notified in writing of the decision by the appropriate admissions office.

The following must be submitted to the Office of Admissions when applying for an undergraduate degree program:

  1. Official application form. Candidates seeking admission or readmission to the university in an undergraduate degree program must file a Common Application (first-time freshman applicants only) or the VCU online application before the specified deadline. Students planning to complete a second baccalaureate degree also must submit this application. Students are strongly encouraged to apply to the university using the electronic application. Students who apply electronically will be able to check their application status online to be sure we have received all required materials (admission decisions are not provided online). Care should be taken to read the admissions guidelines in this bulletin, to follow the directions accompanying the application and to complete all information requested. Incomplete or incorrect applications will result in a processing delay.

  2. Application fees. Application fees are nonrefundable and should be submitted via credit card when applying online. Do not send cash, checks or money orders. For current application fees, you should see the Office of Admissions website.

    The application fee is nonrefundable. Applications may not be processed if submitted without a fee or the applicant will be billed. Students currently enrolled in programs on the VCU Monroe Park Campus who are applying to undergraduate programs on the MCV Campus are not required to remit the application fee.

  3. Official transcript(s). Freshman applicants are required to submit their official high school transcript(s) showing course work completed to date. The secondary school record should contain courses and grades earned, rank in class and overall GPA. A final transcript also is required showing date of graduation, overall GPA and rank in graduating class if available.

    Transfer candidates must request the registrar of each college attended to send an official transcript of their course work. Transfer candidates who have earned fewer than 30 semester credits/45 quarter credits also must submit their secondary school records. Priority application review will be given to applicants who have completed at least 30 credits at their former institution(s) and who apply and submit all required documentation by the recommended application deadline.

    Applicants to the School of Nursing undergraduate program on the MCV Campus must submit official transcripts from all colleges, universities and hospital schools/programs attended.

    For readmission candidates, the Office of Admissions will obtain the student’s VCU transcript. Applicants who have attended other colleges since leaving VCU must request the registrar of each college to send official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

  4. Test scores. Freshman applicants (high school graduates and GED holders) 21 years of age or younger must submit SAT or ACT scores and, if applicable, an official copy of their GED scores.

    Transfer applicants 21 years of age or younger and with fewer than 30 semester/45 quarter credits of college work must submit SAT or ACT scores.

    School of Nursing applicants, except those applying to the R.N.-B.S. program, must submit SAT, ACT or GRE scores regardless of age.

    Foreign applicants whose native language is other than English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, in addition to any other test scores required. In general, VCU requires a minimum score of 550 on the paper TOEFL, 213 on the computer TOEFL or 80 on the Web-based TOEFL, but some programs may require a higher TOEFL score. Some MCV Campus programs also may require Test of Written English or Test of Spoken English scores.

  5. Supplemental application requirements. School of the Arts applicants must submit supplemental materials as described online at www.vcu.edu/arts/apply.

    Applicants to all undergraduate programs on the MCV Campus must submit supplemental application materials as described online at www.ugrad.vcu.edu/apply/apply_mcvcampus.html.

  6. Immunization requirements. Virginia law requires all full-time students to submit an official certification of immunization to University Student Health Services prior to registration. Detailed information on immunization requirements can be found in the “Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services” section of this bulletin.

    Note that some MCV Campus programs may require additional immunizations because of high patient contact.

 

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