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COVID-19 UPDATES: Return to Campus

Resources for Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance! Find out what to do next.

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Submit your deposit today and secure your enrollment for Fall 2020


Important information about VCU’s response deadline

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 school systems throughout the country, VCU has decided to move the freshman response deadline from May 1 to June 1 for students who were accepted to the university by April 1.

The response deadline for accepted VCUarts is June 1.

  • If you are a freshman applicant accepted to the university by April 1, please respond to your offer of acceptance by June 1. 
  • If you were accepted after April 1, respond within two weeks after your acceptance.
  • If you are a transfer applicant accepted to the university by May 15, please respond to your offer of acceptance by June 1. 
  • If you were accepted after May 15, respond within two weeks after your acceptance.

Review the VCU new student checklist and confirm your admission to VCUarts.

Congratulations on your acceptance to VCUarts!

We can’t wait to have you as a part of our RAMily! To help you get started, review your checklist for all the information about how to accept your offer of admission and prepare for enrollment at VCU


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7 Reasons to Say Yes to VCUarts

We know choosing a university is a serious decision. Here are seven reasons why you should choose VCUarts.

Why I Chose VCUarts

Ways to Connect

Though we’re disappointed that we will not be able to host you and your family on campus at this time, we are excited to offer you virtual opportunities to connect with us, and each other.

Connect with your Major
Attend a virtual meeting with current students and faculty in your program.

Join the VCUarts Class of 2024 Facebook Group
This is a place for you to connect with your classmates. Introduce yourself, share your work, look for your future roommate, and share your IG and Snap handles! 

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Virtual Meetings with Your Admissions Counselor
Our arts admissions counselors are available to meet with you one-on-one via phone or Zoom.

Explore our Facilities Online
Take a virtual tour of the VCU campus and learn more about the arts facilities, including 360 degree images of our studios.

Give us a Ring
Our offices are still open (virtually) Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (EST). Email us at arts@vcu.edu or call 804-VCU-ARTS.


Paying for College

VCU Financial Aid works with students seeking federal aid, loans, grants and scholarships to pay for college. Eligibility depends on your academic and financial circumstances, but most students qualify for some form of aid. If you filled out the FAFSA, you will receive a letter from VCU Financial Aid with more information about your financial awards.

Scholarships for newly accepted students are automatically awarded to qualifying students based on academic achievement and talent. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified by mail or email. There are additional scholarship opportunities that you can explore once you are a currently enrolled student.


Resources for Students

Check out resources for current students including computer requirements, study abroad information, important forms, advising, career support and more.


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Life after VCU

Here, creative equals employable. Counselors and faculty help connect students with internships and career guidance. VCU Career Services is available to help students find jobs and internships, research graduate schools and develop career roadmaps after graduation.

Where will a degree from VCUarts take you? This is how our alumni are doing:

  • 41% of VCUarts students had their first job before leaving school
  • 81% of VCUarts alumni were employed in a job related to their field within 12 months of graduating
  • 86% of VCUarts alumni are satisfied in their careers

Results from the 2016 SNAAP survey (Strategic National Arts Alumni Project), that polled alumni that graduated between 1940 and 2016. 

In the School of the Arts, we work to foster each student’s goals and have a commitment to their on-going career development and life after college.  In many cases, a student may define a job as their work in the studio, freelancing, or starting a small business for example. We find that there is a direct correlation between students that seek and earn internships, network with professional groups and take leadership roles and job placement upon graduation.