How To Apply
For first-time college students.
Application Deadline for Scholarship Consideration (this is non-binding)
November 15 – Deadline to submit the Common Application and SlideRoom portfolio
Regular Freshman Application Deadline
January 15 – Deadline to submit the Common Application and SlideRoom portfolio
For students with credits from another institution.
Transfer Application Deadline
April 1 — Deadline to submit the online application to VCU and portfolio submission
For master’s and Ph.D. program applicants.
Make sure to check your graduate program specific deadlines and requirements before submitting your University Graduate Application.
Current VCU or VCUarts Students
For currently enrolled VCU students to change or add Major/Minor
Spring 2020 Deadline
November 1, 2019 — Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to Spring reviewing programs
Make sure to check your current VCU student-specific deadlines and requirements before submitting your Change of Major/Minor Application.
Fall 2020 Deadlines
January 15, 2020 — Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to the performing arts
April 1, 2020 — Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to visual arts and design departments
VCUarts continues to review applications until all spots are filled.
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.