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How To Apply

Step one: Apply.

Step two: Change the creative world.

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Start the VCUarts application process right here.

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Freshman applicants

Fall 2022 Applications
For first-time college students.

November 1, 2021
Deadline to submit the Common Application for consideration for the University’s Presidential, Provost, and Deans’ scholarships.

January 15, 2022
Deadline to submit the Common Application for regular fall decision and consideration for all other university scholarships.

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Graduate applicants

For master’s program applicants.

Check your graduate program specific deadlines and requirements before submitting your University Graduate Application.

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Transfer applicants

Fall 2022 Applications

For students with credits from another institution, or former VCU students.

Transfer application: April 1, 2022
Deadline to submit the online application to VCU and portfolio submission

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Current VCU students

Make sure to check your current VCU student-specific deadlines and requirements before submitting your change of major/minor application. VCUarts continues to review applications until all spots are filled.

Spring 2022 entry: November 1, 2021
Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to programs with spring review.

Fall 2022 entry, performing arts: January 15, 2022
Deadline for change of major/minor applicants.

Fall 2022 entry, visual arts and design: April 1, 2022
Deadline for change of major/minor applicants.


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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.