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.
Freshman applicants must apply using the Common Application.
Applicants may only submit one application to one major. Admitted students can request additional major/minor(s) during their first semester.
Applications will only be reviewed after all components have been received, including transcripts, test scores and supplemental materials.
Include your Social Security number on your application if you wish to be considered for financial aid or the Hope Scholarship/Lifetime learning tax credit.
Please note: While VCU does not require your Social Security number for admission consideration, it is necessary for applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid and the Hope Scholarship/Lifetime Learning tax credit to provide a Social Security number to the university. To protect your privacy, your Social Security number will not be used as your VCU student identification number.
Applicants should review VCU’s Student Financial Services’ financial aid checklist, available here.
Applicants are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. States and colleges also use FAFSA information to award grants, scholarships and loans.
The FAFSA form is available starting October 1. To be considered, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of March 1.
Request that your high school guidance counselor sends your official transcripts to VCU. Transcripts may be submitted electronically via the Common App or Naviance, or sent in the mail. If sending a hard copy in the mail, please request that your school counselor send your transcript, including:
- Senior-year courses and first-term grades, if available
- Class rank, if available
All foreign transcripts must be official and submitted in the original language. If the original language is not English, an official translation must be submitted along with the transcript.
Transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes signed across the seal by official high school, university or college registrars.
Transcripts should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
PO Box 842526
Richmond, VA 23284-2526
Currently, VCU does not require SAT or ACT scores (with the exception for individuals applying to the VCU Honors College). For up-to-date information, please refer to https://www.vcu.edu/
As always, the university will select applicants who present the strongest qualifications in scholastic achievement and potential, talent, and through a holistic review of other evidence of potential including the strength of character. Each applicant will continue to be reviewed on an individual basis.
Applicants whose native language is one other than English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in addition to any other required test scores.
Admission to VCU remains a competitive process, and all candidates for admission will be considered on their own merits. Qualifying for application review without submitting standardized test scores does not guarantee admission to VCU.
Exceptions to Score Optional Review
The VCU Honors College requires that all applicants submit SAT or ACT test scores and may not request to be reviewed without submitting these scores.
VCU does not require applicants to submit recommendations. If you choose to submit recommendations, you will see an option to list your recommendations in the Common App.
Choose your program of study for additional application requirements.
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