Check your intended program’s page (below) for additional information about deadlines.
Transfer applicants who submit their application and all necessary application materials by March 15 are guaranteed a decision by May 1.
Please ensure that your address stays active for at least one year, as we will use it to communicate with you throughout the application process. Use the same email address for all VCU business. Check your email frequently for updates on the status of your application.
Applicants may only submit one application to one major. Admitted students can request additional major/minor(s) during their first semester.
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.
Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript from each previously attended college or university, including summer schools. If less than 30 semester (45 quarter) hours have been completed, applicants also must submit high school transcripts.
Official transcripts must be delivered to the Office of Admissions unopened and sealed in their original envelope.
Transcripts should be sent to:
VCU Office of Admissions
Richmond, VA 23284-2526
VCU does not require applicants to submit recommendations. If you choose to submit recommendations, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choose your program of study for additional application requirements.
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