Admission agreements

VCU has entered into admission agreements with a number of institutions throughout Virginia and beyond. Select an option below to learn more.

Transfer maps

Our transfer maps help you select appropriate courses based on the major you plan to declare at VCU and prepare for a successful transfer.

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State policy on transfer agreement

VCU welcomes applications from Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland students who have earned the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate of Fine Arts, or Associate in Arts and Science degrees, or A.A.&S. or A.S. programs in general studies. In compliance with VCU’s guaranteed admission agreements with the Virginia Community College System and Richard Bland College, students holding these degrees with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a minimum grade of C in all transferable courses will be guaranteed general admission to the university. GAA students will have junior standing at VCU as long as they have earned a minimum grade of C in all the transferable courses and will be considered to have met all lower-division general education requirements with the exception of certain lower-level and upper-level degree program requirements that also apply to native students. (See below for more information about requirements for all students.) Students should closely follow the detailed course suggestions offered on the Transfer Center website for Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland College. By following the course recommendations of VCU’s transfer maps or guaranteed admission agreements, additional lower-division courses needed after transfer to VCU can be held to a minimum. 


  • Students must make proper application for admission to VCU.
  • Only courses with minimum grades of C are transferable.
  • Credits needed to meet major prerequisites will be based on the course equivalency tables or agreements resulting from program-to-program articulation agreements. (See the list of agreements.)
  • Students will not be required to repeat courses that have been satisfactorily completed at a Virginia community college except in cases where special restrictions apply to all students.
  • Applicants to degree programs that are competitive are not guaranteed admission but will be evaluated on the same basis as native students.

For students with any of the associate degrees from a VCCS institution or Richard Bland College, VCU degree requirements in effect at the date of the student’s admission to the VCCS or RBC associate degree program will be used in certifying the student for graduation if the student has not interrupted his or her associate degree more than two consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions).

Students from VCCS institutions, Richard Bland College or other two-year institutions who have not completed the college parallel A.A., A.F.A., A.S. or A.A.&S. degree will have the exact designation of their status determined after an official evaluation of acceptable credits. This evaluation is determined by the equivalencies shown in the VCU course equivalency tables for Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland College that may be accepted, including not more than 50 percent in the major field of study. However, the applicant should realize that more than two additional years may be necessary to complete the degree requirements in certain curricula.