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.

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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 or Associate in Arts and Science degrees, or approved A.A.S. or A.S. programs in general studies (see No. 8).

Students holding these degrees will have junior standing and, as long as they have earned a minimum grade of C in all the transferable courses, will be considered to have met all lower-division general education requirements for Monroe Park Campus programs, except for certain lower-level and upper-level 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 for Virginia community colleges and Richard Bland College. By selecting certain courses to fulfill requirements within the three associate degree programs, 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 grades of C or higher are transferable.
  • Credits needed to meet major prerequisites will be based on the transfer course equivalents tool or agreements resulting from program-to-program transfer agreements. (See the list of detailed course suggestions.)
  • 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 competitive degree programs 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 their associate degree more than two consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions).