Planning your transfer to VCU

VCU welcomes transfer students from regionally accredited two-year and four-year institutions. 

We generally accept up to 90 credits from four-year colleges. For students from two-year colleges, we recommend taking no more than 70 credit hours to stay on track with VCU graduation requirements. Our transfer course equivalents tool can help you identify transfer equivalents for courses completed at other institutions.

To be eligible for transfer admission, you must be in good standing with the last institution you attended. There is no minimum credit requirement, but priority application review is given to students who have completed at least 30 credit hours. Vocational and developmental courses are nontransferable. 

Transfer maps

We’ve partnered with the Virginia Community College System, Richard Bland College and the College of Southern Maryland to create a series of four-year degree plans. Our transfer maps outline courses and requirements to be taken at the community college in the first two years, as well as courses that remain to be taken at VCU for the final two years.

By following the recommendations of the transfer maps, you'll be able to:

  • Select appropriate courses based on the major you plan to declare at VCU
  • Prepare for the academic challenges at VCU
  • Graduate on time, with minimal debt and loss of transfer credit
  • Plan your future after graduation

We currently have transfer maps for the following community colleges:

• College of Southern Maryland
• Germanna Community College
• John Tyler Community College
• Northern Virginia Community College
• Paul D. Camp Community College
• Piedmont Virginia Community College
• Reynolds Community College
• Richard Bland College of William and Mary
• Thomas Nelson Community College
• Tidewater Community College

If you do not find your community college or prospective VCU bachelor’s degree program represented in the list of available transfer maps, please request a meeting with a transfer advisor.

Ready to transfer?

Visit VCU's transfer admissions page for a detailed list of transfer information, including deadlines and requirements.