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 24 semester hours or credits (36 quarter credits). Vocational and developmental courses are non-transferable. 

Transfer maps

We’ve partnered with the Virginia Community College System, Richard Bland College and the College of Southern Maryland to create transfer maps. Our transfer maps help students plan for a successful transfer to VCU.

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

  • save money by completing community college classes that fulfill VCU’s
    general education and introductory-level major requirements;
  • prepare for the academic challenges at VCU;
  • identify financial resources to pay for college;
  • graduate on time, with minimal debt and loss of transfer credit;
  • and plan for a meaningful career after graduation.

If you do not find your current institution 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.