COVID-19 transfer FAQ
In 2020-21, many colleges and universities implemented a Pass-Fail grading system (e.g., a P+ grade in the Virginia Community College System).
Select a question below to expand and learn more about how VCU handles transfer credit with Pass-Fail grades.
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Yes. Transferable courses in which a grade of P+ (or other forms of Pass grades when the Pass grade is considered equivalent to C- or higher) will transfer and apply to appropriate degree requirements.
School of Nursing: No impact
College of Engineering: No impact
School of the Arts: No impact
School of Education: No impact
College of Health Professions:
- Clinical Laboratory Science: No impact
- Clinical Radiation Science: Prefers a letter grade on admission prerequisite courses but will accept P+ grades (see admission prerequisites on the Radiation Science website)
School of Dentistry (dental hygiene): Prefers a letter grade on admission prerequisite courses but will accept P+ grades (see admission prerequisites on the School of Dentistry website)
A grade of P+ (or other forms of Pass grades when the Pass grade is considered equivalent to C- or higher) on a course will have no impact on the student meeting a major requirement of a grade of B or higher.
A grade of P+ (or other forms of Pass grades when the Pass grade is considered equivalent to C- or higher) in a course will have no impact on the Guaranteed Admission Agreement requirements.
A grade of P+ (or other forms of Pass grades when the Pass grade is considered equivalent to C- or higher) on a course will be used to satisfy the pre-req for a major-specific course that normally requires a minimum grade.
A grade of P+ will not impact a student's eligibility for the SCHEV Two-Year Transfer Grant.
The changes to the administration of AP, IB and A-Level exams will not affect how credit is awarded to eligible students at Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU aims to support AP, IB and A-Level test-takers affected by COVID-19 by accepting the alternate examination process administered by each testing agency. Please see the VCU Bulletin for accepted exams, required scores and equivalent credit information.
Students who will be receiving academic credit for modified exams are encouraged to speak with their VCU academic advisor to determine the best course of action for future classes at VCU.
You should request your final transcript(s) as soon as your grades from your last semester of enrollment are finalized and/or had your associate’s degree conferred.
Housing is not guaranteed for transfer students; however, students interested in living on campus should apply for on-campus housing as soon as possible after they have been offered admission and accept their offer of admission.
Yes. Review information on the Student Financial Services website.
Students must adhere to the response deadline for their intended degree program. Students who are receiving a scholarship or financial aid, may request a tuition deposit waiver by submitting the Response form, along with appropriate supporting documentation to the Office of Admissions.
Yes. Submit a Transfer Advising Request and attach a PDF copy of your unofficial transcript(s) to the request.
Use our transfer course equivalents tool to find a comprehensive list of transferable courses. The courses listed are transferable to VCU with a grade of or pass equivalent to a C- or higher. If you do not see a course you have taken, please submit a Transfer Advising Request.
Transfer students should also submit official transcripts from any dual-enrollment courses, Advanced Placement exams, International Baccalaureate or other sources of academic credit if they wish to have those credits applied to their VCU degree.