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VCU students are deemed returning applicants and must reapply for admission and submit an application fee if they have:

  • Not attended VCU in a degree program for three or more successive fall and spring semesters 
  • Been suspended from VCU
  • Attended another college or university since attending VCU and three or more successive fall and spring semesters have passed

All applicants are required to complete the Application for Readmission. Read all application requirements carefully. Applications will be reviewed when all required materials have been received by the Office of Admissions.

Transfer students and current VCU students who wish to apply to undergraduate programs in clinical laboratory sciences, clinical radiation sciences, dental hygiene and nursing on the MCV Campus should be aware that courses and credit requirements for admission vary for each program.

Applicants to any of these programs must submit supplemental admission materials, all of which are available online. Please carefully read and follow all instructions outlined on each department’s admission information page:

Nondegree-seeking students are encouraged to apply online. Find complete details about nondegree-seeking admission on the Records and Registration website.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens but are authorized to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis can apply for admission to VCU as degree-seeking freshmen or transfer students. In addition to providing all required application materials by the stated deadlines, permanent residents must provide a copy of their unexpired permanent resident card (front and back side) or other residency document.

Applicants whose native language is not English must exhibit English language proficiency by meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • Native language is English
  • Reside in the U.S. for 10 or more years
  • Score of at least 22 on the Reading test of the SAT
  • Complete six semester hours of college-level English composition with the grade of C or better (excluding ESL classes)
  • Present a TOEFL score of 70 or more on the internet-based test (undergraduates) with the exception of the College of Engineering, which requires an 80 or more on the internet-based test; Reading 13-18, Listening 12-19 and Writing 21-23 PBT; or IELTS of 6.0 (academic band score) and 6.5 for engineering. The required PTE score is 53.

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their education by completing an undergraduate-level certificate program are classified as post-baccalaureate certificate applicants.

The Office of Admissions accepts applications for the post-baccalaureate programs in computer science, statistics, accounting, information systems, Spanish/English translation and interpretation, and health sciences only.

Students who wish to apply for admission consideration into post-baccalaureate programs other than these should visit the website of the school or department in which the program is housed for admission requirements, as they vary by program.

Military Student Services at VCU helps veterans, active servicemembers, spouses and dependents who receive military benefits successfully transition to VCU.

Visit the Military Student Services website to find everything you’ll need to apply for military benefits at VCU.

Each professional program at Virginia Commonwealth University manages its own admission process. Select an option to learn more. 

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For continuing education enrollment details, visit VCU Continuing and Professional Education.

Annual security and fire safety report

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C.1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”), the university publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains information regarding campus security, crime reporting policies, personal safety and crime prevention, and fire and crime statistics for our various campus locations.

To request a paper copy of the current report, please contact the VCU Police Department by calling (804) 828-3851 or in person at 224 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219.

2022 applications

Fall 2022 freshman applicants 
VCU is still accepting the 2022 Common Application from first-time freshman applicants. While the recommended deadline for applying to undergraduate programs was Jan. 18, 2022, new applications received for fall 2022 will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at (804) 828-1222 to speak with an admissions counselor should you have any questions about applying to VCU.
Fall 2022 transfer applicants 
VCU is continuing to accept transfer applications for fall 2022. 

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A​t every single point of the ​college ​process, from the application to orientation, I felt like I was part of ​the VCU ​community.

Kejdi Abazi
Health, physical education and exercise science
Class of 2018