Transfer applicants

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Apply to VCU as a transfer student using the VCU applicant portal.

Application overview

The instructions in this section are for domestic transfer applicants, including U.S. citizens, permanent residents, refugees/asylees and undocumented students. If you are a non-immigrant currently residing outside of the U.S. and plan to come on an F1 or J1 visa, or a non-immigrant currently residing in the U.S. under a visa, please visit the international undergraduate applicant page for instructions.

Transferring made easy

VCU's Transfer Center is here to help. Connect with us to learn which of your previously earned credits may transfer to VCU, set up a transfer advising appointment, or find out which higher ed institutions have admissions agreements with VCU.

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Application instructions

New transfer applicants

If you are a new transfer applicant to undergraduate programs on the Monroe Park Campus, you must choose the application that corresponds with your intended term of entry in the VCU applicant portal (example: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, etc.)

Former VCU students

Former VCU students are deemed returning applicants and must complete the application for readmission in the VCU applicant portal 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


Guaranteed admission agreements

VCU has entered into guaranteed admission agreements with the Virginia Community College System, Richard Bland College and College of Southern Maryland. VCU also has specific program articulation agreements with some VCCS colleges and RBC. All VCCS students must complete a letter of interest to be eligible for guaranteed admission agreement benefits.

Visit VCU's Transfer Center site for details on guaranteed admission agreements and VCCS transfer agreements.

Be ready to pay the application fee

The online application fee is $70 and must be paid via credit card when submitting your application. Do not submit cash, checks or money orders. The fee is nonrefundable.

All VCU applicants are required to submit an application fee. If you are financially unable to pay the application fee, a waiver can be requested. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements and submit appropriate documentation when requesting a fee waiver. Visit your applicant portal for details about how to request a fee waiver.

Follow these application guidelines

  • Submit only one application for a specific semester (i.e., one application for Spring 2023).
  • Be sure to apply to only one undergraduate degree program.

If you need to make changes to your application once it’s been submitted, find out how to make updates. Do not submit more than one application — if you do, only the first will be processed.

When to expect our admissions decision

Admissions decisions will be posted in your VCU applicant portal. Transfer applicants who submit all materials by March 15 for fall admissions will receive a decision by May 1, otherwise decisions are sent on a rolling basis until enrollment capacity is met. Find additional admission decision posting dates on the application status page

Find answers in our FAQs

Have questions about the application process? Explore our frequently asked questions.

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