Transfer requirements

Review requirements and materials to submit in your application to VCU.

Application requirements

Transfer applicants must submit a VCU application, found in VCU's applicant portal. Be sure to select the application for your intended term of entry (fall 2022, spring 2023, etc.) and your applicant type (transfer, readmission, reactivation, etc.) Not sure which application type to choose? Find out more about each option.

Here's what you need to know if you’re interested in transferring to VCU:

  • Priority application review will be given to transfer applicants who have completed at least 24 semester (36 quarter) hours at their former institution(s).

  • Transfer applicants should be in good standing with previous institutions attended.

  • Transfer applicants should present a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 preferred from all accredited institutions to be competitive for admission to VCU.

  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 semester (36 quarter) hours also will be reviewed on the basis of their high school performance and should submit their high school transcripts.

Application materials

Find out about the materials you'll need to submit with your application.

Supplemental materials

Undergraduate health sciences programs

Transfer 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. Each program uses a self-managed application process and faculty committees to evaluate criteria appropriate to the profession. Please carefully read and follow all instructions outlined on each department’s admission information page:

School of the Arts applicants

School of the Arts applicants must submit supplemental materials. Visit the School of the Arts transfer applicant page for requirements and deadlines. For more information, call the school at (804) 828-2787 or toll-free at (866) 534-3201.

College of Engineering applicants

College of the Engineering transfer applicants must submit supplemental materials. Visit the College of Engineering transfer applicant page for requirements and deadlines.

VCU Honors College applicants

In addition to the application for undergraduate admission, all applicants to the VCU Honors College must submit an additional application and meet specific criteria as described on the VCU Honors College website. For more information, contact the school at (804) 828-1803 or

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