Freshman applicants accepted to the university for the fall semester are notified by letter of the conditions of their acceptance by April 1 if they meet the Jan. 15 recommended deadline. Freshman applicants who apply under the regular admission process may receive early notification of their acceptance if they present exceptional admission credentials. Transfer applicants to programs on the Monroe Park Campus will be notified of an admission decision on a rolling basis.
Information on advisement and registration procedures, the immunization form, and housing information is included with the acceptance letter. Virginia requires that all full-time students enrolling for the first time in any state institution of higher education furnish an immunization record from a qualified licensed physician. New VCU students must submit their immunization form to University Student Health Services.
When an applicant is tentatively accepted to the university, a final transcript is required to complete the individual’s admission file. If the official transcript is not received by the end of the fourth week of classes of the semester for which the student was accepted, an administrative hold will be placed on future registrations until the credentials are received establishing the student’s eligibility.
The university reserves the right to rescind offers of admission if the final documents indicate that the applicant no longer satisfies the entrance requirements upon which acceptance was granted.
Responding to the offer of admission
Fall freshman applicants accepted to the university by April 1 must notify the Office of Admissions of their intent to enroll or not to enroll by May 1. Fall freshman applicants, if accepted after April 1, must notify the university within two weeks of receiving their notification of admission.
Fall transfer applicants accepted to programs on the Monroe Park Campus must notify the Office of Admissions of their intent to enroll by June 1 or two weeks after receiving their letter of admission. Fall applicants to the health sciences programs must respond within the time frame listed on their acceptance letters as determined by the individual department. All students accepted for the spring semester must respond to the offer of admission within two weeks of receiving their notification of admission.
When accepting the offer of admission, all immunization records should be sent to University Student Health Services.
A deposit is required of applicants who accept VCU’s offer of admission. The deposit is credited to the student’s account with the university and is not deferrable to a future semester. Deposits are not refundable after May 1. Students who have received and accepted a university scholarship are not required to submit a deposit. Students experiencing economic hardships may request a waiver of deposit by providing a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) along with their response form. The decision to grant a waiver is based on information submitted to the university on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Students who defer their acceptance to a later semester forfeit their initial tuition deposit and must submit a second deposit for the semester in which they choose to enroll.