This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. We may add courses that expose our students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning. We may also add content to the general education program that focuses on racial literacy and a racial literacy graduation requirement, and may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Active members of The Honors College may apply to The Honors College Guaranteed Admission Program for certain graduate programs either before matriculation at VCU or early in their undergraduate studies. The specific deadline for applying is set by the program. Upon graduation, honors students in the Guaranteed Admission Program may enter the graduate program to which they have applied, provided they have satisfied all of the program requirements.

Interested students should meet with the associate dean of The Honors College prior to making an application for guaranteed admission to a graduate program. Following that meeting, the student must submit a completed graduate application form with three letters of recommendation to Graduate Admissions. To be accepted into The Honors College Guaranteed Admission Program, a student must be accepted by the university, by the Office of Admissions and by the admissions committee of the program the student wishes to enter. The admissions committee may require an interview. Final notification of guaranteed admission is made by the Office of Admissions.

For additional information, refer to The Honors College section of the Undergraduate Bulletin, or contact The Honors College at Box 843010, Richmond, VA 23284-3010; (804) 828-1803; or visit The Honors College website.

Revised 4/8/2014
University Graduate Council

Programs that offer guaranteed admission through The Honors College include:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Nursing
  • Master of Education
    • Adult Learning
    • Counselor Education
    • Educational Leadership
    • Reading
    • Special Education
      • Adapted curriculum
      • Early childhood
      • General education
  • Master of Science
    • Nursing
  • Master of Teaching