This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2023-2024 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we 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.

General admission requirements and procedures

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to inclusive admissions practices and does not consider race or legacy status as a factor when determining admission to the university.

VCU does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin (including ethnicity), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parenting status, marital status, political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information (including family medical history), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements, entrance examinations and application materials for first-professional programs may be obtained by contacting the appropriate admissions office. Other detailed information including financial aid opportunities, procedures for international students, regulations and procedures, academic, curricula, and degree requirements are included in the section describing each professional program.

Admission through VCU’s Honors College

VCU undergraduate students who are members of The Honors College may apply to The Honors College Guaranteed Admission Program either before matriculation at VCU or early in their undergraduate studies. (The deadline for applying is set by the specific first-professional program.) Honors students in the GA Program may enter the first-professional program to which they have applied, provided they satisfy all of the requirements of the GA Program.

To be accepted in GA Program, a student must submit a completed application form with at least two letters of recommendation and be accepted by the university, by The Honors College and by the admissions committee of the first-professional program the student wishes to enter. The admissions committee may require an interview. Notification of admission to the GA Program is made by The Honors College. For additional information, refer to the Honors College section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

All of VCU’s first-professional programs participate in The Honors College GA Program.

International students

International students should refer to the appropriate professional program’s section of the Bulletin for information regarding international student admission.