General admission requirements and procedures

The Board of Visitors, the administration and the faculty of VCU are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation 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 specific deadline for applying is set by the program.) Honors students in the GA Program may enter the professional program to which they have applied, provided they satisfy all of the requirements of the GA Program.

To be accepted in The Honors College 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 program the student wishes to enter. The admissions committee may require an interview. Final notification of guaranteed admission 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 chapter for information regarding international student admission guidelines.