We welcome transfer students from community college and four-year partner institutions each year. With our team of committed faculty and staff across VCU, we want to help make the transfer process easy and seamless as you start your future VCU program. Each student transferring to VCU has a different academic background and experience. We are here to learn more about you and help connect you to resources as you become a future Ram!
Transfer credits are evaluated on a case-by-case basis after being accepted into a program, and with approval of the faculty coordinator for that program. We can review up to six (6) credits total from an equivalent academic level program, and they must have been completed within a certain period of time from starting your program.
In certain cohort programs, such as the Ed.D. in leadership, the cohort takes all courses together, and therefore we do not accept transfer credits in that specific program. If you had a specific course and were wondering if it would be eligible for transfer, please send your unofficial transcript and a copy of the course description or syllabi to do a preliminary review with the faculty coordinator of that program to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate research methods and statistics courses are required for our Ph.D. tracks. The admissions committee will review your past academic course work to identify if additional prerequisite courses in these areas will be required before starting your program. You will be given guidance, if accepted, as to options to completing these pre-requisite requirements.
Undergraduate and Master of Teaching (M.T.)
We review applications from students across all majors and from any institution. Based on the institution you are transferring from will determine next steps, possible prerequisite courses and tests, and steps for a successful Teacher Prep application.
For students interested in teaching for early and elementary education, the Liberal Arts for Early and Elementary Education is designed to guide students through the process of licensure from undergraduate through the M.T. program.
For students interested in secondary teaching careers should review the M.T. concentration pre-requisite guidelines to identify a program that best fits your future career goal. For example, if you are interested in teaching English in a secondary level, you likely will want to apply to the English program at VCU. As you apply, if you have questions about what program makes sense for your future M.T. program, email email@example.com with your current transfer unofficial transcript for our faculty coordinator for that concentration to review options for your unique case.
For students interested in any other graduate education program including special education, counseling, adult learning, or educational leadership program, we accept students across disciplines. If you have questions about a program that will help you prepare for these graduate programs, please contact us.
Fall deadline=March 15
Spring deadline= November 1
The VCU central advising and the School of Education team collaborated to put together a useful tool to help future SOE students. Please use the major map as a guide to maximize your undergraduate program in preparation for your master’s program.
- M.T. with a concentration in elementary education (currently our LSEE program map) - Major Map
- M.T. with a concentration in secondary English - Major Map
- M.T. with a concentration in secondary history/social studies - Major Map
- M.Ed. in counselor education - Major Map
- M.Ed. in special education - Major Map