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!
Entering an Undergraduate Program
Transferring into One of Our Undergraduate Programs
We are thrilled that you are looking at our undergraduate programs as your next academic step. The VCU Transfer Center is your home for transfer course credit equivalencies, as well as direct support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Admissions website is where you'll find application information and an application checklist.
General Transfer Evaluation Requests
If you are not sure where to start, email email@example.com. We can talk through your questions and the path to transferring to VCU. We encourage you to complete a pre-review of your transcripts to see how previous credits can be applied to your program of interest at VCU, and we can connect you with our advising, transfer and licensure teams to support your next steps.
As you apply, if you have questions about what program makes sense for your future M.T. program, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with our team and complete the transfer credit request form and include all unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended for our licensure team and faculty coordinator for that concentration to review options for your unique case.
Regional Community College Central VCU Admissions Advising Days
A VCU admissions transfer advisor has regular visit dates for our regional community colleges. Please email admissions (email@example.com) directly to schedule a time to connect, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Entering a Graduate Program
Transferring into a Non-School of Education Program with Master’s Degree Goals
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 to set up an appointment with our team and complete the transfer credit request form and include all unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended for our licensure team and faculty coordinator for that concentration to review options for your unique case.
Note: 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.
Completed Your Bachelors and Preparing for a Graduate Program
If you have completed your bachelor’s degree at either another institution or VCU and are looking at your pathway to teaching, we are happy to support your path! Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your past transcripts from all institutions attended with a note as to what M.T. concentration (subject area that you want to teach), you are hoping to apply. We will help you determine next steps, identify possible prerequisite courses and tests, and support you through the steps for a successful Teacher Prep application. If you are interested in our RTR residency program, please email your transcripts to email@example.com for review as well.
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.
Students transferring from a community college or college/university
We look forward to welcoming you to our Ram community! Our Transfer Student page will guide you through the steps of applying to a VCU undergraduate program to prepare for your future graduate program.
Students who have completed a degree (bachelors, masters, etc)
For all students who have completed a degree program and would like to complete the teacher preparation and graduate program at VCU, the first step is to identify any additional requirements for your future program. In order to understand what you may need, we need to learn about your past academic program and future intended licensure program. To have your previous program transcripts reviewed for prerequisite course requirements for our graduate licensure programs and the Teacher Preparation program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Unofficial copies of all past academic transcripts (these can be screenshots or PDF copies from your student portal) - if you are finishing your current program, please list when you are graduating and if there are any courses that you will be taking
- Future intended program (i.e., Master of Teaching (M.T) with a concentration in secondary history/social studies or M.T. with a concentration in secondary biology)
- When you would like to start your graduate and Teacher Prep program (i.e., fall 2020)
- Email all to email@example.com with your name and “Transfer Transcript Request” in the subject
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.
The VCU Transfer Center is your home for transfer course credit equivalencies, as well as direct support by emailing email@example.com. The Office of Admissions website is where you'll find application information and an application checklist.
Transfer maps are major maps for community college students who plan on transferring to VCU. We have partnered with community colleges to provide similar academic and career-planning guidance to prospective transfer students interested in our Early Childhood and Elementary Education, B.S.Ed. programs. This guidance includes a recommended four-year degree plan that outlines courses and requirements to be taken at the community college in the first two years as well as courses that remain to be taken at VCU for the final two years.
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.