Become a Ram

Experience something different. Transfer from NOVA’s suburban location to VCU’s main campus in historic, downtown Richmond.

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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research, originally founded in 1838. VCU is known for its diversity – both academically and in terms of the student population. VCU has 15 international partnerships, a campus in Qatar, and encourages students to think globally.

Reasons to Choose Virginia Commonwealth

  • Virginia Commonwealth University offers 217 degree programs at the bachelor’s, graduate, doctoral and certificate levels.

  • In 2014-2015, VCU received a record $270M in sponsored research funding.

  • In 2015, US News & World Report ranked VCU’s School of the Arts as the #1 public school of Arts and Design in the U.S.

Transfer Programs at VCU

VCU provides support for transferring certain associate degrees, including Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering and Fine Arts.

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Next Steps for a Smooth Transfer

  1. Start planning ASAP: speak to a NOVA Transfer Counselor to select a major; review NOVA’s Guaranteed Admissions Agreements; consider your Financial Aid options

  2. Get to know Virginia Commonwealth University: read through Virginia Commonwealth’s online Transfer Center; stay informed about the academic calendar and important deadlines; and plan a visit (if you haven’t already)

  3. Submit your paperwork: complete and submit an application to Virginia Commonwealth University; make sure to include your Financial Aid and Housing forms too

Virginia Commonwealth’s online Transfer Center

Articulation Agreement

These are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities that document transfer policies for a program or degree.

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