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VCCS Guaranteed Admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

August 26, 2016
Are you a Virginia community college student looking to pursue one of our Guaranteed Admission Agreements?  Currently, we have three:  1) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2) College of Arts and Sciences and 3) RN to BSN program in the School of Nursing.  All are only available for fall admission, not spring. You should spend the next year completing these requirements if you are on this path.  All coursework and the degree must be completed by the end of spring 2017 if you want to enroll in fall 2017.

Guaranteed admission does ask a lot of its students, but if you fulfill all of the requirements and meet all of its conditions, admission is guaranteed to the school of application, not the major.  We never guarantee admission to any major. Today, we thought we would create a sort of checklist for the Engineering GAA, but you should sit down and take some time to read the agreement yourself, found here. Let's hit the highlights in this post.

-Earn an associates degree stipulated in the agreement
-Earn a 3.4 GPA or better
-Earn 54 transferable credits
-Earn at least 45 credits at the community college
-Submit a high school transcript or GED
-Submit all college transcripts from your past and present
-Earn no grade lower than a C except in the case of English Composition, and all math, physics and chemistry courses where you need a B or better.
-Submit SAT, ACT or TOEFL scores (The TOEFL can be a substitute for students who have been studying in the U.S. for less than two years).
-Submit the common application
-Take the prescribed courses in Section II of the guaranteed admission agreement.
-These include english composition, Calc 1, 2, 3, differential equations, Physics 1 and 2(with labs), Chemistry 1 (plus the lab), and computer science (EGR 125, 126 or CSC 201)
-Yes, you have to take all of these courses.
-Depending on your scores, you can use AP scores to earn credit towards the agreement, but you must take at least 45 credits worth of courses at the community college.
-Finally, yes, you have to take (or show AP credit for) all of these courses.

Last year, 30% of admitted VCCS students, were admitted under the GAA.

VCCS Guaranteed Admission to the College of Arts and Sciences

August 18, 2016
Are you a Virginia community college student looking to pursue one of our Guaranteed Admission Agreements?  Currently, we have three:  1) College of Arts and Sciences, 2) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3) RN to BSN program in the School of Nursing available for fall admission, not spring. You should spend the next year completing these requirements if you are on this path.  All coursework and the degree must be completed by the end of spring 2017 if you want to enroll in fall 2017.

Guaranteed admission does ask a lot of its students, but if you fulfill all of the requirements and meet all of its conditions, admission is guaranteed to the school of application, not the major.  We never guarantee admission to any major. Today, we thought we would create a sort of checklist the GAA, but you should sit down and take some time to read the agreement yourself, found here. Let's hit the highlights in this post.

-Earn an associates degree stipulated in the agreement
-Earn a 3.4 GPA or better
-Earn 54 transferable credits
-Earn at least 45 credits at the community college
-Submit a high school transcript or GED
-Submit all college transcripts from your past and present
-Earn no grade lower than a C (from any of your colleges) except in the case of English Composition where you need a B or better.
-Submit SAT, ACT or TOEFL scores (The TOEFL can be a substitute for students who have been studying in the U.S. for less than two years).
-Submit the common application
-Take the prescribed courses in Section II of the guaranteed admission agreement.
-These include english composition, foreign language, social sciences, humanities, history, math and science and a non-western perspective course.
-Yes, you have to take all of these courses. 
-Depending on your scores, you can use AP scores to earn credits towards the agreement, but you must take at least 45 credits worth of courses at the community college.
-Finally, yes, you have to take(or show AP credit for) all of these courses. 

Next time, we'll go over some cliff notes for the guaranteed admission agreement for our school of engineering.

The fall semester is upon us!

August 12, 2016
For better or worse, the summer is coming to an end and soon you'll be finalizing your course schedules for the fall.  Below, we are recapping a post we made last summer. It's a great idea to review our entire transfer website, but we get a little specific in this post.


As you prepare to return to school (or maybe this is your first semester of college), it's important to be aware of the pre-requisite courses necessary for transfer to UVa. We realize there are courses you'll need to take at your institution, but it's important to overlap, or incorporate what we're looking for as well.

If you go to our website admission.virginia.edu/transfer and click on "Transfer Course Requirements" on the left-hand side, you'll see some very helpful introductory information.  Once you click through to each school -- the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Architecture, etc -- you'll see a list of exactly what you need to take.  Follow this closely.  If you would like to see how your school's courses might transfer, you can use our transfer credit analyzer.  This will show most of your institutions and many courses.  Do not fret if courses you have taken do not appear on the analyzer.  It doesn't necessarily mean that they won't transfer, but our registrars will evaluate the credit once you're admitted.