Fall 2018 Application Deadline is TODAY!

Prospective students, there’s still time to submit your VCU application for fall 2018. The deadline is today, January 16. Apply now at http://www.commonapp.org/. Applicants who submitted their Common Application with all the required documents by this deadline will hear a decision from our office in writing via US mail by April 1. If you have any additional questions, please contact us directly at (800) 841-3638, (804) 828-1222 or ugrad@vcu.edu.

Winter Break Closing

December is finally here.  The University will be closed for students, faculty, and staff starting Thursday, December 21st through Monday, January 1st.  We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, January 2nd.  Spring Classes will begin Tuesday, January 16th.

*Prospective Students, please keep in mind that the application deadline is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

VCU Will Observe the Thanksgiving Holiday









The University will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Wednesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 26th. Classes beginning at 12 p.m. or later do not meet on November 22nd. Information sessions and campus tours will not be held on these dates. Information sessions and campus tours will resume on Monday, November 27th. We hope you have a lovely holiday weekend.


October is Financial Literacy Month and we hear and the Virginia Commonwealth University office of Admissions want to keep you informed about finicial aid and you finaces during college. VCU has partnered with the nonprofit American Student Assistance to bring you SALT®, a free resource that can help you to take control of your finances and student loans. SALT® offers financial literacy guidance and tools to college students and alumni, so you can use this tool throughout your college career and beyond.

Sign up at https://www.saltmoney.org/register/ to:

  • Track and plan your student loans
  • Get personalized guidance about tricky loan stuff
  • Find scholarships, internships, and jobs
  • Gain know-how that empowers you to be money smart

Building bridges to VCU

For many students, going to a two-year or community college may be the most practical option for continuing their education for numerous reasons. Our counseling staff, including transfer counselors Chris Oliver and Philip Wilkerson, are available to help students build bridges to VCU as they prepare to transfer!

Thinking about transferring to VCU in 2018? Mark your calendars with these important dates:

  • November 1, 2017 – Spring 2018 application deadline
  • March 15, 2018 – Fall 2018 application deadline

Transfer students applying for admission to programs in the School of the Arts should visit their website for more information about requirements and deadlines.

In addition, the VCU Transfer Center offers a number of services and resources for transfer students, including information about credit transfers, course equivalency tables and unofficial transfer credit evaluations for prospective students.

Whether you have questions about the application process or next steps after being admitted to the university, we’re here to help!

Primeros Pasos

Primeros Pasos, or First Steps, is a one-day program designed to provide Latino high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education. Virginia Commonwealth University students, parents, administrators, faculty, and alumni will be available throughout the day to welcome you and share their experiences. Check-in begins at the Academic Learning Commons at 9 a.m. The day’s activities will begin with welcoming remarks at 9:45 a.m.

The day will feature interactive sessions for both students and parents. Activities include:

  • Bilingual workshop for parents about financial aid
  • Panel discussion with students from VCU’s Latino community
  • Demystifying college admissions process workshop
  • Conversations with representatives from the Office of Admissions
  • A campus tour and lunch on campus


RSVP online by Nov. 10, 2017, or by contacting Kevin Mondragon at (804) 828-1190 or mondragonkn@vcu.edu. If special accommodations are needed due to a disability, please contact the VCU Welcome Center at (804) 827-2000 at least two weeks before the event.