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Virginia Commonwealth University Transfer Agreement

Students can save up to

$64,236

by completing their associate degree at College of Southern Maryland and then finishing up at Virginia Commonwealth University (based on average costs 2020-21).

  • Transfer Admission Deadlines:
    Fall Preferred Admission: March 15th
    Spring Preferred Admission: November 1st
    Note that the School of the Arts manages its own deadlines.
  • Physical Address:
    907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Virginia 23284
  • Phone:
    (804) 828-0100
  • Main Website
  • Admissions Website
  • Transfer Website
As the premier urban, public research university in Virginia, VCU’s mission is to advance knowledge and student success through its commitments to:
  • An engaged, learner-centered environment that fosters inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global setting
  • Research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve human health
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations that bring new perspectives to complex problems and mobilize creative energies that advance innovation and solve global challenges
  • Health care that strives to preserve and restore health for all people, to seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research, and to educate those who serve humanity
  • Diversity that provides a climate of inclusion, a dedication to addressing disparities wherever they exist, and an opportunity to explore and create in an environment of trust
  • Sustainable, university-community partnerships that enhance the educational, economic and cultural vitality of the communities VCU serves in Virginia and around the world

Articulated Program Requirements:

  • For the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement, CSM students must:
    • Earned an CSM Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, or Associate of Science in Engineering degree.
    • Submit a VCU Application for Admission at least six months prior to the start of the semester they wish to enroll at Virginia Commonwealth University.
    • Satisfy all other VCU admissions requirements.
    • Graduate from CSM with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
    • Enroll in VCU within one year of graduating from CSM without attending another institution of higher education. 
  • For the English Transfer Map (VCU's version of a transfer agreement), CSM students must:
    • Complete the Associate of Arts in General Studies: English.
    • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
    • Complete all general education and science prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of "C".
  • For the Media Studies to Mass Communication with a Concentration in Journalism Transfer Map (VCU's version of a transfer agreement), CSM students must:
    • Complete the Associate of Arts in General Studies: Media Studies.
    • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
    • Complete all general education and science prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of "C".
  • For the Medical Laboratory Technology to Clinical Laboratory Science Transfer Map (VCU's version of a transfer agreement), CSM students must:
    • Complete the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology.
    • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
    • Complete all general education and science prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of "C".
    • Submit documentation of active MLT national certification.
    • Complete the required coursework outlined in the transfer map.

Articulated Program Benefits:

  • Guaranteed admission is also available to part-time students. 

View our Guaranteed Admission Agreement

View our English Transfer Map

View our Media Studies to Mass Communications with a Concentration in Journalism Transfer Map

View our Medical Laboratory Technology to Clinical Laboratory Science Transfer Map