Virginia Commonwealth University

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
  • 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 Biology Transfer Map (VCU's version of a transfer agreement), CSM students must:
    • Complete the Associate of Science in Mathematics & Sciences: Biology Concentration.
    • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
    • Complete all courses with a minimum grade of "C".
  • For the Business Transfer Map (VCU's version of a transfer agreement), CSM students must:
    • Complete the Associate of Science in Business Administration.
    • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
    • Complete all courses with a minimum grade of "C".
  • For the Chemistry with a Concentration in Chemical Science Transfer Map (VCU's version of a transfer agreement), CSM students must:
    • Complete the Associate of Science in Mathematics & Sciences: Chemistry Concentration.
    • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
    • Complete all courses with a minimum grade of "C".
  • 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 courses with a minimum grade of "C".
  • For the Mathematics Transfer Map (VCU's version of a transfer agreement), CSM students must:
    • Complete the Associate of Science in Mathematics and Sciences: Mathematics.
    • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
    • Complete all 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 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.
  • Guaranteed admission is also available to part-time students. 

view our guaranteed admission agreement

view our biology transfer map

view our business transfer map

view our chemistry with a concentration in chemical science transfer map

view our english transfer map

view our mathematics 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

 

  • Come join Virginia Commonwealth University to learn more about the transfer application process, our transfer maps, and tips and tricks to strengthen your application. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our transfer team and representatives from our Student Financial Management Center. 

 

 

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