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Virginia Western Community College
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Institution Type
Public   2-Year
Institution Colors
Blue and Gold
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
8535
Transfer-in
519
Average Class Size
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17
Years 1 & 2
17
Years 3 & 4

Virginia Western Community College

Roanoke, VA
Virginia Western Community College inspires individual, community and economic transformation. We provide quality educational opportunities that empower students for success and strengthen communities. We deliver credit academic programs and non-credit career training both in-person and online along with dual enrollment courses in area high schools.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Students who have completed fewer than 30 credits
College Fit
Virginia Western Community College's service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County,...see moreVirginia Western Community College's service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. Virginia Western was the first college established in the VCCS, in 1966, and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of more than 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track career training and continuing education courses.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
A student's catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance in the major.
English Language Proficiency
We determine placement using our Multiple Measures policy. Students seeking development of their English speaking, writ...see moreWe determine placement using our Multiple Measures policy. Students seeking development of their English speaking, writing, or reading skills to improve language proficiency are referred to Virginia Western developmental English coursework, depending on their level of proficiency and goals for their language development.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
No Application Fee
Application Type(s)
Online Application on VWCC Website
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Freshman applicants are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and copies of any standarized test scores that may...see moreFreshman applicants are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and copies of any standarized test scores that may be relevant. (GED, ACT, SAT, etc) Restricted admissions programs may require additional official transcripts and test scores.
Tests
No Tests Required
Essay
No Essay Required
Letter of Recommendation
No Letter of Recommendation Required
Interview
No Interview Required
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Open Enrollment
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Open Enrollment
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Open Enrollment
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Open Enrollment
Academics
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Transfer Definition
A minimum of 25% of the credits required for the major must be earned at Virginia Western.
College Fit
Virginia Western Community College's service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County,...see moreVirginia Western Community College's service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. Virginia Western was the first college established in the VCCS, in 1966, and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of more than 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track career training and continuing education courses.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
To discuss how your previous degree can be incorporated into your new long term goals, please meet with an advisor.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
To discuss how your previous degree can be incorporated into your new long term goals, please meet with an advisor.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
A student's catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance in the major.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Yes
Course Transfer Criteria
The minimum grade for courses to transfer is the letter grade of C. Online science labs are accepted for General Educat...see moreThe minimum grade for courses to transfer is the letter grade of C. Online science labs are accepted for General Education requirements only.
English Language Proficiency
We determine placement using our Multiple Measures policy. Students seeking development of their English speaking, writ...see moreWe determine placement using our Multiple Measures policy. Students seeking development of their English speaking, writing, or reading skills to improve language proficiency are referred to Virginia Western developmental English coursework, depending on their level of proficiency and goals for their language development.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
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Application Fee
No Application Fee
Application Type(s)
Online Application on VWCC Website
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
Freshman applicants are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and copies of any standarized test scores that may...see moreFreshman applicants are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and copies of any standarized test scores that may be relevant. (GED, ACT, SAT, etc) Restricted admissions programs may require additional official transcripts and test scores.
Tests
Virginia Western uses Multiple Measures to determine placement.
Essay
No essay required
Letters of Recommendation
No Letter of Recommendation Required
Interview
No Interview Required
Important Dates
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The links below take you to pages on the Virginia Western Community College website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Programs
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
Helpful Links
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SCHEV Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Course Catalog
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