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Virginia Wesleyan
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Institution Type
Private Not for Profit   4-Year
Institution Colors
Blue & Gray
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
1545
Transfer-in
119
Average Class Size
Overall
14
Years 1 & 2
17
Years 3 & 4
9

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA
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Our location is your advantage! Virginia Wesleyan is in suburban Virginia Beach, part of a metropolitan region of 1.7 million people. You'll be positioned to participate in internships and research with Fortune 500 companies, state and national government agencies, and arts facilities – when you're not enjoying downtime at the beach.

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Academics
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Freshman Definition
A student will be considered a first year if they have not taken college courses post high school graduation.
College Fit
First year students who do not have parents in the local 7 cities are required to live on campus. Transfer students can...see moreFirst year students who do not have parents in the local 7 cities are required to live on campus. Transfer students can choose to live on or off campus. Residential students are permitted to live on campus if they are under the age of 24. Average class size is 14. Our location is your advantage. With approx. 1.7 million people in the area we have excellent access to internships and research opportunities. All students can and are encouraged to get involved on campus through civic engagement and clubs/organizations.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
First traditional semester of entry (fall or spring) at VWU based on academic year (ex: fall 20-spring 21 entrants use s...see moreFirst traditional semester of entry (fall or spring) at VWU based on academic year (ex: fall 20-spring 21 entrants use same catalog)
English Language Proficiency
International students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants may do ...see moreInternational students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants may do so by providing official English-language proficiency test scores. TOFEL, IELTS, or PTE scores are accepted.
Admissions and Financial Aid
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Application Type(s)
Freshmen, Early Enrollment, International. Batten Honors College: January 25th and February 15th
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
We require official transcripts for admission decision.
Tests
We are test optional. We accept SAT and ACT and encourage students to send if they have scores. The scores could increa...see moreWe are test optional. We accept SAT and ACT and encourage students to send if they have scores. The scores could increase the scholarship. All international students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. Students are permitted to apply with GED scores.
Essay
Not required for general admission. Are required for Batten Honors College application.
Letter of Recommendation
Not required for general admission. Are required for Batten Honors College application.
Interview
Not required for general admission. Are required for Batten Honors College application.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
First-year students are able to apply and enroll one week prior to start of semester.
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
First-year students are able to apply and enroll one week prior to start of semester.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Priority deadline is 03-01. FAFSA submitted after this date will still be accepted.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Priority deadline is 03-01. FAFSA submitted after this date will still be accepted.
Academics
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Transfer Definition
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College Fit
First year students who do not have parents in the local 7 cities are required to live on campus. Transfer students can...see moreFirst year students who do not have parents in the local 7 cities are required to live on campus. Transfer students can choose to live on or off campus. Residential students are permitted to live on campus if they are under the age of 24. Average class size is 14. Our location is your advantage. With approx. 1.7 million people in the area we have excellent access to internships and research opportunities. All students can and are encouraged to get involved on campus through civic engagement and clubs/organizations.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
The Fair Transfer Guarantee helps Virginia community college graduates save credits, save time, and save money by assuri...see moreThe Fair Transfer Guarantee helps Virginia community college graduates save credits, save time, and save money by assuring that those with an associate of arts, associate of fine arts, or associate of science will enter Virginia Wesleyan with junior-class status. All lower-level general education requirements??including foreign language??will be deemed complete, allowing students to focus on courses for their major and upper-level elective credits necessary for their bachelor??s degree.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
First-time college students arriving with conferred Associate's degrees get transfer credit for all acceptable coursewor...see moreFirst-time college students arriving with conferred Associate's degrees get transfer credit for all acceptable coursework.They are not exempted from any breadth requirements.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
First traditional semester of entry (fall or spring) at VWU based on academic year (ex: fall 20-spring 21 entrants use s...see moreFirst traditional semester of entry (fall or spring) at VWU based on academic year (ex: fall 20-spring 21 entrants use same catalog)
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Transfer credit is considered on the basis of an official transcript or transcripts from institutions accredited by regi...see moreTransfer credit is considered on the basis of an official transcript or transcripts from institutions accredited by regional accreditors. Official transcripts must be sent directly to Virginia Wesleyan University from all colleges previously attended. The results of the transfer evaluation of credit are recorded on the student??s ??Transfer Evaluation Report?? on WebAdvisor. A formal transfer credit evaluation is completed after admission to the University. The evaluation is completed only by the Office of the Registrar. Transfer grades are not included in the Virginia Wesleyan University grade point average. Amount of credit is determined in terms of the appropriate number of semester credit hours. Criteria for the acceptance of transfer credit include the following: Transfer credits are awarded for courses from colleges/universities accredited by regional accreditors and that are comparable in content and quality to those offered within the academic programs at Virginia Wesleyan University.
Course Transfer Criteria
C or better is transferable; No differentiation between online and face-to-face science labs Major courses accepted bas...see moreC or better is transferable; No differentiation between online and face-to-face science labs Major courses accepted based on equivalency
General Education Programs
Virginia Wesleyan University accepts the Passport and UCGS to meet General Ed requirements
English Language Proficiency
International students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants may do ...see moreInternational students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants may do so by providing official English-language proficiency test scores. TOFEL, IELTS, or PTE scores are accepted.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
There is no specific date as to when a student needs to let us know their intent...see moreThere is no specific date as to when a student needs to let us know their intent. However, it is in their best interest to do so early so they can take advantage of all the perks. Read more here https://www.vwu.edu/enrollment-aid/transfers/fair-transfer-guarantee.php
Admissions and Financial Aid
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Application Fee
No fee
Application Type(s)
Transfer, Readmit, International., Non-Degree, Evening & Weekend, Visiting Student. No application deadlines.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transfer Center
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Transcripts
Rolling Admission
Tests
All international students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency by submitting T...see moreAll international students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. Students are permitted to apply with GED scores.
Essay
Not required.
Letters of Recommendation
Not required.
Interview
Not required.
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
For the Fall 2020 recruitment cycle, 63% of transfer applicants were admitted. Average GPA 3.06
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Maximum Transfer Credits
64
Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
Transfer students are permitted to apply and enroll through the end of add/drop (the first week of classes each semester...see moreTransfer students are permitted to apply and enroll through the end of add/drop (the first week of classes each semester).
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
Transfer students are permitted to apply and enroll through the end of add/drop (the first week of classes each semester...see moreTransfer students are permitted to apply and enroll through the end of add/drop (the first week of classes each semester).
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The card links below take you to pages on the Virginia Wesleyan University website. Find detailed information on Virginia Wesleyan University programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Programs
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Academic Programs
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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Fair Transfer Guarantee
Opportunities
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Virginia Beach College Success Scholarship
Opportunities
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
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Online Degree Options Available
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
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Summer Courses Available
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Concurrent Enrollment
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High School Dual Enrollment
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Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Course Catalog
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