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Virginia State University
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Public   4-Year
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
3894
Transfer-in
296
Average Class Size
Overall
20
Years 1 & 2
30
Years 3 & 4
15

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University, a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university (HBCU), is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach. The University endeavors to meet the educational needs of students, graduating lifelong learners who are well equipped to serve their communities as informed citizens, globally competitive leaders, and highly effective, ethical professionals.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
First-time student entering the institution in the first year of a bachelors degree program
College Fit
We are a small HBCU that offers a traditional college experience. We are located on a spacious 236-acre suburban campus ...see moreWe are a small HBCU that offers a traditional college experience. We are located on a spacious 236-acre suburban campus that overlooks the Appomattox River. We we 25 miles south of Richmond and easy driving distance of Washington, DC, Virginia Beach and Roanoke. We have residence halls that feature the comforts of home, and many opportunities to make friends and explore career options with are Career Services Center and interests through clubs and activities.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
There is no application fee.
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Freshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript. GED holders must submit their official ...see moreFreshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript. GED holders must submit their official GED scores.
Tests
Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (T...see moreApplicants whose native language is not English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Essay
Essays are not required.
Letter of Recommendation
At least one recommendation is recommended for first-time freshman applicants only.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
3/1/2022
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
11/1/2022
Freshman Financial Aid Date
3/31/2022
Freshman Financial Aid Date
3/31/2022
Academics
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Transfer Definition
A student entering the institution for the first time but has previously attended a postsecondary institution.
College Fit
We are a small HBCU that offers a traditional college experience. We are located on a spacious 236-acre suburban campus ...see moreWe are a small HBCU that offers a traditional college experience. We are located on a spacious 236-acre suburban campus that overlooks the Appomattox River. We we 25 miles south of Richmond and easy driving distance of Washington, DC, Virginia Beach and Roanoke. We have residence halls that feature the comforts of home, and many opportunities to make friends and explore career options with are Career Services Center and interests through clubs and activities.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completion of the a transfer-oriented associate degree program (AA, AS, AA&S), will typically guarantee completion of th...see moreCompletion of the a transfer-oriented associate degree program (AA, AS, AA&S), will typically guarantee completion of the general education program. Completion may not fulfill all specific requirements needed for the major.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Students earning a transfer-oriented associate degree (AA, AS, AA&S) while in high school are eligible for guaranteed ad...see moreStudents earning a transfer-oriented associate degree (AA, AS, AA&S) while in high school are eligible for guaranteed admission programs . All courses of earned grade of "C" or better are evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Credit by CLEP (College Level Examination Program) must be submitted upon admission to Virginia State University. The nu...see moreCredit by CLEP (College Level Examination Program) must be submitted upon admission to Virginia State University. The number of credit hours a student may receive by CLEP examination will not exceed twelve semester hours. The same requirements established by the American Council on Education (ACE) will be used for awarding credit. Students will receive credit for grades of A, B, and C, earned on the examination.
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C All online science labs are accepted for General Education Requirements.
General Education Programs
VSU accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet General Education requirements
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
An applicant transferring from a Virginia Community College, who completed the requirements for the Associate in Arts (A...see moreAn applicant transferring from a Virginia Community College, who completed the requirements for the Associate in Arts (A.A.), or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in the College Parallel/College Transfer Program, will guaranteed admission with possible junior status at VSU upon admission. An applicant who has not completed the requirements for a transferrable degree may be admitted based on a course-by-course credit evaluation. Applicants with the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and applicants from other states will be evaluated based on a course-by-course method. Only grades of ‚??C‚?? or higher will transfer.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
There is no application fee.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
Official transcripts should be submitted during the applicaiton process. Submitting transcripts online through Parchment...see moreOfficial transcripts should be submitted during the applicaiton process. Submitting transcripts online through Parchment or Clearinghouse are recommended. Send to transferadmissions@vsu.edu
Essay
Essays are not required for transfer applicants
Letters of Recommendation
Letter of recommendation is not required
Interview
An interview is not required.
Maximum Transfer Credits
90
Minimum GPA
2.2
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
6/1/2022
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
12/1/2022
Transfer Financial Aid Date
3/31/2022
Explore Our Majors
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The links below take you to pages on the Virginia State University 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
AP, IB, Cambridge, CLEP
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Beginning Fall 2022
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
Available to transfer students
Career Services
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Disability Services
Student Accessibility Office
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 College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Campus Tour
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Virginia College Affordability Network (VCAN)
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Course Catalog
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