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School of Professional & Continuing Studies
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Private Not for Profit   4-Year
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
141
Transfer-in
23
Average Class Size
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9
Years 1 & 2
9
Years 3 & 4
9

School of Professional & Continuing Studies, University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS) is the continuing and professional education unit of the University of Richmond. We offer part-time undergraduate and graduate programs for non-residential students. If you are interested in first-year or transfer admission as a full-time residential student, please visit Undergraduate Admissions. At SPCS, we specialize in bachelor's degree completion programs for transfer students. We charge tuition by the enrolled semester-hour, enabling our students to complete their degrees on their terms in evening and weekend classes. We offer on-campus majors in Liberal Arts (including an Elementary Education concentration toward teacher licensure), Data Analytics, Human Resource Management, Information Security, IT Management and Paralegal Studies. We offer an online-only major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Our on-campus majors include online and in-class/online hybrid course options, but all require on-campus experiences. Our online major requires no on-campus coursework.

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies has been serving the needs of non-residential, part-time students in Richmond since it was established in 1962, even before the VCCS was established. Our class sizes are small (averaging under 10 students) and our faculty are professionals working in their fields, bringing their workplace experience and expertise into the classroom. Students in our programs network with faculty and fellow students alike, ensuring opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. And we offer career services to our students and graduates for life, supporting your career goals until retirement.

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Freshman Definition
A freshman is a student who has not been a degree-seeking student at another col...see moreA freshman is a student who has not been a degree-seeking student at another college or university and enters UR directly from high school. A freshman may apply to enter a residential degree program in Arts & Science, Business and Leadership Studies: Click Here
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
07/15/22
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
11/30/21
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
07/15/22
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
11/30/21
Transfer Financial Aid Date
11/01/2021 (spring); 06/01/2022 (fall)
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
College Fit
We have about 150 undergraduate students, most of them entering with transfer credit, and an average class size of 11. O...see moreWe have about 150 undergraduate students, most of them entering with transfer credit, and an average class size of 11. Our students commute to campus and do not have access to campus housing.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Transferring an eligible associates degree to SPCS will enable transfer of coursework earning a 2.0 GPA or better to me...see moreTransferring an eligible associates degree to SPCS will enable transfer of coursework earning a 2.0 GPA or better to meet general education and general distribution requirements in bachelors degree programs. If general education requirements are not met by associate degree transfer coursework, the coursework must be completed at SPCS.
Course Transfer Criteria
C or better required for transfer credit.
Transcripts
Unofficial transcripts reviewed upon request; official transcripts required prior to admission decision in all terms.
Tests
No entrance exams required.
Essay
No essay required.
Letters of Recommendation
No recommendation letters required.
Interview
Admission interview conducted upon decision.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Complete the bachelors degree application following standard application deadlines.
Application Types(s)
SPCS Bachelors Degree application
Application Fee
$35 non-refundable application fee, paid after submitting online application.
Transfer Definition
Transfer means you enrolled in college at any point after graduating from high s...see moreTransfer means you enrolled in college at any point after graduating from high school, and now want to attend the University of Richmond.
  • Non-residential and part-time students may apply to transfer into a degree program through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies: Click Here
  • Residential full-time students may apply to transfer into a degree program through the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business and Leadership Studies: Click Here
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
Over 50% of transfer applicants are admitted with an average GPA of 2.7 among accepted students
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Credit for prior learning is earned by portfolio assessment. Prior learning must address syllabus requirements for an ex...see moreCredit for prior learning is earned by portfolio assessment. Prior learning must address syllabus requirements for an existing course in the transfer applicants catalog year. CLEP test results are considered transfer credits, not CPL.
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Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts
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Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - Online
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Bachelor's degree in Data Analytics
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Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management
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Bachelor's degree in Information Security
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Bachelor's degree in IT Management
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Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
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Online Degree Options Available
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Summer Courses Available
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Flexible Degree Options
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High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
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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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