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School of Professional & Continuing Studies
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Private Not for Profit   4-Year
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Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
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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
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, study in the evenings or online, and do not have access to campus housing.
English Language Proficiency
If your native language is not English, and/or if your collegiate- or secondary-level instruction was not in English, yo...see moreIf your native language is not English, and/or if your collegiate- or secondary-level instruction was not in English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) directly to the university.
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Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
4/15/2023
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
11/1/2023
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
2/15/2023
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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
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, study in the evenings or online, and do not have access to campus housing.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Transferring an eligible associate's degree to SPCS will enable transfer of coursework earning a 2.0 GPA or better to me...see moreTransferring an eligible associate's degree to SPCS will enable transfer of coursework earning a 2.0 GPA or better to meet general education and general distribution requirements in bachelor's degree programs. If general education requirements are not met by associate degree transfer coursework, the coursework must be completed at SPCS.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Transfer students seeking undergraduate admission to part-time or online degree programs in SPCS may be able to transfer...see moreTransfer students seeking undergraduate admission to part-time or online degree programs in SPCS may be able to transfer in dual enrollment credits as part of our standard transcript review. First-year and transfer students seeking full-time, residential undergraduate admission may not transfer in dual enrollment credits.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
We accept eligible AP, IB and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations. We also of...see moreWe accept eligible AP, IB and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations. We also offer credit for prior learning by portfolio assessment. Prior learning must address syllabus requirements for an existing course in the transfer applicant's catalog year.
Course Transfer Criteria
C or better required for transfer credit.
English Language Proficiency
If your native language is not English, and/or if your collegiate- or secondary-level instruction was not in English, yo...see moreIf your native language is not English, and/or if your collegiate- or secondary-level instruction was not in English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) directly to the university.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Complete the bachelor's degree application following standard application deadlines.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
$35 non-refundable application fee, paid after submitting online application.
Application Type(s)
SPCS Bachelor's Degree application
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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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.
Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
7/15/2022
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
11/30/2022
Transfer Financial Aid Date
6/1/2022 (fall); 11/1/2022 (spring)
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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
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
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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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