Students having earned college credits after high school graduation are classified as transfer applicants. In cooperation with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), the university has established a Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) between Virginia Union University and VCCS.
GAA students are guaranteed admission to VUU and may expect the following:
1. VUU will guarantee the acceptance of all transferable credits earned from the transfer-oriented associate degree program, not to exceed 63 credits. No distinction will be made by VUU regarding college courses applicable to the transfer-oriented associate degree that are taken through dual enrollment arrangements with high schools. Credits earned at accredited institutions other than Virginia’s Community Colleges to satisfy the transfer-oriented associate degree will be treated on an equal basis as credits earned from Virginia’s Community Colleges. Advanced standing for courses completed through International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, CLEP, and Armed Services experience is an institutional decision and will be evaluated by the Registrars Office on a case-by-case basis.
2. Completion of the transfer-oriented degree program will guarantee completion of the VUU general education component of the undergraduate curriculum.
3. GAA students can expect to graduate from VUU with a baccalaureate degree after the successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits at VUU. VUU will inform the student at the time of enrollment if there are additional course requirements beyond the minimum number of semester hours needed for graduation. Such courses will be specified in writing.
4. Acceptance in some degree programs at VUU is competitive; thus guaranteed admission into VUU does not imply admission to these programs without further acceptance by the program or department offering the program.
To be guaranteed admission to VUU, students must complete the requirements to become GAA students (graduation from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a curricular grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a four-point scale with intent to transfer to VUU) and submit an official transcript showing completion of the associate degree to the VUU Office of Enrollment Management. In addition, GAA students must have earned a grade of “C” or higher in each community college course applicable to the transfer-oriented associate degree program.
Students who were previously enrolled at VUU and transferred back to a VCCS college to complete the transfer-oriented associate degree are not eligible for participation in the GAA. VCCS students who do not meet the GAA eligibility requirements listed above are eligible to apply for admission to VUU but will not be guaranteed admission under this agreement.
Benefits to Virginia Community College Students
1. VUU waives its application fee, provided all application materials are submitted by July 1 for fall term enrollment and November 15 for spring term enrollment.
2. Through the community college GAA Contact, students can obtain the name and contact information for the VUU GAA Contact, who can direct them to VUU departmental advisors for advice and information on meeting requirements for various VUU majors.
3. GAA students enrolling in VUU are eligible to apply for the Incentive Grant. The Incentive Grant is a one-time award reserved for first-time incoming students. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be enrolled in 12 or more semester hours at the community college at the time application to VUU is made. Also, students must have official transcripts on file in the Office of Enrollment Management.