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1 John Tyler Transfer Pathways to VCU Artis Gordon, Director of Transfer Center Seth Sykes, Associate Dean of Academic Services

2 Overview of Transfer Pathways Students graduating with a two-year transfer-oriented associate degree program. Students graduating with a one-year General Education Certificate. Transfer articulation agreements for specific degree programs.

3 Guaranteed Admission Agreement “Students who graduate from a transfer- oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a 2.5 cumulative GPA and who meet the eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to and may enroll in VCU.”

4 Guaranteed Admission Agreement Key details:   Transfer-oriented associate degrees = Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), and Associate of Arts and Science (A.A.&.S).   Minimum GPA requirement = 2.5 with no grades below a C (i.e., repeat D or F grades at community college).   Careful selection of community college courses will result in completion of general education and lower-level requirements for VCU degree programs.   Does NOT guarantee admission into specific VCU programs (e.g., art, engineering, nursing, etc).

5 Guaranteed Admission Addendum “Students who complete a General Education certificate at a Virginia community college with a 2.5 cumulative GPA, ENG 111, ENG 112, and ENG 210, and who meet eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission and may enroll in VCU.”

6 Guaranteed Admission Addendum Key details:   General Education Certificate can be completed in 2-3 semesters.   Minimum GPA requirement = 2.5 with no grades below a C (i.e., repeat D or F grades at community college).   Writing requirement = complete ENG 111, ENG 112, and ENG 210.   Certificate will complete most if not all general education requirements for VCU degree programs.   Does NOT guarantee admission into specific VCU programs (e.g., art, engineering, nursing, etc).

7 Letter of Interest After students earn 15 credits hour at community college, students should submit a “Letter of Interest” to VCU. This allows us to identify prospective students to VCU so we can start providing pre-admission advising services. We can also track the academic progress of students from the time they enroll at John Tyler through graduation at VCU.

8 Benefits of the Guaranteed Admission Agreement Students are guaranteed admission to VCU. With careful selection of courses, students can complete course-work that fulfill the first 1 or 2 years of a VCU degree. Affordability of community college. Students are better prepared academically for rigors of VCU.

9 Transfer Articulation Agreements Agreements between individual colleges and VCU schools or programs. Articulation agreements specify two-year course sequence at community college. The following agreements with John Tyler are currently under review:   Human Services/Social Work   Business   Science   Teacher Education   Nursing

10 Transfer Pathways Advising Tools Advising tool for advisers or school counselors. Provide recommendations for the best path to degree completion. Also provide specific course recommendations for individual community colleges. Example: A.S in General Studies for the B.S. in Mass Communications.

11 VCU Advising Resources Admissions (http://www.ugrad.vcu.edu/admissions101/inde x.html)http://www.ugrad.vcu.edu/admissions101/inde x.html Transfer Center (http://www.transfer.vcu.edu/index.html)http://www.transfer.vcu.edu/index.html VCU Undergraduate Bulletin (for information on degree programs at VCU) (http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/BULLETINS/)http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/BULLETINS/ Transfer Pathways for John Tyler (http://www.transfer.vcu.edu/ForAdvisors/index. html )http://www.transfer.vcu.edu/ForAdvisors/index. html


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