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Featured Blog Post

VCCSBlog

With this new year comes a new blog presence for Virginia’s Community Colleges, a place where we will share the stories, expertise and people that make the community college experience real. We’ll start out by sharing news from the legislative session of the 2014 General Assembly. And we’ll highlight the stories of students who participate in “Every Day is Community College Day,” students who share why community colleges are such an important resource to all families in the commonwealth.

Within the next few weeks we’ll add new features as well, including stories that focus on how Virginia’s Community Colleges impact and support the workforce environment in the state, the powerful impact the transfer process can have on those new to the community college environment, and how Virginia’s Community Colleges continue to transform themselves to even better meet the commonwealth’s needs.

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Student Successes

More than $1.235 million in scholarships have been provided to students throughout the commonwealth thanks to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.

Statewide Innovations

Virginia’s Community Colleges are drastically shortening the time it takes students to complete developmental courses, giving them a fighting chance to progress to college-level work and graduate.

Workforce

Save the date for the 2013 Hire Ed conference, Dec. 11-13 at The Homestead, presented by Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Virginia State University

http://www.vsu.edu/
    • Start at a Virginia Community College and complete your associate degree and then transfer to Virginia State University, to complete your four-year degree.

Credits and Courses

    • This agreement requires that your cumulative GPA at Virginia Community College must be at least 2.0.
    • This agreement requires that you have not received a grade lower than C in any course.

Eligibility

    • A letter of intent is required.

Restrictions:

    • Students should declare an intent to transfer to VSU under the GAA to the community college after completing 15 credit hours and before applying for graduation from the community college.
    • Semester(s) in which students are permitted to transfer under the agreement:
    • Any

Student Access

    • The agreement provides students using the agreement with the same access as native students to:
    • Distribution of financial aid
    • Campus housing
    • Selection of courses
    • Parking
    • The agreement provide students using the agreement with priority or preferential access to scholarship, grant, or other financial aid.

Notes

  • PDF file link of the agreement
  • Acceptance in some degree programs at VSU is competitive; thus guaranteed admission into VSU does not imply admission to these programs without further acceptance by the program or department offering the program. GAA students enrolling in VSU are eligible to apply for scholarships designated by VSU especially for GAA students. VSU offers two financial award opportunities to transfer students who have an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree. The Chancellor Scholarship Award provides $1,000 toward the cost of tuition, with an additional award for recipients who live on-campus. The University Transfer Award is $2,000 applicable to the cost of tuition for first year admission only.