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400+ professional credentials can be earned through workforce training

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Featured Blog Post

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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

student success

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.


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

Strayer University
    • Start at a Virginia Community College and complete your associate degree and then transfer to Strayer University, to complete your four-year degree.

Credits and Courses

    • This agreement requires at least 84.0 credits from Virginia Community College.
    • In addition to credit earned at Virginia Community College, this agreement specifies that Strayer University will review and may recognize credit earned through the following examinations:
    • CLEP
    • AP
    • IB
    • DANTES
    • Cambridge
    • This agreement requires that your cumulative GPA at Virginia Community College must be at least 2.0 .


    • 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 curriculum in effect at the time a student first enrolls at VCCS will be honored by Strayer University if the student completes an associate’s degree and successfully transfers to Strayer University within 7 years of their first enrollment at a Virginia Community College. VCCS students who graduate with an associate’s degree, are applying to a related degree program at SU, and have a VCCS cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 are guaranteed admission to SU. Once admitted, students are subject to all other policies and procedures, including residency requirement of SU, as outlined in the SU catalog. Students who have questions may consult a counselor and/or advisor at either institution for assistance. Students completing a transfer Associate’s degree at a VCCS college will be considered to have met all lower division general education requirements at Strayer University.