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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.

Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Start at a Virginia Community College and complete your associate degree and then transfer to Virginia Commonwealth 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 2.5.
    • This agreement requires that you have not received a grade lower than C in any course.


    • Virginia Commonwealth University requires the submission of a community college transcript.
    • Semester(s) in which students are permitted to transfer under the agreement:
    • Any
    • Within 12 months after graduating from Virginia Community College within which the student must matriculate to Virginia Commonwealth University under the agreement.

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


  • PDF file link of the agreement
  • In addition to requirements noted above, students must: maintain continuous enrollment at a VCCS institution with no more than one non-summer semester without enrollment. Students who are enrolled in a VCCS program and intend to transfer to VCU upon completion of a certificate or degree program are eligible for some institutional benefits. Students must submit an institutional interest form to VCU by the due date, after students earn 15 hours of credit in the program. By submitting the form to VCU and paying a $25.00 fee, students are eligible for the following benefits: Access to VCU’s library services Ability to meet with VCU transfer advisors to discuss the transition from a VCCS college to VCU Ability to participate in VCU’s transfer-related events Ability to participate in some intended school or major related activities such as lectures Discount admission to VCU athletic events Discount admission to VCU cultural events Email accounts and access to VCU updates about events via mail 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 as described above are guaranteed admission and may enroll in VCU.