1. Review your Offer of Admission:
It is important to review the offer of admission you have received from VCU, as it provides all the relevant information regarding your acceptance and enrollment. Take a look at what components are included in the offer, such as financial aid options and any special requirements or agreements. Make sure to read through it all carefully and ask any questions you may have.
2. Activate your VCU eID
Before you can access many of VCU’s online resources, including the student portal and University email account, you must first activate your VCU eID. This is essential for securing access to all of your important information related to enrollment, such as financial aid, course registration and more.
3. Submit your VCU Response Form
Once you have reviewed the VCU offer of admission, it is important to submit the response form indicating your decision to attend or not. It must be completed no later than the date specified in order for enrollment to proceed. Depending on the timeframe for your acceptance, this could be a few weeks up to several months before classes start.
4. Pay Your Tuition Deposit Online
In order to secure your spot at Virginia Commonwealth University, you must pay a tuition deposit prior to registering for classes. This fee can either be paid in one lump sum or divided into monthly installments that are due prior to each academic term.
5. Take Placement Tests
In order to ensure you are placed in the appropriate classes for your level of proficiency, it is important for all students transferring from another college or university to take placement tests prior to enrolling at VCU. These tests are available online and must be completed within a certain time frame in order to register for classes.
6. Complete the Advising Registration Survey
The Advising Registration Survey is designed to help VCU understand your academic background, goals and expectations as well as any other important information that may be needed in order to provide adequate support throughout your studies. It should be completed before registering for classes so that your advisor can develop an appropriate plan of study specific to your individual requirements.
7. Submit Your Final Transcripts
Be sure to submit your official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended in the past, along with any Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) results. Having these on record will ensure that all of your transfer credits are properly applied and reflected on your VCU transcript.
8. Download Our Apps
VCU offers a number of apps designed to provide you with access to important information such as class schedules, library resources, dining menus, campus maps and much more! Download them for free onto your phone or tablet for easy reference anytime.
9. Apply for Financial Aid
In order to qualify for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This online form should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure that all of your tuition and other related expenses are adequately covered.
10. Upload your vaccine records
In accordance with Virginia law, all students must upload proof of their vaccine records prior to enrolling at VCU. If you do not have the required documentation, then you will need to make an appointment with your doctor or a local health department for vaccination. Once completed, upload the evidence directly to your student profile for review and approval by the university.
11. Schedule an advising appointment and register for classes
Once you have completed all of the above steps, your final task will be to schedule an advising appointment and register for classes. This can be done online via your student portal, or in person at one of VCU’s main campus locations. Your advisor will help you select the best courses for your program of study and provide any additional support needed in order to ensure a successful academic experience.
12. Register for Orientation
To make the transition to VCU easier, it is recommended that all new students register for orientation before classes start. Orientation provides a great opportunity to learn more about campus life and resources, and meet other students who will be attending VCU with you!