Whether it’s helping you adjust to college life or decide what classes to take, the UC is just another way VCU helps its students.
Think of the University College as the in-house support system for undergraduates. The programs and services available through the UC — including academic advising, writing and learning support, and new student programs and orientation — are designed to help students adjust to life at VCU, decide what they want to study and perform well in the classroom.
The UC’s Discovery Advising Program, recognized by the National Academic Advising Association, guides students through the process of identifying and realizing educational and career goals. The program’s advisers offer a blend of individual and group counseling sessions and workshops to assist undeclared students in deciding what major is right for them.
By integrating existing academic and student support services important to student success, the UC assures that all first-year students — both freshmen and transfer students — share a common experience that will enhance the quality of their entire undergraduate education.
The University College includes the following: