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Undergraduate Admissions

Get out your calendar, set up a reminder on your smartphone or tie a string around your finger. These are deadlines you don’t want to miss!


Fall 201​7 applications

First-time freshman students
VCU is still accepting the 2017 Common Application from first-time freshman applicants. Applications ​received after the Jan. 17 deadline ​will be reviewed on a space-available basis​ until our class is filled​.

When applying for admission to a college or university, it’s essential to be aware of the deadlines for submission of materials. Deadlines often vary depending on the program or school that you are applying to, and many of those deadlines are firm. It’s also important to know what documents and materials are required for the particular program you are applying to; many programs require supplemental application materials and information before your application will be considered.

Freshman applicants Fall Spring
Freshmen applying for guaranteed admission to the School of Medicine (B.S./M.D.) Nov. 15* n/a
Freshmen applying for scholarship consideration Nov. 15 n/a
Freshmen applying for guaranteed admission to health sciences programs other than medicine Nov. 15 n/a
Freshmen applying for regular decision Jan. 16 Nov. 1

*Firm deadline, separate guaranteed admission application also required.

Freshmen applying for admission to programs in the School of the Arts should visit the School of the Arts admissions website for detailed information about program requirements and deadlines.

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