Virginia Wesleyan University is committed to treating transfer students fairly. We believe in recognizing your hard work and making the path to your four-year degree as easy as possible.
The Fair Transfer Guarantee helps Virginia community college graduates save credits, save time, and save money by assuring that those with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts & Sciences, or Associate of Applied Science- Human Services (Tidewater Community College), will enter Virginia Wesleyan with junior-class status. All lower-level general education requirements—including foreign language—will be deemed complete, allowing students to focus on courses for their major and upper-level elective credits necessary for their bachelor’s degree.
Marlin Fast Pass
Be a Marlin even before you transfer! To make students’ transition to VWU even more seamless, VWU has created the Marlin Fast Pass concurrent enrollment program. Virginia community college students who declare their intent to transfer to VWU will be assigned a VWU academic advisor and issued a VWU student ID. They will have full access to the VWU campus—including use of the library and fitness center, and free admission to athletic and cultural events—before they even become students here. And, students who have attained a 3.0 GPA at the completion of their first year at a two-year institution will be eligible to concurrently enroll in two 300-level VWU courses during their sophomore year.
Students planning to transfer to Virginia Wesleyan from a Virginia community college should complete courses that will satisfy VWU’s major requirements and facilitate timely degree completion. The following Program Guides are intended to help community college students select their courses while working toward their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.
Generous Transfer Scholarships
Virginia Wesleyan offers private school quality with public school affordability. With an average institutional award of just under $21,000 and a total average financial aid package of approximately $37,000, VWU’s generous grant and merit award programs—along with federal and state aid—mean that you don’t have to compromise. Speak with a VWU transfer enrollment counselor to learn more or try out our scholarship calculator.