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Guaranteed Admission

VCCS to ODU

The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and ODU.

Eligibility

  • Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer after completion of at least 15 transferrable credits and a 2.5 grade point average, but before 90 days prior to graduation from a VCCS institution. Students only submit the Letter of Intent if they complete one of the following:

    * Student intends to complete a transferrable associates degree prior to starting classes at ODU (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts and Science, and Associate of General Studies at approved institutions only).

    * Student intends to complete an approved applied associates degree with certificate in general education, which have been designed and approved as part of the ODU/VCCS articulation agreements.

  • NOTE: Students do not submit the Letter of Intent or participate in the Guaranteed Admission Agreement if they do not complete one of the above requirements.

  • Graduate with a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (as computed under VCCS policy) in a transfer-oriented or articulated applied associate degree program from a Virginia community college
  • Meet all course/degree requirements outlined in the relevant articulation agreement for the VCCS degree.
  • Enroll at ODU within one year of completing the transfer-oriented associate degree or articulated applied associate degree.
  • Earn a grade of "C" or higher in each community college course applicable to the transfer-oriented or articulated applied associate degree program.

How to Apply

  • Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer.
  • Apply to ODU after completing 15 credit hours at a VCCS institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Apply to ODU for the term following the expected completion term of your associate degree.
  • Follow application processes and deadline dates for special programs, i.e. nursing.
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What to Expect

  • All transferable credits (C or better) will be accepted, granting you junior standing.
  • Your credits will satisfy the ODU lower-level general education requirement.
  • You may need to exceed the 120-credit minimum required for graduation.
  • Some degree programs at ODU may require additional applications and admission into these programs is not guaranteed.
  • If you have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (from all schools attended) and plan to enter ODU in the fall semester, you will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships.
  • ODU guarantees that students who graduate within six years of submitting the letter of intent to transfer will be able to do so under the requirements in place at the time of submission. After the six-year period, a new catalog must be selected.