For all curricular students, a completed official application for admission with social security number and documentation of a diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent is required. Graduates who complete secondary school in a home school setting must provide a graduation date and may be required to provide documentation of coursework.
For all non-curricular students, a completed official application for admission is required with social security number. Non-curricular students must satisfy all required course pre-requisites, placement testing requirements, or both before enrolling in specific college-level courses.
For additional information regarding admissions policies and requirements, view the Virginia Western General Admissions Policy.
The college reserves the right to evaluate and document special cases and to refuse or revoke admission if the college determines that the applicant or student poses a threat, is a potential danger, is significantly disruptive to the college community, or if such refusal or revocation is considered to be in the best interest of the college. The college also reserves the right to refuse admission for applicants that have been expelled or suspended from, or determined to be a threat, potentially dangerous or significantly disruptive by, another college. Students whose admission is revoked after enrollment must be given due process.
Possessing, brandishing, or using a weapon while on any college or VCCS office property, within any college or VCCS office facilities, or while attending any college or VCCS educational or athletic activities by students is prohibited, except where possession is a result of participation in an organized and scheduled instructional exercise for a course, or where the student is a law enforcement professional. By proceeding with the application process, you acknowledge and agree to abide by this policy if accepted to a VCCS college.
Refer to these sections for specific admissions requirements and instructions:
Virginia Western makes an initial determination of an applicant’s eligibility for in-state tuition rates based upon the information the applicant and/or the applicant’s parent, legal guardian or spouse supplies on the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates (PDF). This determination is made under the provisions of the Code of Virginia and in accordance with the Domicile Guidelines published by the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV).
For additional information about determining domicile for in-state tuition rate eligibility, review the Virginia Western Student Domicile/Eligibility for In-State Tuition Policy and the Domicile Brochure (PDF). For information about appealing a domicile decision please review the Domicile Appeal Process (PDF).
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