Transfer students are welcome. Students who wish to continue their college education at UNVA must submit a completed application to the Admissions Office. Transfer students must arrange for required materials, including official transcripts, to be forwarded to the Admissions Office. Until all records are available to the Admissions Office, the transfer student will be enrolled under a conditional admission agreement.
Transfer students may receive up to nine credits for course work with a "B" or better for graduate admissions, and up to thirty (30) credits for course work with a "C" or better for undergraduate work, provided that the courses are deemed similar or equivalent to courses offered at the university.
Once an applicant is accepted and all documents and transcripts have been received, the appropriate academic department evaluates the transcripts to determine the number of credits that may be transferred. The evaluation may include a substitution list for required courses where the number of hours completed exceeds the maximum number of transfer hours permitted.
Example: A transfer student has completed four courses of three credits each with the grade of B or better. Three of the courses transfer with credit. The fourth course on the transcript taken is also parallel to a required course in the UNVA curriculum. Rather than forcing the student to repeat a course, the university will allow a course substitution to be given to the student. The student may then take a specific elective within the UNVA program to enhance knowledge. This process obviates the necessity of retaking a course that has already been successfully completed.