May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer/Articulation Programs and Admission Agreements

State Policy on Transfer

The Joint Committee on Transfer recommended a statewide policy to facilitate transfer between state supported community colleges and senior colleges and universities. The State Policy on Transfer provides a mechanism for community college students to transfer to a four-year institution. Although community colleges typically recommend that students complete the associate degree prior to transfer, many students choose to transfer before graduating. A certificate of general education was adopted by the committee that provides a recommended program of study for students who begin at the community college without a clear sense of their future educational goals, assists students in planning a rigorous and well-rounded program of study prior to transfer, and provides them with certain guarantees about the acceptability of courses in this program of study.

Transfer/Articulation Agreements

Virginia Peninsula Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Both the College and the VCCS have entered into articulation agreements with many of the four-year colleges and universities in Virginia. These agreements are developed jointly by representatives from the College or the VCCS and the four-year institutions. The articulation agreements list the appropriate courses to take at Virginia Peninsula that will transfer to the four-year college towards completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Through system agreements, students who graduate from one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 30 of the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities. A complete listing of guaranteed admissions agreements can be found on the VCCS Transfer Programs website and the Transfer Virginia website. Additional transfer information and resources are available online at the senior institution and from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) website.

In addition to meeting with an academic advisor, students who plan to transfer are strongly advised to contact the four-year institution to verify current information concerning academic program and transferability of courses. Students are encouraged to utilize the four-year college’s transfer guide to assist with planning. 

Transfer Agreement Specifically for Virginia Peninsula Students:
Christopher Newport University  
ECPI University 
Hampton University  
Old Dominion University   
Virginia Commonwealth University  
Virginia Wesleyan University  
Southern New Hampshire University   

Guaranteed Admission Agreements, VCCS Approved:
Bluefield College
Christopher Newport University  
College of William and Mary  
ECPI University
Emory & Henry College
Ferrum College
George Mason University
Hampton University
James Madison University  
George Washington University–Nursing
Hollins University
Liberty University
Longwood University  
Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College
Norfolk State University  
Old Dominion University
Radford University
Randolph College
Regent University  
Regis University
Roanoke College  
Shenandoah University
St. Leo University
Strayer University
Sweet Briar College
Troy University
University of Mary Washington
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia State University  
Virginia Tech University
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Governor’s University