Q: How many credit hours am I allowed to transfer into VCU from another institution?

A. According to the Undergraduate Bulletin, you may transfer a maximum of 64 semester hours of credit from two-year institutions and up to 90 credit hours from 4-year colleges and universities. University policy requires Degree candidates to complete at least 25 percent of the credit semester hours required for their bachelor’s degree program at VCU, including at least 30 of the last 45 credits. During a student’s last 45 credits at VCU, transfer credits attempted elsewhere must be approved in advance by the appropriate school dean, department chair or program head via the “Request to Take Courses at Another Institution” form, available online at www.enrollment.vcu.edu/rar.

Q: I took a general chemistry course at another institution. It transferred in as CHEM 110 and CHEZ 110. Can I have this changed to reflect a transfer equivalent of General Chemistry (CHEM 101 and CHEZ 101) here?

A: Please check the Transfer Guide, Course Equivalency website  to determine the equivalency.

Q: I took general chemistry course at another institution. According to the Transfer Guide, Course Equivalency website, the course is equivalent to General Chemistry (CHEM 101 and CHEZ 101) here at VCU. What should I do?

A: The course you took elsewhere may be reevaluated by the Transfer Center. You will need to fill out the Transfer Credit Inquiry Form. This form can be obtained from your advisor, the Department of Chemistry Bulletin Board (3rd Floor Oliver Hall), or from the Transfer Center located in Hibbs Room 224. Once you have completed the form, please return it to Hibbs Hall Room 224.

QWhat are the chemistry course equivalents for the Virginia Community College system?

A: Please see the Transfer Guide, Course Equivalency website.