General Admission Policy
Virginia Business College applications are evaluated individually with consideration given to ability, interests, preparation, character, and potential as indicated by school records and test results. Virginia Business College does not discriminate – either in the admission of students or in any of its policies, programs, or activities – on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age.
Prospective Virginia Business College students are to submit a completed application to the Office of Admissions. After all documents have been submitted, an admission decision will be determined and the students will be notified of this decision. The college has a rolling enrollment schedule, most applicants will receive a decision of acceptance or rejection shortly after all credentials are received an evaluated.
The Office of Admissions may request a prospective student who does not meet all of the requirements be reviewed by the Admission Committee. The Admission Committee will make a decision shortly after reviewing the student’s application. The Admission Committee may make the recommendation that limits the academic course load and/or require students to take remedial coursework.
Traditional candidates wishing to attend Virginia Business College must have graduated from an accredited high school or an equivalent program of study.Applicants must submit and complete the following to apply to the college:
- Completed admissions application
- An official high school transcript, transcript equivalency, or GED test scores
- The test results from the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) of the College Entrance Examination Board or ACT (American College Test)
A transfer is a student who has been enrolled at any college/university for one of more semesters following high school graduation. Virginia Business College accepts students’ existing coursework credits from 2-year and 4-year degree-granting institutions that are accredited by regional accrediting agencies.
Applicants must submit and complete the following to apply to the college:
- Completed admissions application
- An official transcript from each college attended
- An official secondary school transcript indicating graduation or GED
Credit from non-regionally accredited collegiate institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer credit is accepted on an individual basis after complete evaluation by the Registrar. Credit for college level academic work completed at another regionally accredited collegiate institution with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better may be transferred if the course is appropriate to the curriculum of Virginia Business College. All course work transferred for the purpose of satisfying degree requirements, must meet the semester hour equivalency at Virginia Business College. A student should have a minimum grade-point average of “C” for admission. Students with less than a “C” average may be admitted conditionally and limited on the amount of semester hours taken. Virginia Business College does not award life or work experience credit towards a student’s degree program.
Admission of Special and Visiting Students
Virginia Business College welcomes visiting students and non-degree seeking students to apply to the college. Applicants who wish to take college courses without working toward a degree may be admitted as special students. They may apply for admission as degree-seeking students after the completion of 24 semester hours with a grade-point average of 2.0 (C).
A visiting student is one who (1) is regularly enrolled in another college or university, (2) desires admission for a limited period, and (3) is taking courses for the purpose of transferring the credits to the institution of regular enrollment. A letter or transcript form the college or university is required for admission. Additional information may be required to process applications.
Admission of International Students
At Virginia Business College, we are pleased to have International students seeking a Bachelor of Business degree with us. An international students is any student who is not a permanent resident of the U.S. In addition to completing the admissions application, the applicant must provide the following:
1. Official transcripts from previous institutions. These documents must be translated into English and evaluated into a course-by-course report by an approved credential evaluation agency.
2. Official test results from TOEFL or IELTS.
a. TOEFL (English as Foreig Language) score of at least 447 (paper version), 120 (computer version), or 44 iBT.
b. Band score of 6.5 on EILTS (International English Language Testing System)
3. Completions of an ELS program (must provide a transcript with comprehensive exam showing passing grade.
International students who wish to take online classes, but do not meet the above requirements, may submit a writing sample directly to the College for review.
To learn more about our admissions process or ask a specific question, please contact our administrative office at 276-644-3127.