2009-2010 Transfer Guide
Per State Policy on Transfer, students who take their entire course work (native students) toward the baccalaureate degree by enrolling in transfer programs at a Virginia Community College or Richard Bland College, and who graduate with associate degrees based upon a baccalaureate oriented sequence of courses, and who are offered admission to Virginia Tech, will be granted junior level status upon admission. Additionally, these students will have fulfilled a portion of the requirements of the University Curriculum for Liberal Education; however, it may take such students longer than two years to complete the baccalaureate degree because of major prerequisites and other circumstances or requirements. (State Policy on Transfer, Section II) Non-native students are those students whose community college degrees include classes taken outside the Virginia Community College system and transferred to count towards the associate degree.
The university catalog and other informational and advising materials from departments and colleges will include information about specific additional requirements for specific majors.
Virginia Community College System and Richard Bland College students who are offered admission and who have been certified as having completed the Virginia Community College Transfer Module and have a grade of "C" or better in each course of the Module will have fulfilled requirements toward the University Curriculum for Liberal Education.
Virginia Tech shall work cooperatively with VCCS/RBC to maintain and make available the Virginia Tech-VCCS Transfer Guide, which includes course equivalency information and other program requirements.
Admission preference shall be given to transfer students who have completed an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. (Associate in Arts and Sciences) at the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College. While some courses from the Associate of Applied Science degree from a Virginia Community College or Richard Bland College may transfer to Virginia Tech, the Associate of Applied Science degree does not transfer. The student should contact his/her department or Academic Dean for awarding of specific credit for the areas of the Curriculum for Liberal Education.
Students admitted to the university who have been certified by the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College as completing the Transfer Module will have completed a portion of the University Curriculum for Liberal Education and will receive 35 Virginia Tech credits for having completed the Transfer Module.
Completion of the Transfer Module is not equivalent to completing the requirements for Virginia Tech's University Curriculum for Liberal Education.
The 35 Virginia Tech credits awarded for the Transfer Module will equate to a portion of the University Curriculum for Liberal Education, falling into the various categories below:
Students will still need to complete the remaining hours of Area 5, Quantitative Symbolic Reasoning, as well as Area 6, Creativity and Aesthetic Experience, and Area 7, Critical Issues in a Global Context.
The Transfer Module is considered as a whole, not course-by-course. Students admitted who do not present transferable credit for the entire module will have their credentials evaluated course-by-course, and may find deficiencies in their completion of the Virginia Tech Curriculum for Liberal Education, depending on the particular courses selected. Similarly, students already matriculated at Virginia Tech should apply course-by-course rules and not assume that particular pieces of the Transfer Module will transfer as particular components of the Curriculum for Liberal Education.
As noted in Section III, F and G, of the STATE POLICY ON TRANSFER, students with Transfer Module credit may still need to complete specific courses for in-major (or in minor) requirements, even if they overlap with Curriculum for Liberal Education areas.