General Admissions

1.  Complete a VGCC online Admissions Application.

2.  Submit official transcript of secondary education (high school). Students entering a program of study have up to one semester of attendance to submit their official secondary transcript.  Most schools charge a fee for official transcripts. Students are responsible for contacting the schools and paying the required fee for transcripts.

Please mail official transcripts to: 
VGCC 
Attn: Admissions 
PO Box 917 
Henderson, NC 27536

We also accept electronic transcripts.  Please send electronic transcripts to records@vgcc.edu

Faxed and/or emailed transcripts are not considered official.

Students who received a High School Equivalency (HSE), formerly GED, in North Carolina must request HSE transcripts from the NC HSE Records Office.

Students who have graduated from institutions outside the United States must document completion of a nationally recognized secondary school.

3.  Submit official post-secondary (college) transcripts if:

  1. You desire to have your post-secondary transcripts evaluated for possible transfer credit.
  2. You plan to use Veteran’s Educational benefits.  The Veteran’s Administration requires that an official copy of all post-secondary transcripts be on file with the College.
  3. You plan to participate in Athletics at the College.

Please mail official post-secondary transcripts to the address listed above.  We also accept electronic transcripts.  Please send electronic transcripts to records@vgcc.edu.  Students are responsible for contacting the schools and paying the required fee for transcripts.

Faxed and/or emailed transcripts are not considered official.

 4. Take Placement Test unless exempt.  Students may be able to waive placement testing with:

  1. The Multiple Measures for Placement Policy.  The Admissions Office will evaluate high school transcripts for GPA and Math rigor requirements.  Multiple Measures for Placement Policy may be used for students currently enrolled in their second semester senior year and those who graduated high school within the past 5 years.
  2. Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT)
  3. College credit in transferrable English and Math

Please visit our Testing Center  site for more information about placement testing. 

5. Attend New Student Orientation

 6. Meet with an Academic and Career Coach.

No financial aid will be awarded until all admissions requirements are met, including receipt of secondary education transcripts.

The College reserves the right to evaluate special cases and to refuse admission to applicants when considered advisable in the best interest of the applicant and the College.

NOTE:   Students who have an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university are not required to submit high school transcripts. An official College or University transcript is required to document the degree earned.

Special Credit Students  
Students not seeking a certificate, diploma, or associate degree may enroll as a special credit student for a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours of credit. Students enrolled in this status are not required to take the placement test for enrollment into curriculum courses that do not have prerequisites and do not have to meet the transcript requirements for curriculum programs. Special students must take the placement test or submit official post-secondary transcripts, showing prerequisites are met, in order to enroll into courses which have prerequisite requirements. 

Students classified as "special credit students" are ineligible to receive most types of financial aid. Students who plan to take more than twelve (12) semester hours of credit must take the placement test, complete the regular admission requirements, and declare an academic program of study.

Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid requires a separate application and supporting documents. Please visit our Financial Aid site  for more information.