Transfer Admissions

The student who has successfully completed courses at other postsecondary institutions must adhere to the same procedures as an incoming freshman. The student is responsible for submitting an application for admission and official transcripts of previous educational experience. (An official transcript is one that is mailed directly from the previous high school, college or university to Vance-Granville Community College, or is submitted by the applicant in an officially sealed envelope from the educational institution.) Upon receipt, all official transcripts from accredited, post-secondary institutions will be evaluated by the Registrar in accordance with the following statements: 

  1. Transfer credit may not exceed 75 percent of the total credit hours required to complete the desired program of study. 
  2. All credit to be transferred must be equivalent in credit hours and content to course offerings at Vance-Granville Community College. 
  3. No grade lower than a "C" will be transferred.
  4. Applicants to the selective admissions Health Sciences programs must have completed BIO-prefix classes within 10 years prior to date of enrollment in the selective program.  The transfer of all MED-, NUR-, PHM-, and RAD-prefix classes are subject to time restrictions determined by each department as outlined in the program-specific admissions documentation.
  5. The transfer of all CCT-, CIS-, CSC-, CTI-, CTS-, DBA-, NET-, NOS-, OST-, SEC-, SGD-, and WEB-prefix classes completed more than 5 years prior to a student's enrollment in any Computer Education and Office Administration related programs of sudy are subject to approval by the Academic Dean due to the rapid technological changes in those areas of study.
  6. The transfer of Cosmetology (COS) hours and performances in limited to the State Board mandated 5 year expiration rule and the passing of a State board required entrance exam.  Cosmetology hours expire 5 years from the date of enrollment at which time they become void or invalid and will no longer be eligible for transfer.
  7. Transfer credit will not influence the student's quality point average or grade point average, and will not be evaluated in graduation honors or awards.  Transfer credit is recorded on the VGCC transcript with a grade of "TR."
  8. Students with questions regarding transfer credit should contact the Registrar's Office.  Students have a right to apeal transfer credit decicsions to the appropriate Academic Dean by submitting a transfer credit appeal request form to the Registrar's Office. 
     
  9. Eligible college credit which was completed over 10 years prior to the semester in which the student is admitted to VGCC will not be transferable unless the applicant has completed that coursework as part of a completed associate degree or higher. Additionally, applicants to the selective admissions Health Sciences programs must have completed BIO-prefix classes within five years prior to the most recent application to the College, and NUR-prefix classes within three years to be considered transferable. Finally, the transferability of all computer information systems or any software-related coursework is subject to approval by the Academic Dean due to the rapid technological changes in this area of study.