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Selective Admissions

Selective Admissions

Programs With Selective Admissions

Selective admissions are used for programs of study that have limited openings. In addition to the standard procedures required of all applicants, applicants seeking enrollment in Associate Degree Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing LPN to ADN, Practical Nursing, Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), Cosmetology Instructor, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, and Radiography must meet specific departmental requirements. For selection to specific programs of study, applicants should direct inquiries to the Admissions/Records Office.

Steps to Apply

01 – Complete Online Application

Complete a VGCC online Admissions Application.

02 – Submit Official HS Transcripts

Submit official transcript of secondary education (high school).  Most schools charge a fee for official transcripts. Applicants are responsible for contacting the schools and paying the required fee for transcripts.

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

We also accept electronic transcripts.  Please send electronic transcripts to

Faxed and/or emailed transcripts are not considered official.

High School Equivalency (HSE) transcript requests are fulfilled through DiplomaSender. Students who received their High School Equivalency (HSE), formally GED, with VGCC will request official transcripts through Please note that DiplomaSender will not work with Internet Explorer.

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

Submit official post-secondary (college) transcripts if:

  • You desire to have your post-secondary transcripts evaluated for possible transfer credit.
  • 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.
  • 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

Applicants are responsible for contacting the schools and paying the required fee for transcripts.

Faxed and/or emailed transcripts are not considered official.

03 – Determine Placement Testing

Vance-Granville employs North Carolina RISE (Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence) and NCCCS recommendations. Students enrolling for the first time at VGCC who have graduated from a United States High School, (have successfully completed Math 2 or its equivalent, and have a valid high school GPA) will be placed into gateway English and Math courses using their unweighted high school grade point average (GPA). Placement will be determined using the following criteria:

  • Students with a 2.8 unweighted High School Grade Point Average or higher will be eligible to go directly into their required gateway courses with no required corequisite.
  • Students with a 2.2-2.79 unweighted GPA will be eligible to go directly into their required gateway courses with a corequisite.
  • Students with 2.199 or lower unweighted GPA will be enrolled in a one semester transition English and one semester transition Math course.
  • High school graduates who did not successfully complete Math 2 or its equivalent while in high school will be enrolled in a one semester transition English course and one semester transition Math course.

04 – Attend New Student Orientation

05 – Meet with an Advisor


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.

  1. Applicants 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.
  2. Applicants must qualify on placement examinations as prescribed by the program of study.
  3. Applicants must meet secondary school or post-secondary course requirements as established for specific programs of study.
  4. After all admissions requirements have been met by the applicant, official admission is contingent upon proof of satisfactory physical health as required by regulatory agencies.
  5. Final selection will be determined by the number of openings in the program of study and by the applicant’s evaluation and ranking.
  6. Successful clinical placement requires a “clean” criminal background check conducted and reviewed by the clinical site.
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