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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, Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) , Cosmetology Instructor, Medical Assisting Pharmacy Technology , Practical Nursing , and  Radiography must meet specific departmental requirements. For selection to specific programs of study, applicants should direct inquiries to the Admissions/Records Office.

1.  Complete a VGCC online Admissions Application.

2.  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 records@vgcc.edu.

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 www.diplomasender.com. 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.

3.  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 records@vgcc.edu.  Applicants 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.  Applicants may be able to waive placement testing with:

  • 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 applicants currently enrolled in their second semester senior year and those who graduated high school within the past 5 years.
  • Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT)
  • 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.


  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.