Advantages of Earning an Associate Degree

The University gives special admissions consideration to students completing the Associate degree program from one of Virginia’s two-year public institutions.  Any student earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts & Science (or, for BLS students, an Associate in Applied Science ) in any major except General Studies will have completed most of the General Education requirements. We do accept General Studies majors from the following list of VCC schools.  If the Virginia two-year public institution is not listed, we do not accept the General Studies majors.

**Only the following general studies programs are sanctioned by the State Committee on Transfer and will satisfy the UMW policy for acceptance and application of credit.***

  • Dabney S. Lancaster C.C: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Germanna C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Lord Fairfax C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • John Tyler C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Mountain Empire C.C.: Associates of Arts & Sciences
  • Patrick Henry C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Piedmont Virginia C.C: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Southside Virginia C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Virginia Western C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Wytheville C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • New River C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Southwest Virginia C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Virginia Highlands C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences
  • Tidewater C.C.: Associate of Arts & Sciences

Students transferring in with an awarded Associates Degree are guaranteed junior standing (60 credits).  Associates Degree must be earned before matriculating at UMW.

Advantages of completing an Associate Degree at Richard Bland College

Students transferring in with an awarded Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences Degree are guaranteed junior standing (a maximum of 63 credits transferred).  The Associates Degree must be earned before matriculating at UMW. Students with AA or AS degrees from Richard Bland are only required to complete the language, experiential learning and the intensives (speaking and writing) portions of the General Education requirements.

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