General Admission

Individuals are eligible for admission to Virginia Western if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are 18 years of age or older and otherwise qualified to be a community college student, as demonstrated by taking the assessment in reading, writing and math. To demonstrate the ability to benefit, a student must place into Preparation for College English I (ENF 1) or higher on the assessment test. Students who score below the cut-off in this area, regardless of a high school diploma, will be permitted to enroll in non-credit classes only.  The college also reserves the right to require placement test for any individual seeking to take credit classes.

Students not possessing a high school diploma or the recognized equivalent (General Equivalency Diploma or Home School Completion Certificate) must place into Preparation for College English I (ENF 1) or higher on the assessment test. High school students and home-schooled students interested in admission to the college should refer to the subsequent sections addressing the enrollment of these populations.

For all curricular students, a completed official application for admission with social security number and documentation of a diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent is required. Graduates who complete secondary school in a home school setting must provide a graduation date and may be required to provide documentation of coursework.

For all non-curricular students, a completed official application for admission is required with social security number. Non-curricular students must satisfy all required course pre-requisites, placement testing requirements, or both before enrolling in specific college-level courses.

Others with special circumstances may attend with approval of the Virginia Western Community College Admissions Committee. For additional information, contact the Admissions Office at (540) 857-7231.

The college reserves the right to evaluate and document special cases and to refuse or revoke admission if the college determines that the applicant or student poses a threat, is a potential danger, is significantly disruptive to the college community, or if such refusal or revocation is considered to be in the best interest of the college. The college also reserves the right to refuse admission for applicants that have been expelled or suspended from, or determined to be a threat, potentially dangerous or significantly disruptive by, another college. Students whose admission is revoked after enrollment must be given due process.

Possessing, brandishing, or using a weapon while on any college or VCCS office property, within any college or VCCS office facilities, or while attending any college or VCCS educational or athletic activities by students is prohibited, except where possession is a result of participation in an organized and scheduled instructional exercise for a course, or where the student is a law enforcement professional. By proceeding with the application process, you acknowledge and agree to abide by this policy if accepted to a VCCS college.

Refer to these sections for specific admissions requirements and instructions:

Regular Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Extended Hours During Fall Registration Period

June 23 - 27
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

August 18 - 29
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at 540.857.7231 or, or visit us in Chapman Hall Room 108.

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