Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Honors College

Guaranteed Admission Program

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The Guaranteed Admission Programs of The Honors College allow highly qualified honors students a variety of options for gaining admission to many of the professional health science programs and graduate programs of the university. These options allow students who successfully complete the Guaranteed Admission Program in their area of interest to enter their professional or graduate school program without competing for admission at a later date.

Applying for guaranteed admission

To be accepted into a Guaranteed Admission Program, you must be accepted by the university, by The Honors College and by the Selection Committee of the professional or graduate Guaranteed Admission Program you wish to enter.

High school students

Guaranteed Admission Programs for the professional health science programs are available for high school students. Applicants who meet the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit an application during the final year of high school.

  • SAT combined score of 1910 or higher, obtained in a single sitting, with no score below 530, or an ACT score of at least 29.
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Completed applications for the Guaranteed Admission Program (Medicine) must be submitted and transcripts postmarked by Nov. 15, 2013. Reference letters must be uploaded by reference writers by Nov. 15, 2013. Reference writers will be prompted via email with instructions for uploading their letter to your application once you have submitted your application online. Completed applications for the Guaranteed Admission Program (Health Sciences), which includes all other health sciences programs, must be submitted and transcripts postmarked by Nov. 15, 2013. Again, reference letters must be uploaded by reference writers by Nov. 15, 2013. Reference writers will be prompted via email with instructions for uploading their letter to your application once you have submitted your application online.

Continuing students

Guaranteed Admission Programs for continuing students at VCU are available for professional health science and graduate programs. Eligible honors students may apply to these programs, usually at the end of their second or third year at VCU. Transfer students are not eligible for the Guaranteed Admission Programs for medicine (M.D.) or dentistry (D.D.S.), but may apply for other health science graduate programs. Applicants to the Guaranteed Admission Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • In good standing in The Honors College.
  • Making satisfactory progress toward graduating with University Honors.

Continuing students interested in guaranteed admission to graduate or professional programs should consult their honors advisor early in their VCU career about requirements and deadlines.