Postsecondary Admission Requirements


Four-Year Institutions

Institutional governing boards set admissions requirements and minimum qualifying scores on college entrance exams. Colleges and universities consider high school curriculum, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and class rank when making admissions decisions.

Through system-wide agreements, students who graduate from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia Community College System institution with an associate’s degree are eligible for guaranteed admission to more than 30 public and private four-year institutions, provided they meet minimum GPA requirements.

Two-Year and/or Technical Colleges

Applicants are eligible for admission if they possess a high school diploma or an equivalency credential, or if they are 18 years of age or older and demonstrate an ability to benefit from postsecondary instruction, as measured by the Virginia Placement Test (VPT). Students who do not achieve the scoring benchmarks will only be permitted to enroll in non-credit classes.

Readiness Assessment Benchmarks

Writing ENF1 32 35
Reading ENF1 62 35
Math MTE1 25 33