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Virginia Peninsula Community College

Hampton, VA

Virginia Peninsula Community College is an open-enrollment, two-year institution of higher education established in 1967 as part of a statewide system of 23 community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York. As expressed in its mission statement, Virginia Peninsula Community College changes lives and transforms its community through diverse, inclusive, and equitable education and workforce training, excellent support and services, and innovative partnerships.

Virginia Peninsula Community College serves approximately 9,500 students each year, making it the sixth largest college within the Virginia Community College System in terms of student headcount. The College serves a highly diverse region, and its student body closely reflects the demographics of the greater community.

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Academics
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Freshman Definition
A student who has fewer than 30 earned semester credit hours.
College Fit
Virginia Peninsula Community College makes college possible for members of our Peninsula community with affordable tuiti...see moreVirginia Peninsula Community College makes college possible for members of our Peninsula community with affordable tuition, convenient locations, flexible schedules, and innovative programs designed in collaboration with our educational and industry partners in the region. Our outstanding faculty are renowned for high quality instruction; our small class sizes allow students to connect with faculty and receive personalized attention. We prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions as well as for sought-after careers in a variety of in-demand fields. We offer a range of scholarships, internships, articulated program agreements with four-year institutions, and we are nationally recognized for quality of service to members of our military and their families. Virginia Peninsula Community College is the first choice for students on the Peninsula for a high-quality, affordable education.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance and program placement
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
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Application Fee
There is no fee to apply for admission to Virginia Peninsula.
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Official transcripts should be submitted upon posting of current course grades s...see moreOfficial transcripts should be submitted upon posting of current course grades so that courses can be evaluated for credit. Students should follow directions located on the Transcript Evaluation Request Form https://www.vpcc.edu/sites/default/files/content-documents/Request_for_Transfer_Evaluation_Form_2017_0%20-%20Converted%208-27-20.pdf Students applying for admission into the following programs must submit official transcripts at time of application: Nursing, Dental Hygiene.
Tests
At Virginia Peninsula Community College, we use mulitple measures and guided sel...see moreAt Virginia Peninsula Community College, we use mulitple measures and guided self-placement in place of admissions tests in most cases. Students should review information on this process on the College's website: https://www.vpcc.edu/college-readiness Exceptions may occur for military students. Please consult with our Office of Veteran's Services: https://www.vpcc.edu/military/veterans
Essay
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require essays. Please consult the Colle...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require essays. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Letter of Recommendation
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Interview
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require interviews. Please consult the C...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require interviews. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
You may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year...see moreYou may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year.
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
You may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year...see moreYou may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
For priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April ...see moreFor priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer terms.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
For priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April ...see moreFor priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer terms.
Academics
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College Fit
Virginia Peninsula Community College makes college possible for members of our Peninsula community with affordable tuiti...see moreVirginia Peninsula Community College makes college possible for members of our Peninsula community with affordable tuition, convenient locations, flexible schedules, and innovative programs designed in collaboration with our educational and industry partners in the region. Our outstanding faculty are renowned for high quality instruction; our small class sizes allow students to connect with faculty and receive personalized attention. We prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions as well as for sought-after careers in a variety of in-demand fields. We offer a range of scholarships, internships, articulated program agreements with four-year institutions, and we are nationally recognized for quality of service to members of our military and their families. Virginia Peninsula Community College is the first choice for students on the Peninsula for a high-quality, affordable education.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Individuals who have already completed an associates degree should submit their transcripts for evaluation and transfer ...see moreIndividuals who have already completed an associates degree should submit their transcripts for evaluation and transfer credit determination. The student development course requirement (SDV 100) is waived for those individuals.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Individuals who have already completed an associates degree should submit their transcripts for evaluation and transfer ...see moreIndividuals who have already completed an associates degree should submit their transcripts for evaluation and transfer credit determination. The student development course requirement (SDV 100) is waived for those individuals.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
The student's catalog year determined by their first semester of attendance and program placement.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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Course Transfer Criteria
Course grade must be C or higher in order to transfer.
General Education Programs
Virginia Peninsula Community College awards transfer credit for UCGS and Passport courses from other Virginia Community ...see moreVirginia Peninsula Community College awards transfer credit for UCGS and Passport courses from other Virginia Community College System colleges.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Virginia's community colleges offer students more than the opportunity to earn a...see moreVirginia's community colleges offer students more than the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate; they provide a gateway to the Commonwealth's four-year colleges. Through system-wide negotiated agreements, students who graduate from a Virginia community college with an associate degree and the minimum grade point average required by the four-year college are guaranteed admission to many of the Commonwealth's colleges and universities. Students should review the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement for the four-year institution they wish to attend to learn more about the process: https://www.vpcc.edu/advising/transfer
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
External Link
Application Fee
There is no fee to apply for transfer admission to Virginia Peninsula Community College.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
An unofficial transcript can be used for admission to the College and for advising. An official transcript is required f...see moreAn unofficial transcript can be used for admission to the College and for advising. An official transcript is required for evaluation of credits for transfer.
Tests
At Virginia Peninsula Community College, we use mulitple measures and guided sel...see moreAt Virginia Peninsula Community College, we use mulitple measures and guided self-placement in place of admissions tests in most cases. Students should review information on this process on the College's website: https://www.vpcc.edu/college-readiness Exceptions may occur for military students. Please consult with our Office of Veteran's Services: https://www.vpcc.edu/military/veterans
Essay
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require essays. Please consult the Colle...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require essays. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Letters of Recommendation
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Pleas...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require letters of recommendation. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Interview
Not required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require interviews. Please consult the C...see moreNot required for general admission; however, admission to specific programs may require interviews. Please consult the College Catalog for more information.
Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
You may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year...see moreYou may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year.
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
You may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year...see moreYou may apply to Virginia Peninsula Community College at any time. We have flexible course offerings throughout the year.
Transfer Financial Aid Date
For priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April ...see moreFor priority consideration, students should apply for financial aid by May 1 for fall, November 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer terms.
Explore Our Majors
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The links below take you to pages on the Virginia Peninsula Community College website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
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Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
Student Clubs & Organizations
Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
Helpful Links
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SCHEV Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Course Catalog
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