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Virginia Western Community College
Campus Setting
Rural
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Institution Type
Public   2-Year
Institution Colors
Blue and Gold
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
8535
Transfer-in
519
Average Class Size
Overall
17
Years 1 & 2
17
Years 3 & 4

Virginia Western Community College

Roanoke, VA
Virginia Western Community College is a forward-thinking community college inspiring individual, community and economic transformation. It provides quality educational opportunities that empower students for success and strengthen communities. The college delivers credit academic programs and non-credit career training both in-person and online along with dual enrollment courses in area high schools.
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Open Enrollment
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Open Enrollment
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Open Enrollment
Transcripts
Freshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and gr...see moreFreshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and grades, if available). GED holders must submit their official GED scores.
Tests
No Tests Required with High School Diploma
Essay
No Essay Required
Interview
No Interview Required
Letter of Recommendation
No Letter of Recommendation Required
Application Fee
No Application Fee
Freshman Student Catalog Year
A student?s catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance.
Freshman Definition
Students who have completed fewer than 30 credits
Application Types
Online Application on VWCC Website
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Financial Aid
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Transfer Student Catalog Year
A student?s catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance.
College Fit
Virginia Western is a two-year public institution of higher education operating under the Virginia Community College Sys...see moreVirginia Western is a two-year public institution of higher education operating under the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), a statewide system of community colleges. The College operates under the policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Virginia Western Community College Local Advisory Board. Located on a 70-acre campus in southwest Roanoke, VA, Virginia Western?s service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. Virginia Western was the first college established in the VCCS, in 1966, and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of more than 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track career training and continuing education courses.
Course Transfer Criteria
The minimum grade for courses to transfer is the letter grade of C. Online science labs are accepted for General Educati...see moreThe minimum grade for courses to transfer is the letter grade of C. Online science labs are accepted for General Education requirements only.
Transcripts
Freshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and gr...see moreFreshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and grades, if available). GED holders must submit their official GED scores.
Tests
Virginia Western uses Multiple Measures to determine placement.
Essay
No essay required
Letters of Recommendation
No Letter of Recommendation Required
Interview
No Interview Required
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Application Types(s)
Online Application on VWCC Website
Application Fee
No Application Fee
Transfer Definition
A minimum of 25% of the credit required in the graduation curriculum must be earned at Virginia Western.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Yes
Special Transfer Opportunities
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N/A
Opportunities
Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
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Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
Club/Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
Helpful Links
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College Catalog
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