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Students who meet the requirements for undergraduate/graduate eligibility may enroll for credit as non-degree seeking students. More information is available from the Student Services Center. This status does not require an application for admission through the Office of Admissions, but registration is required through Records and Registration.

Enrollment as a non-degree student does not ensure later admission as a degree-seeking student.

To enroll in graduate courses as a non-degree seeking student, individuals must be in their final semester or have graduated from a regionally accredited college or university.

Information and forms certifying eligibility to take graduate courses are available at VCU Records and Registration



Each graduate program has a separate application process. You can apply for admission online. A non-refundable application fee of $65 is required with each graduate program application.

Once accepted to the university, You will use your V-number and date of birth at VCU eID Finder to establish your VCU eID and eID password. After setting up your eID, contact the coordinator of the program you have enrolled in, to help you identify courses you will need to register for.

You will register for your courses through VCU eServices.

Applicants should review the requirements outlined in the Graduate Bulletin for specific deadlines and required supporting materials for each program.

Visit the Programs page to see available online degree programs.



If you are a current VCU Student, you can register for online classes using your VCU eID and eID password on eServices.

Use the CRN number or course information to locate the course on the eServices.

All fully online courses carry a $55/credit fee, capped at 3 credits ($165) per semester in addition to standard tuition and fees.

If you have any questions, please contact us at online@vcu.edu


International students are defined as those who are neither U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or those granted asylee or refugee status by the U.S. government. International students are those who have travelled abroad to the U.S. for the purpose of studying in school and are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

International students should apply for admission online.  There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.  International students whose native language is not English and who are applying for degree programs or seeking to take online courses at VCU may need to demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following criteria:

– Residing in the U.S. for 10 or more years
– Scoring at least 400 on the Critical Reading portion of the SAT
– Completing six semester hours of college-level English (e.g., English Comp.) with a grade of C or better (excluding ESL classes)
– Presenting a TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher, or a PBT of 550 of higher
– Presenting an IELTS academic band score of at least 6.0
– Completed a previous undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or another English-speaking country (i.e., Britain, Australia, Canada, etc.).

Students interested in programs or courses that will require visits to the Richmond, Virginia campus of VCU, should contact the International Student and Scholar Advisor, Ms. Meghan Barger at msbarger@vcu.edu, or (Country code: 1) 804-828-0595