Transferring to a 4-Year College
Blue Ridge Community College values the educational partnerships that have been developed with many of Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities. As a result of these partnerships, BRCC graduates have a variety of options which allow them to transfer college credits earned at BRCC while working toward their associate degrees and apply them to a baccalaureate degree.
Virtually all Virginia public four-year colleges and universities are in compliance with the State Policy on Transfer. This policy states that “students who have earned an associate degree based upon a baccalaureate-oriented sequence of courses should be considered to have met the lower-division general-education requirements of senior institutions. These students will be considered to have attained junior standing (typically defined by credits completed at the senior institution). It may, however, take transfer students longer than two years to complete the baccalaureate because of prerequisites in the major or other requirements or circumstances.” At Blue Ridge Community College, this policy applies to graduates of the Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.& S.) degree in the College/University Transfer Program and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree (including the Associate in Science, Engineering specialization). Blue Ridge Community College also has more specific guaranteed admission and articulation agreements with a number of Virginia’s senior institutions. Visit the College Advising Center or the Student Services website at http://www.brcc.edu/services/advising/transfer/index.html for further information about these agreements.
In partnership with Blue Ridge Community College, Old Dominion University offers students opportunities to earn Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees by taking courses at the Blue Ridge Community College campus without having to leave the Shenandoah Valley.
Eligible students seeking a Bachelor’s degree typically complete the first two years of college course work at Blue Ridge Community College. ODU offers guaranteed and immediate on-site admission to qualified BRCC students. To assist students in the transition, a detailed academic advising guide has been created for students transferring into ODU programs.
For more information, call 540-234-9345, or e-mail email@example.com. Visit ODU’s website at https://online.odu.edu/partners/blue-ridge-community-college.
Mary Baldwin University (MBU) has provided on-site advising for more than 20 years at BRCC for men and women to provide a path to complete their bachelor degree while doing much of their coursework at the community college. MBU offers flexible learning options with on campus, online, and hybrid classes, along with the ability to transfer up to 90 credits from BRCC and other institutions. In addition to the co-ed adult degree program option for all BRCC students, MBU has a traditional residential program for young women that accepts up to 66 transfer credits from BRCC and offers scholarship opportunities. Students may choose from over thirty majors including RN to BSN, business, criminal justice, social work, health care administration, and teacher certification. Graduate degrees are also offered in Education and Health Sciences, including Masters in Physician Assistant, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
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