Virginia Commonwealth University
Required High School Courses;
-Required units: 20 total
-Foreign Language 2
-Science Lab 1
-Social Studies 1
-Recommended units: 24 total
-Foreign Language 3
-Visual/Performing Arts 1
2. Entrance Tests (SAT/ACT);
-SAT Critical Reading: 490 - 600
-SAT Math: 480 - 590
-SAT Writing: 480 - 580
-ACT Composite: 19 - 25
3. GPA & Rank;
4. High school activities considered;
5. Application Essay?
1) Compose "Page 87" of your autobiography. In this essay, consider where your life story would be at this point.
2) "Education and Life: A Personal Statement." In this essay, discuss your educational goals, including why you wish to study your chosen major.
6. Early Decision plan;
7. Personal Interviews/Letters of Recommendation;
All students applying to any visual or performing arts disciplines also must submit a recommendation.
8. Percent of Applicants Admitted;
58% of applicants are admitted.
9. Application Filing Date?
10. Tuition and Fees?
Tuition $19,556 Non-VA Residents.
$6,779 VA Residents.
Fees All full-time undergraduate Arts majors pay a fee of $265.00/semester;
Full-time graduate Arts majors pay $490.00/semester.
Questions about College
1. Where is the College located?
2. What is the surrounding community like?
Urban, small city, commuter campus.
3. List 3 hotels near the College;
The Berkley Hotel, The Commonwealth park suits hotel and Grace Manor Inn.
4. Is the college public, private, religious ect. ?
5. Is the emphasis of the college on liberal arts, science, technical or professional?
The emphasis is ...
6. How many undergraduates and graduate students attend?
2,792 undergraduates and 7,869 graduates.
7. What classes must you take in college in order to receive your major ?
Atrs001 Open studio workshop, Arts 190 Advanced Workshop, Drawing, Arts 192 Workshop, Art History, Arts 592, 692 individual projects/fieldwork.
8. What is the academic calendar?
13 - 17
Advising and registration for new undergraduate students - Monroe Park campus
Orientation for new graduate students - Monroe Park campus
17 - 19
Orientation for new freshmen, transfer and readmitted students - Monroe Park campus
Registration for continuing students - Monroe Park campus
Fall classes begin
20 - 26
Add/drop and late registration
Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2009 semester
Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
Monroe Park campus students - last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for December degrees.MCV campus students - fall degree candidates should follow departmental deadlines.
Last day for undergraduate students to submit work for removal of incomplete grades from spring semester or summer sessions
15 - 16
Reading days, no day or evening classes held - Monroe Park campus
19 - 23
Monroe Park campus students - advising for spring semester.MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule.
Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of "W" - both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
Spring semester advance registration begins
Veterans Day. University open. Classes in Session. Honor American Veterans of all Wars. Learn more about Veterans Day
26 - 29
University closed - evening classes (classes beginning at 4 p.m. or later) do not meet on Nov 25
Last day of classes for fall semester - both campuses
7 - 11
Final examinations for fall semester - MCV campus
7 - 12
Final examinations for fall semester - evening classes
7 - 15
Final examinations for fall semester - Monroe Park campus
Final date for graduate dean's approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for December degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
Official date for certifying December diplomas
19 - Jan 3
Holiday intersession classes begin
Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays - holiday intersession*
- 9. Can you stay on campus during breaks?
Questions about Student population
- 1. Where do the majority of the students come from?
- 2. What types of campus activities are available (non-sport)?
- 3. Do most students commute/live on campus? List some dormitory names.
- 4. Are there sororities and fraternities?
- 5. What athletic programs are available?
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Football(non-tackle), Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Track, Volleyball, Weight Lifting and Wrestling.
- 6. What are the dates for this year's open house?
October 10th and November 7th.
7. Is housing available/guaranteed for freshmen? After the freshman year?
VCU guarantees housing only for freshmen whose housing deposit is received by June 1st. freshmen are not required to live in university housing. However, the university does strongly urge freshmen to consider university housing at least for their first year. Research has shown that students living on campus have a better academic career and a more active social life. They meet other students and are more involved in university events. About 65 percent of VCU's entering freshmen reside in university housing
- 8. Is there diversity on campus? What is the racial makeup?
Yes. 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 14% Asian/Pacific Islander, 20% Black/Non-Hispanic, 5% Hispanic, 50% White/Non-Hispanic, 3% Non-Resident Alien, 8% Race/ethnicity unreported
- 9. What is the female to male makeup?
- 10. Can you have a car on campus your freshman year? After the freshmen year? How much is the parking fee?
Yes, all students are allowed to have cars on campus; however, as an urban university, parking can sometimes be a challenge
Questions about Academics
- 1. What is the average class size? Smallest? Largest?
- 2. What major would you be pursuing at this college? What building is your major located in?
Independent study art.
- 3. How many years does it take to graduate with your major?
- 4. Is there a career center and opportunities for job placement after college? What building is the career center in?
- 5. How does registration work? (online, in person) Are classes guaranteed? What building is the registrar located?
- 6. What are the most popular majors at the school?
Art Education - BFA
Art History - BA
Cinema - Film BA
Communication Arts - BFA
Craft/Material Studies - BFA
Dance & Choreography - BFA
Fashion Design - BFA
Fashion Merchandising - BA
Film - BFA
Graphic Design - BFA
Interior Design - BFA
Kinetic Imaging - BFA
Music - BA, BM
Painting & Printmaking - BFA
Photography - BFA
Sculpture + Extended Media - BFA
Theatre - BFA, BA
- 7. Are counseling services available? What building are they located in?
Monroe Park CampusPhone: (804) 828-6200907 Floyd Ave. Room 238P.O. Box 842525Richmond, VA 23284-2525
Medical Center - Grant HousePhone: (804) 828-39641008 East Clay Street Room B-011P.O. Box 980238Richmond, VA 23298-0238
- 8. Can you get credit for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores?
- 9. List some of the Academic support services available.
The Office of Student Academic Support Services offers free services to all students enrolled in programs at the VCU Medical Center. The meetings are confidential and are one on one. We offer students assistance in the following areas:
- Individualized counseling for academic self-concept issues
- Note-taking skills
- Organizational skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Reading comprehension strategies
- Referrals to appropriate counseling or student support services at the VCU Medical Center
- Test-taking strategies
- Test anxiety
- Time management skills
- Referral for tutorial services
- Other related study-skill strategies
Part V. Questions about Financial Aid
- 1. What percent of students receive financial aid?
- 2. What forms are needed? What are the financial aid filing dates?
- 3. Are on-campus jobs available?
- 4. Name some of the grants, scholarships and loans that are available.
- 5. What is the typical financial package for a freshman? Is it guaranteed for 4 years?
- 6. What are the notification dates for financial aid recipients?
- 7. What is the school's CEEB code? (you'll find this at collegeboard.com)
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Old Dominion University5115 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23529Part 1: Admissions PoliciesWhat high school courses are required? -4 English, 3 foreign languages, 3 maths, 3 sciences, 3 social studiesAre entrance tests required? Which ones? What range of scores is accepted?- SAT and/or ACT; between 470 and 590 on each section for the ACTDoes the college require a certain grade point average? What is it? Rank in class? - 2.2, no but it does factor in acceptanceWill my activities and involvement in high school be considered? - YesIs there an essay on the application? What question(s) must you answer? - Optional; topic of own choiceIs there an early decision or early action plan? Is it binding? Do you think you will apply for early decision? -Yes; No; NoAre personal interviews or letters of recommendation required? How many? -Maximum of three letters of recommendationWhat percent of applicants are admitted? -72%What is the application filing date? -December 1 for early registration; February 1 for regular applicationHow much is tuition and fees and room/board (in-state and out-of-state)? - In-State Tuition: $6,720, Out-of-State Tuition: $18,390 Room and Board: $7,092 lab fees and credit hour vary per class
Part II. Questions about College1. Where is the college located? -Norfolk, VA, urban, in state, very spacious2. What is the surrounding community like? List some highlights in the community. (ex. Entertainment, historical aspects, etc.) List 3 websites that give information regarding the city. -Chrysler Museum, beach, largest Naval port in the world; www.10best.com/Norfolk,VA/Attractions_&_Activities/ attractions.uptake.com/virginia/norfolk/432930476.html www.professionaltravelguide.com/.../Norfolk/See.../Activities3. List 3 hotels near the college where visiting friends and family can stay. -Springhills Suites, Norfolk Plaza, Tazewell Hotel4. Is the college public, private, religious affiliated, or co-educational? - public, co-ed 5. Is the emphasis of the college on liberal arts, science, technical or professional? - Focuses on all areas6. How many undergraduate students attend? How many graduate students attend?-undergraduate-16,066 graduate-6,2217. What classes must you take in college in order to receive your major - ESSE 486 Student Teaching, ESSE 415 Instructional Design II: Curricular Procedures and Individualized Education Planning, ESSE 483 Senior Seminar
8. What is the academic calendar? First SemesterAugust 29 (Saturday) Classes beginSeptember 7 (Monday) Labor Day HolidayOctober 10-13 (Sat-Tues) Fall HolidayNovember 10 (Tuesday) Last day to withdraw fromclassesNovember 25-29 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving HolidayDecember 11 (Friday) Classes endDecember 12 (Saturday) Exams beginDecember 18 (Friday) Exams endDecember 19 (Saturday) CommencementSecond Semester 2009-10January 9 (Saturday) Classes beginJanuary 16-18 (Sat-Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr.HolidayMarch 8-13 (Mon-Sat) Spring HolidayMarch 30 (Tuesday) Last day to withdraw fromclassesApril 4 (Sunday) Easter – no classes heldApril 27 (Tuesday) Classes endApril 28 (Wednesday) Reading DayApril 29 (Thursday) Exams beginMay 6 (Thursday) Exams endMay 8 (Saturday) Commencement 9. Can you stay on campus when there are breaks and holidays? -YesPart III. Questions about the Student Population1. Where do the majority of the students come from? If in-state – what part of the state do most come from? -everywhere2. What types of on campus activities (not sports) are available? List some. -over 200 clubs; Marching band, Drama, Radio station3. Do most of the students commute or live on campus? List some of the dormitory names. On campus; Rogers, Gresham, Whitehurst 4. Are there sororities and fraternities on campus? Name a few. -yes, Kappa Delta Rho, Theta Chi, Delta Zeta5. What athletic programs are available? Name a few. Are they a major part of the social life? -intramurals, basketball, football, yes6. What are the dates for this year’s open house schedule? - October 12, October 24, November 14, February 6, February 277. Is housing available/guaranteed for freshmen? After the freshman year? -available all years8. Is there diversity on campus? What is the racial makeup? -yes, white 61, African am-22 asian-6 Hispanic- native am-19. What is the female to male makeup? -male-43% female-47%10. Can you have a car on campus your freshman year? After the freshmen year? How much is the parking fee? -not freshman year; $133 per semesterPart IV. Questions about Academics
What is the average class size? Smallest? Largest?
-average-25, smallest-15, largest-35
What major would you be pursuing at this college? What building is your major located in?
How many years does it take to graduate with your major?
Is there a career center and opportunities for job placement after college?-virtual career center to prepare for jobs after graduation How does registration work? Are classes guaranteed?
-Online, unless they’re full
What are the most popular majors at the school?
-business, health, social sciences, English, interdisciplinary, education, engineering, psychology
Are counseling services available? What building are they located in?
-yes, varies buildings depending on what is needed
Can you get credit for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores?
List some of the Academic support services available. -Learning Center, Pre-Admission Summer Program, Reduced Course Load, tutoring
Part V. Questions about Financial Aid
What percent of students receive financial aid? -85%What forms are needed? What are the financial aid filing dates? -Financial aid deadline: 15-MAR; FAFSAAre on-campus jobs available? -yesName some of the grants, scholarships and loans that are available. -any you are applicable for; All incoming freshmen who submit their applications and credentials by the December1 early action deadline and transfer students who submit their applications and credentials by March15 are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships; academic based scholarshipsWhat is the typical financial package for a freshman? Is it guaranteed for 4 years? - based on scholarships, loans, grants; not guaranteedWhat are the notification dates for financial aid recipients? -no set date, must accept, decline within 10 daysWhat is the school’s CEEB code? 5126
Part VI. Directions from your home to the College/University1. Take I-85 north or I-95 north to Route 58 east. 2. Follow 58 east to I-264 east toward Portsmouth/Norfolk. 3. Go through Downtown Tunnel and follow signs to St. Paul's Blvd. 4. Make a right onto St. Paul's Blvd. 5. At the third light, make a left onto Brambleton Ave. 6. Follow Brambleton Ave. until you see signs for Hampton Blvd./ODU. 7. Bear right onto Hampton Blvd. 8. Follow Hampton Blvd. to 43rd St. (approximately 3 miles)