Admissions Classifications and Non-Degree Students

Virginia Christian University / Admissions / Admissions Classifications and Non-Degree Students

Admissions Classifications

  1. Regular Student: A student who meets all entrance requirements, is accepted by VACU, and is pursuing a degree program.
  2. Probationary Student:A student permitted to enroll who does not meet all the admission criteria but whom the Admissions Committee identifies as being likely to succeed. Reasons for anticipated success are documented in the student’s file. A probationary student will be given two consecutive semesters to demonstrate academic success. A limited number of probationary students will be permitted to enroll each semester.
  3. Visiting Student: A student not pursuing a degree program but desiring to be admitted for part- time studies (a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester for two semesters). Visiting students who wish to continue must declare a program upon completing 12 hours.
  4. Auditor:A student permitted to enroll in a course without being required to fulfill the normal course requirements in that curse when it is taken for credit. No credit is granted. Abbreviated admissions credentials are required of those students who are only auditing courses. Husbands or wives of full-time students are permitted to audit one course free of charge per semester. Other auditors pay a reduced tuition cost for each course. Full-time Regular Students who have a 2.5 GPA or above may audit one course free of charge per semester; however, this course will not appear on the academic transcript.
  5. Transfer Students: A student desiring to transfer to VACU from any other higher education institutions including colleges, universities, and Bible institutes who meets the Christian and academic requirements listed previously. The transfer students should have official transcripts of their college-level work sent directly to the Director of Admissions of VACU. Faxed or E-mail copies must be followed up by official copies for final acceptance. Transcripts will be evaluated in semesters of VACU curriculum, and credit will be allowed whenever possible for equivalent courses taken elsewhere. Work completed with a grade below C (2.0) is not transferable. Students may be asked to provide a catalog from their previous institution for the purpose of credit evaluation.

Non-Degree Students

A non-degree student is someone desiring to take only a limited number of courses for credit, without enrolling in an official degree program. Students desiring to use VACU course credits to transfer to another institution would fall into this category. The process for acceptance as a non-degree student is as follows:

  1. Submit a completed student application, along with the application fee, to the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit an official letter from the registrar of the prospective student’s current institution stating that the prospective student is in good standing and in which program of study he/she is enrolled, or a copy of the prospective student’s transcript form the highest degree earned. If the student is currently not enrolled in another institution, the most recent post-secondary transcript must be submitted.
  3. Submit a statement describing the prospective student’s conversion experience, including what a person must do to receive eternal life and when the prospective student personally took that step.
  4. When all the required documents are received by VACU, the application file will be reviewed. The admission status will be notified by mail. A non-degree student is subject to all current institutional policies, including but not limited to financial, academic, and behavioral requirements.

Translate »