Liberty University and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), recognizing the need to facilitate the transfer of students from the community college to Liberty, resolve to adopt a Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA). Liberty provides special opportunities to help VCCS students experience a smooth transition to Liberty.
In an effort to ease the transfer process, VCCS and Liberty provide the following guaranteed admission agreement.
“Transfer-oriented associate degrees” refers to VCCS Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees. This includes VCCS General Studies Associate degrees that have been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) as transfer degrees according to the State Committee on Transfer (see website at www.schev.edu).
“GAA student” refers to a student who graduates from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a four-point scale and who intends to transfer to Liberty.
“GAA Contact” refers to staff members designated by each Virginia community college and by Liberty who work with prospective GAA students.
GAA students are guaranteed admission to Liberty and may expect the following:
To be guaranteed admission to Liberty, students must complete the requirements to become GAA students (graduation from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a cumulative grade point average [GPA] of 2.0 or higher on a four-point scale with intent to transfer to Liberty) and submit an official transcript showing completion of the associate degree to the Liberty Admissions Office. In addition, GAA students must have earned a grade of “C” or higher in each community college course applicable to the transfer-oriented associate degree program.
Students who were previously enrolled at Liberty and transferred back to a VCCS college to complete the transfer-oriented associate degree are not eligible for participation in the GAA. VCCS students who do not meet the GAA eligibility requirements listed above are eligible to apply for admission to Liberty but will not be guaranteed admission under this agreement.
Benefit to Virginia Community College Students
GAA students will:
The community college will:
The VCCS will designate officials who will be responsible for all aspects of the GAA at the VCCS. Liberty will designate individuals responsible for all aspects of the GAA at Liberty. Representing Liberty will be the Director of Admissions. Representing the VCCS will be the VCCS Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Research and the VCCS Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Programs and Instructional Technology, in consultation with the Articulation Subcommittee of the Academic and Student Affairs Council.
Liberty and the VCCS will review the GAA every three years to make adjustments as deemed appropriate to maintain its integrity and for the improvement of the transfer process. Changes will not adversely affect students already enrolled under the provisions of the existing GAA.
The GAA will remain in effect until terminated by either party upon written notice. Such notice should be given one year in advance of the date of termination; students who entered under the GAA may take advantage of its terms for two years after termination becomes effective.
Glenn DuBois, Chancellor
Virginia Community College System
Jerry Falwell, Jr., President