Policy on Transfer of Virginia Community College Students (Amendment to Presidential Policy No. 68)

Policy Memorandum No. 173

Recommended by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies: April 22, 1996
Approved by University Council: October 7, 1996
Approved by the President: October 7, 1996
Effective: Immediately

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies, unanimously approved a resolution concerning the university's policy on the admission of transfer students.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, the Perry Committee recommended that the university "standardize clear and consistent policy concerning a student's ability to transfer to Virginia Tech" (page 17, number 7), and

WHEREAS, the State Council of Higher Education policy states that each senior institution should have a policy on the transfer of Virginia Community College Students approved by appropriate institutional parties and review regularly the admission of transfer students, and

WHEREAS, the Task Force on Transfer was charged by the University Provost to "define the university's policy on the admission of transfer students and submit the proposal for governance and Board of Visitor approval," and

WHEREAS, Presidential Policy No. 68 "Entrance Requirements" does not specifically address the transfer of the Virginia Community College student but does stipulate that entrance requirements be reviewed periodically,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, effective with applicants Fall 1996, that the current undergraduate admissions policy as stated in Presidential Policy No. 68 be amended as follows and published along with other admissions guidelines in the undergraduate catalog,

Admission preference shall be given to transfer students who have completed an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. at the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm173