Admitted students

Empowering My Unique Academic Journey

"An academic journey does not look the same for each student. In my case in particularly, I have encounter difficulties and blessings along the way as an adult learner with two children and a husband. VCU gave me the opportunity to enrich my experience, and provided me with the right resources for my own journey. Also, they have recognized my academic achievements, but also the effort and dedication it takes to succeed."

Andrea Navas, class of 2024

Welcome to the Ramily! We are so excited you're joining the VCU community. The following information will help you prepare to become a VCU student.



Each semester you will register for classes. Students can take classes during the fall, spring and summer, as well as intersession or J-term during winter break. Before selecting your courses, we encourage you to meet with your academic advisor to make sure you are on the right track. To learn more about registering for classes, visit the Office of the University Registrar.


All students are assigned an academic advisor. You can find your advisor on Navigate. Advisors can help you with degree planning, major maps, course selection, navigating academic polices and more. Make appointments with your advisor early and often! First-year, undeclared and pre-health professions students can visit University Academic Advising for more information. Upperclass students with declared majors can visit VCU Advising

Billing and payments

If you have questions about your bill, how to make a payment, how to request a refund or anything regarding finances, visit the billing and payments section of the Student Financial Management website.


Students have many options when choosing where to park on campus. You can review parking locations, see rates and purchase your parking permit all through the VCU Parking and Transportation website. Once you purchase your permit, you will receive it through the mail. You'll receive a temporary pass before your pass arrives so you can begin to park immediately.


Adult and non-traditional students can choose to live on or off campus at VCU. If you are interested in on-campus housing, you should reach out directly to Residential Life and Housing. If you need a place to live off campus in Richmond, you can start your research on the VCU Off-Campus Housing website, where you can filter by bedroom, bathroom, amenities and price. You can also connect with the Richmond Housing Authority.

Did you know?

VCU has a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for adult and non-traditional students.