Transfer College Information

VCHC Transfer Information

Are you interested in transferring to a 4-yr institution and joining the school's Honors Program? Explore the transfer fair information below where you can get familiar with each institution and make the perfect choice for yourself!

Longwood University's Cormier Honors College

Farmville, VA

Cormier Honors College (CHC) is home to those who wish to be engaged in the life of the community and for those who wish to lead, to guide and to serve.

As an honors student, you'll join a community of focused and like-minded students living and learning through scholarship and service.

We offer challenging courses and a degree with honors, but that's only one facet of the program.

From our living and learning community to serving and leading in the Longwood and surrounding communities we support each other through challenging course work and competitive scholarship to achieve a degree with honors.

Our Honors scholars are privy to a number of wonderful perks, including:

Cormier Honors College

School Size: 4000 undergrads

Program Size: 500


Dean Dr. Chris Kukk 

(434) 395-2904

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Marymount University is the only primarily Hispanic Serving Institution in the state of Virginia and we are consistently ranked as one of the most racially and ethnically diverse, and one of the most globally diverse universities in the south. We are proud that the Honors Program mirrors that diversity!

Through one-on-one faculty-student tutorials, small discussion-based seminars, and service-learning projects, the program is aimed at cultivating each individual student's research, communication, and critical thinking skills.

We have an active Honors community on campus, with guest lectures, film screenings, and panel discussions. We host weekly professional development workshops, socials, and coffee hours. Our Honors Living Learning Community, in an apartment-style residence hall, meets weekly to discuss topical podcasts, video lectures, and books on issues pertaining to social justice and personal growth. And our prime location, just 5 metro stops from D.C., allows us to offer Honors faculty and staff led field-trips into D.C., and provide a variety of community-based service opportunities.

We are proud to have Honors students who received prestigious Fulbright scholarships, had been named Newman Civic Fellows, were awarded Phi Kappa Phi Scholarships, and received leadership opportunities through AmeriCorps.

Highlights: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Information Technology, Nursing

Honors Program

Transfer Admission Requirements

School Size: 3500

Program Size: 92


Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman 

(703) 284-1546

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Albus Dumbledore tells young Harry, “It is our choices . . . that show was we really are, far more than our abilities.” Students in honors education typically are those who choose to enrich their undergraduate experience with opportunities for independent research, creative expression, leadership, and service.

The Boone Honors Program was founded in 2001 at Ferrum College in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. At Ferrum, we consider our stunning landscape and Appalachian heritage among our biggest resources. Ours is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts-based honors program that provides students with honors-based alternatives to general education requirements and opportunities for project-based learning. In keeping with our campus motto, “Not Self but Others,” our program also stresses the importance of engagement with our local and global communities.

The program offers members the following curricular and co-curricular components:

Popular majors for honors program members include Environmental Science (second oldest program in the nation), Pre-Professional Health Sciences, Nursing and Nursing BSN to RN, Psychology, Health & Human Performance, Recreation Leadership and Ecotourism, Criminal Justice, Chemistry, and Business Administration. A wide range of programs in the Arts & Humanities is also available. The college offers 30 majors.

Boone Honors Program

Ferrum College

School Size: <1,000

Program Size: 50


Director: Lana Whited 

(540) 365-4334

Assistant Director: Ed Hally 

(540) 365-4249

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

The University Honors Program provides an intellectual home for high-achieving scholars. Our students are innovators, thinkers, activists, creators, and doers. They are passionate, inventive, diverse, and involved. The Honors Program staff strive to provide educational, co-curricular, and professional experiences to develop the scholars into future leaders, citizens, and servants. Students in the program receive perks, including priority registration for courses; exclusive field trips, programs, and conferences; access to the Honors Commons; Academic advising and programming; and financial support for research or creative capstone project.

The University Honors Program provides an intellectual home for high-achieving scholars. Our students are innovators, thinkers,  activists, creators, and doers.  They are passionate, inventive, diverse, and involved.  The Honors Program staff strive to provide educational, co-curricular, and professional experiences to develop the scholars into future leaders, citizens, and servants.  Students in the program receive perks, including priority registration for courses; exclusive field trips, programs, and conferences; access to the Honors Commons; Academic advising and programming; and financial support for research or creative capstone project.

UMW is primarily undergraduate public liberal arts institution with 3 colleges (Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education). We offer 90+ majors, minors and programs of study. The Department of Historic Preservation prepares students for careers in urban planning, historic preservation, museum management, and archaeology and offers one of the few undergraduate Bachelor's degrees in Historic Preservation. Students studying political science and international affairs benefit from the location of UMW (exactly halfway between the nation's and the state capital). Two of our newest majors at UMW are a major in Geospatial Analysis (in Geography Department) and a major in Communication and Digital Studies (in the newly formed Communications and Digital Studies Department). All students at UMW are encouraged to work independently with faculty on research or creative projects. Students in STEM fields benefit from the expanded facilities in the Jepson Science Center.

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

We're a small college within a large research university. Begin your Mason experience by attending selective seminar classes with a small cohort of students. You'll have access to faculty mentors, Honors academic advising, and extracurricular programming.

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Transfer Student Admissions

School Size: 39,143

Program Size: 2100


Tahmina Rahman 

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Experience is everything. Our campus is part of the city that surrounds us, and we don't let the walls of the classroom close students off from learning in the world beyond. We value the knowledge and experience you gain at internships, or when you study abroad, participate in a service-learning project, launch a startup, or conduct independent research. At VCU, experiential learning is built into the curriculum no matter what you study. The Honors College offers high-achieving students of all majors special opportunities to realize their potential as part of a vibrant community of dedicated scholars. Its innovative curriculum—integrated with experiential learning, including research, service and study abroad— provides the feel of a small, liberal arts college at a large, urban university.

Students in the VCU Honors College receive the unique benefits of being part of a small community within a large, urban campus in the heart of Richmond, VA. Our students enjoy smaller class sizes, priority course registration, and specialized academic advising while they follow a unique Honors curriculum focused on community engagement, experiential learning, and student wellbeing. Students have access to special research opportunities, study abroad programs, internships, career workshops, and mentorship within the Honors College. Our students can join Honors clubs and organizations that provide opportunities for community service and leadership, and they also enjoy socializing in the Honors College lounge, which has private study rooms, music practice rooms, and a computer lab. The National Scholarship Office is housed within the Honors College, and our students can apply to scholarships each year that are only available to Honors College students. Upon completion of our program, students graduate with University Honors as community-engaged citizens.

Honors College


School Size: 28,919 students 

21,717 undergraduates

Program Size: 1174


(804) 828-1803

University of Lynchburg's Westover Honors College

Lynchburg, VA

In addition to academics, community is key to our Honors College. From the initial induction ceremony that welcomes students to our community, to the senior cording ceremony where students receive their honor cords from their thesis directors, we build and nourish close bonds. Westover Fellows take part in a variety of social events each year, and benefit from peer-to-peer mentoring as well. Transfer students are able to connect with and learn from older transfer students as they navigate a new campus.

Westover advisors work with students to apply for fellowships, internships, and graduate schools, and connect students with our strong alumni network.

We offer a strong community of scholars to support and challenge you. All Honors classes are open only to Westover Fellows, and campus faculty compete to offer upper-level interdisciplinary Honors courses which change every year; popular courses from past years include "Frankenstein: The Promise and Peril of Synthetic Biology;" "Whose Bible is it Anyway?" and "Tell me How you Play and I'll Tell You Who You Are: Soccer and Culture." Honors students also undergo a rigorous senior thesis in their major overseen by a faculty committee; many past graduates have gone on to publish their thesis projects. Westover also offers a range of leadership and volunteer opportunities for our students, and our Westover Suite provides study and lounge spaces open twenty-four hours a day only to Honors students.

We have many strong programs here at the University of Lynchburg. Because of our PA and DPT graduate programs, our pre-health science majors are very popular and offer excellent core classes. Our International Relations and Security Studies program is also a very popular and interactive major, with opportunities to travel and compete for both Model UN and EU simulations. Finally, our College of Business houses a wide range of majors and specializations, and offers students the opportunity to take part in the Student-Managed Investment Fund.

University of Lynchburg

Westover Honors College

School Size: Approximately 1800 undergraduates and 800 graduate students

Program Size: 160


Beth Savage, Dean 

(434) 544-8828

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

Prestige - Participating in and graduating from our Honors Program will invariably give you an edge when it comes to competing on the job market or seeking admission to advanced graduate studies later on.

Innovation - Being in the Honors Program does not simply equate to more or harder work. Instead, it will provide you with opportunities to pursue innovative paths of study, have hands-on experiences, and engage in stimulating courses with a problem-solving focus, like Future Global Crises or Stuff: Consumption, Consumerism, and the Environment.

Community - Joining the Honors Program means stepping into a community of ready-made friends who share your intellectual curiosity and academic drive. That sense of cohort and community will enhance your experience in the classroom, but it will also enrich your college experience in other ways. Many Honors students at Fairmont State choose to live in our Honors Living Learning Community (Prichard Hall) while others take an active role in our student group, the Honors Association, both of which provide an important social outlet for students on campus.

Travel - Honors students at Fairmont State enjoy many opportunities to broaden their horizons via travel. You will have the chance to participate in our annual field day in Washington D.C. There are also opportunities for more extensive travel, including participation in regional and/or national conferences as well as our annual study abroad class, which involves eight weeks of curriculum followed by a week-long trip abroad to vistas like London, Paris, Rome, or Dublin!

Mentorship - When you join the Honors Program at Fairmont State, you will be assigned an Honors student mentor, who will provide support and guidance to them during their first semester in college. Honors students also work closely with the Honors Director as well as a faculty advisor in their major field, which ensures considerable support for them as they begin to shape and pursue their goals.

If you join the Honors Program at Fairmont State you will have priority registration, which means you will get to register for their classes early every semester. With priority registration, you will never have to worry about a class you want or need to take filling up before your registration window opens!

Fairmont State University

Honors Program

School Size: 3,300

Program Size: 250


Dr. Robin K. Payne, Director of Honors 

(304) 367-4197

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

Extensive mentorship opportunities with faculty, Advanced seminars and leadership training, Access to travel funds on a competitive basis, Priority class registration & graduate library privileges, Unique access to national and international leaders in the church, industry and government, Competitive fellow positions in the university's Center for Christian Thought & Action.

Our areas of study include: Arts & Communication, Business & Leadership, Education, STEM, Law, Government, History, Nursing & Healthcare, Divinity & Theology, Psychology & Counseling

Regent University

Honors College

School Size: 11,000 total students, 1300 on-campus undergraduate students

Program Size: 150


Complete Honors College application, general Regent application, and Honors College interview.

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

Honors Housing for all four years of a student's time with us, 15 Honors activities per semester for students to choose from, Honors courses open only to students in our program, Professional Development Series, Yearly Common Read Program, Honors listed on both diploma and transcript for students who complete our program.

Randolph-Macon offers 56 majors, minors, and programs, including a BSN (BS Nursing) program, Black Studies, Astrophysics, Engineering, Chinese, Japanese, Classical Studies, Cybersecurity, Education, Criminology, Film Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Greek, Japanese Studies, Music, Writing, and all other typical majors found at most colleges and universities. In addition, we offer a graduate program in Physician Assistant Studies.

Honors Program

Prospective Students

School Size: 1500 students

Program Size: 300


Dr. April D Hennis Marchetti, Honors Director 

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

All JMU Honors College students are working toward a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. All majors are welcome in the Honors College. Academic mentorship lies at the heart of the Honors experience. Through small classes, individualized study, and independent research, Honors students have access to exceptional faculty from across the university.

Enriched curriculum - Honors classes encourage faculty and students to explore the world's problems more creatively and in greater depth. Honors courses tend to emphasize discussion, and challenge students to engage in rigorous and imaginative thinking.The requirements of the Honors College are flexible.

Faculty mentorship - The Honors capstone project provides the framework for close, sustained collaboration with a faculty mentor. For many Honors students the opportunity to forge these professional relationships endures as the most important aspect of their college careers.

Research and scholarly opportunities - Undergraduate research and scholarship at JMU is extremely varied. All students in Honors are expected to engage in research or scholarly work, or become involved in sustained creative endeavor during their time at JMU.

Study abroad - The Honors College offers specially-designed study abroad opportunities for its students. To help support these study abroad opportunities, Honors students are eligible for scholarship support.

Honors housing - The Honors College offers its students the opportunity to live in dedicated Honors housing in Shenandoah Hall.

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How to Apply


School Size: 22,000

Program Size: 1200


Alysia Davis 

(540) 568-5217

Emory & Henry College

Emory, VA

The Emory & Henry Honors Program inducted its first class of 16 students in Fall 2009, and our first cohort graduated with the college's first Honors Diplomas in May 2013. Over the past twelve years of the Emory & Henry College Honors Program, we have grown to include around 75 current Honors Program Scholars and over 200 Honors Program Alumni who have gone on to graduate schools or careers all over the country (See a list of graduate schools on our Alumni page of stories).

Our Honors Program is intentionally open to students with a wide range of intellectual interests and boasts majors from every undergraduate department at the college. More than 30% of the program's students are students of color or international students, and we are active members of the National Society for Minorities in Honors, as well as the NCHC and VCHC.

Emory & Henry has much to offer both the Honors scholar, as well as the general student: our faculty develops close mentoring relationships with their students, with many Honors students starting their thesis research in their junior year. Honors students are especially well prepared for this because of the 1-credit Thesis Preparation class. Our faculty also lead 2-week academic trips all over the world, throughout the Americas, across Europe, and even to Africa and Asia.

With about 70 students our Honors program is small enough for you to feel connected from the moment you transfer in, but large enough for you to always be meeting new Honors scholars involved in nearly every major, sport, and activity.

Honors Program

Honors Program Benefits

About the Program

School Size: 1200

Program Size: 75


Dr. Scott Boltwood 

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA

The Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College is open to all majors across Norfolk State University. Stretch your academic potential in our enhanced academic classes, co-curricular enrichment activities and special programs for high-ability students. Shine brightly across classes, with opportunities to study abroad, attend and present at conferences, and work closely with faculty on cutting-edge research projects! Display your attributes, talents and aptitude as an honors scholar in the RCNHC!

Opportunities to stretch and shine through programs, supports, activities, exposures and experiences that allow for:

Admissions Information

Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College

School Size: 5500

Program Size: ~300 undergraduates


Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College 

(757) 823-8208

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University supports students aimed at a variety of careers including those within the fields of Business Management, Health Professions, Applied Technologies, Education, and the Humanities.

Students who join the Shenandoah University Honors program are joining a tight-knit community of curious, intelligent, hard-working and supportive peers. They have access to exclusive Honors seminars plus Honors courses within their degree of interest. Honors students are also planning unique social and academic events on and off campus. Finally, honors students have the opportunity to apply for small grants for experiential learning experiences that will help them achieve their goals while at SU.

Shenandoah University

Honors Program

School Size: 4,000

Program Size: 76


Laurel Rodgers 

(540) 665-5503

Jon Udelson 

(540) 665-4536

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

The VSU Honors College is ideal for students who are exceptionally motivated to face some academic challenges as well as enjoy research, internship, travel, and extracurricular opportunities! Our students apply and win prestigious scholarships, such as the Fulbright Award, or Visiting Students at Oxford College. Our students are prepared to be globally competitive students traveling to places like Spain, Thailand, and Africa.

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Scholarship Information

School Size: 4600

Program Size: 600


Dr. Lisa Hopson