Transfer Opportunities

You can earn an associate degree at PVCC and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree if you meet transfer grade and credit requirements. You can also take classes at PVCC without pursuing a degree and then transfer. We have Guaranteed Admission Agreements with most colleges and universities in Virginia. PVCC also partners with Mary Baldwin, Old Dominion and the University of Virginia, each of which offers bachelor’s degree transfer programs designed especially for adult students who want to continue their education in the Charlottesville area. More details here.


The following transfer degree programs at PVCC offer the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree:


Associate of Art (AA) 

  • Liberal Arts
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Art Specialization
    • Music Specialization
    • Theatre and Drama Specialization

Associate of Science (AS)

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • General Studies
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
    • Science Specialization
    • Biotechnology Specialization

Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. Our profile is available here.



Transfer Timeline            

Summer before PVCC:  

o Apply for financial aid (FAFSA) at

o Attend SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) event


Semester 1: Fall

o Meet with your Advisor for a proactive advising appointment to plan out your coursework

o Research the application requirements of your prospective transfer schools

o Set a graduation date goal

o Begin thinking about a major. If you're unsure, make an appointment with Career Services. To schedule an appointment, visit

o Register for spring classes in the last week of October


Semester 2: Spring          

o Apply for scholarships by Februrary 1st at

o Select a major and meet with a Transfer Advisor to discuss transfer school options and create an academic plan for next year

o If you are still unsure about your major, make an appointment with Career Services

o Register for summer (if needed) and fall classes in the last week of March



o Take a class or two to stay on track for your associate's degree (optional)

o Get an internship in a field that interests you (optional)


Semester 3: Fall               

o Choose at least three transfer schools to apply for transfer

o Research application deadlines and mark them on your calendar

o Meet with a Transfer Advisor to evaluate your transfer school options

o Meet with an Academic Advisor for a degree check for graduation

o Register for spring classes in the last week of October


Winter Break    

o Begin working on your transfer applications (including the essays)

o Research scholarship opportunities at your transfer destination(s)


Semester 4: Spring          

o (Jan-Feb) Compete the FAFSA and send the results to your prospective transfer schools

o Complete transfer admissions application(s) by the posted deadline(s)

o Apply to graduate from PVCC by March 15th

o Review admissions decisions

o Select a school and transfer!

o Send final PVCC transcript to your new school after you graduate from PVCC