Student forms, waivers, & placement scores

MATH PLACEMENT INFORMATION

If you have already completed the math placement test and would like to check your math placement score: log onto your MyVCU Portal.  Then go to eservices –> student –> student records –> view student placement scores.

Ideally, you should begin to take math coursework during your freshman year in order to stay on track within the ENVS major.

If you did not come to VCU with credit for MATH 141, 151, or 200, you must take the math placement test prior to registering for a math course.  MATH 151 is a co-requisite for CHEM 101, CHEZ 101, BIOL 151, and BIOZ 151.  Therefore, you must place into MATH 151 or higher in order to potentially begin to take CHEM/Z 101 and BIOL/Z 151 (this also requires you to place into CHEM 101 via the chemistry placement test).

If you place into MATH 141 or MATH 141 stretch and complete the course with a grade C of or higher, you may take MATH 151 the following semester along with CHEM/Z 101 and/or BIOL/Z 151 (depending on your chemistry placement results).

Online Math Placement Test
For first year and transfer students who are about to start their first semester at VCU.

ALEKS PPL assessment
If you have already completed or started any course at VCU and need a math placement score, you must take this assessment rather than the online math placement test.  This also applies to you if your math placement score has expired or if you are trying to improve your Math Placement Score.  You will need to take a PROCTORED Math Placement Assessment to receive your Math Placement Score.

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT INFORMATION

If you have already completed the chemistry placement test and would like to check your chemistry placement score: log onto your MyVCU Portal.  Then go to eservices –> student –> student records –> view student placement scores.

Read more about the Chemistry Placement Test here:
https://chemistry.vcu.edu/undergraduates/faqs/chem-101-placement-exam-faq/

Keep in mind that you will not be able to take BIOL 152/ BIOZ 152 or CHEM 102/ CHEZ 102 until completing CHEM 101/ CHEZ 101 with a grade of C or higher!

HIGH SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE WAIVER INFORMATION
If you completed three levels of one foreign language in high school  but have not earned college credit for the 101 and 102 levels of a foreign language and would like to be waived from this requirement, you must complete the high school foreign language waiver

If you started VCU as a first year student:
That’s all you need to do!

If you started at VCU as a transfer student:
VCU requires a high school transcript for any transfer student requesting a foreign language exemption. It is your responsibility to ensure that your high school transcript is on file when submitting this form. Transfer students who have not previously applied to VCU as freshmen or who have transferred in more than thirty credits will likely not have a high school transcript on file.

If your transcript is NOT on file at VCU, you may submit it one of the following ways:

1. HAND DELIVER:
Our preference is that transcripts are hand delivered to the CHS Office of Student Services to prevent your sensitive documents from being lost in the mail.

CHS Office of Student Services
Founders Hall
827 Franklin St
Room 102

2. BY MAIL:
CHS Office of Student Services
827 W Franklin St
Box #842507
Richmond, VA 23284

3. ONLINE
You may submit your transcripts digitally to VCU through Parchment. These transcripts will route to the Admissions department.

ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE OFFICIAL (sent directly from the school or still in its original sealed envelope).


DO YOU HAVE TRANSFER CREDITS THAT HAVEN’T ARRIVED AT VCU?

If you need to transfer any credits from other institutions to VCU (if you took a summer course at a community college or took dual enrollment coursework in high school, for example), please take care of this as soon as possible.

Transcripts should be sent to:
VCU Transfer Center
900 Park Avenue Box 842532
Richmond, VA 23284-2532


DO YOU STILL NEED TO TRANSFER YOUR AP SCORES TO VCU?
If you still have access to your AP account, please log in via the orange View Your Scores button on this page: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores. Once you’re logged in, there should be a link in the upper right area that says something like “download your score report.” Click that link. Please download, save and email the PDF that generates to transferinfo@vcu.edu.  Please also have your official AP scores sent from College Board to school code 5570.

If you no longer have access to your AP account or it has been more than four (4) years since you took the AP(s), please have College Board send your scores to school code 5570. Alternatively, you may wish to have an official copy of the scores sent to yourself. Then bring the unopened scores to the Transfer Center, Hibbs Hall, room 224 to ensure timely receipt.

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