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Transfer Student Process

Each semester students from all over the United States transfer to Virginia International University. For students who are interested in coming to our campus in Fairfax, Virginia to take their courses, the transfer process is quick and easy.

How to transfer to VIU

All Applicants

After applying to VIU, if you are accepted you can submit a completed Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form to the admission office. Please note that at this time, the admission office may request a syllabus or course description of each course in order for us to complete an accurate evaluation.

Students who want to apply courses taken at another Institution toward their VIU degree must understand that the following criteria must be met in order to be considered for transfer of credit. (a) The courses are equivalent to VIU courses within the student’s program of study, (b) each course should be at least 3 credits, (c) no duplicate courses, (d) and any student looking to obtain transfer credit from an institution located outside of the United States will need to obtain a course by course evaluation from an approved NACES member provided in the following .

Graduate Students: (1) grade must be B or higher, (2) maximum number of transferable credits are 18 credits. Undergraduate students: (1) grade must be C or higher, (2) maximum number of transferable credits are 60 credits.

For International Applicants

When applying to VIU, you will have the opportunity to specify that you are a transfer student. When doing so, your admission advisor will open up new sections of your application for additional documents. These include:

  •  Official Transcript from your current College or University
  •  Copy of all previous I-20’s
  •  Copy of your I-94
  •  Copy of your F1 Visa
  •  SEVIS Transfer Eligibility Form that needs to be completed by current school