At Randolph-Macon, we recognize the breadth of knowledge and experience you bring as a transfer student. Our personalized, hands-on approach to learning lets you build on that foundation, honing the skills you’ll need to excel. No matter what your future goals, we’ll set you on a path to success that’s uniquely yours.

And who said the transfer process has to be complicated? Whether you’re transferring from a community college, a four-year college, or completing an interrupted college education – we’re committed to making your transition to Randolph-Macon as seamless as possible.

your next step Two ways to apply, for free

Common Application

The Common Application is a college admissions application that you may use to seamlessly apply to any of the 900+ member colleges and universities, including Randolph-Macon.


Randolph-Macon College offers an application that can be assessed and submitted directly through our website. Students can begin and save their progress to return and complete at any time.

Transfer Dates and Deadlines

Entry TermApplication DeadlineNotification Deadline
Spring TransferDecember 1Typically within two weeks of a completed application
Fall TransferJune 1Typically within two weeks of a completed application

Application Requirements

The following application materials are required for applicants who’ve earned an associates degree (AA/AS) prior to enrolling at Randolph-Macon.

Select and complete either the Common App or the Randolph-Macon College Application. You only need to complete one, not both. Both applications are free of cost.

You must submit official college transcripts from any and all institutions you’ve attended full-time, part-time, or as a degree seeking student since graduating high school. Transcripts must be received directly from the institution and can be submitted through an electronic transcript service, by email, or mail. 

All transfer students are required to submit a College Report from the last college or university attended. No matter which application you used to apply to RMC, please use the College Report form link above. Once the form is completed, please email it back to our office at

Additional Materials

In addition to the materials listed above, the following will be required for applicants who will NOT have earned an associates degree (AA/AS) prior to enrolling at Randolph-Macon.

Your official, final high school transcript(s) must be submitted by a school official through the Common Application, a third party electronic service (Scoir, Parchment, etc.), email, or mail.

Applying with Test Scores

If you’d like to have standardized test results considered in your admission review, please indicate so when prompted on the application. We superscore both the SAT and ACT.

Self-reported scores may be used for application review. Upon enrolling, students who are not test optional must submit their official test scores. These scores can be sent directly through the testing agency, or can be listed on their official high school transcript.

Randolph-Macon’s test code for SAT is 5566 and for ACT is 4386.

Applying Test Optional

If you do not want standardized test results considered in your admission review, please indicate so when prompted on the application.

I started my academic journey at a large state university. In classrooms with over 100 students, I often felt lost in the crowd. When I realized it was time to make a change, I looked to RMC. An average class size of 16 means more direct communication and relationship-building with your professors.

Andrew Lamb ’24, Transfer Student
A man working on a computer for transfer admissions.

Just for you Resources for transfer students

Financial Aid for transfer students

All transfer applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships that start at $22,000 per year. And that’s just the beginning. Learn more about our aid programs, and see how a future-ready degree is more affordable than you think.

Transfer Credit equivalency

Did you know that incoming transfer students can bring up to 75 credit hours with them? Review our Equivalency Guide to see how your earned credit hours will stack up.

guaranteed admissions agreements

Graduating from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College? Take advantage of our Guaranteed Admissions Agreements and enjoy an easy, seamless transfer.

Meet Gabe!

Your transfer admissions counselor and go-to source of knowledge on all things transfer admission, Gabe is here to help you figure out how Randolph-Macon fits into your future plans. We can’t wait to work with you as you take this exciting next step!

Frequently Asked Questions

We consider a transfer student to be anyone that earns a high school diploma and then enrolls at a college following graduation. We do not have a minimum number of required hours to be considered a transfer student. Whether you’ve earned 0 or 75+ credit hours, you are a transfer student.

To be considered for transfer admission, you must be in good standing with your current or most recent college. This means you must be eligible to return to that institution for the semester you’re applying to Randolph-Macon. Also, you must have a minimum cumulative college GPA (all work attempted at all colleges attended) of at least 2.0.

We review all college-level coursework for transfer credit. We will let you know which courses will transfer and how they can be applied to your degree at RMC. This evaluation takes place after admission and is performed by the Registrar’s Office. Typically, credit for academic work completed elsewhere will be accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities if the courses are appropriate to the academic curriculum of Randolph-Macon College and a grade of C- or above is achieved. Students may transfer up to a maximum of 75 credits. At least half of the credits required to complete a student’s major must be taken at RMC.

No, only course credit transfers to Randolph-Macon. The GPA you earned at any other accredited institution is relevant only for determining eligibility for admission.

Yes! We offer academic scholarships for our transfer students. If accepted, you will automatically be considered for our merit scholarships that start at $22,000 per year. No separate scholarship application is required.

Yes! The college policy is for all students to live on campus, whether they are new transfers or incoming freshmen. Exceptions include:

  • Live with a parent and/or guardian within 35 miles of the college
  • 23 years old or above
  • Designated as a part-time student
  • Approved through the Disability Support Services Office