This program is not eligible for federal or state financial aid.
Purpose: The Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS), formerly the General Education Certificate, is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year public college or university in Virginia. When completed, the UCGS will satisfy lower-division general education requirements at all four-year public colleges and universities in Virginia. Students should select courses in general education that best align to their major requirements.
Program Objectives: To prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university in Virginia.
Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.
Placement Requirements: Students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level English will be required to select appropriate EDE 10 or ENG 111 /EDE 11* coursework in consultation with an advisor.
Students who do not demonstrate readiness for the college-level math will be required to select appropriate MDE coursework in consultation with an advisor.
Transfer Requirement: All courses must be completed with a C or better. All courses except SDV 101 shall be transferable and satisfy the lower-division general education requirement at any public institution of higher education in Virginia. Courses may satisfy the general education requirement without having a specific course equivalent at the receiving institution.