2022-23 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 24, 2022  
2022-23 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Uniform Certificate of General Studies


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Certificate
695

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.

Certificate Requirements


Use the UCGS links below to see your course options. Additional VCCS courses may also satisfy these requirements. If you have transfer credits from another VCCS college, please see your advisor or check your advisement report prior to scheduling your classes. 

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 33


1 SDV 101  is required in the curriculum but does not transfer and will not fulfill general education transfer course requirements.

2 Students must complete ENG 112*  before taking the Literature Elective. For students wanting to complete both classes in one semester, ENG 112*  should be taken in the first 8 week session and the Literature Elective in the second 8 week session.

* This course has a requisite. 

 

 

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