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Virginia Highlands Community College

Abingdon, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

100 Vhcc Dr

Abingdon, VA 24210-3513

www.vhcc.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 828

Abingdon, VA 24212-0828

(276) 739-2460

Fax : (276) 739-2591

dbarrett@vhcc.edu

Contact : Karen Cheers

Director of Admissions, Records and Financial Aid

Type of School

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 5927

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 2,328

In-State Tuition : $4,710.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $10,008.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Diploma

Associate

Setting

Small Town (2,500-10k)

Rural

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Diploma, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management A C

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A
Business Administration and Management, General A
Finance, General C
Office Management and Supervision A C
Tourism and Travel Services Management C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General A
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician A

Construction Trades
Electrician C

Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education A
Education, General A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant A
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist A
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist A
Physical Therapy Assistant A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary A C
Legal Assistant/Paralegal C

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General C
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician C
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician C
Mechanics and Repairers, General C

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences A

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science A
Fire Science/Fire-fighting C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

230 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Unique Facilities : greenhouse, regional artisan center

Geographic Location : 120 miles from Roanoke.

Small Town

Rural

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,328

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : --

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

In state students : 89.0%

Out of state students : 11.0%

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Wolves

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

COMPASS required for placement. Paramedic, nursing, radiography, physical therapy, dental hygiene, and medical laboratory technology programs have special requirements.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Advanced Standing may include college credit and advancement based upon individual college participation in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Virginia Highlands Community College participates in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program by awarding Advanced Standing to entering students who have made 3, 4, or 5 scores on Advanced Placement (A.P.) Tests. Students planning to transfer are encouraged to check with the transfer institution to confirm acceptance of A.P. credits.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

0

Math

0

0

Science

0

0

Social Studies

0

0

Science Lab

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Biology

3

8

BIO 101 & 102

All

Calculus AB

3

10

MTH 263 and 264

All

Chemistry

3

8

CHM 111 & 112

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 111

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

--

All

4

6

ENG 111 & 112

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 200

All

United States Government and Politics

3

6

PLS 211 & 212 or PLS 135

All

United States History

3

6

HIS 121 & 122

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

4

English Literature

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Nancy Hope

Financial aid office phone : (276) 739-2412

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $154.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $330.60

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$4,710.00

$4,710.00

$4,710.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$10,008.00

$10,008.00

$10,008.00

Room only:

--

$2,600.00

$2,600.00

Books and supplies:

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$1,272.00

$1,272.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$6,510.00

$12,182.00

$12,182.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,808.00

$17,480.00

$17,480.00

Important cost information from the school: Out-of-state students pay an additional $705 capital outlay fee.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $10,008.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $2,600.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $330.60

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students