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An annual publication of the State Committee on Transfer -- 1996

Ms. Carole Ballard
Tidewater Community College

Dr. Robert L. Bashore
Central Virginia Community College

Dr. John H. Borgard
Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Frank Cool, III
Norfolk State University

Dr. Ann B. Dolgin
Thomas Nelson Community College

Ms. Alison Gauch
Mary Washingon College

Mr. Lawrence A. Groves (co-chair)
University of Virginia

Dr. Pryor Hale
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Dr. Fred J. Hecklinger
Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. James E. Hunter
Virginia State University

Dr. Dan C. Jones
Wytheville Community College

Dr. Naomi Lawhorn
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Dr. R. Heather Macdonald
College of William and Mary

Mr. Michael C. Maxey
Roanoke College

Dr. John C. Presley
Rappahannock Community College

Ms. Lucinda H. Roy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mr. Mark S. Sandy
Virginia Military Institute

Ms. Laika Tamny
James Madison University

Ms. Kathie L. Tune
Averett College

Dr. Barbara A. Wyles (co-chair)
Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. Genene M. Pavlidis

Ms. Lonnie Schaffer



The State Policy on Transfer, adopted in 1991, continues to be highly effective in helping students make a smooth transition from Virginia’s two-year to four-year institutions of higher education. In addition, the State Policy on Transfer has promoted increasing levels of cooperation between institutions, most of which have progressed beyond questions of policy compliance to practices that facilitate equitable admission and ensure that transfer students will be given every opportunity to complete the bachelor’s degree.

Most of Virginia’s two- and four-year institutions are in full compliance with the State Policy on Transfer, and those few institutions that are not yet in full compliance are working to update their transfer policies and move toward compliance. Specifically, the State Policy on Transfer provides assurances to students who graduate with transfer degrees from the two-year institutions that their credits will be accepted and that general education requirements will be met. In addition, the policy, to the extent possible, provides transfer students with the same opportunities as other native students in such areas as course selection, registration, access to campus housing, and financial aid.

With a lessening of the need to focus on issues of compliance with the State Policy on Transfer, the Committee has addressed a number of issues related to better communication of transfer information. Every two-year and four-year institution in the state has designated a chief transfer officer who oversees the transfer process. In the fall of 1995, most of the state’s chief transfer officers met with members of the State Committee during the conference of the Virginia Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers to discuss topics such as preparing effective transfer guides and improving accessibility of transfer information through the use of technology. In addition, the Committee has encouraged involvement of four-year college faculty in the biannual discipline meetings and the counselor meetings held for community college faculty and staff throughout the state. The State Committee on Transfer will continue work on a variety of related issues in the coming year, including the sharing of data on the progress of students who transfer and the establishment of a coordinated state-wide electronic transfer assistance system.


The Committee’s monitoring of the State Policy on Transfer has been the catalyst for cooperation between the state’s four-year institutions and the community colleges. In the coming year, a representative from the Department of Education will be added to the Committee to begin to explore partnerships and agreements between the state’s secondary schools and institutions of higher education. Overcoming barriers to transfer requires open communication across all educational levels, and the success of the Committee in facilitating student movement across those levels will depend on the on-going commitment of our institutions to making effective transfer a joint responsibility.

This newsletter presents articles on topics that were included in the 1995-96 action plan of the State Committee on Transfer and sets the stage for the Committee’s work in the coming year. Articles are designed to increase understanding of how credits transfer, how transfer guides can be used to facilitate transfer, and how articulation agreements are developed. Opportunities for advanced standing credit are also described, illustrating not only the progress made in transfer in 1995-96 but also the significance of continuing collaborative efforts in 1996-97 to improve transfer opportunities in the state.


When Is A Credit Not a Credit?
Understanding How Credits Transfer

Despite the progress made since the adoption of the State Policy on Transfer in 1991, some students still have questions or concerns about transfer practices in the state. Perhaps the most misunderstood part of the transfer process is how credits transfer. The following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions concerning the transfer of credits from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities. It's difficult to provide simple answers to these questions; sometimes a credit is not a credit.

Q. Will all credits taken at the community college transfer?

No, not all credits earned at the community college are accepted in transfer at the four-year institutions. Community colleges offer degree programs for a number of purposes--to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, to develop skills for career advancement or personal growth, and to prepare students for continuing their studies at four-year colleges and universities. Generally, courses taken in the liberal arts as part of a "university parallel" transfer program will be accepted at the senior institutions. Courses taken in certain occupational/ technical areas may not meet the requirements for transfer to a four-year degree program.

It is important that students understand the goals and purposes of the degree program in which they are enrolled at the community college. Degree programs designed for transfer include the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Arts & Sciences degrees. The Associate in Applied Science degree program is not specifically designed to prepare students for transfer, although some courses in these programs may be transferrable based on special arrangements between the community college and the senior institution called "articulation agreements".

Most two-year transfer programs require students to complete a minimum number of credits in English composition, the humanities or fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and in some cases, foreign languages. These courses meet the lower-level general-education requirements of the four-year colleges and universities. In addition, some of the courses taken in the liberal arts may meet prerequisite or specific core requirements for courses in the studentsÆ major field of study. University parallel courses that do not meet either general education or major course requirements will generally be accepted as elective credits toward a baccalaureate degree.

Courses designed specifically for certain occupational/technical areas usually do not transfer to meet general education or major field requirements at the receiving institution. Exceptions may be made for some major field courses in the case of programs articulated with professional schools at the four-year college. Elective credit may be given for some technical courses appropriate to the studentÆs chosen field of study, but many courses may not transfer at all. Credits earned in developmental courses or courses taught at a pre-college level generally will not be accepted in transfer.

Finally, non-traditional credits awarded at the community college may not be acceptable for transfer to the senior institutions. For example, credits earned through the Advanced Placement (AP) program, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or the high-school dual enrollment program may not be accepted in transfer to all four-year colleges and universities; however, most institutions will accept them from associate degree graduates if they were used to satisfy requirements for the transfer associate degree.

Q. How can I find out which courses will transfer?

The college to which the student wants to transfer determines which courses will be accepted in transfer, how many credits will be awarded, and the type of credit that will be awarded (general education, major field requirements, or elective credit). The receiving institution must be able to ensure that the credit awarded represents college-level work taught by a qualified faculty member at a level appropriate and relevant to the student's field of study. Because each college determines its own policies about accepting credits in transfer, guarantees cannot be made except by the receiving institution.

An important source of information on course equivalencies and the transferability of credits is the four-year college transfer guide, a publication usually made available through the admissions office. Many senior institutions also provide access to their guides through their home page on the World Wide Web. The most authoritative source of information is the admissions office at the four-year college. Admissions counselors can answer most questions or refer students to someone in the appropriate academic department who can. In addition, most community-college counselors and academic advisors can offer sound advice based on their experience, particularly with the local four-year institutions that a majority of their transfer students attend. These unofficial assessments of what will transfer are not confirmed until the receiving institution receives a final transcript from the community college and an official evaluation of transfer credit is sent.

Q. Is there a minimum or a maximum number of credits that I should take before I transfer?

Under most circumstances, students who begin their work toward a baccalaureate degree at the community colleges are well advised to complete the two-year associate degree before transferring. Students who have earned an associate degree in a university parallel transfer program are considered to have met the lower-division general education requirements at public senior institutions and are awarded junior standing. Certain majors, however, may require students to complete more than two additional years because of prerequisites or other requirements specific to a field of study. In the case of non-transfer occupational-technical degree programs covered by terms of an articulation agreement, acceptance of credits is normally contingent upon completion of the associate degree.

Although students can maximize the number of credits that will transfer by completing a college transfer associate degree, some students may choose to transfer before completing a degree program. Particularly for some highly selective or unique baccalaureate programs, students should follow the advice of an advisor from the four-year institution to ensure that courses selected will prepare them for the major they intend to pursue. For the student who wishes to transfer but has not yet selected an institution or a major, the transfer module in the state policy presents a set of courses totaling 35 credits that meet many of the general education requirements of the senior institutions. (For courses listed as a two course sequence, some colleges will require completion of the sequence with no credit awarded for half the sequence.) Provided the student meets the terms for completion of the transfer module, this set of courses will be accepted toward a baccalaureate degree program.

Students should also be advised that most colleges have a maximum limit to the number of credits accepted in transfer. Graduation requirements for the baccalaureate degree include a minimum number of credits at the upper division level and a minimum number of credits completed at the senior institution. The transfer institution will be able to answer questions on the exact number of credits that can be transferred to meet those requirements.

Finally, students who have not maintained continuous enrollment in the community college may find that some of their credits are "too old," especially in the science or pre-health science areas. Some institutions will not accept any credits more that six or seven years old; some may apply the "age" criteria only to courses in the major. Still others will accept credits no matter when they were taken.

Q. Will credits transfer in courses where I earned a "D" or a "P" (pass/fail option) grade? What grade-point average do I have to have in order to transfer?

Some public colleges and universities guarantee admission to all community-college graduates of an associate degree transfer program. Few colleges, however, will accept students on academic probation or suspension at their current college. Most colleges have policies requiring a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 for all work attempted at the community college. This means that D grades are generally not accepted for credit. Since P grades are not used to compute the grade point average, prerequisites or courses required in the major may not transfer for credit if taken under the P/F option.

Many colleges make a distinction between admission to the four-year college or university and admission to a particular program of study. Students interested in highly selective programs of study may need a B average (3.00) or higher in all courses attempted in order to qualify for admission. Meeting the minimum grade point requirement for admission to the college or university may not guarantee admission to a particular program there.

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"The State Policy on Transfer provides guarantees on the acceptance of credits for community-college students who either complete the transfer associate degree or who meet the conditions for completion of the transfer module. Ideally, students interested in transfer should meet with an advisor before registering for any courses. There is a great deal of diversity between colleges and what they want students to complete before they transfer. Nevertheless, a number of sources of information are available to the student who wishes to navigate the path from community colleges to the four-year colleges and universities."



Transfer guides have become essential sources of information on transfer in Virginia. These guides, which have been published by all public four-year institutions in Virginia, are often the first place that community-college students look when they begin to plan for transfer. The State Policy on Transfer requires all public institutions to publish transfer guides. The State Committee on Transfer has issued a set of guidelines for the development of transfer guides, but has not required a specific format to which all institutions must adhere.

As a result of the flexibility provided in how the transfer guides look and are organized, there is a good deal of variety among the different guides. However, all guides must provide specific information on programs of study and the community-college courses that are required to meet the first two years in each program. In this way, community-college students can consult the transfer guides of the colleges to which they plan to transfer and know precisely which courses to take to meet the first and second year requirements in programs such as business administration, engineering, and allied health.

Transfer guides also provide listings of general education requirements for all degrees at the institution, along with the community-college courses that meet these requirements. Students who may not have decided on a major can follow these guidelines to ensure that they will be taking courses that not only transfer but that meet general education requirements. In addition, many transfer guides provide course-by-course equivalencies for all community-college courses that are accepted by the institution. All the guides give course equivalencies for the state transfer module.

Transfer guides also contain additional information such as application procedures, financial aid, evaluation of credit, housing, and registration. An important new addition to sources on transfer in Virginia will be the inclusion of the transfer guide in each four-year institution's site on the World Wide Web. In the not-too-distant future, potential transfer students will be able to access transfer information through the World Wide Web from computer terminals on campus or at home. In addition, any faculty advisor or counselor at any community college will have access to the most up-to-date transfer information through the World Wide Web. Students at other four-year institutions inside or outside of Virginia will also be able to review the transfer requirements of institutions to which they plan to transfer. Whether in print or on the World Wide Web, transfer guides will continue to play an essential role in the transfer process in Virginia.

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"In the not-too-distant future, potential transfer students will be able to access transfer information through the World Wide Web fron computer terminals on campus or at home."


Guidelines for Developing Articulation
Agreements Between Community Colleges
and Four-year Institutions

Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs

The State Policy on Transfer provides certain guarantees about the transfer of credits for community-college students who complete a university parallel associate degree program. To facilitate student transfer from the non-transfer or occupational-technical degree programs, the State Committee on Transfer encourages institutions to develop formal articulation agreements that establish the parameters of transfer practices and requirements for the applied degree programs that have related programs at the four-year institutions. The following guidelines have been prepared to provide some direction for those who would like to develop articulation agreements between the community colleges and the four-year institutions.


Articulation is a systematic process for matching or coordinating community college and senior institution degree program requirements to facilitate student progress through educational levels. Articulation agreements are formal documents that provide certain guarantees to transferring students that cover the sequencing of courses, credits granted for course equivalencies, and additional courses or requirements that must be met to complete the baccalaureate degree at the four-year college or university. Although agreements can be reached between secondary schools, community colleges and senior institutions for articulating academic and competency-based curriculums, references made to articulation agreements by the State Committee on Transfer refer to formal arrangements between Associate in Applied Science degree and Baccalaureate degree programs in Virginia.

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Benefits of Articulation Agreements Articulation agreements

Developing Effective Articulation Agreements

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"To facilitate student transfer from the non-transfer or occupational-technical degree programs, the State Committee on Transfer encourages institutions to develop formal articulation agreements that establish the parameters of transfer practices and requirements for the applied degree programs that have related programs at the four-year institutions."



Tech Prep programs throughout Virginia have promoted a coordinated approach to skill development and the validation of prior learning experiences as students progress from high schools to community colleges to four-year institutions. Here are some examples of programs that are in place throughout the Commonwealth.

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"This represents another example of the growing trend to acknowledge the development of skills and to articulate programs from high school to the community college and then on to four-year institutions."



Virginia's high-school students are fortunate to have three quality programs that allow them to earn college credits during their high school years. The dual enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) programs are well-established, with most high schools participating, while the International Baccalaureate (IB) program is in the early stages of development in Virginia. All these programs are valid and important ways in which high-school students may obtain a wider range of challenging course options, avoid unnecessary duplication of educational experiences, and reduce the time and cost of their college education.

Dual Enrollment

In the dual enrollment program, high-school students typically take one or more community-college courses for which they receive simultaneous high-school and college credit. These dual-credit courses may be offered at the high school or at the college campus, although school districts generally prefer that most classes be made available at the high schools during the regular school day. As the program has evolved, most course offerings have been designed to meet requirements in a community-college transfer program or to transfer directly to a four-year college or university -- courses such as English Composition, U.S. History, General Biology, and others. More recently, non-transfer, occupational/technical community-college course offerings have become more commonplace. Instructors are usually full-time or part-time community-college faculty members and must meet the faculty credentialing requirements established for college accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. High-school teachers who meet these requirements also may be employed as instructors in dual-credit courses. Wherever the course is taught or whoever teaches it, students are taking the same college course, using college textbooks (and supplementary materials), and following the college syllabus.

The State Committee on Transfer endorses the dual enrollment program and encourages the continued high standards of quality in the placement of students in the program, the credentials of faculty, and the assessment of student learning outcomes and student success after transfer to a community college or university. The committee also encourages the full acceptance of dual-credit, transfer-level courses by Virginia's four-year institutions when students request the transfer of the community-college credits.


"Virginia's high-school students are fortunate to have three quality programs that allow them to earn college credits during their high school years."

Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement program, sponsored by The College Board, is also well-established in Virginia. According to a 1995 Southern Regional Education Board report, "Challenging Students to Higher Standards Through Advanced Placement," Virginia is among the regional leaders in the percentage of high schools offering AP course opportunities, with 88 percent of Virginia's high schools participating. In this program, high-school students take a designated AP course for high-school credit and then take a national AP test in that subject area. The community college or four-year college then may or may not grant college credit for the AP course, depending on the test score.

In fall 1995 the State Committee on Transfer prepared a chart listing the minimum AP scores needed for credit as determined by each of the colleges and universities in Virginia. This chart is reprinted in this newsletter. While many colleges follow the College Board's and the American Council on Education's recommendation and award college credit for a grade of 3 or higher, many other colleges and departments within colleges require a grade of 4 or 5. The State Committee on Transfer is working to encourage greater uniformity in test score requirements. This will reduce the amount of confusion among high-school students about the potential for acceptance of AP credits by Virginia's colleges.

The Advanced Placement program is seen by the State Council of Higher Education, the Virginia Community College System, the Department of Education, and the State Committee on Transfer as a quality program that deserves our full support. In the coming year the State Committee will also address the problem of transfer students discovering that their AP credits, which were accepted by the community college, may not be accepted by the four-year college to which they are transferring.

The International Baccalaureate

A growing number of high schools in Virginia are offering the International Baccalaureate program. The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an internationally recognized pre-university qualification which is accepted in over 60 countries. To gain an IB Diploma, students must successfully complete six separate courses covering a range of academic disciplines, including literature, second/foreign language, humanities, experimental sciences, mathematics, and the arts. In addition, candidates must complete an extended essay in a selected field, participate in over 100 hours of service and creative activities, and take a theory of knowledge course. Students have the option of completing an International Baccalaureate Diploma or of completing individual courses in the IB curriculum. Those who complete the entire program will have completed approximately one year of college work, along with 25 hours of IB exams reflecting international standards of learning.

Many colleges and universities in Virginia and throughout the United States grant advanced standing credit to students who have earned the IB Diploma or who have completed IB courses. For example, Virginia Tech will grant up to 38 semester credits for those earning the IB Diploma, and up to 30 semester credits for selected courses without the IB Diploma. Virginia Tech grants credit for individual IB courses to students who have scored at least a 4 (5 on mathematics) on the higher level examinations. Other colleges and universities in Virginia either have policies in place or are developing advanced-standing policies for both IB courses and the IB Diploma. Virginia now ranks third nationally in the number of authorized IB programs. Currently there are thirteen Virginia high schools with authorized IB programs, with one more awaiting accreditation. Several others plan to begin programs over the next two years.

Virginia's International Baccalaureate
School Directory
March 1996

Authorized IB Programs

To Receive Accreditation Visit in May Applications in Early Stages of Approval Process The State Committee on Transfer is encouraging each college and university to develop a specific policy on the acceptance of IB credits. Recognizing the high quality of the IB program, the committee also is encouraging more and wider dissemination of information about the program by the State Council of Higher Education, the Department of Education, and professional organizations. The International Baccalaureate Program, like the Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement Programs, offers excellent opportunities for high-school students to earn advanced-standing credit at many colleges and universities in Virginia and elsewhere.

Virginia's Chief Transfer Officers (1995-96)
Virginia Community
College System
Dr. E. B. Cox
Blue Ridge Community College
Box 80
Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486
(540) 234-9261
Mr. David J. Hofmann
Coordinator of Student Activities and
Central Virginia Community College
3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
(804) 386-4500
Ms. Anne Marie Mooney
Advisor for Transfer Programs
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
P.O. Box 1000
Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422-1000
(540) 862-4246
Dr. Edward Polhamus
Division Chair, Arts and Sciences
Danville Community College
1008 South Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
(804) 797-8402
Mr. Bryan Smith
Acting Dean of Student Services
Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Highway
Melfa, Virginia 23410
(804) 787-5910
Dr. Charles Sieracki
Dean of Instruction and Student Services
Germanna Community College
Box 339
Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
(540) 423-1333
Ms. Suzan Marshall
Director of Admissions and Records
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
P.O. Box 85622
Richmond, Virginia 23285-5622
(804) 371-3029
Dr. Carole Royal
John Tyler Community College
1807 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
(804) 378-3446
Dr. George D. Edwards
Dean of Instruction and Student Services
Lord Fairfax Community College
P.O. Box 47
Middletown, Virginia 22645
(540) 869-1120
Ms. Janet Lester
Mountain Empire Community College
Drawer 700
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
(540) 523-2400
Dr. Charles White
Division Chairman, Arts and Sciences
New River Community College
Drawer 1127
Dublin, Virginia 24084
(540) 674-3600
Dr. Gary E. Ballmann
Associate Dean of Curriculum Services
Northern Virginia Community College
4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
Annandale, Virginia 22003
(703) 323-3198
Mr. Graham Valentine
Coordinator of Admissions and Records
Patrick Henry Community College
P.O. Drawer 5311
Martinsville, Virginia 24115
(540) 638-8777
Dr. Robert T. Grymes, Jr.
Dean of Instruction and Student Services
Paul D. Camp Community College
P.O. Box 737
Franklin, Virginia 23851
(804) 569-6713
Ms. Bobbie A. Potter
Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-7589
(804) 977-3900
Mr. Robert S. Griffin
Glenns Campus Director
Rappahannock Community College
P.O. Box 287
Glenns, Virginia 23149
(804) 758-6771
Dr. John D. Sykes, Jr.
Director of Admissions, Records, and
Institutional Research
Southside Virginia Community College
Route 1, Box 15
Keysville, Virginia 23947
(804) 736-2000
Mr. James Farris
Southwest Virginia Community College
Richlands, Virginia 24641
(540) 964-2555
Dr. Ann B. Dolgin
Assistant to the President
Thomas Nelson Community College
P.O. Box 9407
Hampton, Virginia 23670
(804) 825-2727
Dr. Edward Ianni
Acting Dean of Instruction and Student Services
Tidewater Community College
7000 College Drive
Portsmouth, Virginia 23703
(804) 484-2121 Ext. 412
Mr. Michael G. Fillnow
Transfer Counselor
Virginia Highlands Community College
P.O. Box 828
Abingdon, Virginia 24210
(540) 628-6094
Dr. David Hanson
Director of Student Services
Virginia Western Community College
P.O. Box 14045
Roanoke, Virginia 24038
(540) 857-7942
Dr. Dan C. Jones
Division Chairman
Business, Humanities, and Social Science
Wytheville Community College
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382
(540) 223-4736
Ms. Lonnie Schaffer
Director of Educational Planning
Virginia Community College System
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 692-0364
Four-Year Institutions and
Richard Bland College
Ms. Sheila B. Cox Combs
Clinch Valley College
Wise, Virginia 24293
(540) 328-0116
Ms. Carol Safko
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia 23606-2998
(804) 594-7015
Mr. George Gangloff
Associate Dean of Admissions
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
(703) 993-2395
Ms. Laika Tamny
Assistant Director of Admissions
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
(540) 568-6018
Ms. Anne Marie Fabiano
Transfer Counselor
Longwood College
Farmville, Virginia 23909
(804) 395-2060
Ms. Alison Gauch
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Mary Washington College
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5358
(540) 654-2000
Dr. Frank Cool, III
Director of Admissions
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
(804) 683-8396
Ms. Cynthia Bruce Thornton
Interim Associate Director of Admissions
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(804) 683-4609
Mr. Chris Knauer
University Registrar
Radford University
Radford, Virginia 24142
(540) 831-5271
Mr. Lawrence A. Groves
Associate Dean of Admissions
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
(804) 982-3200
Dr. John Borgard
Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia 23284
(804) 828-1673
Mr. Mark S. Sandy
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia 24450
(540) 464-7766
Ms. Wanda Hankins Dean
University Registrar
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0202
(540) 231-7951
Ms. Lisa Winn
Director of Admissions
Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia 23806
(804) 524-5688
Dr. R. Heather Macdonald
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
(804) 221-2469
Mr. Roger L. Gill
Director of Student Support Services
Richard Bland College
Petersburg, Virginia 23805
(804) 862-6225
Council of Independent
Colleges in Virginia
Malcolm Huckabee
Averett College
420 West Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
(804) 791-5630
Carrie A. Camden
Bluefield College
3000 College Drive
Bluefield, Virginia 24605-1799
(540) 326-4348
Linda Stout
Associate Director of Admissions
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
(703) 828-5366
Ruth G. Robertson
College of Health Sciences
P.O. Box 13186
Roanoke, Virginia 24031-3186
(540) 985-8481
Dale Hess
Assistant Director of Admissions
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801-2462
(540) 432-4118
Jean-Marie Luce
Director of Admissions
Emory & Henry College
P.O. Box G
Emory, Virginia 24327
(540) 944-6138
Lynda Bailey
Coordinator for Transfer Admissions
Ferrum College
Ferrum, Virginia 24088
(540) 365-4290
Meade B. King
Associate Dean of Admissions
Hampden-Sydney College
P.O. Box 667
Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943
(804) 223-6120
Leonard M. Jones, Jr.
Dean of Admissions
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668
(804) 727-5328
Molly Meredith
Transfer Coordinator
Hollins College
P.O. Box 9707
Roanoke, Virginia 24020
(540) 362-6401
Amy Lee Perkins
Enrollment Associate and Transfer Coordinator
Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(804) 544-8237
Lewis Askegaard
Mary Baldwin College
New and Frederick Streets
Staunton, Virginia 24401
(540) 887-7071
Charles D. Coe
Director of Admissions
Marymount University
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299
(703) 284-1500
John Conkright
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Randolph-Macon College
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505
(804) 752-7305
Jean Stewart
Director of Admissions
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1526
(804) 947-8100
Michael C. Maxey
Vice President for College Relations
Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, Virginia 24153
(540) 375-2270
Kathy Kelley
Associate Director of Admissions
Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, Virginia 24153
(540) 375-2270
Mary E. Ransom
Director of Admissions
Saint Paul's College
406 Windsor Avenue
Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868
(804) 848-3984
Patricia A. Coyle
Coordinator of Transfer Admissions
Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, Virginia 2 2601
(540) 665-4581
LaVerne Y. Cox
Assistant Director of Admissions
Sweet Briar College
Box B
Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595
(804) 381-6142
Christopher J. Gruber
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, Virginia 23173
(804) 289-8640
Robin Cozart
Director of Admissions
Virginia Intermont College
1013 Moore Street
Bristol, Virginia 24201-4298
(540) 669-4865
Gil M. Powell
Director of Admissions
Virginia Union University
1500 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
(804) 257-5881
Stephen I. Bruce, Jr.
Admissions and Transfer Counselor
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599
(804) 455-3209
William M. Hartog
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450
(540) 463-8710

Funding for the 1996 issue of the Transfer Connection was made possible by a grant from
Virginia's Tech Prep Program.

Tech Prep consortia are located throughout Virginia. For additional information about this program, please contact your local consortium director listed below:
Blue Ridge Community College Tech Prep Consortium
Dr. Lester Smith, Consortium Director
(540) 434-5961
Caper Tech Prep Consortium
(Capital Area Partners for Education Reform)
Ms. Dorothy Schrag, Consortium Director
(804) 371-3378
Central Virginia Tech Prep Consortium
Ms. Alicia Keyser, Consortium Director
(804) 961-5353 Crossroads Educational Consortium - Tech Prep
Mr. Larry Bond, Consortium Director
(540) 228-5411
Eastern Shore Tech Prep Consortium
Ms. Linda Gayle, Consortium Director
(804) 787-9447 Germanna Community College Tech Prep Consortium
Dr. Carol Groppel, Consortium Director
(540) 423-1333
John Tyler Tech Prep Consortium (PEER)
Dr. Billie Nichols, Consortium Director
(804) 796-4261 Lord Fairfax Community College Tech Prep Consortium
Dr. George Edwards, Consortium Director
(540) 869-1120
Mountain Empire Tech Prep Consortium
Mr. Lous Collier, Consortium Director
(540) 523-2400
Ext. 322
New River Valley Tech Prep Consortium
Dr. Helen Harvey, Consortium Director
(540) 674-3613
Northern Virginia Community College Tech Prep Consortium
Annandale Campus
Mrs. Ronda Hall, Consortium Director
(703) 323-3411 Loundoun Campus
Ms. Irene Riordan, Consortium Director
(703) 450-2513
(301) 371-4772
Manassas Campus (Tech Plus K-14+X Consortium)
Ms. Marilou Giacofci, Consortium Director
(703) 361-6625
Woodbridge Campus
Ms. Dee Skillern, Tech Prep Coordinator
Dr. Robert Wildblood, Consortium Director
(703) 878-5749
Piedmont Tech Prep Consortium
Mr. Earl Dodrill, Consortium Director
(540) 638-8777
Rappahannock Community College Tech Prep Consortium
(Project LEAD, Project REACH)
Mr. Charles Pierce, Consortium Director
(804) 333-6755
Roanoke Area Tech Prep Consortium
Dr. Ben Helmandollar, Consortium Director
(540) 857-6917 Southern Piedmont Tech Prep Consortium
Ms. Sheila Wright, Project Director
(804) 797-8433
Southside Virginia Community College Tech Prep Consortium
Ms. Linda Staylor, Project Director
(804) 292-5373 Southwest Virginia Community College Tech Prep Consortium
Mr. Tom Witten, Consortium Director
(540) 964-7253
Tech Prep Educational Consortium of Western Virginia
Ms. Paige Kern, Consortium Director
(540) 862-4246 Tech Prep Region 2000 Educational Consortium
Mr. Richard Carter, Sr., Consortium Director
(804) 386-4511
Tidewater Tech Prep Consortium
Dr. Maxine Singleton, Consortium Director
(804) 427-7208 Virginia Highlands Tech Prep Consortium
Ms. Norma Lester, Consortium Director
(540) 645-9512
Virginia Peninsula Tech Prep Consortium
Mrs. Doris Wimmer, Consortium Director
(804) 825-2706 Western Tidewater TJech Prep Consortium
Ms. Edna King, Coordinator
(804) 569-6700
Virginia Community College System
Ms. Darlene H. Blake, State Coordinator
(804) 371-6582

Transfer Connection
is a cooperative effort of the
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
and the
Virginia Community College System
Bob Bashore, CVCC
Darlene Blake, VCCS
John Borgard, VCU
Jo Lynne DeMary, DOE
Larry Groves, UVA
Fred Hecklinger, NVCC
Dan Jones, WCC
Genene Pavlidis, SCHEV
Lonnie Schaffer, VCCS
Kathie L. Tune, Averett College
Barbara Wyles, NVCC
A special thanks to Laurette Brunson of SCHEV
and Janet Bush of NVCC for assisting in the
production of this newsletter.
Updated: July 28, 1998