Sep 25, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog


Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

Through system-wide agreements, students who graduate from one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges with an associate’s degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain guaranteed admission to more than 20 of the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities:

Christopher Newport University; College of William and Mary; ECPI College of Technology; Emory & Henry College; Longwood University; Lynchburg College; Mary Baldwin College; Norfolk State University; Old Dominion University; Radford University; Randolph College; Regent University; Regis University; Strayer University; Sweet Briar College; University of Mary Washington; University of Phoenix; University of Virginia; University of Virginia’s College at Wise; Virginia Commonwealth University; Virginia State University; Virginia Tech: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Engineering; Virginia Union University; Virginia Wesleyan College.

This list of colleges and universities is subject to change as new Guaranteed Admissions Agreements are negotiated. For a comprehensive list of schools and their admissions requirements please refer to

PHCC also works in conjunction with New College Institute located in Martinsville, Virginia to offer opportunity to students who wish to continue their education through the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.

Transfer Grants

Beginning with the first-time entering freshman class of the fall 2007 academic year, students entering a Virginia community college have an opportunity to receive up to $2,000 annually upon transferring to a four-year institution. Students must complete a transfer associate’s degree with a 3.0 grade point average and meet financial eligibility requirements. The grant will be applied to tuition expenses at a four-year Virginia college or university, either public or private. The grant provides $1,000 for all eligible students, with an extra $1,000 for students who pursue undergraduate work in engineering, math, technology, teaching or science.  To access the application, please visit the SCHEV website.