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Complete admission application due, including all items on the checklist below. For need-based financial aid, all application documents due.

Application Checklist
  • Common Application or Coalition Application, including the Richmond Question.
  • The Richmond Question: Please choose one of the following essay prompts. (1) What is an urgent global challenge or social justice topic about which you are passionate? What solutions or outcomes do you hope to see? (2) By the time you graduate from college, there will be jobs that don’t exist today. Describe one of them and how Richmond might prepare you for it. (3) You are required to spend the next year in either the past or the future. To what year would you travel and why?
  • $50 application fee or acceptable fee waiver form.
  • Official college/university transcripts, sent directly from each college/university attended.
  • Common Application Transfer College Report or Coalition Application Transfer Report Form for any college or university where enrollment was full-time (12 or more semester hours).
  • List of current courses, including course numbers, titles, and number of credit hours.
  • Official final high school transcript.
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic source (professor, academic dean, academic advisor) at the college level; additional recommendations will be reviewed with the application but, given the volume received each year, cannot be tracked or acknowledged individually.
  • Course descriptions (for evaluating college coursework, provide course descriptions of all academic work completed and in progress; these may be photocopied or copied and pasted into a common document).
  • If taken, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate official score reports.
International Students and Non-U.S. Citizens

Approximate notification date of admission decision and need-based financial aid.


Enrollment confirmation and deposit due; per University policy, all enrollment deposits are non-refundable.


Final college transcript due.