The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
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Arts and Humanities Majors: “Pathways to VCU” Seeks Participants


The Mellon Pathways to the Arts and Humanities Program supports and guides students during their studies at John Tyler or J. Sargeant Reynolds community college, and as they transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University.

Introduced at the community college level, the Pathways Program provides students with a solid foundation from which they can successfully study the arts and humanities at VCU.

How do students benefit?

Students in the Pathways Program receive enhanced advising about course selection, transfer logistics and financial aid, along with major and career exploration opportunities and support leading up to, through and after the transfer process. Additional program benefits include:

Who is eligible?

Pathways students

The Pathways Program is open to all incoming, returning and current Tyler or Reynolds students with 15 or fewer credits who are planning to earn an associate degree and transfer to VCU.

Additionally, students must attend a half-day orientation at the beginning of their first semester in the program, have a 2.0 GPA at the start of the program and have a 2.5 GPA at the time of transfer.

Pathways Program students pursue arts and humanities majors (including double majors) in the following subject areas at VCU:

Learn More

As students go through the process of transferring from Tyler or Reynolds, the program’s transfer coaches and coordinators will help keep them on track and on the path to success.

Reynolds Pathways Program
Paul Williams, transfer coach

John Tyler Pathways Program
Kirstin Pantazis, transfer coach

Ian Coyle, transfer coordinator

Program director
Micol Hutchison

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