At SEMSS, we believe every student has what it takes to thrive at VCU.

We recognize there are different paths to success, and that every student has a unique story. Our programs, services and resources reflect the diversity of our student body and inspire students from all backgrounds to accomplish their goals, from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

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Promoting and fostering a climate of diversity, inclusion and equity

We're committed to upholding the university's core values by narrowing the gap between average overall graduation rates and graduation rates for traditionally underserved groups.

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Our student services and programs

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Admissions and enrollment support

  • Applications and enrollment checklists
  • Campus tours and recruitment events
  • Academic records and course registration
  • Assistance with graduation progress
  • Resources for transfer students
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Financial resources and guidance

  • Financial counseling services
  • Assistance with financial aid
  • Tuition and fees information
  • Student accounts and bill payments
  • Money management resources
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 Student support services

  • Career advising and goal setting
  • Resources and support for military students
  • Support for students from low-income families
  • Services for students with disabilities
  • Guidance for first-generation students
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Academic and advising resources

  • Academic advising and Major Maps 
  • Tutoring, academic coaching and Supplemental Instruction
  • Individual writing support and group workshops
  • Academic support services for student-athletes
  • First-Year Success and Summer Scholars programs

Did you know?

SEMSS supports VCU's diverse student body by providing financial support in effort to keep VCU affordable and lower student debt. With the guidance of financial counselors in the Student Financial Management Center, students are empowered to become financially literate and fiscally responsible through personalized service, outreach, education and programming.

Visit the Student Financial Management Center