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Special Programs

Honors Program

Professor Marchetti, Director.

The Honors Program at Randolph-Macon College was created to enhance the academic and community experience of our most intellectually-curious students. To that end, the Honors Program asks students to “embrace excellence” through the following program pillars: innovation, collaboration, and experience. Members of the Honors Program at Randolph-Macon achieve their intellectual goals through specialized course work, focused academic advising, and collaborative, active learning experiences that prepare students for their personal and professional lives. The program emphasizes teaching excellence and a curriculum of innovative courses and self-directed educational experiences, enhanced by close collaborative work with faculty and peers and a connection to community.

Program Admissions, Standards, and Academic Requirements for Current Students Entering the Honors Program

Admission to the program is application based; invitations are extended to incoming first-year students with a minimum 3.75 recalculated GPA.  After reviewing the program expectations, interested students are required to complete a web-based essay application to be reviewed by the Honors Director.  Applications are automatically sent to qualified students by the Admissions Office after students are accepted to the College.

Incoming transfer students with a minimum 3.5 GPA in college-level work are encouraged to apply using a similar process which includes the student’s plan for how they will complete the program in their remaining semesters. Students who qualify will be provided a link to the online application by the Admissions Office. Transfer students who have completed Honors coursework at other institutions may earn Honors transfer credit for that coursework.

For current Randolph-Macon students there is a yearly open application process in January.  The application is sent to all students during the first week of the January term, and admissions decisions are completed by the end of the January term.  Admission is based on a Randolph-Macon faculty member’s letter of recommendation, the student’s academic qualification for the program, and an essay.  

To remain in the program, incoming freshman, transfer, and current students must make satisfactory progress by maintaining good standing in curricular aspects of the program, as well as attending four Honors events per academic year.  The Honors Program director will review program participants’ progress in the program after the conclusion of the first academic term (fall and January terms), and after the conclusion of each academic year. Students will be placed on warning from the Honors Program if their Randolph-Macon College cumulative GPA is below the value required in the table below after the conclusion of the first academic term:

Year at R-MC Minimum Cumulative GPA to Avoid Probation and Warning
Freshman year (less than 21 credit hours) 3.00
Sophomore through Senior Years (21 hours or more) 3.25

Students will be notified of their warning status in writing. During the warning period students are still permitted to fully participate in program offerings and activities.

The director will also contact students who meet the required GPA, but who are not progressing in the program. Students not making sufficient progress in the program will be placed on warning from the Honors Program. Progression standards are outlined below:

Year at R-MC Minimum Progression Requirements
Freshman year (less than 21 semester hours) At least 1 HONR course. First year E-Portfolio
Sophomore year (earned between 21-47 credit hours) 2 of 3 HONR courses. Second year E-Portfolio
Junior year (earned between 48-74 credit hours) 3 of 3 HONR courses. Third year E-Portfolio. HONR 300 or Honors Enrichment Unit
Senior year (75 or more credit hours) Completed all of the HONR courses. HONR 300. Honors Enrichment Unit. Fourth year E-Portfolio

Students will be notified of their warning status in writing. The notification will include concrete steps for the student to be removed from warning. During the warning period students are still permitted to fully participate in program offerings and activities.

At the conclusion of each spring term, students who have met progression and other requirements will be removed from warning. Students who do not meet requirements after the warning period ends will be placed on probation from the Honors Program for a period of 1 year during which they may still fully participate in Honors programming. Students who do not remove themselves from probation after 1 year may be removed from the program.

Participants may withdraw from the program at any time. Students may apply for readmission as long as they are able to complete program requirements during the open admissions period in January. Readmission requires a letter requesting reinstatement, attainment of the minimum quality point average required for remaining in the program, and approval by the Collegiate Honors Council.

A participant in the Honors Program must complete the following requirements in order to receive the honors designation upon graduation:

  1. Complete three 100-200 level Honors courses with a grade of B- or higher.
  2. Complete HONR 300 Project-Based Learning with a grade of B- or higher.
  3. Complete one honors Enrichment Unit. This unit could take the form of:
    1. An independent study course;
    2. An honors contract in a regular course;
    3. A senior project course;
    4. The Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program;
    5. Student Teaching or NURS practicum coursework;
    6. Study abroad (semester or year); or
    7. Another innovative experience, as approved by the honors director.
  4. Submit a yearly E-Portfolio containing student reflections on curricular/co-curricular engagement and vocational aspirations.
  5. Demonstrate engagement by attending at least four Honors events per academic year (two in the fall semester, two in the spring semester).

Independent Study Courses

After the completion of the freshman year, students with a cumulative 3.25 or above academic average may devise a course in an area of study in which they are interested, but which is not fully available in the existing curriculum. The development of the course must be done in concert with the faculty member who will supervise the work, and the proposed course of study must be approved by the Curriculum Committee prior to its initiation. An independent study proposal should be developed and submitted collaboratively by the student and faculty mentor.

When submitting the proposal to the Curriculum Committee the documentation must contain:

  • the names of the student and the faculty mentor;
  • the semester the course is to be offered;
  • a brief description of the topic of the course;
  • a reading list and/or other material to be covered;
  • a summary of assignments the student will be expected to produce – this should include a description of the culminating experience;
  • a statement on the kind of supervision the mentor will provide the student during the semester;
  • the criteria of evaluation; and, if applicable
    • the general education requirements with appropriate documentation;
    • the major or minor requirements the course  will fulfill with appropriate documentation.
  • the signatures of the student, faculty mentor, the department or program chair;
  • a well-written 1-2 paragraph rationale for the course prepared by the student.

Students may enroll in no more than two independent study courses per academic year up to a maximum of six such courses. In exceptional cases, students with less than a cumulative 3.25 academic average may be declared eligible to enroll in an independent study course upon the recommendation of the appropriate departmental chair and the approval of the Curriculum Committee. Independent study courses must be Randolph-Macon work.

Independent Study Program

The college offers an independent study program for a limited number of students with superior ability and strong personal motivation. Approved students may enter this program at any time after completion of the freshman year. The program requires the completion of two independent study courses during the junior year and permits seniors to enroll in a program of directed independent study during the entire senior year. Seniors participating in this program will pursue a program of studies arranged for them by a group of faculty tutors. By the end of the year of study, they will be expected to stand for at least three comprehensive examinations in their major fields, and they must present a thesis for examination by a five-member faculty committee. During this senior year of independent study, participants will be excused from enrollment from all formal courses with the exception of any remaining departmental or collegiate requirements.

Students are eligible to apply to the Curriculum Committee for participation in this program if they have a cumulative 3.25 academic average or better. Other students may be declared eligible by the Curriculum Committee in exceptional cases upon recommendation by the departmental chair. All independent study programs must be reviewed and approved by the Curriculum Committee. (See previous section for course proposal guidelines.)

Internship and Field Study Academic Credit

  • Bassett Internship Program Academic Courses
  • Paid Internships for Experiential Credit
  • Field Studies

Professor Showalter, Director.

Randolph-Macon College's commitment to the liberal arts includes a deep concern that our students find useful and satisfying careers following graduation. It is our conviction that the knowledge and skills acquired through a liberal arts education provide a sound basis for success in a wide range of professions. In an effort to enhance our students' opportunities to test their skills and themselves outside the classroom, the college offers several opportunities which enable students to get on-the-job experience in a wide range of career fields in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and other locations both domestic and international.

Students are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from sites.

No student may take for credit more than two internship or field study courses. The college also offers several non-academic career development programs. (See The Edge Career Center.)

Bassett Internship Program Academic Courses

Bassett Academic internships at Randolph-Macon are unpaid credit-bearing three-hour courses, and each of the college's academic departments has the option of offering an academic internship course. While most students take their internships on a full-time basis during the January term or in summer school, some students complete internships on a part-time basis during either the fall or spring term.

Randolph-Macon has informal agreements with a number of businesses, government agencies, and social service organizations that will sponsor interns from the college. A special effort is made to match every intern with an appropriate placement site, and new placement options are solicited as needed. No sponsoring organization is asked to accept an intern whom it considers unprepared for the work, and no intern is expected to work in an inappropriate placement site.

To qualify for admission to an academic internship, a student must have completed 48 semester hours of work prior to the beginning of the internship and have earned at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA at Randolph-Macon College at the time of application and at the start of the internship. GPA and credit hour requirements may be waived by the program director under exceptional circumstances.  No student may receive salary, compensation, or wages from an academic internship course; violation of this rule will result in cancellation of credit.

Students who wish to apply to the program should first meet with their advisor and their department's internship liaison. Interested students should start this process early, as some internships may take several months to arrange. Students must register for the appropriate course in the semester the internship is to be completed. After registration and once the internship placement is finalized students must complete an on-line application form (found on MyMaconWeb) providing details of the intended internship, identifying the internship site and field supervisor as well as the faculty supervisor. This form will then be automatically forwarded to obtain necessary permissions. Students enrolled under an F-1 Visa will also need permission from the Office of International Education. The application is to be completed by the due dates indicated on the web site, otherwise, no academic credit will be given.  Some departments may have additional requirements for internship eligibility.

Transfer and International Exchange Students seeking internships prior to receiving a GPA at Randolph-Macon may seek a waiver of the GPA application requirement through the director of the program. These students must meet GPA requirements prior to the beginning of the internship.

The academic internship experience must be integrated with learning in an off-campus placement. To receive course credit, each student must complete a minimum of 130 hours of field work, with a recommended up to 160 hours. The instructor must maintain periodic contact with the intern and his or her field supervisor during the internship. The instructor should also give reading and writing assignments that are appropriate to the student's internship experience including a reflective component in which the student will synthesize and integrate the information he/she has learned and the skills he/she has mastered. The instructor shall make the final evaluation of the student's performance. This evaluation shall include an evaluation of both the academic and the field components of the student's work.

Students will receive academic or experiential credit only for internships completed through Randolph-Macon. Students cannot receive credit for internships retroactively.

Paid Internships for Experiential Credit

A paid internship is not eligible for the three-hour academic course credit, however with prior approval students may earn Experiential Cross Area Requirement (CAR) credit and transcript notation for one credit hour for a paid internship. To qualify for experiential credit a student must have completed 48 semester hours of work prior to the beginning of the internship and be in good academic standing (not on academic probation) at the time of application and at the start of the internship.  Registration and application procedures are similar to those for academic internship courses.   Satisfactory completion of a paid internship requires at a minimum 130 hours (160 recommended) working at the host site, a reflective daily journal, final written report, and satisfactory evaluation from the site supervisor.  Paid internships for Experiential Credit may be subject to an application processing fee.

All internships must be approved prior to the commencement of the internship experience. Students cannot receive credit for internships retroactively. Students may not receive academic or experiential credit in transfer with the exception of international internships completed through a program pre-approved by the Office of International Education (OIE), the Bassett Internship Program Director, and the chair of the department accepting credit.

Field Studies

A Field Study is an experiential learning course combining elements of workplace experience, observation, and research and each of the college's academic departments has the option of offering a Field Study course.  Students are expected to work closely with a faculty field study supervisor to develop learning objectives and a plan of study appropriate to the discipline.  Assignments may include a reflective journal, activity reports, and one or more directed research papers appropriate to the discipline. Workplace experience requirements should be similar to those of internships.  Students should not receive compensation from workplace experience if they are receiving three-hour course credit.

Student-Faculty Research

Professors Schreiner and Terrono, Directors.

Research is an integral part of undergraduate education at Randolph-Macon. The college’s liberal arts tradition is linked to research through the common goal of active, investigatory learning. In our academic programs, student discovery and exploration of ideas is paramount. Following meaningful research experiences, students become active learners and subsequently take responsibility for their own learning.

The model of student research, coupled with presentation and publication opportunities, extends throughout the college. Currently, the integration of research into the educational process at Randolph-Macon College primarily occurs through two distinctive and formal programs – departmental senior research requirements and the Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, both intended to create an inquiry-based experience.

The Senior Project

Most departments give students the option to carry out a two-semester senior research project. Majors in a department follow a core of course requirements intended to introduce students gradually to the research process. By following this core, undergraduates reach the senior year adequately prepared for meaningful, independent research. A distinctive element of each research experience is that every project results in a written thesis defended before a faculty panel in the presence of the department and students.

Having obtained the consent of the major department or council no later than the beginning of their senior year, suitably qualified students may elect to do a six-semester-hour special project in their major fields.

A senior project, which must be performed over two terms, may be in the form of library research, an advanced study of a particular topic in the field, a laboratory research problem, or any other exercise agreed upon by the major professor and student. The successful completion of the project and a final oral examination thereon will afford evidence of the student’s capacity to do satisfactory work where individual initiative is involved.

Semester hour credit for the first term of a two-term senior project will not be recorded until both terms have been successfully completed by the student. Enrollment in the second term is dependent upon successful completion of the first term. If a student fails to successfully complete the second term, a grade of F will be recorded for the second term.

Summer Research

The Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is a competitive research program that provides students across all disciplines the opportunity to identify and execute a research project alongside a faculty mentor in a nine-week period during the summer. This total summer immersion experience supplements research activities that occur during the academic year. In consultation with their faculty mentors, students submit proposals that are evaluated by faculty with expertise in the topic of research. The students write research proposals to be evaluated by faculty reviewers. Students are required to present their findings at a celebratory conference at the end of the summer. Additionally, students are encouraged to present their work at an appropriate professional meeting and explore opportunities to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.

International Education

Mayumi Nakamura, Director; Jane Nucup, International Student Services Coordinator; Lauren Devan, Study Abroad Program Coordinator.

In learning about other cultures, there are a myriad of ways to interact with the people, ideas, customs, and languages of other cultures and societies. That is why we are committed to experiential education domestically and abroad. Learning to navigate another culture prepares our students for success and promotes global understanding.

Through the Office of International Education (OIE), Randolph-Macon College supports international students, provides opportunities for short and long-term education abroad, and hosts intercultural programs and activities on R-MC's campus. Whether you venture far from home or seek out intercultural learning here at R-MC, the OIE encourages you to challenge yourself in new ways.

International Student Services

Randolph-Macon is proud to be the academic home of many international students who study here for a semester, a year, or four years. The Office of International Education issues I-20s, offers an international student orientation at the beginning of each semester, and provides guidance with respect to studying, working, and adapting to life in the United States.

January and Summer Term Study/Travel Courses

During the January and summer terms, the college provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of study/travel courses. Several departments offer study/travel courses taught by one or more Randolph-Macon faculty members. Students and faculty participating in study/travel courses usually spend two to four weeks abroad and the rest of the term on the Ashland campus. In addition, some January and summer term study/travel courses concentrate on subjects related to specific geographic areas in the United States and include trips to those regions as part of the course. Destinations for recent January and summer term study/travel classes have included: Costa Rica, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Martinique, Spain, and the UK.

Information about scheduled courses and all policies related to study/travel are found on the OIE website. Only degree seeking students and international exchange students are eligible to participate in study/travel. Non-degree seeking students may not enroll.

Long-Term Study Abroad Programs

It is a powerful experience to live and study in a different country and culture long-term. No matter your major, language abilities, financial situation, or commitments on campus, there are many programs to choose from and options to meet just about everyone's needs.

Randolph-Macon offers opportunities for qualified students to study in countries throughout the world on exchange programs through ISEP or through one of R-MC's partner institutions or on direct programs through ISEP or USAC. Study abroad is offered for either a semester or a year and students will benefit most from taking site-specific offerings rather than courses that duplicate those offered at Randolph-Macon.

All students interested in long-term study abroad must go through the Office of International Education's nomination process two semesters (defined as fall or spring) before they plan to study abroad. This process allows students to demonstrate that they are qualified candidates to participate in a semester or year-long program by meeting the following criteria:

  • Be in good standing with R-MC
  • Complete 27 credit hours of college course work
  • Possess and maintain a 2.75 GPA at the time of application up until the program start date
  • Possess the curiosity, maturity, responsibility, and persistence to navigate ambiguity and handle the inevitable ups and downs of long-term cultural immersion

This process also helps students identify one or several programs that fit with students' academic, personal, and professional goals and needs by working with the Study Abroad Program Coordinator.

Students will submit an application to the OIE identifying program options for which they wish to be considered. OIE makes every effort to approve students' first-choice program. However, students are encouraged to research multiple programs and be as flexible as possible.

Only after a student is officially nominated by OIE will the student apply to the program provider or host university of their choice. For more details on how to start the nomination process, check out OIE’s semester abroad webpage: https://www.rmc.edu/academics/study-abroad/study-abroad/semester-abroad

All students nominated for long-term study abroad must complete mandatory pre-departure requirements during the semester immediately prior to going abroad, including but not limited to:

  • Complete all required pre-departure forms and submit them to OIE
  • Attend pre-departure orientation sessions in April or November
  • Consult with the Financial Aid office about the student's financial aid situation
  • Check R-MC email regularly to avoid miscommunication

Long-term study abroad students will work closely with their advisor, faculty department chairs, and OIE staff to select courses they will take at the host institution and have them pre-approved before they depart from Randolph-Macon. Credit transfer for study abroad can be assured only if the program and specific courses have been pre-approved by the College. To the extent possible, students will adhere to the academic expectations and regulations found in the Randolph-Macon Academic Catalog while studying abroad.

International Study Sites

Study abroad programs are available in well over 100 institutions outside the United States, in all parts of the world. Randolph-Macon offers its own study abroad and exchange programs, as well as programs through our partner organizations.

R-MC Institutional Partnerships

  • Côte d’Azur University (France)
  • Wroxton College (England)
  • Kansai Gaidai University (Japan)
  • Rikkyo University (Japan)
  • Yonsei University (South Korea)
  • The American University of Richmond, London (England)

Popular ISEP Programs

  • Universidad Católica del Uruguay
  • Leiden University (the Netherlands)
  • University of Malta
  • Université Savoie Mont Blanc (France)
  • American University in Bulgaria
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Austria)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland)
  • Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (France)
  • Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
  • Universidad de Almería (Spain)
  • University of Ghana

Popular USAC Programs

  • University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Griffith University (Australia)
  • University College Cork (Ireland)
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany)
  • University of the Basque Country (Spain)

A more complete listing of our program offerings is available on the OIE website.

In most cases, students completing coursework at an international study site will receive transfer credit for courses which are pre-approved by Randolph-Macon prior to enrollment. To be eligible for transfer, students must earn a grade equivalent to a C- or higher and may not complete the course on a pass/fail.  Transfer hours meet graduation requirements but are not reflected in a student’s GPA.

Coursework completed via our direct exchange programs with Wroxton College, the University of Lancaster, and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, will be awarded direct Randolph-Macon credit and will not be recorded as credits completed through transfer.  These courses will be reflected in a student’s GPA.

Study abroad courses pre-approved from The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome include:

CLAS 301 - The Ancient City I - This course traces the development of the City in Italy from the early Iron Age to the Late Antique. Within a chronological framework, it will explore a variety of issues ranging from archaeology and art to social and economic history.

CLAS 302 - The Ancient City II - A companion to Classics 301 which must be taken concurrently

ITAL 111 - Elementary Italian - An introduction to basic Italian grammar and conversation.

Study abroad courses pre-approved from Wroxton College include:

ART 3415 - The Development of British Painting - Starting with an introductory study of such general topics as patronage, subject matter, and style, this course follows the development of painting in Britain from its earliest origins and European influences to the present day. In addition to the use of slides, videos, and books, special emphasis is placed on visits to view the wealth of Britain's art on display in the great public and private collections.

IBUS 2201 - Fundamentals of International Business - The first half of the course depicts the economic background to transnational business, including international trade, exchange rates, and sources of capital. In the second half, operational aspects of multinational corporations are considered and strategies for maximizing opportunities and minimizing risks in international business are outlined. Students may receive credit for either this course or BUSN 310, but not both.

INTER 3430 – Anatomy of Contemporary Britain – This course is intended as a helpful companion to finding oneself not only in a foreign country but also in a foreign culture. It has been specifically designed to introduces the student to the environment and lifestyle of Britain today.

ECON 3022 - European Economic Integration - This course examines the economic growth and development of Europe in the context of economic regionalism and integration. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of institutions, policies, and processes since 1945 that have brought Europe to where it is today.

HIST 3422 -Britain in the Modern Era -A history of Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries, which will focus on the political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have made contemporary Britain.

POLS 3450 - British Government and Politics - The purpose of this course is to give a broad introduction to the origins, development, structure, and workings of the British system of government and British politics. The office of prime minister, the Cabinet, the Civil Service, Parliament, political parties, and pressure groups are among the topics covered. Students may receive credit for either this course or for PSCI 331 but not for both. This course counts as part of Group III on the PSCI major.

Pre-Professional Programs

Accounting

Randolph-Macon College has an arrangement with the accounting department at Virginia Commonwealth University which facilitates a student’s acceptance into the Masters of Accounting program at VCU. To qualify for admission to the Virginia Commonwealth University graduate program in accounting, a student must have followed a prescribed course of study at Randolph-Macon, be recommended by the Department of Economics, Business, and Accounting, and have earned a baccalaureate degree from Randolph-Macon College. Interested students or prospective students should contact the chair of the Department of Economics, Business, and Accounting as early as possible to plan a program of study.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding with The College of William and Mary in Virginia – Master of Accounting Program at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business (W&M MAcc), each year the Department of Economics, Business, and Accounting of Randolph-Macon College will recommend up to 5 students to be potential candidates for admission to the W&M MAcc. These students will be contacted and interviewed by the W&M MAcc and must meet the admissions standards and prerequisite requirements of the program. Application fees will be waived for these students. In addition, nominated students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher will not be required to submit the usual application requirement of a GMAT test score. Interested current students or prospective students should contact the chair of the Department of Economics, Business, and Accounting as early as possible for more information and to plan a program of study.

Engineering and Liberal Arts Combined Programs

Randolph-Macon College has a cooperative arrangement with the engineering school at the University of Virginia, whereby students earn bachelor’s degrees from Randolph-Macon and bachelor’s or master’s degrees in engineering from the cooperating university.

In this program, students typically spend three years at Randolph-Macon and two at  the  cooperating university. Any Randolph-Macon student recommended by the college will normally be accepted by the cooperating university, provided that basic requirements in mathematics and science have been met and the student has maintained a B+ average or better.

Forestry or Environmental Management Program

Randolph-Macon has an arrangement with the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, permitting students with career interests in forestry or environmental management to spend three years at Randolph-Macon and two years at Duke University. Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded a baccalaureate degree from Randolph-Macon and either a master of forestry or master of environmental management from Duke. These professional degree programs are distinct from the conventional graduate programs at Duke, to which students are normally admitted after completing a bachelor’s degree. To qualify for admission to a professional program, students must complete an approved course of study at Randolph-Macon and also meet the admission requirements of the Nicholas School of the Environment. Interested students are urged to contact the director of the environmental studies program early in their college careers.

Pre-law, Divinity, Business, and Other Professions

A number of Randolph-Macon graduates continue their studies in leading law schools, divinity schools, and graduate schools of business. There are generally few, if any, specific undergraduate requirements for these schools, but students are advised to consult the stated requirements of the specific schools in which they are interested and take the necessary qualifying examinations.

The A. Purnell Bailey Pre-ministerial Program for Ordained Ministry provides qualified and selected students with the scholarship assistance, mentoring, support activities, seminars, and internships related to vocational exploration and preparation for ordained ministry.

Pre-medical, Pre-dental, Pre-nursing, and Other Health Sciences

Randolph-Macon is justifiably proud of its record in pre-medical and pre-dental education. A significant majority of Randolph-Macon students who have applied to medical schools have gained admission to their first-choice schools. Students preparing for medicine or dentistry often concentrate in chemistry or biology but are free to pursue a multitude of majors while completing pre-requisite course work under the guidance of a pre-medical advisory committee. Students interested in other health professional programs, e.g., Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and others or for bachelor of science programs in nursing and medical technology can fulfill, in most cases, the prerequisite science and other liberal arts courses at Randolph-Macon.

Pre-Health Programs

Early Selection Program George Washington University

Randolph-Macon College is a part of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Early Selection Program. The Program encourages second-year Randolph-Macon College students who have achieved academic distinction to pursue a variety of undergraduate majors and gain a provisional acceptance to the medical school at George Washington. Students must pursue a non-science major or minor (i.e., not biology, chemistry, physics, or math) and engage in activities that demonstrate an interest in medicine and the community to qualify for the program. Furthermore, students must achieve a minimum MCAT (Admissions Test) score and commit to attending George Washington University.

BS/MD Joint-degree Program Eastern Virginia Medical School

Randolph-Macon and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) have entered into a joint BS/MD program. Each year a select number of qualified Randolph-Macon College students, who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability and character during their first three semesters, may receive provisional guaranteed admission to EVMS under the Joint BS/MD Program.

Successful applicants will complete their B.S. degrees at Randolph-Macon College under the guidance of the R-MC Pre-Med Advisory Committee, take the requisite courses, maintain a minimum GPA and achieve a Minimum MCAT score.

Despite these advantages, EVMS provides conditionally admitted students in the program the opportunity to apply out to other medical schools.

Preferred Applicant Track Agreement Virginia Commonwealth University

Randolph-Macon College and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine have entered into a Preferred Applicant Track Agreement.

The Preferred Applicant Track provides up to a maximum of 2 Randolph-Macon College sophomores, who are in exceptional academic and professional standing to be selected by the Randolph-Macon College Pre-Medical Advisory Committee for provisional acceptance to the VCU Medical School. To qualify, students must achieve and maintain overall and science GPA minimum requirements, complete medically related and community service experience hours, and obtain a minimum MCAT score.

VCU provides conditionally accepted students in the Preferred Applicant Track the choice to apply out to additional medical schools.

Early Assurance Program Eastern Virginia Medical School Physician Assistant Program

Randolph-Macon College is a member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Physician Assistant Early Assurance Program (“EAP”) . The EAP was created to offer outstanding and qualified R-MC students who demonstrate an interest in becoming a Physician Assistant and attending EVMS with the opportunity to gain early assurance of acceptance into the PA Program at EVMS before beginning their final year of college. Applicants must be enrolled at R-MC as career students, transfer students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-requisite courses and accumulate a large number of direct patient care experience hours to qualify for the program.

Guaranteed Admission into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University

Randolph-Macon College and the Virginia Commonwealth School of Nursing have entered into a Guaranteed Admission Agreement for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Students can apply to the program after completing 60 credits at Randolph-Macon College. To maintain program eligibility, students must complete all pre-requisite courses to a minimum standard as well as successfully complete the Honors Program at Randolph-Macon College.

Guaranteed Admission into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the George Washington University

Randolph-Macon College and the George Washington University School of Nursing have entered into a Guaranteed Admission Agreement for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Students can apply to the program after completing 60 credits at Randolph-Macon College and must complete all pre-requisite courses to a minimum standard.

Provisional Acceptance & Guaranteed Admission Articulation Agreement Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy

Randolph-Macon College and the VCU School of Pharmacy have entered into an agreement that provides provisional acceptance at the end of the sophomore year followed by guaranteed admission after graduation from Randolph-Macon College. Students must complete all VCU School of Pharmacy pre-requisite coursework to a minimum standard, maintain a minimum overall GPA, achieve a minimum score on the PCAT admissions examination and maintain all additional requirements to secure admission.

Priority Status Agreement Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy

Randolph-Macon College and the Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy have entered into a Priority Status Agreement to facilitate admission into the Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy. Students must satisfactorily complete all pre-requisite course work for the School of Pharmacy, maintain a satisfactory GPA, achieve a minimum score on the PCAT examination, and complete all additional requirements to secure admission.

R.O.T.C. at the University of Richmond

Randolph-Macon College students may cross-enroll in courses offered by the Department of Military Science at the University of Richmond under a cross-enrollment agreement concluded with that University. Students who complete the appropriate courses are eligible for appointment as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army Reserves; qualified students may apply for commissions in the regular Army.

Randolph-Macon will award three semester hours for the successful completion of Military Science 101-102 and 201-202 with grades of C or better and three semester hours for successful completion of Military Science 301-302 and 401-402 with grades of C or better. The military science courses will be treated as courses accepted in transfer.

Randolph-Macon students are eligible for R.O.T.C. scholarships.

Students enrolled in the program are responsible for paying the appropriate fees to the University of Richmond.