Take the Next Step

After reviewing the site and its links, perhaps you’ve decided the School of Professional & Continuing Studies may be the right place for you.

If so, we encourage you to take the next step toward becoming a Richmond Spider at SPCS! We hope to welcome you into the family of Richmond Spiders at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

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  • Request information

    If you still have questions about the School and our programs of study, complete the Information Request form to receive a free information packet about the School and all it and the University have to offer.

    By requesting information, you’ll also receive periodic updates and reminders about upcoming deadlines and School events. We’ll let you know about application deadlines and invite you to upcoming information sessions.

  • Attend an info session

    If you’re ready to visit the campus to learn more about us, consider reserving a space at our next Information Session. We offer sessions in the fall, spring and summer, and we’d value to opportunity to share more about ourselves during the session.

    If you can’t attend the next information session, we’ll invite you to future sessions. And you’re welcome to attend more than one session. The decision to start or finish a degree takes time and plenty of research. You’re welcome to come to information sessions to ask your questions and explore multiple degree options to find the right fit for you.

  • Meet with an advisor

    If you’re not sure whether your prior college experiences will transfer, or if you’d like to start planning a course of study, make an appointment with one of our Student Advisors. We welcome and encourage prospective students to meet with our advisors.

    Bring your unofficial transcripts to a pre-admissions advising appointment and our advisors will conduct an unofficial transfer audit to help you see how your previous coursework transfers into our degree program. During this process you’ll be able to establish the appropriate timeframe for enrollment. You may be better served to complete additional coursework at a community college and defer your application — or you may be ready to get started right away.

    A meeting with an advisor can help you fully prepare for completing the application and navigating the admissions process.

  • Start your application

    If you know the School of Professional and Continuing Studies is the right place for you — and we hope it is —visit the Online Application page and start your application today!

    On the application page, be prepared to select the level and term you’re applying for.


    You’ll be asked to identify the Application. We have separate application forms for:

    • Graduate programs (master’s degrees and graduate certificates)
    • Bachelor’s degrees
    • Weekend College
    • Undergraduate certificates (requiring a bachelor’s degree)
    • Teacher Licensure Preparation

    You’ll also see non-degree seeking options that may be applicable.


    You’ll be asked to select the term into which you hope to be admitted. This represents the first term you’ll enroll in classes if accepted. If you’re unsure when you’ll be ready to start classes, select the upcoming term but notify our admissions coordinator or your advisor if your timeframe changes. We can administratively defer your application to a later term with your permission.