The University of Mary Washington and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), recognizing the need to facilitate the transfer of students from the community college to UMW, have established a Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA). To be guaranteed admission to UMW, students must complete the requirements to become GAA students (graduation from a transfer-oriented degree program at a Virginia community college with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale with intent to transfer to the University of Mary Washington) and submit an official transcript showing completion of the associate degree to the UMW Admissions Office. In addition, GAA students must have earned a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher in each community college course applicable to the transfer-oriented associate degree program. Students who were previously enrolled at UMW and transferred back to a VCCS college to complete the transfer-oriented associate degree are not eligible for participation in the GAA. VCCS students who do not meet the terms of the GAA may still be highly competitive applicants and are encouraged to apply through the regular transfer admissions process. The University of Mary Washington reserves the right to deny admission to students who have been suspended or dismissed, or to those convicted of a crime other than a traffic violation. A similar GAA also exists between UMW and Richard Bland College.