Cooperative Programs/Articulation Agreements

Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with the Virginia Community College System 

Mary Baldwin University and the Virginia Community College System have adopted a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement to facilitate the transition from community college to MBU. The articulation agreement guarantees admission and full transfer of credit between all Virginia community colleges and Mary Baldwin-- for the MBU Online, and Mary Baldwin College for Women. More information about the guaranteed admissions program, including eligibility requirements, can be found at 

Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with Richard Bland College 

As a member of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), Mary Baldwin can offer guaranteed admission for graduates of Richard Bland College, a two-year college in Petersburg, Virginia. Richard Bland students must have graduated with at least a 3.0 GPA and with an associate in art or an associate in science to be eligible. 

Mary Baldwin University and the University of Virginia Dual Degree Program in Engineering 

Mary Baldwin University students may elect to participate in a dual degree program in the various branches of engineering, offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Under this program, qualified students attend Mary Baldwin for three years and then, based on their academic performance, are accepted into the University of Virginia for two or more years of study, leading to a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from MBU and a master’s degree in engineering from UVA. Students who are interested in exploring this option should contact the coordinator, Dr. John Ong, associate professor of mathematics, during their first semester at Mary Baldwin. To enroll, they must maintain an overall (as well as a math and science) GPA of B+ at the university and must complete the calculus and physics sequences during their freshman year. Students who are accepted into the program generally have a 1700 SAT or 25 ACT score or better. 

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Doctor of Osteopathy 

Up to 10 qualified MBU students have the opportunity to gain admission to VCOM through the Guaranteed Acceptance Program by following a distinct academic protocol and by demonstrating high achievement. VCOM also offers the Early Acceptance Program, which encourages candidates from rural areas, low socio-economic status backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities to enter health careers. Up to five MBU student eligible slots are available. Interested students should consult with the pre-medical advisor for more information about the requirements and course schedules for VCOM guaranteed acceptance or early acceptance, preferably early in their college career at MBU. 

Washington and Lee University — Physics 

A student may receive a bachelor’s degree in physics by designing a major drawn from the appropriate courses at both Mary Baldwin and our consortium partner Washington and Lee University.