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  Virginia Verified Credit Requirements for Transfer Students 

 

  For students entering a Virginia public school system for the first time

  during grades ten through twelve, the state has developed a verified credit provision. 

  The verified credit requirements for transfer students are listed in the tables below:

 

ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA

Students transferring into a Virginia public school for the 1st time

Must Earn

Ninth Graders in

2000-01 and beyond

During 9th Grade

Beginning of

10th Grade

9 Verified Credits

English

Mathematics

Science

History and Social Science

Student Selected

 

2

2

2

2

1

During 10th Grade

Beginning of

11th Grade

6 Verified Credits

English

Mathematics

Science

History and Social Science

Student Selected 

 

2

1

1

1

1

During 11th Grade

Beginning of

12th Grade

4 Verified Credits

English

Student Selected


1

3

During 12th Grade

Students should be given every opportunity to earn a diploma; if this is not possible, student may arrange to have the previous school award the diploma or seek a waiver of the verified credit requirement from the DOE.

Beginning = First 20 hours of instruction             During = After the first 20 hours of instruction

 

 

 STANDARD DIPLOMA

Students transferring into a Virginia public school for the first time:

Must Earn

Ninth Graders in 2000-01, 2001-02, or 2002-03

Ninth Graders in 2003-04 and beyond

During 9th Grade

Beginning of

10th Grade

6 Verified Credits

English

Mathematics

Science

History and Social Science

Student Selected

 

2

 

 

 

4

 

2

1

1

1

1

During 10th Grade

Beginning of

11th Grade

4 Verified Credits

English

Mathematics

Science

History and Social Science

Student Selected 

 

1

 

 

3

 

1

1

1

1

During 11th Grade

Beginning of

12th Grade

2 Verified Credits

English

Student Selected

 

1

1

 

1

1

During 12th Grade

Students should be given every opportunity to earn a diploma; if this is not possible, student may arrange to have the previous school award the diploma or seek a waiver of the verified credit requirement from the DOE.

Beginning = First 20 hours of instruction             During = After the first 20 hours of instruction

Last Modified on October 19, 2005