Reynolds Advance College Academies
Colleges & Universities
College and University Acceptances for the Class of 2015 :
Christopher Newport Univ.
College of William and Mary
East Carolina Univ.
Eastern Mennonite Univ.
Georgia Southern Univ.
Georgia State Univ.
George Mason Univ.
James Madison Univ.
Johnson C. Smith Univ.
Mary Baldwin Coll.
New York University
North Carolina A&T State Univ.
North Carolina State Univ.
Old Dominion Univ.
Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County
Univ. of Maryland-Eastern Shore
Univ. of Mary Washington
Univ. of Miami
Univ. of Richmond
Univ. of South Carolina
Univ. of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Virginia State Univ.
Virginia Union Univ.
Virginia Wesleyan Coll.
Washington Coll. (MD)
The Gift of Time
We know that the ACA enriches your high school experience academically and socially, by providing a way for you to excel as part of a highly motivated cohort.
While in high school…
You gain valuable experience about the behaviors and attitudes necessary to be successful in a baccalaureate program.
You are provided an opportunity to try on the role of a college student in a way that is similar to the way pre-professionals try on the role of the professional through an internship.
You enjoy the freedom to experiment in the role of the college student in a support rich environment.
You have a network of supportive professionals from both the college and the local high school to help you navigate this role well.
What's less obvious is how investment in the ACA in your high school years returns the dividend of time in your college years. The ACA is not designed to cut your college experience short. Most of you will still want to have a full college experience, and now you will have more options for what to accomplish with that experience.
During your college years…
You could choose to pursue a double major, because you will have the time to pursue the extra credits and requirements of a second major within a four-year span.
You could complete a combined Bachelors/Masters program in four years that would normally require five or six years.
You could choose to take fewer than fifteen credits per term, leaving extra time for part-time (pre-professional) work, intercollegiate athletics, extracurricular activities, student government, internships, etc.
You could take full advantage of global "study abroad" options or semester-long or even year-long internships.
You could use summers normally spent catching up on credits for work or other exploration.
You could in fact graduate early and move into the workforce a year or so earlier than your typical peers.
Whether during high school or college, how you use the ACA's gift of time is up to you.
The Facts on Admissions and Transfer
When any high school student with any form of college credit decides to attend a four-year college or university, the college or university makes three decisions about the student.
- First, the college or university makes an admissions decision. Based on the high school record, does the student meet the admissions requirements of the college or university?
- Second, the college or university will make a decision about the acceptance of transfer credit. This decision may be made at the admissions level or within the academic department to which the student’s major belongs.
- Third, the college or university will make a decision about the social standing of the student. Social standing decisions vary by institution and might relate to housing or course registration windows.
All transfer decisions are made by the specific college or university to which the student has been admitted. Reynolds makes no guarantee about the transfer of the college credit students earn through participation in the ACA programs. It is important to note that the college or university may make the decision about the transfer of college credits during the admissions process, once the student declares a major, or at some other time during the student’s enrollment at the college or university.
Prospective ACA students should consult the transfer guides of the specific colleges or universities they wish to attend. These guides can often be found by accessing the transfer admissions portion of the college or university website. Students can also utilize the Transfer Tool of the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). The tool can be found at
http://www.schev.edu/students/transfer/default.asp. Bear in mind that the information on the transfer tool does not constitute a formal evaluation of transfer credit or a guarantee of the transferability of courses and credits, and it is subject to change from time to time to ensure accuracy. For questions regarding the content of the transfer information, please contact the appropriate college or university.
Once enrolled in an ACA program, students should contact the specific college or university of interest, their high school counselor, their ACA career coach, or one of the career, employment, and transfer counselors at Reynolds for more information.
To request that an official transcript of your Reynolds coursework be sent to another institution, use the following form: