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Use an Existing VCU Grad Account to Re-Apply

Note: this topic only applies to the 2019-2020 application cycle. 


You can use an existing account from a previous cycle to re-apply in the current cycle. You also keep the same CAS ID number from the previous cycle. To avoid processing delays and difficulties, do not create a new account. Duplicate accounts and any documents associated with those accounts are deleted. 

  1. Log in to the application. A welcome screen appears; confirm you want to begin the re-application process by clicking Start Reapplication.
  2. Ensure your profile information, including your contact information, is correct. 
  3. Decide if you want to copy application data. Your selection cannot be changed. 

If you Choose to Start a Fresh Application

The data from your previous application cycle is wiped clean and you proceed with a blank application.

If you Choose to Copy Application Data

Information such as test scores can be copied into the new application. Letters of reference, essays, payments, and program-specific information cannot be copied into the new application. 

  1. Select the information you want to carry over. Unselected items will not carry over and cannot be recovered, so ensure your selections are complete before clicking Save and Continue
  2. A notification alerts you that every section of the application for which you choose to copy application data will require your review. You will need to review each application section to confirm the data is accurate. Click Continue
  3. A second notification provides instructions for accessing a PDF copy of your previous application. This PDF is only available if you submitted an application last cycle. Download the PDF before clicking Continue.
  4. Your selected data will begin copying to your new application. This can take up to 24 hours to complete and you will receive an email once the application is ready. 

Downloading Last Cycle's Application

A PDF of last cycle's application is only available if you submitted that application to at least one program.

  1. Click on your name in the upper right corner of the application, then select View Payment History
  2. Click View Order Details next to the payment.
  3. Click Download PDF
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