This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Exceptions to graduate policies must be approved by the dean of the Graduate School. Requests for exceptions to Graduate School policies are to be made in writing by students to their graduate advisers/program directors. The graduate advisers/program directors will forward their recommendations, along with copies of student requests and supporting documentation, to the school dean/dean’s designee, who will review and approve or disapprove recommendations. Recommendations approved by the school dean/dean’s designee will then be forwarded to the dean of the Graduate School, who represents the University Graduate Council.