The bulletin for the academic year a student enters or re-enters a degree program identifies the curriculum degree requirements for that student. Students in continuous enrollment may fulfill the curriculum degree requirements of the bulletin for the year they entered VCU or choose to be subject to the curriculum degree requirements articulated in a subsequent bulletin. Subsequent bulletins can be chosen throughout a student’s academic career. In either case, students must fulfill all curriculum degree requirements listed in the bulletin they choose.
A student’s effective bulletin will remain in effect until the degree is awarded. Change in academic program (major, concentration, minor) or adding an academic program will not result in a change in effective bulletin unless the student chooses to be subject to the curriculum degree requirements articulated in a subsequent bulletin.
Students readmitted to the university will fall under the bulletin in effect at the time of readmission. At the discretion of the school dean, department chair or program head, degree requirements may be waived and/or previously taken courses may be substituted for requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
Note: This policy may not apply to first-professional students.