This is the launch edition of the 2019-20 VCU Bulletin. This version 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. (See the Archives page for bulletins for 2018-19.)

Students may withdraw from any or all courses before the relevant deadlines published in the VCU Academic Calendars. Failure to complete this process may result in the assignment of failing grades in any course in which the student is enrolled and does not complete all course requirements.

A mark of W (withdrawn) will be recorded on the permanent student academic record for all courses from which students withdraw. Charges are assessed and adjusted according to the university refund policy, which is published in the tuition and fees section of each level-specific bulletin. Students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid to understand how a withdrawal may impact future financial aid in relation to satisfactory progress.

Whenever possible, students should consult their academic or program adviser prior to any withdrawals. Certain academic programs have specific continuance standards; students in those programs should consult their program adviser to understand how withdrawal may affect continuance in the program.

Additional information about cancellation of registration may be found in the level-specific registration policies sections of this Bulletin. Leave of absence (for graduate and professional students) and medical leave of absence (for undergraduates) are also addressed elsewhere in this Bulletin.