Readmission is subject to individual degree program requirements. Contact the program department or consult the appropriate program portion of this bulletin for specific information.

Students who withdraw from all courses after the first week of the semester are considered to have been enrolled for that semester. A student who does not attend VCU for three or more successive fall and spring semesters (excluding summer sessions), must submit an application for readmission to the Office of Admissions. See the undergraduate readmission/continuous enrollment chart below for details on readmission and continuous enrollment. Students who have attended another institution and wish to return after the allowable absence period or who have been suspended since their last enrollment at VCU also must apply for readmission. This application must be made before the application submission date for the semester in which the student plans to return.

Students who wish to return to VCU after enrolling at another institution are considered readmission applicants and should submit official transcripts from the colleges attended since last enrolled at VCU. Students who attend another institution during periods of suspension from VCU are considered readmitted students for admission purposes. If readmitted, they assume their VCU GPA and academic status; any course work taken at another institution during the suspension will be evaluated according to regular procedures.

Readmission applicants who wish to change their majors may have to meet additional requirements for some programs. Applicants to the School of the Arts must submit supplemental materials as described in the application for undergraduate admission.

Students may apply for readmission to VCU for the semester following completion of the first suspension period (two semesters, one of which may be summer). Under certain circumstances, students may be considered for readmission from the second and final suspension after a period of five years. Students on second suspension who wish to return before the required completion of the five-year suspension period must appeal their readmission to the Academic Regulations Appeals Committee. Students should contact the dean’s office of the school or college from which they were suspended to initiate this process. For more information on suspension policies, refer to the section on continuance in academic programs.

Applicants who have been suspended from the university for nonacademic or disciplinary reasons are referred to the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs for pre-admission clearance.

Undergraduate readmission/continuous enrollment chart

A student who does not attend VCU for three or more successive fall and spring semesters, excluding summer session, must submit an application for readmission to the Office of Admissions. Students who have attended another institution and wish to return after the allowable absence period or who have been suspended since their last enrollment at VCU also must apply for readmission.

The semester appearing in the “Must return semester” column associated with the term in the “Last enrolled semester” column denotes when a student must return to remain in continuous enrollment. If an undergraduate student wishes to return after the “must return semester,” they are required to apply for readmission.

Summers are not included in the calculation of the allowable absence period. If a student chooses to return during the summer, the calculation of the allowable absence period is reset and begins anew with the following fall semester, thus summers are included under the “Last Enrolled Semester” column.

Last enrolled semester Must return semester
Spring 2016 Fall 2017
Summer 2016 Fall 2017
Fall 2016 Spring 2018
Spring 2017 Fall 2018
Summer 2017 Fall 2018
Fall 2017 Spring 2019
Spring 2018 Fall 2019
Summer 2018 Fall 2019
Fall 2018 Spring 2020
Spring 2019 Fall 2020
Summer 2019 Fall 2020
Fall 2019 Spring 2021
Spring 2020 Fall 2021
Summer 2020 Fall 2021
Fall 2020 Spring 2022
Spring 2021 Fall 2022
Summer 2021 Fall 2022
Fall 2021 Spring 2023
Spring 2022 Fall 2023
Summer 2022 Fall 2023
Fall 2022 Spring 2024
Spring 2023 Fall 2024
Summer 2023 Fall 2024
Fall 2023 Spring 2025
Spring 2024 Fall 2025
Summer 2024 Fall 2025
Fall 2024 Spring 2026
Spring 2025 Fall 2026
Summer 2025 Fall 2026
Fall 2025 Spring 2027
Spring 2026 Fall 2027
Summer 2026 Fall 2027
Fall 2026 Spring 2028
Spring 2027 Fall 2028
Summer 2027 Fall 2028
Fall 2027 Spring 2029
Spring 2028 Fall 2029
Summer 2028 Fall 2029
Fall 2028 Spring 2030
Spring 2029 Fall 2030
Summer 2029 Fall 2030
Fall 2029 Spring 2031
Spring 2030 Fall 2031
Summer 2030 Fall 2031