This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. 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.

Recipients of posthumous degrees should meet the following conditions:

  • The student was in good academic standing at the time of his or her death.
  • The degree must be awarded within three years of the last day of enrollment.
  • There were no disciplinary actions pending against the student.
  • The death was not a result of illegal behavior on the part of the student.
  • The student earned at least 30 credits at VCU and was within the last 30 credits of graduating (if an undergraduate student).

Graduate and professional programs will determine equivalent progress of students toward their graduate or professional degrees.

A notation that the degree was awarded posthumously will be made in the commencement program and on the transcript, but not on the diploma.