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.

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A mark of W (withdrawn) will be recorded on the permanent student academic record for all courses from which students withdraw.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.