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.

All students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory academic progress consists of

  • Maintaining a cumulative graduate GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Exclusively receiving final grades of A, B, C, P or S in all course work
  • Securing a permanent adviser (if required by the program)
  • Passing all Ph.D. comprehensive examinations by the ninth semester of full-time enrollment
  • Passing all thesis and/or dissertation defenses attempted
  • Meeting all program requirements in a timely fashion
  • Following all VCU, Graduate School, School of Medicine and program guidelines

All students are reviewed twice annually by their graduate program. A student who is not making satisfactory academic progress can be considered for dismissal from their program.