Registration

Registration for Intersession and J-Term begins Oct. 27 for all students, though online registration follows the spring registration calendar. Find your status below for details on how to register.

How to register

Current students

Current VCU students can register for Intersession and J-Term courses through eServices following the spring registration schedule. To register on or after Oct. 27, but before your online date, you can register by emailing rar@vcu.edu from your VCU email account until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 28 for Intersession or Dec. 29 for J-Term. Emails should contain your full name, V-number, course subject (e.g., SOCY101) and CRN (e.g., 12345).

Nondegree-seeking students

Nondegree-seeking students must first apply for nondegree admissions through the online application. The deadline for submitting the application is Dec. 18, 2020. If you have questions about this process, contact rar@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1550.

Once enrolled, you will need to obtain your VCU eID. Your eID will allow you to register for classes through eServices. You can also use your your VCU email account to email rar@vcu.edu to register. Emails should contain your full name, V-number, course subject (e.g. SOCY101) and CRN (e.g. 12345).

You can email rar@vcu.edu if you need help with registration before Dec. 18. After Dec. 18, email summer@vcu.edu for assistance.

Overrides

Overrides are processed at Records and Registration. To request an override for class size or prerequisite restrictions, contact the course instructor or academic department. The Office of Summer Studies and Special Programs cannot issue overrides.

Registration for audit

To audit a course during Intersession or J-Term, students must email Records and Registration at rar@vcu.edu by Dec. 18, 2020 or summer@vcu.edu by Dec. 28 for Intersession or Dec. 29 for J-Term. Changes from credit to audit are not allowed after Dec. 28 for Intersession courses or Dec. 29 for J-Term courses. Students who audit pay regular tuition and fees, are subject to attendance regulations and may be subject to other course requirements.

Course load

Each Intersession and J-Term course is designed to give one semester’s worth of work. Due to the nature and time structure of the courses, students may only take one class during Intersession or J-Term. Audited courses are counted as part of the course load. The Office of Summer Studies and Special Programs will not grant overrides to take multiple classes.

Intersession and J-Term classes are intensive and demanding. Students experiencing academic difficulty should consider this advisory carefully before registering.

Enrollment changes

Add/drop

For Intersession, the add/drop deadline is 11:59 p.m. of the first day of class, Dec. 28, 2020. For J-Term, the add/drop deadline is 11:59 p.m. of the second day of class, Dec. 29, 2020. Because these deadlines are strictly observed and because there are no partial refunds for Intersession, students must add or drop classes before the deadline. Adds or drops may be made through eServices or by emailing rar@vcu.edu. If the request is being made after Dec. 18, email summer@vcu.edu before the respective add/drop deadline.

Withdrawal

After the last day to add/drop a class, students may withdraw from a class through eServices.

The last day to withdraw from Intersession is Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. The last day to withdraw from J-Term is Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. There are no refunds for withdrawals during Intersession or J-Term; the full class cost will remain on the bill.

Students who withdraw receive a grade of “W” on their academic records. Failure to withdraw by the established deadlines may result in a failing grade.

Advising

Students are encouraged to speak with an advisor prior to registration. Continuing degree-seeking students are assigned advisors by their schools and departments. All first-year, undeclared, pre-health professions and nondegree-seeking students are advised through University Academic Advising.