Academic Appeals (ARAC)
Continuance in Academic Programs
Foreign Language Placement Testing for students who plan to continue studying a foreign language that they studied in high school.
Foreign Language Placement Verification for students who do NOT plan to take a foreign language at VCU.
Arts courses open to (not quite all) majors.
Course Equivalency Table
How do I choose an advisor? The mathematics department has moved to centralized advising. Robin C. Lawson is the department advisor
May I get Credit by Examination? Yes, the Mathematics Department allows for Credit by Examination.
How do I declare a math major and concentration? All students requesting to add or change majors into any of the Concentrations in Mathematical Sciences must attend a Change of Major Workshop (currently on Zoom) before their requests can be considered.
To receive an invitation to the next Workshop, please submit the Change of Major Workshop Request Form.
How do I apply to graduate?
How often should I meet with my advisor? Students are required to meet with the department advisor each semester to plan the next semester’s course of study. Advising meetings are several weeks before advanced registration begins. Each semester students will receive an email from the department reminding them of the required meeting along with information about scheduling an appointment. During the semester that you plan to graduate, you will not need to meet during advising week since you will have already applied to graduate.
Is meeting with the department advisor mandatory? Yes. Beginning Spring 2015, it is mandatory to meet with a department advisor each semester. Failure to attend an advising meeting will result in a hold placed on your account and you will not be able to register for classes.
What happens if I do not meet with the department advisor? If you do not meet with a department advisor, a hold will be placed on your account and you will not be able to register for classes until the hold has been removed. If a hold has been placed on your account, you need to contact and meet with the department advisor. After meeting with a department advisor, the hold will be removed so that you may register for classes.
Is there a form I can use to guide me through my program of studies? The department advisor and you will use Degree Works to guide you through your program of study. Students must complete the general education courses, mathematics core courses and the additional courses required for your concentration (Mathematics, Biomathematics, Applied Mathematics, Secondary Teacher Preparation or General Mathematics).
For more information, please contact one of, the chair of the department, Dr. Glenn Hurlbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair, Dr. Joy Whitenack (email@example.com).