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In order to ensure VCU is meeting its goal of providing transformative, real-world experiences for all of our students, REAL is introducing an experiential learning graduation requirement at the undergraduate level, beginning fall 2021.
All first-year and transfer undergraduate students matriculating fall 2021 and thereafter are required to successfully complete at least one VCU “REAL” experiential learning activity. This requirement may be satisfied by:
Having once satisfied the REAL experiential learning requirement, the student will not have to fulfill it again, including cases of a returning student who is pursuing an additional baccalaureate degree, a student who is enrolled in multiple programs and a student who may change majors.
To better understand this regulation and its rationale, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, please see the documents used for its approval process below.