Summer Studies 2021 registration opened for all students, regardless of level, on Feb. 16, 2021, at 8 a.m. Students are encouraged to register as early as possible. It's best to register for all classes at one time, even if they are in different sessions.

The complete list of courses being offered during Summer Studies is available on VCU’s Schedule of Classes.

How to register

Current degree-seeking VCU students can register online through eServices or in person at Records and Registration. Visit the degree-seeking students page for information about course load regulations.

If you are not currently enrolled in a degree program at VCU, visit the nondegree-seeking students page.

Are you a first-year or transfer student who has been admitted for the fall semester? If so, congratulations! You may be able to take up to six credits this summer. See our instructions on becoming degree-seeking this summer to begin the process.


To request an override for class size or prerequisite restriction, contact the course instructor or academic department.

Registration for audit

Students may register for audit only during the add/drop period. Changes from credit to audit are not allowed during the add/drop period. Students who audit pay regular tuition and fees, are subject to attendance regulations and may be subject to other course requirements.

Enrollment changes


During the summer, the add/drop deadline is midnight on the day following the first day of a given class. This rule applies even if the class does not meet on two consecutive days. These deadlines are strictly observed, and there are no partial refunds in summer. Adds or drops may be made through eServices or in person at the Student Services Center during regular office hours. Drops must be made in person by the close of business if the student has a hold restricting registration.


After the last day to add/drop a class, students may withdraw from a class through eServices or in person at the Student Services Center. Withdrawal deadlines are published in the sessions calendar. Withdrawal dates for classes and workshops that meet outside the regular sessions are on file at the Student Services Center, and students are responsible for meeting these deadlines. Withdrawals must be made in person by the close of business at the Student Services Center if the student has a hold restricting registration.

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. There are no refunds for withdrawals during Summer Studies. Students who wish to withdraw after the deadline must file an ARAC appeal through their advisor.

Cancellation of registration

Students may cancel their entire summer registration before the first class by dropping all courses through eServices, visiting the Student Services Center or sending a letter postmarked before the start of the first class to:

VCU Records and Registration
Box 842520
Richmond, VA 23284-2520