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.
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.
Students may register for audit only during the add/drop period, which ends on midnight of the day following the first day of a given class. 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.
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. Drops must be made in person by the close of business 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.
Undergraduate students may request that a course they are enrolled in be taken under the Pass/Fail grade option. Undergraduate students can apply no more than 12 credit hours of PP/PS (see below) grades taken under the Pass/Fail grade option over the entirety of their degree program. These restrictions do not apply to courses that are only offered as Pass/Fail. Students may select the pass/fail grade option for eligible courses no later than the last day to withdraw from a course. All decisions by students are final and irrevocable. For more information, visit the Pass/Fail website.
Students may cancel their entire summer registration before the first class by dropping all courses through eServices or sending a letter postmarked before the start of the first class to:
VCU Records and Registration
Richmond, VA 23284-2520