Academic appeals

Undergraduate academic appeals in the School of Business are processed through the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Appeal an academic regulation

Appeals for an exception to VCU academic regulations must be made to the Academic Regulations Appeals Committee. These waivers are granted only in exceptional cases.

Before submitting your petition for appeal, review the:

The ARAC cover sheet should be attached to your letter, along with any supporting documentation and a copy of your unofficial transcript from eServices.

If you’re seeking a retroactive withdrawal or drop, you’ll also need to complete the ARAC faculty memorandum for each course taken in the semester being appealed.

Complete packets are due to Snead Hall, B1100, by noon on the Monday before the ARAC meeting.

Appeal decisions  

The committee’s decision is final, and there is no other appeal except reconsideration of the petition if new information is provided. If you’re dissatisfied with the outcome of your case, contact the dean’s office.

Financial aid

Students petitioning to drop, withdraw or change the status of courses from credit to audit risk losing some or all of their financial aid. Prior to submitting your petition, you should obtain a written statement from your financial aid counselor explaining the financial impact of the proposed actions.

Bill payment for retroactive adds

Students approved for a retroactive add into a course may need to pay tuition for the credits being added and must do so before the course will be added to their schedule. Prior to submitting your petition, you should check with Student Accounting to see what charges you may be responsible for.

Extensions for declaring your major

Students who have not completed the requirements to declare their major by the deadlines described in the VCU Bulletin will be asked to seek a major outside of the School of Business.

You can request a deadline extension through your advisor, who will make an appeal to the director of advising or associate dean of the School of Business on your behalf.

If an extension is not granted, you can appeal to the School Undergraduate Programs Committee.

Returning to the School of Business

If you’ve missed the deadline to declare a major in business or have been separated from the business program, you may appeal to re-enter the School of Business no sooner than 24 months after the end of the your most recent semester in the program.

You can request a deadline extension through the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

If an extension is not granted, you can appeal to the School Undergraduate Programs Committee.