Policies and Procedures

Early registration military students

In order to recognize the unique needs of members of the U.S. Armed Forces, this policy was created to provide early course registration accommodations for continuing students who are veterans, active duty military, reservists, National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard. The policy is available online in PDF format:  https://policy.vcu.edu/sites/default/files/EarlyCourseRegistrationforMilitary-RelatedStudents.pdf  

Awarding credit for military education

Students who have been admitted to the university in a degree-seeking program can be eligible to receive credit toward their degree based on completion of equivalent coursework and/or educational experiences received while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces depending on their program requirements. The policy is available online in PDF format:  https://policy.vcu.edu/sites/default/files/Awarding%20of%20Credit%20for%20Military%20Education.pdf

702 Choice Act Waiver

Students admitted as non-resident or out-of-state who are also using the Post 9/11 GI Bill can submit to be considered for the 702 Choice Act Waiver which allows these individuals to be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes.  For eligibility requirements, please visit the following web link: http://bulletin.vcu.edu/graduate/study/graduate-tuition-student-fees/military-services-tuition-relief-refund-reinstatement-guidelines/

Short-term military training

Faculty members are expected to make reasonable academic accommodations for students who are absent because of mandated short-term military training. Students who have been called for training during the semester, should contact the Office of Military Student Services at (840) 828-6563 for important guidance.


Military Services tuition relief allows special accommodations for students whose service in the military requires their sudden withdrawal from VCU when activated for more than 30 days. Download the Tuition relief form

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