Refer often to the Bulletin that was in effect for the semester you started at VCU. You can think of this as your “contract” with the university and it serves as the definitive document outlining your credit requirements.
Remember to also see your advisor each semester during Advising Week. This person will help you track your progress in DegreeWorks in eServices. Ultimately each student is responsible for his/her own correct registration and satisfaction of degree requirements. Here are some helpful links and other info relevant to pain-free registration.
- What about my transfer credit? Consult the course equivalency table and your advisor. Be especially aware that once you start at VCU, you may NOT transfer any “CORE“ classes and these must be taken at VCU.
- ENGL 215 is a popular class satisfying your humanities Core required by the university. This course is offered in myriad themes but there is no way to know which one you’re signing up for unless you check out the PDF at this link.
- Remember that you’ll need an override to register for more than one 491 course in any given department. For example, once you’ve registered for one section of KINE 491 then try to add another in a different topic, eServices will assume you’re trying to take the same class twice. In this situation, you must email your V# and the CRN for the additional 491 section(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that your request is for additional sections of 491.
- The COURSE DESCRIPTIONS LOOKUP is where you can find prerequisite and repeatability information for any class.
A word about OVERRIDES:
- Overrides must come from the department that offers the class. Kinetic Imaging administration cannot grant overrides to classes outside KI. You should contact the instructor teaching the class you want and/or the home department for that course.
- Remember that “overrides” and “registration” are not the same thing! An override merely enables registration but does not enroll you in the class. By design, only the responsible student can make actual adjustments to his/her own schedule. If an override request is granted, you must still log into eServices and register for the class. All override requests, whether within or outside the KI department, must include your V#, the 5-digit course reference number (CRN) for the relevant class, and the registration restriction (or type of override required).
A word about REPEATABILITY: If it is your intention to repeat a class to improve your grade, submit this form to Records & Registration. When you file a historical repeat for a course, not only will the grade be removed from the GPA calculation, the credits will be removed as well. If you mistakenly retake a course that is not repeatable, the grade will be computed in the GPA, but the credits will not count towards the 120 credit requirement to graduate. Courses such as this will be marked with an ‘A’ on the right hand side of your transcript. If you retake a course that is repeatable, an ‘I’ will appear on the right hand side of the transcript. The credits and the GPA will count towards the degree requirements.