Policies & Forms

Below you will find information and links to policies, forms and suggestions (in alphabetical order), all part of the accumulated insights and experiences by the deans and advisors who spend their time working with University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate students.

Make frequent and liberal use of it all but never lose sight of the simple observation that your success lies not in what your classmates are doing, nor in their backgrounds, but rather in the degree to which you are prepared to think clearly about your education and your readiness to act in your own best interests.

Requests for Exception to the Rules

With nearly 10,700 students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, we must, of necessity, have this rather detailed and formal set of academic regulations. But situations inevitably arise in which we will consider exceptions to certain rules.

If you need to request an exception to a rule due to mitigating circumstances, you should consult your Association Dean as soon as possible. He or she will advise you how to petition formally for an exception.

Adverse decisions by the College of Arts & Sciences deans may be appealed to the Committee on Faculty Rules – an independent committee of faculty members who are not Association Deans. Bear in mind that you always have the right to petition about academic matters throughout your career here. More information may be found on the Appeals & Grievances page.

Archived policies and procedures can be found at the Archive of UVA Records.