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Richmond College Academic Policies and Services

When the coordinate college system was established in 1914, the Office of the Dean of Richmond College was created to administer the academic regulations for the male undergraduate students. At the time, the dean was also the dean of the faculty. When the School of Arts & Sciences was created in the 1970s, the dean was given a dual appointment as associate dean for the School of Arts & Sciences.

This unique dual appointment is the basis of one of the University of Richmond's distinctive features: personal attention to the development of the whole student. On most campuses, the dean of students' office is focused only on "out of classroom"—or co-curricular—student development. However, the dean of Richmond College and his staff are responsible for the academic and co-curricular development of every undergraduate male at the University of Richmond.

Although the Office of the Dean of Richmond College is primarily responsible for upholding the academic regulations as it pertains to male students enrolled in the School of Arts & Sciences, the office takes an active role in assisting any male undergraduate student who is experiencing academic difficulty through agreements with the Robins School of Business and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

Here is information to keep in mind about the University of Richmond's Academic Policies:

Students entering the University of Richmond as first-year students must complete 35 units of University of Richmond-approved work toward the undergraduate degree, which includes exchange and study abroad programs, approved visiting away and off-campus programs as well as courses taken through dual degree and cross-registration programs.

Students who enroll as first-years may bring in no more than seven units of credit, including credit by examination and transfer credit, to be applied toward their University of Richmond degree. Additional transfer work can be entered on the transcript and can be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements (not general education requirements), but only seven units of credit will count toward a degree.