Modify Obsolete Credit Rule

Policy Memorandum No. 155

Recommended by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies & Policies
Approved by CUS&P: April 10, 1995
Approved by University Council: May 1, 1995
Approved by the President: May 1, 1995
Effective: Immediately

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies, unanimously approved a resolution to modify the Obsolete Credit Rule.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council:

WHEREAS, many mature students are returning to complete degree requirements at this University, and

WHEREAS, knowledge continues to expand in every discipline, and

WHEREAS, academic deans currently have the ability to deny transfer credit for courses no longer deemed appropriate for a course of study at this institution, and

WHEREAS, grades earned for courses taken five years or more prior to readmission may not reflect the same level of competency as current grades,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in the case of a student returning to Virginia Tech after an absence of at least five years, and upon written request of the student, the appropriate academic dean shall treat this student's record as that of a transfer student and only allow credit for those courses appropriate for the degree and,

THAT, the student receive credit for allowable courses and the grades for those courses will not be computed into the student's QCA, and

THAT, all previous courses, whether allowed for credit or not, will remain a part of the student's permanent record.


President's Policy Memorandum