Graduate Catalog
2019-2020
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Graduate School Policies
Justification of ’Old’ Course Work

Justification of ’Old’ Course Work. Academic work, including transfer credit more than five years old at the time the Plan of Study is submitted, requires Justification for inclusion on the plan. The Justification form requires an Advisory Committee explanation of how the committee will insure that the student will update their knowledge for out-of-date courses. The Course Justification Request form is at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/content/dam/graduateschool_vt_edu/GAAPforms/Course_Justification_Request.pdf and some procedural guidelines are at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/graduate-catalog-policies-procedures/justification_of_old_coursework.html Justifications remain valid throughout the degree unless the student is out of enrollment for a period exceeding one calendar year. Justification of “old” course work and review of the Plan of Study occurs at the time of re-admission.