Dictionary of Academic Regulations (Fredericksburg Campus)

publication books iconThe Dictionary Of Academic Regulations furnishes the information a student needs for planning and completing a B.A., B.S., or B.L.S. degree program at the University of Mary Washington. Since final responsibility for meeting all degree requirements rests with the individual student, each student should have complete knowledge of the regulations pertaining to the academic program of the University.

Using the online Dictionary

The gray bar above contains the following links to pages and functions that will help you use the dictionary to your advantage:

  • Table of Contents: A listing of sections in the dictionary and their respective sub-section
  • Index: Alphabetical listing of all pages in the dictionary.
  • View All UMW Publications: Takes you to an index of all publications currently online at the University
  • Academic Services: Takes you to the Academic Services Web site. Academic Services is the sponsoring department that publishes the dictionary annually.
  • Print Page: Does just what it says! Prints the page with only the content showing and no navigation.
  • E-Mail Page: This gives you the option to e-mail the content of any page in the publication to anyone you like. As with the Printing function, only the page content will be included in the e-mail, not the navigation.
This edition of the Dictionary of Academic Regulations, which supersedes all previous editions, has been compiled by the Office of Academic Services to satisfy the need for a comprehensive and easy-to-use publication on academic policies and procedures for B.A./B.S./B.L.S. students and all members of the University of Mary Washington community.Since final responsibility for meeting all degree requirements rests with the individual student, each student should have complete knowledge of the regulations pertaining to the academic program of the College. To this end, the Dictionary is distributed to each entering student, is available on the UMW Academic Services Web site, and is revised as needed. However, it should be understood that the provisions of this publication do not create an irrevocable contract; the University reserves the right to revise procedures and regulations, course offerings, and the requirements for a major at any time. Any such changes or revisions will be disseminated through official University publications and/or the University electronic network.

All University of Mary Washington students are entitled to request an exception to an academic regulation or to appeal an academic decision. Any student who wishes to make an academic request/appeal should contact the Office of Academic Services for specific details on the request/appeal procedure appropriate in his/her particular academic circumstances.

Any errors or omissions noted in this edition of the Dictionary should be brought to the attention of the Office of Academic Services (Lee Hall 206.8) for correction or clarification. Such assistance from faculty and students will ensure that the Dictionary is accurate and of maximum assistance to all in furnishing full information about the academic programs and regulations of the University.