Information for Cadets

Standards for Continued Enrollment
A cadet in residence must meet specific academic standards to be eligible to return for the following semester. For cadets who are planning to return for the subsequent semester, academic classification will be based on the information found under academic standards.

Check out academic resources for cadets

Academic Regulations
For the list of academic regulations including Grading Systems, Incomplete Grades, Dean’s List, Academic Stars, Academic Probation, Transfer Credit, Academic Appeals, Major Changes, Withdrawing from Classes, Replacement Policies, and Overloads information can be found under academic regulations.

Readmission
If for some reason you have been away from the Institute for one or more semesters, you must apply for readmission by June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

Requirements for Readmission 

Dismissal
A cadet who receives a second academic suspension is dismissed from VMI and is ineligible to apply for readmission.

Committee on Academic Appeals (CAA)
The Committee on Academic Appeals advises the Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty on appeals by cadets for exceptions to the academic regulations.

FERPA
Virginia Military Institute complies with the provision of federal laws governing the privacy and disclosure of cadet information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Under the federal laws, all cadets have a number of rights concerning his/her records at VMI.

Other resources that are available to facilitate cadets’ success are found in Cadet Services - such as Post View, Degree Audit, Chaplains Office, Career Services, etc.