Policies

Withdrawal policy

If you are currently enrolled in CHEM 1411, do not currently have credit for CHEM1410, and plan to withdraw (or already have dropped or withdrawn) from CHEM1410, then we strongly encourage you to drop the lab (CHEM 1411) as well, provided it does not drop you below 12 credits. Please also be aware that without credit for CHEM 1410, you will not be able to enroll in CHEM 1420 and/or 1421. (The above policy also applies to CHEM 1610/1611, CHEM 1810/1811, CHEM 1420/1421, CHEM 1620/1621, CHEM 1820/1821, CHEM 2410/2311/2411, CHEM 2810/2811, CHEM 2420/2321/2421.)

Minimum grades requirements

CHEM 1410/1610 – A grade of C- or higher is required to take CHEM 1420.

CHEM 1810 - A grade of C or higher is requied to take CHEM 1820. A grade of C- or higher is required to take CHEM 1420.

CHEM 1420/1620 – A grade of C or higher is required to take CHEM 2410.

CHEM 1820 - A grade of C or higher is required to take CHEM 2810. A grade of C- or higher is required to take CHEM 2420.

CHEM 2410 – A grade of C or higher is required to take CHEM 2420.

CHEM 2810 - A grade of C or higher is required to take CHEM 2820.

While the minimum grade requirements are for your benefit, students can petition through Professor Laura Serbulea to be allowed to continue on to the next course.

CHEM 1410, 1411, 1420, 1421, 2410, 2420, 2311, and 2321 are all offered at UVA over the summer. In addition, you can check with your Association Dean, academic advisor, or Cindy Knight in the Chemistry Department about taking them elsewhere and having the credits transferred.

Please consult the syllabus for all courses you are enrolled in for additional policies that the instructor may have.

Minimum grades are still required despite COVID-19 and the policies outlined below and issued by the Provost's Office.

COVID-19 Grade Policies

At the discretion of the Provost's Office, students have the option to receive grades of Credit, General Credit, or No Credit. A grade of Credit is earned when the student's grade is between A+ and C (including C+). General Credit is earned when a student earns a grade of C- and D-. A grade of No Credit is earned when a student fails the course. Keep in mind that these policies are applied to the policies above. 

Miscellaneous policies

CHEM 1500 is restricted to students who have not taken CHEM 1410 and 1420. Taking CHEM 1500 after CHEM 1420 will not impact your GPA.

BME 2104 cannot be used to satisfy CHEM 4410. 

Alternatives to CHEM 3721 include CHEM 3121, 4559 (Spring 2021), and 5380. Three credits of research also remains an option. 

CHEM 4410 is considered equivalent to CHEM 4440 and vice versa. Whichever one is taken first affects your GPA. The second course is reflected on your transcript but does not affect your GPA. 


The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/ugrad.html