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Graduation requirements for the Class of 2019

  • Minimum total of 34.0 units earmed.
  • Minimum total of 17 units OUTSIDE the major field of concentration.   
  • Minimum of 8.5 units OUTSIDE the curricular division of the major field of concentration.  Consult the Vassar College Catalogue online for a list of Curricular Divisions and their major fields.  Units earned from Advanced Placement exams do not count towards this requirement. (This does not apply to students majoring in multidisciplinary programs.)
  • Maximum of 5.0 units of ungraded work. For transfer students, this limit is reduced by 1 unit for each year of advanced standing awarded to the student. Students who exceed this limit will need to exceed the 34.0 total units by the same amount.
  • Maximum of 4.0 units of work under the Non-Recorded Option (NRO).  For transfer students, this limit is reduced by 1 unit for each year of advanced standing awarded to the student.
  • Maximum of 2.0 units of physical education, exclusive of dance, PHED 110, and PHED 390. Students who exceed this limit will need to exceed the 34.0 total units by the same amount.
  • General education requirements:
    • First-year Writing Seminar Requirement
    • Quantitative Requirement
    • Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement
  • Limit on transfer credit for courses taken at institutions other than Vassar as well as any pre-matriculation credit for AP, IB, or foreign exams.
    • For students starting as first-years:
      • Maximum total of 10.0 units of transfer credit
      • Maximum total of 8.0 units of pre-matriculation transfer credit
      • Maximum total of 4.0 units of test-based pre-matriculation transfer credit
    • For transfer students:
      • Maximum total of 17.0 units of transfer credit
      • Maximum total of 4.0 units of test-based pre-matriculation transfer credit