Catalog Policy

This Catalog describes the academic policies and programs of Roanoke College in effect at the time of publication. It is not, however, to be understood as an irrevocable contract between the student and the College. The educational process requires continual review, and the College reserves the right to make appropriate changes in its courses, programs, grading system, standards of progress and retention, honors, awards, and fees. In general, students are to be governed by the Catalog that is current at the time they begin their studies at Roanoke College. However, a student has the option of declaring to be under the jurisdiction of a subsequent catalog except in cases where core requirements have been changed and the College has stipulated those eligible to declare the new curriculum. Should the faculty determine that a modification in course work for the major or teacher licensure program in education is necessary in order for students to complete a current course of study, the department reserves the right to modify degree or licensure requirements for students who have not yet formally declared a major or applied for teacher licensure.

Students transferring from a Virginia community college may elect to declare any Catalog in effect within the twenty-four month period immediately preceding the term they first enrolled except in cases where core requirements have been changed and the College has stipulated who is eligible to declare the modified curriculum.

Affiliation: The College maintains its partnership in church-related education with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through the Virginia Synod, the Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod, and the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod.

Statement of nondiscrimination: Roanoke College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.