This Washington and Lee University catalog presents essential information about the University—its character, heritage, and objectives; its academic programs and degree requirements; its student life and extracurricular activities; its admissions requirements and procedures; its costs and financial aid programs; some of its rules and regulations; its campus and community setting; its facilities for helping students plan their academic program wisely, reach maturity gracefully, and choose careers properly.
It also contains, in detail, descriptions of the University’s existing courses of instruction, registration procedures, a listing of its personnel and students, and other information used primarily by students and their faculty advisers in planning academic programs.
This book should enable prospective students to decide whether or not Washington and Lee is the college for them, whether they might qualify for admission, benefit from its programs, and fulfill its high aspirations for their success in life.
Caution: The course offerings, requirements and policies of Washington and Lee University are under continual examination and revision. This catalog is not a contract; it merely presents the offerings, requirements and policies in effect at the time of publication and in no way guarantees that the offerings, requirements and policies will not change.
Additional Policies and Procedures: Not all University policies and procedures affecting students are described in this catalog. For further information, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Washington and Lee University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran’s status in its educational programs and activities or with regard to employment. Undergraduate student inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Elrod Commons, (540) 458-8754, law student inquiries to the Associate Dean for Student Services at the School of Law,
(540) 458-8533, and employment inquiries to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Early-Fielding, (540) 458-8920, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116.
For various University policies and notices, and disclosures required by federal law, please consult the Web page at counsel.wlu.edu.